The Sunday Salon: The Post-Readathon Edition

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Good morning everyone! Have I mentioned how much I love waking up to open windows and fresh air? Love that we have some cooler nights now.

Congratulations to all the Readathon participants: readers, cheerleadersĀ  (I heart the cheerleaders), and organizers. I hope everyone had a blast as usual.

How did I do? Well, I kind of failed at the readathon this time around. My heart just wasn’t in it. I finished two books, but I could probably do that on any lazy Saturday if I really wanted. I only gave you one update, didn’t participate in any mini-challenges, and didn’t really cheer that much at all. But, as usual, I had still had a lot of fun.

My day went something like this:

  • Start reading at 8am for an hour.
  • Half hour break.
  • Read for an hour.
  • Half hour break.
  • Read off and on until 2pm when I finish Paranormalcy.
  • Go to the grocery store for snacks and dinner.
  • Sit anxiously on the couch awaiting the start of the Michigan game.
  • Attempt to start a new book but unable to really get into it because of the Michigan game.
  • Take an incredibly long break to watch the Michigan game.
  • Grow more and more depressed as my team collapses and eventually loses to it’s second-biggest rival for the third year in a row.
  • Too devastated by first loss of the season to read.
  • Beer.
  • Calm down enough to read a little.
  • Still restless so read in the bath to calm down further.
  • Read the saddest thing ever while taking the bath and end up sobbing uncontrollably.
  • Continue to read while watching a little hockey and baseball.
  • Finally finish Hurt Go Happy around midnight.
  • Put on audiobook while going to bed.
  • Fall asleep in less than 5 minutes.
  • Wake up at 7:53 to congratulate those who did not sleep through 1/3 of the event.

See what I mean? I’m a bit of a Readathon failure. But it’s ok. I went into it expecting to have a more relaxed day than normal. And now I have two library books that I don’t have to return unread.

Today, I am hoping to write some reviews, start Never Let Me Go, get various things done around the house., and maybe catch a movie. As I am well-rested, that should be possible. Any fun post-readathon plans for you?

Readathon Update Number 1

7 1/2 hours in and my first update. I told you this was going to be a lazy Readathon for me.

So far I have finished one book, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. It was a great Readathon book – paced just right to keep me reading.

I am currently working on my second book of the day, Hurt Go Happy by Ginny Rorby.

But I am taking a pretty decent break right now to watch the Michigan/Michigan State football game. I’ll probably squeeze some reading in there but I’m a little too anxious/excited for this HUGE game to really concentrate. I’ll try to squeeze in some Cheerleading as well.

Happy reading to all participants. And a big thanks to the cheerleaders for leaving wonderful comments.