Saturday, April 18, 2009

The end of the 11th hour...

We're closing in on the half time now, so let's get ready to rock this! This is not the time to get tired! LOL If you really must, get some coffee or green or black tea, open up the windows to get some fresh air in, maybe try to exercise a little - and definitely drink lots of water!

I'm an experienced night owl, especially when the deadline for term papers is coming close, so believe me, those things work! But keep in mind that coffee and caffein in general is not too good for you, so if you rely on those, keep a bottle of water next to the cup of coffee or whatever your caffein drug of choice is.

If you can't read when it's all quite (I always need background noise, otherwise every little crack distracts me) put on a CD, though preferable none that you just have to sing along. That distracts from reading ;-)

Books read so far: 2

Pages Read so far: 469

Current book: The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen (page now)

Current song: Things I'll Never Say by Avril Lavigne


  1. I love your advice here. :) Ways of staying awake to finish homework was ever my endeavor in grad school. Looks like you have just the type of music to keep you going. Best of luck!

  2. Oh thanks for the great advice - how helpful! I just brewed a fresh pot of coffee and now I'll get a water bottle to sit beside me, too.
    Happy Reading! Happy Halfway Mark!

  3. I feel like you are not going to have any problem making it to the end - that's great! Keep up the good work!

  4. Current song is a good idea! :) I like the variety of post idea!

  5. mjmbecky: Glad you like the advice! I later remembered another thing that helps, but I'll post that in my wrap-up post later today. And you're right, the music definitely helped me stay awake!

    Elizabeth: Thanks a lot! I didn't make it all the 24 hours, but I was close.

    Care: My pleasure! I hope you had a great reading time :-)

    Kailana: I've been listening to music most of the hours I spent reading, so it was only natural for me to add those. I can't concentrate when it's all quiet, but with the TV I realized I was checking out what was happening. Music is my way to stay concentrated :-) I also think the variety of posts is wonderful.