Jen’s 2nd Day Update

A lot of things got in the way of my reading today, but hopefully I am not completely done yet.

This morning I went to lots of garage sales in the rain (yea for a new pretty cat carrier!) and then got a new driver’s lisence (yea for looking like a drowned rat in my picture!!).  There was also a lot of other unnecessary running around in the rain as well (Amber, I bought some of that Be Curly stuff!!).

Unfortunately as the morning wore on I started to feel very icky.  Yesterday I had a really bad sore throat that I attributed to one too many classroom speils about the summer reading program.  Well last night it was really terrible and today I started to get the all-around-exhausted-icky-malaise feeling that comes with actually being sick.  This is not good.

Anyway, to quit rambling, here is what I accomplished today.

Throughout the Day (3 hours 7 minutes)–Percy Jackson The Demigod Files audiobook

This morning while I was out and about and then tonight while I ate dinner I listened to the inbetweeny Percy Jackson book of short stories.  I found it relatively amusing and I always like to see what my favorite characters are up to.  I don’t think I got the whole experience by listening to the audiobook because I think there are portraits of the characters in the actual book, so I am sad that I missed those.  Thank the Gods for being able to listen to an audiobook to break things up!

1:13-2:19 Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins

This book was okay.  It didn’t really have much substance and the characters didn’t really resonate with me but I am so glad that I read it because I adore the name Nesta!!!  And anything British-y is fine by me.

2:19-4:46 Had to take a nap…..darn sickness catching up with me.

4:46-6:36  Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris

I liked this book a lot!  It is right up my alley.  I totally have a weakness for fairy tale/princess stories.  I loved that it was told from the guy’s point of view.  Now I need to get my hands on the 2nd one.

6:36-7:31  Ate dinner and finished the Percy Jackson audiobook (not counted in time since audiobook was already listed)

7:31-8:26  Continued The Lincolns by Candace Fleming

Still liking this book a lot.  One thing that really hit me was that I would not have wanted the Lincoln family to visit my library.  Apparently Mary and Abraham let their kids do whatever the heck they wanted and they totally would have gotten a mean librarian glare from me.

8:26-8:41 Blogs and stuff

Then I was interrupted by my mom calling, which was a nice break and now I am blogging again.  I think I will keep reading a little while longer, but I don’t know how much longer I can go tonight.  I don’t plan on waking up real early in the morning, but I know I can make my goal of 15 hours.

Totals so far:

4.5 books (still working on the Lincolns)

7 hours 13 minutes counted today (including blogging and audiobook) so far and with the 6 hours from yesterday that makes 13 hours 13 minutes……….oooooohhhhhh, unlucky way to end the day…..must read some more!

Jen

P.S.  I know I said I would read Specials today, but it just didn’t happen, we will see about tomorrow.

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3 Responses to “Jen’s 2nd Day Update”


  1. 1 ngtjill June 7, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Aw, I’m sorry you’re sick! But you’re still making EXCELLENT progress despite that! Most impressive.

    I have been meaning to read Once Upon a Marigold for a long time. Now that I know it IS good, I’ll bump it up on my list. 🙂

  2. 2 Abby June 7, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Yes, I’m sorry you’re sick, dear! That is no good, especially when you’re heading into SRC… yipes…

    But great job reading!! I’m heading into Day 2, so we’ll see how much I get done. (And how amused am I that you’re liking Percy Jackson so much?! I am number 12 on the list for the last book… *waits*)

  3. 3 ngtjennifer June 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the get well wishes. I’m feeling a bit better today. I know what you mean about not being able to get sick with the summer reading program starting, so I didn’t push myself as hard today.


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