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Saturday, October 09, 2010

First Check In!

I think I'm off to a pretty good start! Here is my hour 1 challenge answers, and my stats so far! I had to rework my template as I had made it a little too complicated, goofed something up, and then couldn't figure out what it was! LOL!

Hour 1 challenge:

Where are you reading from today? Mostly at home, but I may try a little while at a coffee shop, just for a change of scenery. I have lots of good reading spots at home though, the porch, the book room, the bed is always comfortable, but not so good for staying awake!

3 facts about me … I have an Anthropology degree, but I work in Accounting and Analysis, and I have 3 cats!

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 20, but that's just so I have some choice!

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)? Hmmm.. to enjoy myself, to try and do at least as well as last year, but otherwise no, because I don't want to pressure myself, I want this to be a fun and relaxing day!

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? I don't think I'd call myself a veteran yet, I'm a second-timer, but if I were to give some advice, I'd say have a template ready for blog posts, but don't make it too complicated! I think I've done that this time unfortunately! Have a pool of books picked out ahead of time in a variety of genres that interest you, but if you're in the mood for something else that you didn't intend on, don't worry about it, go with what sounds good, if you try to force something else, it will be harder to read, if it's not what you're in the mood for!

Currently Reading:

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Title: Dragon Temple #3: Forged by Fire
Author: Janine Cross
Total Pages: started on page 200
Time Started: 9:00 am
Time Finished:
Thoughts: Have already started this one, but want to try and finish it up during the read-a-thon. Probably won't read it all at one stretch, but will slip chapters in between other reads.

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Title: Visions of Sugar Plums
Author: Janet Evanovich
Total Pages: 164
Time Started:
Time Finished:

Totals# Books finished: 1
# Pages Read: 123
Time spent reading: 1 hour 15 minutes


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Title: The Private Life of the Cat Who...
Author: Lilian Jackson Braun
Total Pages: 123
Time Started: 7:25 am
Time Finished: 8:40 am
Thoughts: Kind of like when a couple of cat-loving friends get together and tell stories on their treasured pets. Not really necessary to have read the Cat Who series, if you're a cat lover it would be a cute and fast read, but probably you would get more out of it if you are already somewhat familiar with the basic idea of the series. A nice quick start to my read-a-thon day!


  1. Wow! Love your template. :-)

    Good luck!

  2. You are on a roll! Christina's right, your template is great! I'm cheering you on!

  3. If my blog were behaving itself, I could get the template to stop doing funky things... LOL!

  4. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Your blog looks awesome! Hope you're enjoying your reading.

  5. Hey Shaunie. Thanks for visiting me.

    I know others have said it but I also like your template. Very organized.

    Have fun!


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