Read-a-Thon: Hours 13 & 14

Things seem to be quieting down. Twitter isn’t imploding with new tweets, and my Google Reader has reached the point where I just need to mark all as read. I spent all of hour 13 and most of hour 14 reading House Rules by Jodi Picoult. This is another longer book but, thankfully, it is going much better than Saving Fish from Drowning.

I’m hoping to make it another two hours and have another update post up around midnight. After that, I probably will start reading on my iPad/iPod and use Twitter as my main form of updating you all on my progress. (Turning on my computer and typing could disturb my roommate.) I do have my alarm set to wake up me up tomorrow morning so I can rejoin the fun for the last two hours, for sure.

Hour: 15

Time: 10:00pm EST

Read since last update: House Rules by Jodi Picoult (in progress)

Brief thoughts on what I’ve read: Picoult really does like presenting siblings who resent their sibling for having cancer or a genetic disorder or autism, doesn’t she? In House Rules, the social tutor of the main character (who has Asperger Syndrome) has been killed and the police think he’s done it. I have a pretty good idea who the culprit it is, but I am intrigued to see how this all plays out.

Pages read since last update: 200

Running total of pages read since I’ve started: 1,195 (WOW!)

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Running total of time spent reading since I’ve started: 9 hours

Amount of time spent not reading since I’ve started: 1 hour and 35 minutes blogging; 1 hour and 25 minutes eating (20 minutes was spent reading and eating); 1 hour and 20 minutes cheering; 15 minutes responding to emails and phone calls

Other Readathon-related activities: None.

Where I stand overall:

  • An Interrupted Life (Etty Hillesum) — 105/281 pages
  • War on the Margins (Libby Cone) — FINISHED
  • Refuge in Hell (Daniel B. Silver) — 109/331 pages
  • Beatrice and Virgil (Yann Martel) — 0/214 pages
  • The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) —FINISHED
  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (Gayle Tzemach Lemon) — 0/253 pages
  • The Order Has Been Carried Out (Alessandro Portelli) — 0/330 pages
  • Saving Fish from Drowning (Amy Tan) — 255/474 pages
  • A Cup of Friendship (Deborah Rodriguez) — FINISHED
  • House Rules (Jodi Picoult) —200/532 pages

For a little about why I chose each book, please see my initial book selection post.



  1. You’re doing AWESOME!! GO YOU!

    I’m getting to the tired point, so I am probably going to take a short break. But I’m excited you’ll be up in the morning! Good for you!



    1. Julie, I hope you were able to get some more reading in. I didn’t think I would be able to participate today but things feel in place. Thanks for stopping by and cheering me on!


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