Saturday, October 18, 2008

Readathon: Hour 2

Distractions, distractions, distractions! I did well during hour 1, but not so well during hour 2. My six year old son woke up before my wife. So, between him, the dog, and other things, I didn't do as much reading as I wanted in hour 2. However, I did manage to read 36 pages and finish Predictably Irrational as promised. Hopefully, I can do better in hour 3 because my wife is now awake and has promised to take our son to the gym with her.

I visited some of the other readers and found that perhaps I should introduce myself, as per the "Introduction Meme":

  • Where am I reading from? I am reading in Sugar Land, Texas. For those that don't know, Sugar Land is just outside Houston.

  • Three facts about me:
    1. I retired when I was 35. (Which is to say that when we relocated for my wife to take a promotion at work, I stayed home to take care of our son.)
    2. To earn book money, I do freelance computer programming.
    3. I own way too many books -- probably more than I can read.

  • How many books are in my TBR list? As per item 3 above, quite a number. However, I do have a pile of 10 or so books that are closer to the top of that list.

  • Do you have any goals for the readathon? Just to have fun.

  • Are you a veteran readathoner with advice for newbies? Nope. I am one of those newbies. But, I am a veteran marathoner and will probably apply that experience to the readathon. The most important thing I learned from marathoning is to pace yourself. You want to leave it all out on the course, but you definitely don't want to run out of steam at mile 15!

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