Sunday, October 23, 2016

End of Event Survey

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? As usual, I took a little snooze Hours 21 thru 23. One of these times, I'm going to get a good night's sleep the night before and last the whole 24 hours!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I thought 84,Charing Cross Road was a great Readathon book. It's less than 100 pages and it's a book about books!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Nope
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? It was all good
  5. How many books did you read? 3 and a bit
  6. What were the names of the books you read? X by Sue Grafton, Gratitude by Oliver Sacks, 84,Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, and part of The Road to Little Dribbling and The Clue in the Diary
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? 84, Charing Cross Road
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I liked them all
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 100% chance I'll be participating again!

Hours 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24

I did take a little snooze but came back for the end.

Since last update:

The Road to Little Dribbling - 5 pgs
The Clue in the Diary - 72 pgs

Final total, pages: 647
Final total, hours: 10 hrs reading, 1 hr 25 min audio

Hope you all had a great Readathon. Let's do it again in 6 months!

Thank you, faithful RAT buddy Laura@pleasepardontheinterruption for hanging out with me again!


Hours 18 and 19

Since last update:

84, Charing Cross Road - 49 pgs (finished)

Running total, pages: 570
Running total, hours:  9 hr 15 min reading, 45 min audio

I think I'll have to give in for a little nap now. Hope to make it back for the last hour or 2.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Frightful Reads Mini-Challenge

This has some SCARY stories in it!

Hours 14, 15, 16, and 17

Since last update:

X - 75 pgs (finished)
Gratitude - 45 pgs (finished)
84, Charing Cross Road - 48 pgs
The Road to Little Dribbling - 10 pgs

Running total, pages: 521
Running total, hours: 8 hr 30 min reading, 45 min audio

And here is my faithful reading companion. She is grayer than she was when we first started doing these readathons, but she still enjoys hanging out with me!


Hours 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13

Yikes! How did the past six hours go by so quickly?

Since last update:

X - 148 pgs

Running total, pages: 343
Running total, hours: 6 hr 15 min reading, 30 min audio

I've been reading for about an hour at a time, then taking a break.  As the night wears on, I don't think I'll be able to do better than that. Maybe I can make the breaks shorter! I fear I only have another 4 or 5 hours before I'll have to sleep a bit.

Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Still X by Sue Grafton (the book I started with, but I'm almost done), and The Road to Little Dribbling on audio
2. How many books have you read so far? Almost finished one, and a bit of a 2nd
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? 84, Charing Cross Road
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not many interruptions at all. It's been great!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How fast the time is going!