The lovely state of Michigan, where last Friday was sunny and 75 degrees - and then it snowed on Tuesday.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes. I last read it in middle school, and I remember that I absolutely loved it, although I can't remember why. Today I get to rediscover that!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Supper tonight is going to be this delicious Chicken Tortilla Stack. I've made it a couple of times before, and it is rapidly becoming a favorite in my household!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a teacher, and I stayed up until nearly midnight last night grading papers so that I would have my full Saturday to devote to reading! Also, I recently brought home an entire case of cranberry sauce (you know, the kind you eat only at Thanksgiving) because I love it! Now I get to eat it all year round!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I am considering taking an occasional nap so that I can stay up later tonight. In October, I finally had to give in and go to bed around Hour 18. Let's see if I can get past that this time!
Hour Three Update
Number of pages read so far: 70
Book I'm reading from: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Hour Six Update
Number of pages read so far: 169
Book I'm reading from: The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
Weirdest reading moment: Beginning to read The Confessions of Max Tivoli and discovering that the story started on April 25, 1930. Hey, it's April 25 today!
Treasure Hunt Challenge
Hour Nine Update
Number of pages read so far: 310
Books I'm reading from: The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer; The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Cutest reading moment (courtesy of Pevensie):
Hour Twelve Update
Number of pages read so far: 379
Books I'm reading from: The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer; Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
First book completed!!: The Confessions of Max Tivioli by Andrew Sean Greer
I just started Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.
2. How many books have you read so far?
One complete book, and bits and pieces of two others.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Well, I've been waiting to get to Johnny Tremain, so I'm excited that I've finally started that one. Once it gets later though, I think I'm going to ditch my planned TBR list and pick up an Adriana Trigiani book. Just for fun!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
The main interruption has been doing laundry. Taking fifteen minutes of each hour to fold laundry was getting rather annoying. Good thing all the laundry is done now! Next time, I'll have an audiobook ready to go for those moments.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That my husband decided to spend some time reading with me this evening. Reading is even more fun when you can cuddle up next to someone on the couch and read together!
Hour Fifteen Update
Number of pages read so far: 525
Book read from: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Time my husband spent reading with me: Two hours and 48 minutes (And he finished a book!)
Hour Eighteen Update
Number of pages read so far: 660
Books read from: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes; Rococo by Adriana Trigiani
Books finished: Two!
Snacking on: Fritos and sharp cheddar cheese with a glass of chocolate milk
Hour Twenty (and Final) Update
Number of pages read: 737
Books finished: Two (The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer & Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Books halfway finished: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd & Rococo by Adriana Trigiani