Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-athon: Best laid plans....

I had such awesome plans for the read-athon and had been planning for this event for weeks.  However last night I noticed my throat was a bit scratchy and I felt a little achy.  I thought perhaps it was because I was tired from a long week at school, so I took some NyQuil and was asleep by 9:30.  When I woke up this morning I was faced with a full-blown head cold!  My head is so stuffy that it feels like it weighs about 25 pounds, and while I am trying to read, my eyes can only focus for about 10 minutes at a time.  I am hoping maybe hubby can go buy some drugs that will help with the pressure and I can continue reading, even if it is at a rather slow pace.

Here are my stats so far:
Starting reading at 7:15AM
Finished reading at 9:45AM (with about 6 short naps in between)

Book read:  From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Books completed:  1
Number of pages read this portion of the read-athon:  approx. 125 (I had started the book last night)
Number of pages read total:  125

Next book to read:  Harriet the Spy


  1. I'm so sorry because I know how excited you were about the read-a-thon. Just rest and do what you can.

  2. Oh no, Molly! I hope you are feeling better soon. Good luck with the read-a-thon.

  3. Sorry to hear you got a cold. I hope you'll feel better as the day progresses and still can participate in the 'thon.

  4. pace yourself and take it easy!

  5. At least you can read yourself to sleep. Sleep you should, too if you're not feeling well.

    BTW Harriet The Spy is one of my all-time favorite books ever.

  6. Sorry to hear you are sick! Hope the day doesn't go too badly for you!

  7. Sorry to hear you woke up with a cold! Read and nap is your prescription for the day!

  8. Sun or rain or snow
    Both sides of the equator
    All are lost in books

    Haiku #12 (inspired by Dawn @ She Is Too Fond of Books)

  9. Oh I do hope you feel better soon! ALthough, for someone sick, you are doing aMAZing as I'm feeling dandy and I've read much less than you! :D Take care..

  10. Take a hot bath! That is my cure for everything! I am about at 125 pages too. Not great, but am playing referee to my kids. I'm headed back to reading here in a sec. Hang in there!

  11. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick. =( I hope you manage to get a little more reading done anyway. I loved Harriet the Spy when I was a kid - I hope you love it now!

    Meghan @ Medieval Bookworm

  12. Ugh, sorry about the head cold, hopefully the drugs will help!

  13. My Book
    by David L. Harrison

    I did it!
    I did it!
    Come and look at what I've done!
    I read a book!
    When someone wrote it
    Long ago
    For me to read,
    How did he know
    That this was the book
    I'd take from the shelf
    And lie on the floor
    And read by myself?
    I really read it!
    Just like that!
    Word by word,
    From first to last!

  14. Hope you feel better! At least you're reading a good book (when your eyes can handle it anyway!)

  15. Hoping you'll feel better with your medicine and books! Take care of yourself today.

  16. I am so sorry Molly! I know how disappointing it is to be sick on read-a-thon day-that was me last April. Just rest and relax and read when you can. I hope you husband brings you good drugs!
    *smiles and a hug*

  17. Sorry about your cold. I hope you still have some energy for reading. I just stopped by to cheer you on and share my Read-A-Thon poem.

    If I could have one wish,
    I know what I would say.
    Just give me my books,
    And let me read all day.

    Happy Reading.

  18. Molly, I hope you are feeling better! I just stopped by to send you Happy Reading vibes from South Florida. I love keeping up with your blog...
    Readthon Cheeleader and Follower

  19. Hope you're feeling better soon, Molly! You've got all day to read :-) - just join in when you can!

    Happy Readathon!

  20. So sorry about your head cold.
    Napping helps a lot and really good meds. Read as much as you are able to for the time being.
    It looks like you've done well.
    Go Molly!

  21. Sorry you are not feeling well! Hang in there and read whenever you can!

  22. Sorry you're sick--take care and get better!

  23. In a Story Book

    At night when sunshine goes away,
    And it's too dark for me to play,
    I like to come inside, and look
    For new friends in a story book.

  24. I'm so sorry to hear you are having a cold on Read-A-Thon day! That stinks!!!!

    But I LOVE LOVE LOVE your book choices! I loved "The Mixed Up Files..." I can never go to a museum without thinking of it!

    Hope you feel better!

  25. Oh Molly, I totally know how u r feeling. I slept 13 hours yesterday and we cleared the shelves of Day-Quil and Ny-Quil as well (it helps though, but sleep and fluids work best). Take care.

  26. Oh no, Molly! I hope you're feeling better.Get some rest.

  27. Sorry you were sick Molly and hopefully it will work out next time. I had The Mixed Up Files in my pile as well but didn't get to it.

  28. Just stopping by to see if you posted an update. It looks like you probably didn't get to play along. I hope you are at least feeling a little better and have had a chance to read some. Harriet the Spy was one of my all time favorite reads as a child. I still remember my 4th grade teacher reading it out loud to us!
    *smiles and a hug(

  29. Hope you get to feeling better. I just got over from being sick with a head cold too.

  30. I hope you feel better Molly. I had been brain dead all of last week trying to recover from some personal circumstances and didn't participate. I'm glad everybody had fun reading. :)

  31. That stinks! I hope you're feeling better now.

    Diary of an Eccentric


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