Friday, October 28, 2011

I have nothing to do today... YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS....

....READATHON! My very first. EVER. I usually don a sadface when I hear about all your readathons and staying up for 24 hours to do nothing but read. I ACHE with jealousy. Because simply put: I don't have that kind of time. My readathons mostly consist of my head being chained to a phone at work, answering calls from morons and trying to get in a couple pages here and there. (Not to entirely discredit work, though. I read a whole 350 pages there on Wednesday!) But never in the comfort of my own home.

THIS CHANGES NOW.


Hubs is at work. The heat is pumping (because it's mothertrucking cold out, you guys). I've got my relaxation swag on: hoodie and flannel pants. Coffee's brewing. Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie creamer is on standby. COUCH LOOKS INVITING (holla on busting out the Christmas blanket a bit early!) Yep. I'm thinking this is a perfect day for a readathon.

Now I don't know how fast I'll be able to get through these, as by "nothing to do today," I mean I have to do laundry and clean my bathrooms and run to the store and fix dinner ("nothing" always comes with an asterisk over here.) But DAMNIT, I'm gonna give it my all. I've got from about 9:30am to 4:30pm. Then maybe again from like 7 - 10pm. A good 10ish hours, give or take. Here are my aspirations for the day, lofty as they may be. I tried to keep it short.



I'll be listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while doing my miscellaneous chores, so that should fill the gaps a little.

Now, if by some divine baby Jesus miracle (I do have my Christmas blanket, you know) I finish ALL FOUR of these books, I'll definitely update this post. But it's not looking likely.

Off I go.

17 comments:

  1. Enjoy and have a great reading day!

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  2. RUBY OLIVER!!!!!!!! I am so jealous of your personal readathon. I'm thinking of doing the same tomorrow since I will have NOTHING to do. Ahhh your couch looks glorious.

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  3. Your couch does look inviting. Mind if I come over? ;) Have fun!

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  4. Good luck. That sounds like a lot of fun!

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  5. That creamer sounds yummy! It's nice that you'll be able to read all day. Ten hours is a good chunk of time! Good luck!

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  6. Jealous! I never find myself with the time either...go you for seeing the opportunity and jumping on it.

    P.S.
    Totally approve of the Christmas Blanket choice...makes things way cozier ;)

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  7. I saw that you're doing this. I'd join in uninvited on your personal readathon if I wasn't traveling today. Go on, get your read on. I do want to read about it via Twitter updates, because I will be stuck in my truck. :)

    I'm going to a show and I'm wearing dancing shoes. So while you're reading, you just keep that pretty little awkward image in your head, m'kay missy??? Alrighty then. (Seriously, though, I'll be reading in the car/listening to audiobooks & I'll pick up a book after the show when I get back to the hotel. And I'll be talking to people at the venue about books. I'm a freakin' BOOKWORM fo sho.)

    ~Asheley

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  8. Oooh Ghost and the Goth looks good. Enjoy!

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  9. Yum! Cookies!!! Good Luck with your readathon.

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  10. I love the Boyfriend List and All These Things I've Done!!

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  11. i shit you not, the following is true.

    i drank a whole bottle of the Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie creamer this week.

    i'm listening to book 2 of Ruby Oliver in the car.

    i'm reading All These Things I've Done (almost done).

    WE ARE THE SAME.

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  12. That sounds awesome!!!! Oh how I wish I was you sometimes.. = )

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  13. Hope you had a great readathon! :) Your blanket looks cozy! I'm hoping to get a lot of reading in this weekend. *cross my fingers*

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  14. I hope you had a fabulous readathon! Just reading about it made me feel all warm and cozy -- that blanket! It's fleece! (I love fleece blankets.) I've never done a readathon before, but I would like to try some day! =)

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  15. I've never done a readathon either. I just get so distracted! I mean, I can read for hours when I don't mean to, but if I were to sit down with that being my one goal it simply would not happen. I'd be all "did I remember to record that show" and "there was that thing I needed to look up...Twitter!"
    I'm so bad :P
    By the way, I'm totally loving your Christmas blanket :]

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  16. I envy you your day! Good luck and enjoy!

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  17. I'm hoping tomorrow that I'll get to have a nice little readathon myself.

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