Fall Readathon 2012 :: Hours 4-6

readathon-stacksOur second session of reading didn’t yield great results for the Dyl, but I managed to get into a decent groove for a short time. Unfortunately, D is finished with his readathon experience. He just hasn’t been able to find anything sufficient to retain his attention, and YouTube beckoned him on his tablet. ::sigh:: We had a little heart-to-heart, and it was decided that he gave it a good try but wasn’t interested any longer. I had to explain to him that he can’t stay at my flat if he’s not participating in the event since his other activities are distracting for me, and though he doesn’t like having to go back to his own home he understands that we made an agreement to read and only read. What makes our relationship so great is that we relate to each other on a very intellectual level, so even though he’s disappointed in having to leave, he also understands the reasoning. [That’s not to say he’s totally mature about it; D is still only 10 years old, after all!]

During these past 3 hours I got just over a third of the time to focus on my own reading, and the story is still holding my interest. Though not great literature, my chosen book is exactly what I wanted it to be: easy reading. Cerella also had a sporadic session during these hours as she took some time for personal tasks. This can be forgiven since she was up and reading long before the sun even began to peek through the clouds in my time zone. I expect we’ll both find our grooves soon enough and will be able to churn through some serious pages in no time.

Pages Read This Period: 10
Minutes Spent Reading This Period: 30

Snack Count: one more cinnamon-raisin bagel, also known as Second Breakfast

Books Attempted This Period: Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz


Currently Reading: A Brew to a Kill: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle

Pages Read This Period: 91
Minutes Spent Reading This Period: 89

Coffee Count: 3 cups
Books Read This Period: A Brew to a Kill and Through the Looking Glass


Currently Reading: The Associate by John Grisham

Pages Read This Period: 46
Minutes Spent Reading This Period: 85

Snack Count: 20 ounces of Coca-Cola (and counting), plus a few handfuls of Cheetos. The munchies set in around Hour 4, but I’ve been able to stave them off with the caffeine.


sources for the images used in our banners:
Nolatari – tree image, original art by Sesillie Michelle Girelli D’Oyley
The Dyl – fleur-de-lis via logan_x (Creative Commons)
Cerella – “Aspidium” by Alex Ritter


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Posted on 13 October 2012, in What I Read and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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