The Sunday Salon: 48 Hour Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

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Over the course of 48 hours of reading, I really didn’t accomplish all that much. Granted, I didn’t read for the entire 48 hours but there were “chunks” where I tried to catch-up on my reading. I wasn’t successful though. I did manage to finish Orwell’s Coming Up for Air, but that’s pretty much it. The back-to-school paperwork kept calling me, as did the pile of unpaid bills. Let’s face it. I got distracted by life.

It was fun though and just putting it down in writing means that I know what my goal is for the week. Thank you Wallace for putting this together.

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Today has been a “do nothing” kind of day. I felt blah when I woke up so I hung around the house doing a whole lot of nothing. The kids got the best of me though and dragged me to see Despicable Me in 3D. Why does everything have to be in 3D these days? 3D is not fun for those that wear glasses. Glasses on top of glasses just isn’t attractive, but the movie was good enough for me to forget how I looked.

Oh, and then I got sidetracked at my new favorite store, Ulta. I’ve been on a quest to find my new, signature scent. I want something that is going to be around so I tested all sorts of fragrances and then ended up with something that I used to wear in college (go figure). The newer scents just don’t smell good on me or they fade.

I had a huge Facebook discussion about it. In case you’re interested, I went back to Obsession which used to be very strong for me but now it isn’t at all (The Boy, The Girl and the Hub agreed). Perhaps the formula has changed? Anyway…that’s it for now unless Calvin Klein discontinues it tomorrow which would be my luck.

Hope you had a lovely Sunday. Now I’m off to watch Shark Week!

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #6 (18 Hours In)


Here are my stats thus far:

Reading: Betsy-Tacy and Tib. I was reading In the Time of the Butterflies but I will pick that one up again tomorrow.

Pages Read Since Last Update: 23

Total Pages Read: 600

Books Completed: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding and The Return. I am more than halfway done with The Last Song but it just isn’t going to happen tonight. That book turned my brain to mush (for some many reasons) that I had to give it up.

Nibbly Foods Eaten: I had a handful of whole grain crackers and two bottles of water. I am SO over food now.

Random Tidbits: This was a slow reading period for me. My youngest one hit the sack at 8pm but my son wasn’t having it. He wanted to watch a movie so I watched some of it with him. Then he wanted to decorate some more so he had me take this pic (above). Needless to say, I could not concentrate on the book AND the movie so I sort of took a break. Everyone is in bed now. The house is quiet.

Ti’s Comfy Factor (5 being comfy): I am having a hard time staying awake now. The 11pm hour is a tough one for me. I have resorted to lying on the couch so I am comfy, but half asleep. I would put my comfy factor at 5.

Next Update: My next update should be at 2am (Pacific) if I don’t fall asleep.

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #5 (15 Hours In)


Here are my stats thus far:

Reading: I just finished The Return. What a treat! I really enjoyed it. I am now about to begin my book club’s pick for this month, In the Time of the Butterflies. Since it is a heavier read I might alternate it with Betsy-Tacy and Tib.

Pages Read Since Last Update: 114

Total Pages Read: 577

Completed Books: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, The Return.

Nibbly Foods Eaten: I ended up eating the spaghetti. I feel like such a P-I-G but all of my food choices have been healthy today. The pasta was whole wheat, the tacos were the healthy variety, the hummus is naturally healthy but I feel as if I have been eating all day long. I think I need to drink a bit more water.

Random Tidbits: I retreated to the garage (again) and it was nice and quiet there! However, it’s time for me to enter the house and assume my motherly duties so that I can get the kids tucked in and down for the night. This day has flown by! Has it gone by quickly for you too? I am quite antsy right now and do not feel tired at all. I am thinking that the 10 o’clock hour will be the toughest for me.

Ti’s Comfy Factor (5 being comfy): 5 I am pretty darn comfy. Jammies are on.

Next Update: My next update will be around 11pm (Pacific), unless I fall asleep but I seriously doubt that will happen.

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #4 (12 Hours In)


Here are my stats thus far:

Reading: I finished Cheerful Weather for the Wedding. It wasn’t at ALL what I expected it to be. It was good but I guess I was expecting “cheerful” and that is not what I got. After a short stretch (sitting in one place for too long makes me crabby), I grabbed The Return.

Pages Read Since Last Update: 147

Total Pages Read: 463

Books Completed so far: Cheerful Weather for a Wedding

Nibbly Foods Eaten: None! I had those tacos three hours ago and all I’ve had since is water. Getting ready to throw dinner together though. Debating between spaghetti (easy) and soup (easier).

Random Tidbits: My kids are out of control today! I had to resort to the garage for peace and quiet. You see, the garage is somewhat soundproof with all the fireproofing, etc. I managed to get a good chunk of uninterrupted reading time in. My headache is also gone. Thanks for the well wishes. I will take a shortish break to blog-hop a bit and then eat and then I am hitting the reading trail again.

Ti’s Comfy Factor (5 being comfy): 4 as I have a comfy chair in the garage that I had planned to sell but maybe not. It’s proven to be quite useful today.

Next Update: My next update should be around 8pm (Pacific).

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #3 (9 Hours In)


Here are my stats thus far:

Reading: Almost done with Cheerful Weather for the Wedding. I may switch back to The Return when I’m done or I might pick up In the Time of the Butterflies. Not sure what my mood will be yet.

Pages Read Since Last Update: 62

Total Pages Read: 316

Nibbly Foods Eaten: I took a break for lunch and had tacos! YUM!! My fave food ever.

Random Tidbits: Due to my lunch break, my page count is down but I’ll make it up. Also, thanks to everyone that has commented thus far! I found out that I was the Reader of the Hour which explained the 40 something emails that hit my inbox. The kids are not being too kind to me today. I have a bit of a headache and just popped some meds as the bickering is at a all-time high. Why do kids do that? They sense that it’s not all about them and wham! They are difficult!

Ti’s Comfy Factor (5 being comfy): 3 due to crushing pain within my skull. Nah, not that bad but I felt like being dramatic.

Next Update: My next update should at 5pm (Pacific).

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #2 (6 Hours In)


Here are my stats thus far:

Currently Reading: I was reading The Last Song, but my brain has gotten spongy from it so now I am switching over to Cheerful Weather for the Wedding.

Pages Read Since Last Update: 160

Total Pages Read: 254

Nibbly Foods Eaten: More hummus but I am feeling the need for some real food now.

Random Tidbits: I participated in the #IHeartTheSpark discussion via Twitter so that Rebecca (The Book Lady) would not be alone but after 160 pages of The Last Song, and nothing but visions of Miley Cyrus dancing through my head (she’s slated to star in the movie) I am calling it quits for now.

Ti’s Comfy Factor (5 being comfy): I am pretty comfy. I worked a shower in and my neck kink is gone! I’d put my comfy factor at a 4.

Next Update: Should be around 2pm.

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Update #1 (3 Hours In)


Here are my stats thus far:

Currently Reading: The Return but I will be switching to The Last Song for the #IHeartTheSpark disucssion via Twitter @9am (Pacific).

Pages Read Since Last Update: 94

Total Pages Read: 94

Nibbly Foods Eaten: Hummus with crackers and a bean burrito. Yep, at like 4:45am I ate that. Crazy.

Random Tidbits: My daughter woke at 6:50 and she is already at me! She is shooting me with her Nerf gun as I type this.

Ti’s Comfy Factor (5 being comfy): I woke with a stiff neck so my comfy factor is only 3ish right now but hopefully my neck will loosen up a bit soon.


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