Things have quieted down a lot and I had a pretty good last three hours, having gotten about 60% of the way through the two novels I've been reading. Both stories have become much more interesting and the reading, as a result, is going a lot quicker and requiring a lot less of a conscious effort. Some books never reach that stage for me, so I feel lucky that both of these have now gotten there.
I have reached 370 total pages read, but I'm really getting sleepy now that my father has gone to bed for the night and he's turned off the Astros-Reds game (Astros - 7, Reds - 0). The next few hours will be a real willpower test.