Sunday, October 22, 2017

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Fell asleep at hour 21. I usually get up for the last hour, but not this time. Age?
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! This One Summer, Drama, I am Jazz, Nightlights, and part of Y is for Yesterday, Midnight in Austenland, and The Sign of the Twisted Candle
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? I've never focused on graphic novels before, but it worked well for me this time.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?  Can't think of anything. It's already SO rad!
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?  MOST likely.  I may have a conflict in April, but I could probably help prep.

Hours 20-24

Well, I didn't make it back for the last hour like I usually do - guess the lack of sleep the night before caught up to me.  I had an impressive number of pages (for me) this time, due to a couple of graphic novels :)  Hours were not so good, as I usually get 10-12 in.

Final totals
   Pages:  852

   Hours: 5 hr 45 min reading, 1 hr 45 min audio
                     Total:  7 hr 30 min

As always, SO much fun.  Can't wait until the next one!  Per the usual, thank you to my RAT buddy Laura@pleasepardontheinterruption.  Can't imagine doing one of these without you!

Hours 15-19

Since last update:

   Drama - 233 pgs, Finished (graphic)
   I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings - Finished (children)
   Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez - 53 pgs, Finished (children)

Am going to try to last another hour or so, then sleep for a bit and hopefully get up for the last hour. That seems to be my normal pattern.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

#Readathonbuddy photo challenge

Here's my adorable puppy (almost 14!)  She has just given up on me and gone to bed.

I read the graphic novel Drama by Raina Telgemeier over the last hour and enjoyed it very much. 

Hours 9-14

Since last update:

  Y is for Yesterday - 8 pgs
   Midnight in Austenland - 14 pgs
   This One Summer - 318 pgs (Finished)

I think I'll just update my hours at the end.  I decided to take a break from Y is for Yesterday for awhile.  I was in the mood for a graphic novel so I read That One Summer, and it was great!  Midnight in Austenland is on audio, and I'm not loving it but I'll continue listening when my eyes need a break.  I think I'll start another graphic now...

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? Y is for Yesterday, Midnight in Austenland, and This One Summer
2. How many books have you read so far? Haven't finished one yet - have been mixing it up
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?  Finishing This One Summer
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?  No outside interruptions - just social media, walking the dog, snack, tea-type breaks (too many of them!)
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?  Nothing, really

10 Years in 10 Books Mini-Challenge

Here are my recommendations:

2007 - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2008 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pool Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
2009 - Outcasts United by Warren St. John
2010 - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
2011 - Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
2012 - Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
2013 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
2014 - All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
2015 - Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
2016 - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
2017 - What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton