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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.