Saturday, April 18, 2009

Readathon Update, 1:30 p.m.

My kids came home from their sleepover, happy but tired, so after they'd satisfied themselves that there was nothing compelling on TV, we sat down together and finished the last two chapters of Ranger's Apprentice Book Three: The Icebound Land. We have Book 4 all ready to start, maybe later this afternoon, but for now I'm switching back to Flygirl.

Title of book(s) read since last update:Portions of The Icebound Land, Oscar Wao, and Flygirl
Total number of books read so far:1
Pages read since last update:36 (reading aloud goes much more slowly!)
Running total of pages read:349
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 1/2 hours, most of it audio or reading aloud
Running total of time spent reading: 6 hours
Mini-challenges completed:Love Your Library mini-challenge, below.

Love Your Library mini-challenge:
  1. What is the name of your local library? What city is it located in?
  2. Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.
  3. How often do you go to the library? If you're a regular, do the staff know you?
  4. We go about once a week, sometimes twice. My husband works at the downtown branch (not the one we usually go to) so some of the staff know me from that.
  5. Do you browse while you're there or just pick up items you have placed on reserve?
  6. Gotta browse!
  7. What is your favorite thing about your local library?
  8. It's hard to choose one favorite thing, because we're lucky enough to have a large, active well-supported library system. If I had to pick one thing, though, I'd probably pick the amazing selection of books, DVDs, etc. I can get almost anything there, or if they don't have a book I can get it on inter-library loan.


  1. You're so right...reading aloud is so much slower...but it certainly has other benefits, huh? :)

    You're doing fantastic! Keep having fun!

  2. Interlibrary and interbranch loaning stuff is so great. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oooh, I love those Ranger's Apprentice books! Keep up the great work!

  4. Reading together would make things more fun! Happy reading!

  5. What a great way to include your kids!

  6. I think it's awesome that you are reading with your kids. Whoo hoo - go mom!

    Cheers :)

  7. Cornbread
    Rice! Peas!

    cheers... :)

  8. Keep up the great work!

    Happy Reading :-)