Read-a-thon Update Post

Initial Notes: Betsy’s post-dissertation shindig was last night. I drank too many beers. And went to bed at 2am… Still feeling the beers. Anyway, this is the post I’ll be updating all day.

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Tempe, AZ
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Steven Millhauser’s The Barnum Museum
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I think I might be able to convince my husband to go on a doughnut run when he gets up.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a writer by trade. I like ultimate frisbee. And beer. 😉
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? Read more short stories to change things up a little.

05:28, Saturday
Book: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, pg. 372
Food & Drink: Yesterday’s coffee (1/2 mug). Water.
Noise: Morning earworm – “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric
Environment: Back room, overhead light.
Other Activity: Introductory Questionnaire (above), some Twittering

06:21, Saturday
Book: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, pg. 385 (This is a re-read, but, wow, I don’t remember *that* happening.)
Food & Drink: Ham, egg & cheese on an English muffin. Diet Sun Drop.
Noise: The city waking up. Birds.
Environment: Back room, overhead light.
Other Activity: Cooking.

07:53, Saturday
Book: “Sauerkraut Station” by Ferrett Steinmetz (Giganotosaurus, November 2011), Pg 8
Food & Drink: None
Noise: Nothing new.
Environment: Couch.
Other Activity: Nap! (Already. But I did only have three hours of sleep.)

09:03, Saturday
Book: Sauerkraut Station” by Ferrett Steinmetz (Giganotosaurus, November 2011), Pg 28 (Yes, I’m a slow reader.)
Food & Drink: Robin Eggs, Coffee, Water.
Noise: I’d like to put on a soundtrack, but nothing’s coming to mind.
Environment: Back room, natural light.
Other Activity: Little bit of web surfing.

10:02, Saturday
Book: Reading a few poems from Minorities. I think I’ll hit Mur Lafferty’s Heaven next. (Picked it back up at pg. 11)
Food & Drink: Nothing new.
Noise:  Nothing new.
Environment: Back room, natural light.
Other Activity: Turn to Page… Mini Challenge

11:05, Saturday
Book: Mur Lafferty’s Heaven. (Pg. 22)
Food & Drink: Popcorn, water.
Noise: Nothing new.
Environment: Back room, natural light.
Other Activity: Phone call from Chris, talked to Eric a little.

12:05, Saturday
Book: Mur Lafferty’s Heaven. (Pg. 40)
Food & Drink: Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg, water, coffee.
Noise: Nothing new.
Environment: Back room, natural light.
Other Activity: Nothing else.

13:11, Saturday
Book: Mur Lafferty’s Heaven. (Pg. 67)
Food & Drink: Water Diet A&W Cream Soda.
Noise: Listened to some Bernard Herrmann for a while.
Environment: Back room, natural light. Er…the bathroom.
Other Activity: Nothing else.

16:28, Saturday
Taking an EQ2/Dinner/Nap break.

19:11, Saturday
Book: Mur Lafferty’s Heaven. (Pg. 110)
Food & Drink: Carrot Cake Ice Cream, Pepsi Max
Noise: Nothing
Environment: Back room, natural light and overhead light.
Other Activity: Nothing else.

Page Count: 180

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