Sunday, April 26, 2015

The 24 Hour Readathon: The Second Half

Hour 24 Update

I thought about getting up early and reading some more, but bed was comfy and I was tired. Oh well.

Pages read: 1,324

Books finished: 4
Glaciers Tiger Lily                                         Seconds Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1

Books started, but not completed: 2
The Best American Short Stories 2013 The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer

Here are the end of the event questions!

Which hour was most daunting for you?
I threw in the towel around Hour 18. I was tired and the books weren't grabbing me. I need to pick better books for those late hours in October!

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Saga would be a great choice and Tiger Lily was a really compelling read.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Send chocolate and people with palm frond fans to Andi and Heather!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The community and cheering were really great and encouraging!

How many books did you read?
Four finished, two more started.

What were the names of the books you read?
Saga Book One, Seconds, Tiger Lily, Glaciers

Which book did you enjoy most?
I really liked all of the books I finished.

Which did you enjoy least?
I don't know it was the late hour or just the books themselves, but The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage and The Best American Short Stories 2013 weren't doing it for me,

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
It works best for me if I space cheering out. So I finish a book and then cheer for an hour. It breaks up the day!

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am likely to do all of the things for the next Readathon. Put me in, coaches!

Hour 18 Update

Friends, it has been great but this girl is getting in a few hours of sleep. I have church in the a.m. which necessitates me playing piano and singing (at the same time!). Then I have to go celebrate my birthday, so I need to get a few Zzzs at least.

Since I last checked in, here is what I've been reading: 

Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1
456 pages

The Best American Short Stories 2013
1 story - The Provincials by Daniel Alarcon; 30 pages

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
49 pages read

What are you reading, intrepid readathoners?? 


  1. Happy birthday! Hope your day is great!

    It is really quiet here. I can hear my cat snoring. I am reading Death and the Maiden by Gerald Elias.

    We are in the homestretch. Best of luck in achieving your read-a-thon goals. Happy reading! #TeamMrPopper