It’s Read-a-thon Time!

Starting an hour and  a half  late. Didn’t really get to sleep until 1am-ish. (This makes up for starting an hour early last year. 😉 )

A bit about me for my fellow read-a-thon-ers:

1)Where are you reading from today? Tempe, AZ
2)Three random facts about me… My preferred method of exercise is playing ultimate frisbee. My preferred method of wasting time is EverQuest2. Originally from Nebraska, so I might have to take a break around game time.
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 6-ish. I intend to finish a few that I have started. I’ll be lucky if I get through one.
4)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)? No goals, just a good day of reading!
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? Don’t forget to get up and move occasionally. Keep hydrated to avoid caffeine hangover.

Time to get the coffee started!

I’m going to use my usual form and fill in info as I go.

06:30 Saturday
Book: Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg (starting on pg. 173)
Food & Drink: Folger’s Columbian
Noise: Rooster. Lite rail.
Environment: Couch.
Other Activity: This blog post.

07:30 Saturday
Book: Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg
Food & Drink: Pumpkin spice Eggos with butter & syrup. More coffee. Water.
Noise: The usual.
Environment: Couch. Desk in the front room.
Other Activity: Conversation with Eric, massaging his right shoulder.

08:30 Saturday
Book: Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg (finished on pg. 302)
Food & Drink: More coffee! Water.
Noise: Nothing unusual.
Environment: Back room, couch.
Other Activity: None.

09:30 Saturday
Book: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (starting on pg. 665, read to pg. 693)
Food & Drink: Brownie with FUNFETTI! Fun-sized Twix. Coffee, water.
Noise: Less since I closed the door.
Environment: Desk. Back room. Couch.
Other Activity: None.

10:30 Saturday
Book: (or other reading material) OSU’s preview of Nebraska Basketball; The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (starting on pg. 29)
Food & Drink: Water, another brownie.
Noise: None.
Environment: Desk.
Other Activity: None.

11:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Dr. Pepper 10, water.
Noise: None.
Environment: Desk.
Other Activity: Some internet surfing.

12:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Nachos.
Noise: Husker football
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: Hour 8 Challenge

13:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Rockstar  Recovery Lemonade
Noise: Husker football.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: Hour 10 Challenge

14:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Still finishing that Rockstar.
Noise: Husker game.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: Nothing aside from listening to the Huskers beating up on Minnesota.

15:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Finally finished that Rockstar. Water.
Noise: The end of the Husker game.
Environment: Back room, couch.
Other Activity: Nodding off while reading.

16:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Fun-sized Twix.
Noise: Ceiling fan, kids playing outside, car accident across Apache.
Environment: Couch.
Other Activity: None.

17:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Dr. Pepper 10
Noise: Danny Elman, mostly the Sleepy Hollow sdtk. Occsional comments from Eric about the Michigan State/Wisconsin game.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: Mid-Event Survey

18:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Still working on the same can of Dr. Pepper 10 and glass of water. Pumpkin Spice Eggos with peanut butter.
Noise: Going to try out The Prestige‘s soundtrack.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: None of note,

19:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. A bottle of Guinness (as a deviation from my caffeinated norm).
Noise:  The Prestige‘s soundtrack, more Danny Elfman
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: A little light commenting & tweeting. Feed Me, Seymour! Challenge

20:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water.
Noise: Saint-Saenes; Joshua Bell
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: “Can you sing?” Challenge

21:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Brownie, grilled ham & cheese made by Eric.
Noise: Collide
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: None.

22:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Cinnamon vodka.
Noise: Bach, violin concertos.
Environment: Back room. On my own now that Eric has called it a night.
Other Activity: None.

23:30 Saturday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Another shot of cinnamon vodka would be a bad idea. Or a fabulous idea.
Noise: Bach, violin concertos.
Environment: Back room. I’d go out to the couch where its cooler, but the couch is evil-comfy.
Other Activity: A little light commenting/tweeting.

00:30 Sunday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: I sip my shots… Also, water. Twix – nothing fun about its size. x2
Noise: Bach, other concertos.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: A little commenting/tweeting.

01:30 Sunday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Rockstar Lemonade (drank about half).
Noise: Train whistles.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: Some free writing.

02:30 Sunday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water.
Noise: None.
Environment: Couch. Back room.
Other Activity: A nap.

03:30 Sunday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: Water. Stash Christmas Morning tea. Atomic Fireballs.
Noise: None.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: End of Event Survey

04:30 Sunday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: I think Stash White Christmas is next. Forgive me pumpkin flavored teas…
Noise: Hey, I hear the cock crowing again!
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: Some commenting and such.

05:30 Sunday
Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Food & Drink: None.
Noise: The lite rail going by.
Environment: Back room.
Other Activity: None.

06:01 Sunday
Finished The Night Circus. Heading to bed. A summary and “reviews” later.

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