Update: 8 hours in


So far I’ve read 279 pages in The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma.  I have 102 pages left.  The breakdown:

Hour 5: 20 pages/1 break to make and eat lunch

Hour 6: 52 pages

Hour 7: 20 pages/took shower break

Hour8:  32 pages /started watching Michigan game

I’m enjoying my book and I like that it’s an easy read, but I wish I’d chosen a short book to start with so that I could finish a book.  I feel left out that I’m still on Book 1. 😦 Also, I’m not raising much money for my charity…

This hour I’m taking a break to check out some blogs and enter some challenges.  Here are a few:

Nise’s Who Keeps You Company mini-challenge

Usually I’m on my own (or with a blanket because the air-conditioning is always very cold) but occassionally I get a visit from these:

And of course my wonderful husband, Ben
And of course my wonderful husband, Ben

Nicole‘s Feed Me Seymour challenge

I just finished reading about stale popcorn. Want some?

“Constance found herself suddently famished, and as Reynie and the others discussed what the image might mean, she mad ehosrt work of the stale popcorn, cramming it into her mouth by the handful….”That would be an understatement,” said Kate, checking the popcorn bowl. It was empty, of course.”

Page 276-77 of The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Stale Popcorn
Stale Popcorn

Thanks to all the cheerleaders and others leaving comments to keep me going. Off to read some more!

9 thoughts on “Update: 8 hours in

  1. Emily October 24, 2009 / 4:27 pm

    You’re doing a great job! The last 100 pages of Prisoner’s Dilemma are really action packed, and they go quickly.

    You can always pick a short book next to boost your numbers. 🙂


  2. Nicole October 24, 2009 / 4:37 pm

    Looks good to me. I love popcorn!


  3. Maria October 24, 2009 / 4:40 pm

    You are doing great Michelle!


  4. Amy October 24, 2009 / 5:07 pm

    Your cats are adorable!

    Happy Reading!


  5. Eva October 24, 2009 / 5:17 pm

    You’re done with the first third of the read-a-thon!! I hope you’re still enjoying yourself! Keep it up! 😀

    Love the pics of your cats-I have that P&P edition as well. 🙂


  6. Nise' October 24, 2009 / 5:43 pm

    Looks like P & P put Daisy asleep. Hope you are enjoying it! Is Gatsby up high or just looks like it? Thanks for entering the challenge.


    • Michelle October 24, 2009 / 7:35 pm

      He is up high. He opens the closet door, climbs on top of our clothes and goes to sleep at the top of the closet. And he’s the less annoying one.


  7. Velvet October 24, 2009 / 7:40 pm

    mmm. popcorn. love popcorn and raisinets when i go to the movies. happy reading.


  8. Eva October 24, 2009 / 7:44 pm

    I’m popping by again to offer some more cheering! Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D! What does that spell?! Read! Read! Read!


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