- Which hour was most daunting for you? I felt good going into hour 21…and then I tanked. By 01:30, I couldn’t keep my eyes open for anything. Oh well!
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Revenge by Yoko Ogawa worked really well for readathon. It’s a series of connected short stories, all bite-sized. It made it very easy to put the book down and do a little social media stuff, but it was interesting enough that I didn’t want to stay away too long.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? One tiny thing, since you asked: On the lists for cheering, maybe a index/number column. I would have liked to throw a dice and visited every person with that number as a ones digit. Just to be able to spread my rambly comments around. (Don’t worry, I have 10-sided dice.)
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything was so smooth! Hugh THANKS to Andi, Heather, and everyone who volunteered!
- How many books did you read? I ended up reading 525 pages and listen to an hour and a quarter of audio book. I finished a book I had been working on pre-readathon, read through two others, and started on three others.
- What were the names of the books you read? Finished The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian (the last 1/4th of it), Revenge by Yoko Ogawa, and Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe.
- Which book did you enjoy most? I haven’t finished the books I enjoy the most: Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
- Which did you enjoy least? Was a little disappointed by The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely to participate again! Honestly, I’m going to stay a reader. I’m way too socailly inconsistant to be much else. 😉
Updates & Challenges
- What I’m Reading: Listened to 01:14:30 of The Seer of Shadows by Avi, which was refreshing! Now, I’m switching to The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist!
- Total Pages So Far: 481, 1hr 14min.
- Snacks: Iced coffee & Irish cream. A cookie. Water.
- Other Activities: Minecraft while listening to audio book.
- What I’m Reading: Been working on Holmes on the Range, but I think it’s time to switch it up. Let’s go audio!
- Total Pages So Far: 481
- Other Activities: Walk around the neighborhood with my husband.
- Snacks: After our walk, my husband shared his Lime Freeze Rockstar with me. He’s tops! Also, a cookie.
- What I’m Reading: Read Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe while eating dinner. Still working on Holmes on the Range.
- Total Pages So Far: 448
- Snacks: Water, diet Mtn. Dew, leftover fajitas for dinner.
- Other Activities: Dozed on the couch a little. Also been listeing to a Halloween playlist.
- What I’m Reading: Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
- Total Pages So Far: 290
- Snacks: Pizza rolls! Plus a chocolate-covered chocolate marshmallow pumpkin, a cookie, a Diet Dr. Pepper, and…wait for it…water.
- Other Activities: Watched the Nebraska/Purdue game—but I had my book with me the whole time!
- What are you reading right now? Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith. So far, it’s excellent.
- How many books have you read so far? 1.25. I’m slow. Also, a Nebraska fan (see Other Activities above).
- What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I still have The Escapist waiting for me.
- Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Most of my “interruptions” have been self-inflicted. I’m just going to go with them.
- What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I haven’t felt like taking a nap yet!
- What I’m Reading: Decided to finish The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian. I had about a 1/4 left pre-readathon.
- Total Pages So Far: 253
- Snacks: Lunch (see below), another cookie, water.
- Other Activities: A vigorous bout of stretching while reading. Followed the fourth quarter of the Wisconsin/Iowa game online.