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Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: Hour 13

October 24, 2009

readathonbuttonPages Read This Hour: 117
Total Pages Read: 908
Minutes Spent Reading This Hour: 30
Tot. Minutes Spent Reading: 402
Books Read This Hour: Where are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
Books Completed: 6 (Disquiet by Julia Leigh, Expat ed. by Christina Henry de Tessan, Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie, Miss Leavitt’s Stars by George Johnson, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule)
Total Mini-Challenges Participated In: 16
Minutes Spent Blogging/Mini-Challenge-ing This Hour: 11
Total Minutes Spent Blogging/Mini-Challenge-ing: 133
Minutes Spent Cheerleading This Hour: 19
Total Minutes Spent Cheerleading: 258

Had my mom decide whether I should read Where are the Children? or Hard Love next, and she went with the former. I’m halfway through it, and it’s a fast read! It’s not what I was expecting-it’s a thriller with a creepy child predator rather than a ghost story with creepy ghost children, lol. But it’s entertaining me!

Lots of pictures for you to choose from this post; I got a little carried away by my walk last hour. :) I love fall! I’ve made them all small, but totally click to make them bigger. (And yes, that is another deer picture-they came back to visit, and they get really close because our silly new neighbours feed them when they’re not supposed to.)

Ok, as if there isn’t enough media in this post, I’m adding a music video from YouTube for Jill’s mini-challenge! She asked for a song that reminds us of a certain book. This song, by one of my favourite Russian bands Bratya Grim (aka Brothers Grimm) reminds me The Time Traveller’s WIfe. Why? That was one of 3 English books I brought with me when I studied abroad in Russia, so I read it several times, and I often listened to my Bratya Grim CD. This is my favourite song of theirs, but they’re all pretty marvelous!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 24, 2009 7:16 pm

    Cool. Sounds like you’re having fun! Those are some pretty pictures. Keep it up! =)

  2. October 24, 2009 7:27 pm

    Great pictures. Good job reading so far!

  3. October 24, 2009 7:37 pm

    Wow, I was impressed by the number of pages but then noticed you also were involved with 16 mini-challenges! You must be awesome at time management! Happy Reading! Oh and one more exclamation point just for fun! !

  4. October 24, 2009 7:44 pm

    Great choice for your song. Here’s one for you:

    It’s astounding, time is fleeting
    Reading takes its toll
    But listen closely, not for very much longer
    You’ve almost met the goal

    I remember doing the Read-a-thon
    During those moments when
    The blackness would hit me and sleep would be calling
    Let’s do the readathon again…
    Let’s do the readathon again!

    It’s just a book in your hand
    And then a flip of the page
    With your eyes on the words
    You let your mind engage
    But it’s the cheerleaders that really drive you insane,
    Let’s do the readathon again!

    Your book is dreamy, or hot and steamy
    It stars a banshee, or no one at all
    It’s in another dimension, there’s no comprehension
    Oh no, there’s none at all
    With a bit of a page flip
    You’re suddenly on a space ship
    And nothing can ever be the same
    You’re strung out on cookies, you sound like a Wookie
    Let’s do the readathon again!

    Well I was strolling through the bookstore just havin’ a look
    When what should I espy but my next book
    It shook me up, it took me by surprise
    It had a sale tag and Care gave it 5 pies.
    It lured me in and I felt a change
    Time meant nothing, never would again
    Let’s do the readathon again!

  5. October 24, 2009 8:35 pm

    Thanks for posting the pictures. The scenery is really nice. :)

  6. October 26, 2009 12:33 pm

    Melanie, thankyou!

    Robin, thanks!

    Trisha, lol; pretty much every minute of my read-a-thon is scheduled. ;)

    Softdrink, another great one!! hehe

    Kate, I’m glad you liked them!

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