Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-Thon - Twelve-Hour Update

Well, we've made it to half-time - 12 down and 12 to go.

The weather here has taken a dramatic change for the better although I see on the local news that there are real flooding problems just south of Houston. Up here, on the north side of the county, it is brighter outside at 7:00 p.m. than it's been all day.

During the last three hours, I split my reading between the two novels I've been reading all day and I think I'm finally getting into the reading rhythms of both authors.

Although I've completed neither book, and probably won't do so during this marathon reading session, my total page count has reached 287 (and that's already, by far, the most pages I've ever read in a single day).

I'm feeling pretty fresh at the moment but it will be interesting to see what happens when my normal bed time approaches in about three hours.


  1. Glad to hear you aren't tired yet! Good luck!

  2. I'm sorry to hear about the flooding: I hope it's not too bad!

    Keep up the reading! :)

  3. Hope you make it past bedtime, without a bad back! :--)

  4. Good luck on staying awake! I'm beginning to fade but trying to revive myself by doing some blogging. Enjoy the rest of the R-a-T!

  5. Yeah, my neck is hurting now but I don't dare try to read in bed - that would be the kiss of death for the readathon.

  6. Yes, I experienced the real flooding problems of which you speak first hand. I was trapped for five hours at a bridal shower. High water prevented me from returning home. My son had a hard time getting to our house from his job in Houston and my brother-in-law had to take a circuitous path from George R. Brown Convention Center to his house.

    Tricky day.