Sunday, October 25, 2020

Read-a-Thon hours 23 and 24: 5:00 - 7:00

Currently reading: The Fire Game (Fear Street #11) by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 80

Total pages so far: 1312

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate
Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson
Angel Omnibus, vol. 1
New Kid by Jerry Craft

Snacks: none

Current state of things: Well I didn't quite finish my 6th book. But I still feel like I finished pretty strong! Now, off to sleep!



Read-a-Thon hours 21 and 22: 3:00 - 5:00

Currently reading: The Fire Game (Fear Street #11) by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 199

Total pages so far: 1232

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate
Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson
Angel Omnibus, vol. 1
New Kid by Jerry Craft

Snacks: bread and butter, and still sipping my energy drink

Current state of things: Doing surprisingly well! The idea of going to bed is extremely appealing, but I'm not having trouble keeping my eyes open or anything. And I'm motivated, because I started a 6th book a little while ago and I want to see if I can finish it by the end! It might just be possible if I can stay super focused.

And now, since I've officially stayed up all night, it's tradition that I post Good Morning!



Read-a-Thon hours 19 and 20: 1:00 - 3:00

Currently reading: New Kid by Jerry Craft

Pages read these hours: 208

Total pages so far: 1033

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate
Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson
Angel Omnibus, vol. 1

Snacks: no food, but drinking my energy drink now

Current state of things: Not too bad! The last few pages of Angel Omnibus took me a while because my eyes were going out of focus and I had to keep rereading the same panels again and again lol, but I'm doing a bit better since getting up and switching books. Also, New Kid is so good!!

Well it's definitely time for the energizing music breaks!



Read-a-Thon hours 17 and 18: 23:00 - 1:00

Currently reading: Angel Omnibus, vol. 1

Pages read these hours: 168

Total pages so far: 825

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate
Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson

Snacks: a hot chocolate float (hot chocolate with a scoop of ice cream added)

Current state of things: Still going strong, but at the moment I'm getting pretty tired. Time to grab the energy drink I'm thinking! Getting close to the end of my current book; I just have one short comic (the Connor spotlight) and one longer one (Auld Lang Syne) left.

I found this video in which hilariously people find it hard to stay up for 24 hours. Amateurs! 😂



Saturday, October 24, 2020

Read-a-Thon hours 15 and 16: 21:00 - 23:00

Currently reading: Angel Omnibus, vol. 1

Pages read these hours: 155

Total pages so far: 657

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate
Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson

Snacks: none in the last bit

Current state of things: Going strong. Took a shower break and have otherwise been reading steadily. I'm surprised by the comics in this omnibus, though! All the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus volumes had stories that took place during the show, and I seem to recall the same was true for the Dark Horse Angel Omnibus and the Spike Omnibus, too (plus some stories in the distant past), so I assumed this volume would be Angel stories from before and during the show. But so far this is all after the show! Hopefully no spoilers from Angel: After the Fall, because I have not read those yet. Even my memories of the late seasons are hazy, because I last watched them quite a number of years ago. I'm currently rewatching Buffy and Angel in French, but I'm only on season 2 of Angel.

Now, breaking from my Bert and Ernie theme for a moment here, because I'm a Morning Person just always feels so appropriate for these late hours when I get my night owl energy!



Read-a-Thon hours 13 and 14: 19:00 - 21:00

Currently reading: Angel Omnibus, vol. 1 (just starting)

Pages read these hours: 118

Total pages so far: 502

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate
Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson

Snacks: some sour straps candy (hoping the sugar will help keep me awake)

Current state of things: Great! I read almost double the pages in those two hours than I'd done in previous hours. Now I've finished the longest non-graphic novel in my pile. So now, I'm gonna tackle the huge graphic novel! Angel Omnibus, vol. 1 has 458 pages.



Read-a-Thon hours 11 and 12: 17:00 - 19:00

Currently reading: Among the Ghosts by Amber Benson

Pages read these hours: 60

Total pages so far: 384

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in a Vampire's Body by Todd Strasser
The Other (Animorphs #40) by K.A. Applegate

Snacks: I had supper. I went to the local Punjabi takeout place and got a noodle burger.

Current state of things: Pretty good! Disappointed with my total pages at the halfway point, but I think I usually do better in the second half anyway. The last two hours I was more alert reading, but did lose a little time getting my food (though I did bring a book with me) and then eating my food (it was very messy so I had to take a break for that).