Saturday, June 28, 2008
24-hour Read-a-Thon Coverage Take 2
OK, so rules are made to be broken, right? I was just going to keep adding to my original post, but then I realized how LONG that would end up being, so now you're stuck with tons of posts from me on your Google Reader. I'm sorry. Please forgive me.
So far I have read 11 pages and 1 hour (unless reading blogs counts, then I'm up to almost two hours...) Woot!
And I have another suggestion for first-timers, or participants in general. And that suggestions is: Don't read from home OR get everyone out of the house before you the read-a-thon begins. My low page count this hour is partially due to my boyfriend's constant interruptions as he prepared to leave for the afternoon. "Sweetheart, have you seen my climbing shoes?" "Hey, are your climbing shoes 5.10s also? No, oh, then I guess these are mine." "Have you seen my keys anywhere?" "Hm. I think we'll be back in a couple of hours. I might get lunch while I'm out. Do you need anything?"
Gah! Do you not see the book?! The whole point of me forcing you to leave today was so I wouldn't be interrupted in my attempts to read for 24 hours! Now get going!
Um, OK then, on to mini-challenge number two, in which we were asked to read web comics and write about our reactions to them. I chose xkcd for my web comic. I used to read this a lot and am sorrily behind on it. I love this comic because it's clever and has a lot of funny observations about modern life and the tech generation. The guy is a mathemetician and a computer coder so some of his stuff I don't get, but, having a computer geek boyfriend, I do get most of the stuff even if only on a very basic level.
I spent about 20 minutes reading through the archives that I've missed and looking for a good one to post for you all. Here's the one I chose: