Coming to an End…

It’s the last little bit of the Readathon, and I’d consider this one a huge success! I read over 500 pages and still ended up getting a good night’s sleep. Definitely a good day! 

Since we’re almost over here, I thought I’d go ahead and do the finishing survey: 

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 16 because I’m usually sleeping! I ended up succumbing to sleep. 

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Eligible was fantastic! Sticking some graphic novels and short stores in there is also a must. 

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

Nope. You all were fantastic! I’m amazed at how well this event is run!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I loved being part of the Twitter community!

How many books did you read?

One and a half

What were the names of the books you read?

I finished Eligible, read a big junk of AJ Fikry, and got a little Oyeyemi in, too!

Which book did you enjoy most?

Eligible. I hate Austen, but loved the retelling. 

Which did you enjoy least?

Oyeyemi. I really like it, but just wanted to get back to Eligible!

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I will for sure participate next time! I’d like to be more involved in the community next time. 
How did everyone else do? Was it a success?

Hour Twelve: Halfway There!

We’re just starting hour 12 of the Readathon!  Now it’s time for the Mid Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now?

I’m so close to finishing Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld. Loving it!

2. How many books have you read so far?

None, but I’ve made huge dents in Eligible and The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. I’m moving back and forth between the two. 

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi 

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Not really! Just regular food breaks and that’s about it!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How enjoyable it is to do nothing but read all day!

How is everyone else doing with the Readathon? Hitting your goals?

Hour 10: Character Road Trip Challenge

It’s hour ten of the Readathon and I’ve yet to actually finish a book! That’s okay though, because I got a couple of chapters through AJ Fikry and a TON through Eligible. I didn’t realize Eligible was so long, but I’m loving it all the same. 

Let’s get onto the challenge! I need to pick a character to go on a trip with and three destinations…

I would pick Hermione because she’d do tons of research and know the history of everywhere we’d stop and our destinations would be Nashville so we could stop at Parnassus Books, Iowa City so we could go to Prairie Lights, and San Fransisco to see City Lights! A bookstore themed road trip sounds heavenly. 

What character would you like to take a road trip with? Where would you go?

Zero Hour

The Readathon is starting soon! To kick it off, I’m answering the questions for the opening meme here. 

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

The Great Midwest

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. I’ve already started and think it’s so cute!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Haven’t decided on snacks yet, but probably something chocolate. 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m a knitter and plan on using some audiobook time to finish a sweater today too!

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’ve never participated in Dewey’s before, and the thing I’m most looking forward to is dedicating my day to reading. 

I’ll be back to check in with my progress soon. Happy reading everyone!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

It’s time for another Readathon! It’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this Saturday the 23rd. The goal is to read as much as you can within a 24 hour period. Everyone around the world starts and ends at the same time, so everyone has different start time to correspond with their time zone. You can find your time here. That’s one of the reasons I love this Readathon so much: everyone is together. It’s not like all the other readathons where everyone starts at midnight their time, so all the starts and finishes are staggered. We’re all in this together! I just think it’s really cool how it’s done.

So, with any Readathon, one needs a good TBR! I’ve put a lot of thought into it and have come up with a variety of reads to keep my interest this weekend, no matter what interests they may be.

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