I’m finished!!!

Yay!!! OK I had no idea that the Kindle for PC built-in TTS was much, much slower than my screen reader, but it definitely is. It took me about 6 hours to finish Cold Case Christianity. Whereas it took me about 3 hours each to finish the first 2 books. I suppose that’s where Kindle unlimited pays off, you can get a lot of books for free. Unfortunately I had to cancel mine because I couldn’t keep paying the monthly charge. I fully intend to start back up again soon though.
Unfortunately I’ve gained my 50th wind just when I need to go to bed. I’ll probably stay up for a while and see what happens.

After dinner reading.

I took a break a little bit ago for dinner. Nothing fancy, just a frozen Lasagne. My Panda express was definitely something epic earlier, though! I’ve definitely slowed my progress quite a bit, although I think I’ll be finished with this book in about an hour, maybe an hour and a half.
I promised to write thoughts on Habeas Data, and the thoughts I have are way, way too long for just a quick post. I think I’ll do that after I’ve recovered from Readathon and not sleeping the night before. I slept for a few hours during the day yesterday, but not last night, even though I had sleeping pills to relax me. They did their job but I was awake the whole time.
I also plan to write my thoughts on the book I’m reading now, Cold Case Christianity. There are a lot of interesting things it gets into, and again it’s going to require more than just a quick post. I’m definitely enjoying reading it, as someone who spends quite a bit of days, (and nights,) up watching legal cases on Youtube.

Mid-event status.

I took a long break of about 2 hours so I could try and shake this extremely annoying, and extremely bad headache I had going on. No luck!! Not only that but hopefully I’ve slowed down my progress a bit.
I’ve started my third and final book I have for this Readathon, Cold Case Christianity, Link to the Kindle edition. I’m enjoying it so far!!! I think after I’m done, I’ll probably end up rereading Brave New World, which is on my Kindle app from last Summer. Since that’s a short book, I’ll probably just stay up and do some online stuff after that, since I could definitely use the sleep schedule reset!!!

Waiting for lunch.

I’ve ordered Panda Express, which is a quick service Chinese restaurant for lunch. It should be arriving shortly, although it’s a bit delayed because they’re still preparing my shrimp, apparently.
I managed to finish Habeas Data! No, I didn’t read the rest of the references, past chapter 6. I’m taking a long break though, because I have a bad headache, and not only that but I’m going to run out of books. I’ll probably start reading again when I have lunch.

Status update.

OK I’ve just finished chapter 6 of Habeas Data. Now I need a break, because I learned more about Lavabit than I ever knew in the past 7 years, not only that, but a lot of my theories from back then were confirmed. I’ll be writing thoughts over on techliberty.net soon, when I finish the book. I’d probably be finished by now, had I not read chapter 6 line-by-line. +Here’s the Kindle edition.
I’m a little worried about the fact that I may not have enough books to last 24 hours. I seem to be progressing faster, partly because I’m using my screen reader, instead of the built-in Kindle for PC speech. My screen reader’s speech is a lot faster!!

Readathon Memories.

On the Readathon site they’re asking us to share our favorite Readathon memories. I think my favorite ones were my first 2. For my first one, I ended up reading 1984 and Atlas Shrugged. No, I didn’t finish Atlas Shrugged in 24 hours! I got through 1984 in about 5 hours, and the rest was spent reading Atlas Shrugged. I ended up finishing like 3-4 days later.
My second one I ended up reading Case for Christ, which I really enjoyed. I’m returning to that theme later today with a book called “Cold Case Christianity.” I also read “Skating on Air,” which is a broadcast history of figure skating. I think I had something else, but for some reason I can’t remember. I really enjoyed both books that time!

Let’s be early this time! Pre-event survey.

Otherwise known as I decided to get things started before I got too caught up in reading.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Oregon, which is in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Well I only have 3 and I’m looking forward to them all 3 equally this time, I think.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’m actually most looking forward to my special events coffee which I’ve decided to make today and possibly tomorrow around 2-3 A.M. It’s coffee with chocolate kisses, and lots of them.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! That’s a good question. Hmm, I suppose one random thing you probably don’t know about me is that I enjoy collecting domain names. Although I usually do try to use them.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I did participate in the last one, or at least I think lol. I’ll have 3 books, and that should be enough to get me through the entire 24 hours. They’re all about 200-300 pages long. Last time, I think I only had 2, so I didn’t end up reading the entire time.

Readathon prep and other things.

This weekend is Readathon weekend yay!! Yeah, I did get the two books I was going to get besides still not getting my stimulus, WTF???? I have another book on my Kindle for PC app from last summer waiting for me to read, so I should be good on books this time. I sent Laurie to the store to get extra snacks for the weekend, you never know what I might want or need, that I may not have.
Speaking of going to the store. I’m running into a problem with the whole no more than one person in the store at a time restriction. Personally, I think that whole thing is absolutely ridiculous!!! I really don’t need it for groceries, but I need to go get my prescriptions, since the state decided that I should, for some idiotic reason, have co-pays at the beginning of this year. Don’t ask me why they did that, however, they did it not anticipating everyone needing to be quarantined for an extended period of time. Laurie doesn’t want to take me to the store because she has to go in with me, and I don’t have a mask, I think she’s afraid she’ll get kicked out, or that we could get someone sick, even though none of us are showing symptoms, not that you have to be showing symptoms to be infected. Although I believe you do have to be to get the test here.

Two Anniversaries in one week.

First, 4/11, (Saturday,) was the first year anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest. Yeah, it was strange that it happened on the day before Easter. The last one was today, it’s been 6 years after 4/16/2014. Otherwise known as the day Lavabit lost the case, or the day we couldn’t figure out how to make quiche, or the day my family told me we were going out to dinner an hour before it happened. To this day, that whole thing, of not telling someone (usually me,) something until the very last minute is called a 4/16.
In fact, one of those happened on Sunday. We were supposed to do absolutely nothing for easter. Turns out, we ended up at my Sister’s house, having dinner there. I had about 3 hours to plan for that one, but there are times where I end up having less time.

Are you sick of staying at home yet?

That’s what mom asked me when we were talking on the phone. I said no, I never get sick of it. I only go somewhere when I have to, or really want to, in the case of church.
We aren’t having church inside the sanctuary for right now, but we can still worship. In fact, I used to do this even before the quarantine. I get headaches a lot,the bad ones make me tired. Therefore I don’t usually want to do anything, or go anywhere, and yeah unfortunately that includes church.
My church streams it’s services, as a regular course of doing business. I’m able to participate when I’m not feeling well because of a headache. In the case of the last time we had church, I was sick, so didn’t go.
This Sunday will be interesting. Those of us who believe in Jesus’s death and resurrection are going to celebrate Easter. For the first time, we’re doing this without stepping inside a church building.