Sunday, October 25, 2009

Read-a-thon update

Readathon hours elapsed: 16 hours
Books completed: 2
Pages read: 260
No. of hours slept: 7
Time spent cheerleading: 70 mins
Mini-challenges completed: 3
Books finished since start of readathon: Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon (paranormal romance) and Emma by Kaoru Mori (graphic novel)
No. of times reminded son to put the dishes away - 4 ... so far!

I have mentioned a couple of times, mainly on Twitter than I was on babysitting duty this morning for my nephew. I got a bit of reading done, but by far the biggest portion of my time was spent on going for a walk. I thought I would take some pictures on my phone camera while I was out and about!

A bit of Australian nature - these gumnuts very much remind me of the Gumnut babies from May Gibbs's classic Australian children's book, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Hopefully you can see why from the following illustration

We seem to have more than our fair share of spiky plants, and this one is no exception

All the newer estates have different themes and entrances etc. This is the one to my sister's estate. They also all have individual light posts.

We ended up in the local shopping centre where there was a family fun day. From what I can gather it was being run in support of a local bikie club who were doing fundraising for Breast cancer awareness, hence all the pink. Loved these muppet style helmets! There were a good couple of hundred bikes and riders all up so it was an impressive display.

Went past the local bookstore and this is part of their "If you liked Twilight" display of books. From what I can see the books in the second picture are Vampire Kisses, Blue Bloods and Masquerade. There was also another shelf that I thought I had included but apparently not!


  1. Love all the pictures from your walk! Emma is a great read-a-thon read. Did you enjoy it?
    I ended up sleeping for longer than I'd planned but hope to get a second wind before too long. :)

  2. Great progress. The Gumnut babies are so cute!

  3. LOVELY! Go Team Transcendentalists! :)

  4. I remember we had a friend in Melbourne who had cats called Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. That was what first got me to read the books when I was a kid.

  5. 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!

    Go Marg!! :)

  6. Keep reading! We're almost there!