Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #3

BOOKS
Read so far: 2 - Blankets by Craig Thompson & The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman

Currently reading: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan & John Green - still listening to Jinx by Meg Cabot, taking a break from The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Pages read: 592 (Blankets) + 89 (The Dream Stealer) + 68 (The Magicians) + 38 (Will Grayson, Will Grayson) + about 4 hours of Jinx

Reading thoughts? I really need to finish a book. But I just don't have the attention span. And I think I'm ready for bed. Or at least a nap. I absolutely loved The Dream Stealer and think I'll read it aloud to my second grade students once we finish our Tomie dePaola author study. It's an almost scary story about a bird-like creature who steals nightmares from people but has gotten less brave over the years and has been known to "accidentally" steal good dreams from children. Susana is one such child, but she figures out what has happened, and she is furious - she wants her dream back! She catches the Dream Stealer in the act and demands that her dream be returned, and off on an adventure they go. There are trickster elements in this book, but it's more about friendship and courage and facing your fears. I'm excited about the different voices I get to use. :)


TIME
Time spent reading 'til now: about 10 hours

Time spent online: about 2 hours


HEALTH
Snacks/meals? sourdough pizza bread with pink lemonade for dinner, currently drinking water and thinking I need a snack or a bed

Exercise? half an hour of yoga and running on the Wii Fit

Sunshine? it's night time, and the sun has left me. I miss it.

Did the TV stay off? Just turned it on to keep me company and wake me up a little.


COMMUNITY
Challenges? I love easy challenges, and the Get the Heck Out of Here Mini-Challenge is just that. Three easy questions to answer about how your prepared for the readathon. I realized that I should have chosen shorter books! And I definitely should have gone to sleep earlier last night. 

Blogs? Haven't spent much time on the blogs - I'll definitely catch up with updates tomorrow.

As for me, I think I'm done for the night. Too much time in silence (even with the audiobook!) today makes me super sleepy. Good luck to those of you still awake and reading! Have some tea and enjoy!


Natalie

ETA: I decided that it would be a good idea to link the read-a-thon to my local Books by the Bushel event, which is coincidentally happening this weekend. Created by the Junior League and hosted at Barnes & Noble, it's a way for people to buy books for school libraries specifically from wish lists created by school librarians AND a portion of all sales during this weekend will also go back to the school libraries. Awesome. So, I'll be buying one book for every book that I can finish reading during the read-a-thon. Hoping I can stay awake (or get up super early) for one more!

3 comments:

Serena said...

Don't let those eyes droop
head out on the stoop
get some fresh air
before heading back to that chair
pick up your book
take another look
read, read, read

ferrywoman said...

Wonderful job on the Read-a-Thon! Way to go! I'll be looking forward to reading with you on October. Keep on rocking and reading, read-a-thoner! It's been lots of fun! :D

Lenore said...

I'm very glad I chose short books! I finished 8!

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