Saturday, April 10, 2010

Big Red Bowl

Okay, the read-a-thon is at its mid-point. I have to admit, I'm doing terribly. This wasn't the best of days, so I spent a few hours crying on my husband's shoulder instead of reading. But I'm not giving up! I got out all my frustrations at the gym, and I am now armed with the big red bowl of popcorn (for dinner!).

This is the midway meme from the book-a-thon site:

1. What are you reading right now? STILL the same book! I am very close to finishing, though.

2. How many books have you read so far? Um...see above.

3. What book are you looking forward to for the second half of the read-a-thon? I think I need something light and fluffy, so I'm going to go for Sweater Quest next.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? It wasn't possible. I had to work.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not interruptions, exactly. It was a very emotional day at work, though, and it gave me a headache. It went away at the gym.

6. What suprises you most about the read-a-thon so far? The complexity of some of the mini-challenges!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the read-a-thon next year? Not yet.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Hope it falls on a day I don't have to work and try harder not to get sucked into visiting other blogs.

9. Are you getting tired yet? I'm just starting!

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers of Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Nothing that I can think of...I think a lot of us are used to reading for hours and hours!


Melis said...

I'm so sorry you are having a stressful day :( I hope you find the perfect book to help you destress! Maybe this cheer will help too:

The reading will stop
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
your book count will be higher
Just keep thinking about tomorrow
all the great books you will have to talk about
with your blog friends
If you get blurred or sore, or sleepy
Just stick up your chin
and grin
and say
My TO BE READ PILE, Tomorrow
will be smaller than it was before
and your spirits will soar
because then TOMORROW, TOMORROW You can go shopping TOMORROW at Amazon and BUY SOME MORE!


Book Psmith said...

I hope the second half of the day gets better. Enjoy your popcorn and the reading:)

Cathy W said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Hope your day gets better with some reading!


BiblioMom said...

It's not all about the numbers it's really about a shared love of reading and books. It's great that you have a shoulder there to cry on and a big bowl of popcorn.

Care said...

Oh no! I hope things are looking up for you!

A big bowl of popcorn can cure many ills... especially when it is such a gorgeous bowl! :o)

Anonymous said...

Aww. :( I really hope you're feeling much better now. :( And, hopefully you've got just the right book to help you de-stress. :)

You know, they say that if you're morning is horrible, the afternoon is much better, and vice versa. So, here's to a better half of the day for you. :)

Hang in there, okay? No pressures. :) We're all cheering for you~ <3


Valerie said...

I'm glad you participated in the readathon. I'm sure you will continue to enjoy reading afterwards :-).

Care said...

My wishes that you had a good readathon - whatever you accomplish is wonderful - thanks for participating! CHEERS!

bagqueen said...

I'mjust catching upon your blogs and posts about books. I'm sorry to hear that your day has not been so good you definitely have some books on your list that have been added to my wishlist, and I'm sure they will soothe, helped by the popcorn!!

LLangevoort said...

I wish I had some time to read more. Home projects, craft projects and teenagers are my bogs right now. I want popcorn for dinner tonight now.