Three days down. Bout of Books 11 continues.
It was a crazy day today. I got a lot accomplished, but the day was not quite what I imagined it would be. I had the day off work today and while Collin let me sleep in a little bit after we got Darian off to school, I spent the majority of my day running crazy -- most of the time working on two things at once.
I finalized the tweaks on my sans-cinnamon zucchini bread recipe and baked another batch of muffins, along with a loaf of bread. Piper then ate half the bread from the cutting board after I left the room. Crazy dog loves zucchini bread.
I nearly finished the quilt I've been working on. I just have some final touches to put on it tomorrow night and it will be ready for a Friday delivery.
I also took and edited photos from a short photo session. I can't tell you more than that for now, but I have been approved to put the results up on the blog here in a week or so.
After all of that, I cooked dinner and then Darian & I (but mostly just I) participated in the Bout of Books Twitter chat. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to the next one on Saturday morning.
As for Darian, he had a pretty darned good first day of school. We called the school in the afternoon and got his schedule fixed (since he was put into the wrong social studies class), but other than that it sounds like his day pretty much went off without a hitch. Hopefully that trend continues.
Even with all of that, we did still get some reading in. Here are our stats at the end of day 3...
Currently Reading :
The Storyteller by Jodi PicoultMinutes Read Today: 217 minutes
I'm wishing it wasn't so darned late and that I didn't have to work tomorrow. Though fairly heart wrenching, The Storyteller is a really good book. I'd like to stay up and finish it. But...that will not be happening. I need my sleep. So it will have to wait until tomorrow.
Total Time Read: 474 minutes
Goal: 1500 minutes
Pages Read Today: 182 pages
Total Pages Read: 452 pages
Goal: 1500 pages
Books Finished Today: 0
Total Books Finished: 1
Goal: 6 books
Minutes Read Today: 73 minutes
Total Time Read: 869 minutes
Goal: 1200 minutes
Pages Read Today: 181 pages
Total Pages Read: 1030 pages
Goal: 900 pages
I told him that his books must be good this time since he's read more pages than minutes. He just smiled.
Books Finished Today: 0
Total Books Finished: 2
Goal: 3 books.
It's official that Darian will be gone for the weekend. He's taking off on Friday night and won't be back until Sunday evening. He says he'll be calling me for updates on his minutes/pages in the evenings, but I won't be holding my breath. I have a feeling he'll be having too much fun to find time to either read or call. Good thing he'll probably make all of his goals before he leaves.
As for me, my big push at this point is to participate in more of the challenges. I keep putting them off until the evening and then forgetting about them until it's too late and time has expired. I need to get myself on track.
All in all, not a bad read-a-thon, so far. How is your reading coming along?