Monday, August 4, 2008

My crazy reading skils

Most of you know I'm a crazy Stephenie Meyer fan. I just LOVE her books! Twilight was one series of books I didn't in anyway have a hard time getting in too. I was hooked on the first chapter, then knowing there were 3 more books after the first I went crazy (you do know this was all your fault Sarah J :) ). So as a early birthday gift Mick took me to go get a copy of the Breaking Dawn the 4th and last book of the saga the day it came out. (I think he felt bad he didn't let me go to the midnight release for it, I kinda pouted about it). SO it was no surprise to anyone that the second we got home I planted myself ever so nicely in my fave reading spot on our couch and didn't move for about 3 days. OK so I got up to pee and go to church but that was about it, and yes I slept too.....kinda.

Mick called me this morning and asked if I had finished my book (I only had 3 chapters to go last night before we went to bed, OK before he came and got me at 3am and told me to go to bed). I told him "yes I did first thing this morning after the kids got me up at 8am". He asked me what time I started reading and when I stopped. I had no idea where he was going with this so I just answered. I told him about 8:15 (once I got the kids breakfast) and I finished about 9:20. he started laughing and then yelled "Tim wins he was the closest!" and then started cracking up. I asked him what was going on and he told me that my freakish reading talent/obsession is widely know at his work.

So this time he went to work and told the guys how many pages the book was and that I had all ready been reading for 15 and 1/2 hours (yes he was clocking me). SO then all the guys at his work made bets on me as to what time today I would finish, and how many hours total it would take me to read the book. No one knew, not even Mick that I was almost done. Some of the guys guest I would not be done till tomorrow so the hours were pretty high like 28-35 hours. Tim (mick boss) was the only one who said "there is no way she takes that long I bet she is done before Mick calls her at 10" Mick told him that I stayed up till 3am reading and that he thought I would be to tired to read let alone be out of bed yet. Well Tim was right :) and now all the guys at work owe him Lunch (there are 6 guy, besides Tim there so Tim is set on lunch this week).
SO here are the totals.......
Book: Breaking Dawn
# of pages: 756
TOTAL HOURS: 16 hours and 40min

I'm pretty impressed by myself if I do say so! Man see if he would have let me go to the midnight release I could have read it all Saturday :). Now I know the not sleeping thing kinda makes everyone wonder. With me when its something I'm really in to my mind just seems to not be able to settle down. With good books that I really like I can read for hours and not get bored or tired. Then when it comes time to sleep all I do all night is dream (very real dreams) about what I just read. Then I wake up just after a few hours feeling very well rested and even more excited to finish the story and can jump right back in to reading. I think it a adrenalin kinda thing. The only problem is once my mind does settle down I'm super tired (that's probably going to hit about 5pm-ish today LOL).

If you have not read the "Twilight" saga you should its really good. Also she has another book "The Host" witch is just as good and captivating.

5 comments:

Natalie said...

WOW. I just got mine in the mail about an hour ago. I decided I better clean the house before I start because nothing will get done once I crack it open :)

Sarah Junsay said...

You got me beat...I'm a zombie after staying up until 1pm for 2 nights reading it!! I loved it! My house is a disaster though. Oh well.....

Kathryn said...

Man, it's been so long since I read a good book just for fun. So so little time. I've never quite had a "marathon" though.

good job!

Jessica said...

My sister is reading it and she says its good. I don't think I'll get to reading it and she told me the ending.

Savages said...

I just finished The Host, it was really good! I think I liked it better than the Twilight books. I haven't read this one yet...maybe I'll borrow it from you!:)