Friday, October 08, 2010

Dewey's Readathon Goals and Progress

I didn't make a "what I'm reading" post before this because I didn't want to change my mind five times.

I am strongly hoping to read:
  • The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell-almost due back at library
  • A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander-almost due back at library
  • Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander-almost due back at library
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens-45 pages for school
  • The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner-60 pages for school
Alternates/extras are:
  • Greenwitch by Susan Cooper
  • The Grey King by Susan Cooper
  • Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper
  • Hetalia Vol. 1
I will post my progress ON THIS POST. Everything else related to the read-a-thon will be on my twitter (@bahnree, request to follow). I will do a wrap-up post w/ any other thoughts on this blog probably on Sunday.

Good luck to all the other participants, and have fun! :D

Update 1:
Whoops slept in! I just started reading a bit before 8 Pacific time.
Book I'm currently reading: The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
Food consumed: Not yet! I'm BEHIND okay???
Quote for you: "She could, in fact, be completely naked and no one would ever know." (pg3)

Update 2:
Hours since I woke up: 3
Pages read: 171
Food consumed: PANCAKES. And lemonade. My fave combo.
I'm still reading "Renegade X" and LOVING IT. It's hilarious and I want to cuddle the MC. :D It's really fun just waiting to see what he'll do next.
Location: My house, but I think I'm going to pack a bag and go to the library for a while.

Update 3:
Hours since I woke up: about 6
Pages read: 340
Books read: 1
Location: public library
I finished "Renegade X." It's fantastic and hilarious in every way and I wish that everyone who reads this would go out and buy a copy so she can write a sequel. :)
Now I'm going to read my assigned reading (from A Tale of Two Cities and The Sound and The Fury). Wish me luck! Thanks for all the comments/cheers so far!

Update 4:
Hours since I woke up: 9
Pages read: 445
Books read: 1, parts of 2 others
I read my assigned chunks of Dickens and Faulkner. Darnay just left for France, like a moron, and Jason is a d***. XD
ON TO A FATAL WALTZ! I also have couple of volumes of manga I might treat myself to. ;)

Update 5:
Pages read: 596 +144 manga
Books read: 2, parts of 3 others
A Fatal Waltz isn't going quite as speedily as I could wish, so I think I'm going to take a break and read some Greenwitch or possibly How to Ride a Dragon's Storm by Cressida Cowell. I'm a little tired, but I'm going to make some coffee I think. Only seven more hours! I must be productive.

Update 6:
Pages read: 761
Books read: 4, parts of 3 others
I forgot to mention last time that the manga I read was Hetalia vol 1. It was delicious in every way. I was also very amused to see that it was rated "Older Teen" for, among other things, "Mild Fanservice."
Then I read A Fatal Waltz where part of the mystery involved a scandal featuring "deviants." As one does in Victorian England. Finished that one, as well as Greenwitch. Settling into The Grey King now.
I am tired.


Jan von Harz said...

I am here to wish you luck with your reading goals and let you know that I will be rooting for you throughout the read-a-thon.

Best wishes!

Bahnree said...

Thank you so much! :D

jewelknits said...

Have fun on the Readathon! And thanks for giving me the idea to simply do a sticky post with the progress, instead of a bunch of individual posts!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

softdrink said...

(Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

Just as the books fill the shelves,
Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
So may the joy of the readathon
Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

By the power of every word on the page
May your book be delightful,
As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

Let the power of the images evoked by words
Keep you stay awake long through the night
May no obstacle impede
Your day filled with books.

For all of those who are reading today
Who follow in the path of Dewey
May your day be filled with the four blessings
Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

Carina said...

It's quite alright to be starting a bit behind - glad you're with us! Make sure you grab something to eat soon, keep your energy stores up. :-)

*shakes her pom-poms*

softdrink said...

Readathon tip #418:
Drink lots of water! Yes, it has side effects, but that just helps with…

Readathon tip #27:
Go for walks.

Julie said...

Wow, I love to hear how you're getting started! I'll send you some cheer on Twitter too. These next few 24 hrs. will be great! Keep it up! Here's something to keep you going:

There is more treasure in books than
in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

~ Walt Disney ~ said...

Swinging by to cheer you on. I hope things are still going strong! Happy reading :)

Snazel said...

ALSO, Chelsea Campbell is writing a book set in Ancient Rome. :D EXCELLENT, YES?

I wish you many much luck with the Sound and the Fury, etc.

Maree said...

Hope your readathon is going great! *\o/*

Carina said...

Hello again! Looks like you're still going strong, enjoy reading at the library, though your assigned reading doesn't sound quite as fun as what you just finished. :-)

Jan von Harz said...

Hour 9-10

Twist and shout your spirit knocks me out!

Looks like you're hangin in there. Hope you are having fun!

Cass said...

Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.

Amanda said...

Happy reading!! :)

Jan von Harz said...

Hour 11

Your stamina is dazzling.
Your fortitude hot stuff.
You are a mighty Reader, and you’re tough, tough, tough.

Hope you are enjoying the read-a-thon.

Bahnree said...

Jewelknits, Softdrink, Carina, Julie, Annareads, Mary, Cass, Amanda, and Jan:
THANK YOU all so much for the cheers so far! You're hilarious and charming and encouraging. ^_^ I love the actual cheers and pom-poms and poems. And especially thank you to those of you who keep coming back and dishing it out! lol!

Snazel: I think you mentioned that to me before but I didn't care as much then. That's so awesome! :D