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Readathon Update #1

October 9, 2010

Hour: 4

Time: 11:00am EST

Read/listened to since last update: The Phantom Tollbooth; started Something Missing

Brief thoughts on what I’ve read: I loved The Phantom Tollbooth! So creative and delightful.

Other Readathon-related activities: Minichallenges! Hour 1 Meme (see below); Back-in-the-Day Children’s Book Challenge; Six-Word Celebration

Where I stand overall:

  • The Phantom Tollbooth: 20 / 20 chapters read (DONE!)
  • The Reader: 0 / 46 chapters read
  • A Most Improper Magic: 0 / 21 chapters read
  • The Report (10 chapters done before Readathon): 0 / 48 chapters read
  • Something Missing: 1 / 17 chapters read
  • Interpreter of Maladies: 0 / 9 stories read
  • Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: 0 / 14 essays read
  • An Abundance of Katherines: 0 / 19 chapters read
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns: 0 / 51 chapters read
  • Al Capone Shines My Shoes (audiobook) (5 hrs 40 mins done before Readathon): 5 hrs 40 mins / 7 hrs 51 mins listened to
  • Fahrenheit 451 (audiobook): 0 hrs 0 mins / 5 hrs 8 mins listened to

For a little about why I chose each book as well as the authors, please see my initial book selection post.
For an explanation of my update format, reading time, etc., please see my initial Saturday post.
Minichallenge: Hour 1

Where are you reading from today? My apartment in Pennsylvania

3 facts about me … (1) I’m originally from Ohio; (2) I majored in American Sign Language in college; (3) I love to travel!

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 9 books plus 2 audiobooks

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Nope…just HAVE FUN!!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? It’s my first time, so no. But I appreciate all the advice I’ve been given!

  1. October 9, 2010 11:24 am

    Phantom Tollbooth! Yea – what a great choice! I’m looking forward to your comments on all today’s choices.

    Great start – keep up the good work!

  2. October 9, 2010 12:15 pm

    That Norman Juster book is wonderful, I agree! I missed it as a girl, but loved it as an adult. You’ve got a great combination of forms in your choices: good luck with them all!

  3. October 9, 2010 12:17 pm

    Yay for finishing your book!

  4. October 9, 2010 12:18 pm

    You’re making great progress! I hope you really enjoy your first read-a-thon.

  5. October 9, 2010 1:22 pm

    I am from Ohio too. Columbus to be exact! You are doing great–keep it up!

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