Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-Thon Begins!

So there was no way I was getting up at 5 AM to start reading with the people on the East Coast (for whom it's a more convenient 3 hours later). A weird dream about a litter of 2-week-old kittens tearing my 6-month-old cat to pieces (my dream only showed me the "after" part of that attack) chased me out of bed around 8:30 and now I'm showered and ready to commence reading Wintergirls, as per Jen's (Devourer of Books) suggestion.

I figure I'll try to stay off the computer as much as I can today--I'll check e-mail and post updates every couple hours. I won't be twittering, 'cause that's just far too time-consuming. And I should wrap up in the wee hours of the morning--I won't make it to the 24 hour mark, but I'll go as long as I can (I figure about 16-18 hours).

I think the biggest struggle might be keeping my husband from the TV all day--he has a problem with one ear and so the TV tends to get pretty loud and horribly distracting. But for now, he's still in bed and I'm turning on my iTunes classical playlist!

6 comments:

Lenore said...

What a scary dream! best of luck today!

karinlibrarian said...

I have the same problem about noise in the house. My husband distracts me when I'm trying to read all the time. I hope you are getting a lot of reading done.
Karin

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

For the next readathon you should get him wireless headphones. My dad got my mom some because she likes to watch the news in bed in the morning before he is ready to wake up.

Ronnica said...

Hope you get some good reading in. Believe me, 8 AM on a Saturday was still difficult to do for this East Coaster!

Linda said...

Enjoy!

Eva said...

You're over a quarter of the way through-I hope you're still enjoying yourself! Keep it up! :D