Saturday, April 26, 2014

Read-a-Thon: Hour 12 Update: Successes and distractions

Here's the evidence of my successful read-a-thon so far: obliterated bowl of spaghetti-and-vodka sauce, plus two books down.  Feeling very good so far!

I have to share a little geeky silliness; there's a mini-challenge inviting readers to invent a drink based on a book or character, so I whipped up one inspired by Daughter of the Gods, the Hatshepsip.  I'm feeling very smug.

The Hour 12 meme is a check-in survey, so here are my answers (you'll note some odd numbering; I decided not to answer every question!).

Shelfie challenge
1. What are you reading right now?: Sandra Gulland's The Shadow Queen.

2. How many books have you read so far?: 1 and ... 0.5. My second read turned out to not be a book, per se, but a collection of numbered sentences. It's not really a thing you read and once, so I'm not counting it, although I spent about 45 minutes thumbing through it!

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?: A little -- my wife and I typically clean and run errands, and she did almost everything herself as a gift for me. I'm planning a fancy dinner for her as a thank you!

9. Are you getting tired yet?: Very! Who knew sitting around reading could be so exhausting! (Giant bowl of spaghetti probably isn't helping!)

1 comment :

  1. That's impressive: books read, spaghetti made & eaten, drinks invented. All in a day's work, eh?