Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-a-thon and a Giveaway!?

Update #1

Okay wow folks what a morning. Our internet has been down in the apt. for a few hours so we have been reading/making desperate phone calls to figure out what is going on. Fortunately now it is back and we are ready to update you!!
Padfoot and Prongs have been plowing through our list of
'Back in the Day Books'
This read a thon we are focusing on some childhood classics! Currently Padfoot is 64 pages into Peter Pan, and Prongs is tearing through the 1st Harry Potter. We will be updating within the next 2 hours once we finish both of them to let you know our thoughts. (We are sure every one already knows how we feel)

Update Number 2:
lright so we are going into our 4th hour of reading. Prongs has DEMOLISH HP 1 and has moved on to The Phantom Tollbooth clocking in at 20 pages. Padfoot is finishing up Peter Pan and has her sites set on Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit. She will be reviewing Peter Pan this week after we have regained our mental strength! We have been moving strategically around the apartment and have been snacking on wheat thins and cheese sticks to keep the energy up.

Here is a nice tip for read-a-thoners: TURN OFF YOU CELL PHONES. It is a huge distaraction when right when you get into a good pace, your phone goes off and you have to check it. At the very least turn the on silent. Can't tell you how much better things are going since we did that. Mk we will be back in another hour to update again! At the end of the night we have a special treat for you all so make sure to keep checking back!

For first timers to the blog...WELCOME! To our loyal followrs, we hope you are having a great read a thon day. Keep focused and we can't wait to go through all of the posts tomorrow.

Lastly, we wanted to make sure every one knew about our GIVEAWAY!!Yes thats right a GIVEAWAYY.
This lovley mug can be yours for the low low price of FREE!!
We are giving away 2 mugs for the read-a-thon to some lucky readers.
You can enter one of 2 ways.
1. Leave a comment on any read-a-thon post that we update today and you will automatically be entered.
2. Sign up or check out The Good Books Club! If you sign up today you will automaically be entered twice into the drawing for a mug. If you sign up though make sure you are ready and willing to participate!

Thats all from us now folks...back to the books.


  1. Love that mug, it's great!

    Peter Pan & Harry Potter are great books to read today!

    Enjoy & Happy Reading!

  2. That mug is excellent! Sorry to hear about the internet thing. Nymeth said her internet was out for 5 hours today, too. :(

  3. Ooh ooh oooh! A read-a-thon! How on earth you ladies find this stuff, I'll never know. I wanna join in! :(

  4. Hope all is going well now that we are into the 8th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) This is Louise cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark...

  5. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    Now go read some more

  6. Prongs, if you enjoy The Phantom Tollbooth, you might want to give The Number Devil by H. M. Enzensberger a try. I'm reading it to my 7 year old son for the readathon. It has kind of the same feel as The Phantom Tollbooth.

  7. Great idea! I just might have to pick up HP 2...

    Do I get entered for already being a member of the book club :)

    Tara SG

  8. What a great idea to read children's classics.

    Good luck!

  9. OOoooo cool much! Loving the children's classics. Happy reading!

  10. Good tip on the cell phone! That's always a major distraction for me. Love the mug :)

  11. Let's go
    Let's go, chip in, it's time to cheer,
    It's simple, yell what you hear,
    Go Reader Go,
    Go Reader Go,
    Fire up and scream,
    Read Read!

    Great mug!! I wants!!!

  12. What an awesome mug! So glad you guys are taking part in this- love your blog :-)

  13. I totally finished Bradbury's book during the readathon! Yay! Now, I hope you two are still reading....

  14. Now that it's way past midnight and our eyes are drooping lower, it's time for us night owls to get our second wind! So here is a big HOOT from Alabama. Keep on Reading!!!! Just a few more hours to go!!!!

    Go Reading,Go Reading,Go Reading!!!
    the Transcendentalists team!

  15. Sounds like you are having fun! Keep it up.

  16. I totally didn't catch that you were just updating this one post. Sorry I didn't come by more often!


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