Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-thon: T plus 15

Title of books completed: American Born Chinese, Peter Pan, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Title of book still working on: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Anne's House of Dreams
Pages read since last update:
* Anne's House of Dreams p.57
* The Inventions of Hugo Cabret p. 106
Total: 163
Running total of pages read since you started:
*American Born Chinese p. 233 (complete)
*Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress p. 192 (complete)
*Peter Pan p. 276 (complete)
*Anne's House of Dreams p.57
*The Inventions of Hugo Cabret p. 106
Total: 864

Money Raised for charity: $ 86.40
Who I am *trying* to keep track of:
Ti from Book Chatter and other Stuff
Vasilly at 1330v
Trish from Trish's Reading Nook
Claire from Kiss a Cloud
Chris from Stuff as Dreams Are Made On
Joanne from The Book Zombie
Jennifer from The Literate Housewife
Megan from Medieval Bookworm
Laura from Reading Reflections
Violet from Violet Crush
Parole (Words)
I heart Monster

Okay, so this time I spent most of my time driving home, eating dinner, making the above video and getting my kids to bed. I need to sit down and really bust out some pages now. I hope you enjoy the vlog!

My tummy is happy.


Ti said...

I so needed that little laugh. I think your chicken feels a TAD neglected. I love your vlogs.

Okay, hitting it hard now.

Suey said...

Ha! A chicken!? Fun stuff. And yeah for Hugo Cabret! :) Sounds like you've had a great readathon so far. Keep it up!

saveophelia said...

hands down best vlog i've ever seen. and i love your chickens!

back to reading for you bethany!

Laura said...

I cannot tell you how much I loved your vlog! I started laughing when there was a chicken sitting on your lap!! You can't trust birds though--you never know what they are thinking :)

Your hammock looks like a fun place to read too!

thekoolaidmom said...

You are such a cutie :-) I read Hugo Cabret last year and loved it, and I have American Born Chinese on my wishlist.

My youngest daughter is half-Vietnamese and loves all things Asian, so I'd love to get a copy of it and read it with her.

Loved your vlog :-) such fun!

Scribacchina said...

LOL, really. Great video! I'm curious to read your thought on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and of course on Hugo Cabret as well (that book seems to be everywhere)
Oh, and at 163 pages you think you have not read much??! :)
Happy reading!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Fantastic! I'm going to re-tweet for those who missed it in the #readathon.

Looks like you're having FUN!!!

Jennifer said...

Bethany! First of all, how great to hear your voice! Second of all, that chicken made me laugh out loud (hope that doesn't wake the kiddos). Finally, I am so impressed with all you have read! I love your vlog!!!

Keep up the good work!

Jennifer @ The Literate Housewife Review

classicvasilly said...

That was absolutely perfect! I needed that right now! I'm off to read and a nap.

Kailana said...

That was great! And to think I almost called it a night for blog-visiting!

mynovelreviews said...

That was great!

Chris said...

LOL! I think I almost lost it with that video. Thanks for's just what I needed...I just did a vlog myself! I'm now waiting for it to slooooooowly upload onto youtube.

Erotic Horizon said...

I love your choice of reading area... you look so relaxed...

I so need some sunshine now...


Megan said...

That's an awesome vlog! Definite bright spot in what will be my last hour of (slightly unhinged) cheerleading until, well, a few hours from now. Wasn't expecting your chicken co-star! =D

Anywho- hope you're tearing up the pages right now (but not literally, that would be distressing). Keep up the great reading! =)

trish said...

Bethany, I think you've given us a new standard of vlogs.

So. awesome.

"Get back to reading." lol

megan said...

Awesome video! I love that a) you have a chicken on your lap and b) you're reading Anne's House of Dreams - I just pulled out my old Anne of Green Gables books the other day for a reread :)

I spent a whole year reading the series when I was ten or eleven, and adored them.

Eva said...

Where do you live?! With a chicken?! lol

Nymeth said...

lol! That is brilliant :D

I loved American Born Chinese too! Dewey gave me my copy, actually, so it always reminds me of her.

Stephanie said...

That was so cool!! I love the chicken!!

Since I had to work all night (and spent the morning at soccer), the read-a-thon was not in my cards this time. But I wanted to stop by and say Hi! Glad to see you are still reading! Go Bethany!! (That's my little attempt at cheering).

claire said...

Oh Bethany, that is the best vlog ever!!!!! The chickens.. you are just like my mom, you make me smile. :D

Dar said...

lol-That was great. I needed the laugh. Scared the dog though when the chickens started. It was hilarious. Hope you're still doing good with your reading.

Trish said...

Oh my gosh--I am laughing so hard right now. You have a chicken on your leg!!! I love it so much!

I Heart Monster said...

That was so fun!!! Thanks!!

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Brilliant Vlog!

thewrittenword said...

If there was an award for coolest vlog, I'm sure you would get it (and more than likely you're the only one holding a chicken)! Very cool! - Stephanie

Alyce said...

Loved the vlog!