Read-A-Thon Update #3

As the sun slowly sets outside our picture window, and the company for luncheon has finally departed, I am ready to resume my reading.

My goals have changed.

Instead of hoping to read 9,352 pages today, I’m hoping to finish The Brothers Karamazov. I’m hoping to start Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. I’m hoping to have at least the next four hours of SSR: Sustained Silent Reading for those of you who don’t teach elementary school.

Or, as my son used to call it when he was in first grade: Sit down, Shut up, and Read.

22 thoughts on “Read-A-Thon Update #3”

  1. I would love for someone to order me to "Sit down, shutup, and read!" I hope you get a good block of time for silent reading. Here's a cheer to keep you going:You can do it-You're so hip.Give that page Another flip!Halfway throughYou're going strong.With awesome books You can't go wrong!


  2. 🙂 Or DEAR time? Drop everything and read. Glad you decided to scale back from your ambitious but realistic goal of 9,352. Best I think. Go with The Bros as we are saying in my house!


  3. DEAR time rocks! And, the goal of 9,352 was just a tease…with my day, I'd be lucky to get 900 done!I just ordered a copy of Life A User's Manual by George Perec. I'm so hoping I'll get it, and read it, in time for the end of April reading date. It looks so exciting! And, it's been far too long since I've been in France so a virtual visit will be much cherished.p.s. I love "Go with the Bros"!


  4. I love the cheers I'm seeing! Myself, I just borrowed quotes from famous writers. Did you write this one yourself? Regardless, thanks for leaving it, Shelley.


  5. Hope you are still going strong. Or at least that your coffee is strong. If you are planning on going all night, I won't make it. But, for right now, I'll say Keep Going!This is such fun. I'll definitely join in next year – guilt and attention span be damned!


  6. I hope you managed to have some of the desired SSR time! I haven't got in as much reading as I would've liked today either but am not stressing about it. All reading is good, right? 🙂


  7. Hope you achieved your readathon goals – even if they changed as the hours went by. :)Thanks for cheering me on – I loved the quotes.


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