Saturday, October 17, 2015

24 Hour Readathon Fall 2015: The Second Twelve

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The End!

Which hour was most daunting for you? Around 11 p.m., I think, which was hour 15 or so for us. The kids were sleeping, the house was quiet, and husband was getting ready to go to bed. It was hard not to give in to the pull of sleepy time!

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Dumplin' was a great choice this year. I always recommend Saga to readers looking for comics, and Glaciers to people who want that feeling of accomplishment from finishing a short book!

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
As always, I leave things in the capable hands of our fearless leaders. You guys rock!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everyone seemed very prepared and ready to run on so many platforms - blogs, twitter, instagram, Goodreads, etc.
 
How many books did you read? Four
 
What were the names of the books you read?
Dumplin', Submerged, Ms. Marvel Volume 1, and Tables in the Wilderness

Which book did you enjoy most? I thought spiritual memoir would be a tough genre to tackle for readathon, but I loved Preston Yancey's story of figuring out what he believed and how he learned to have grace for people who believe differently than he does.

Which did you enjoy least?
Submerged was pretty much what I expected it to be. I obviously liked it enough to finish it, but I wasn't overwhelmingly in love with it.

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
If I am reading and cheering, I like to do spurts of reading and then take a break for a half hour or so to cheer. It seems to work - I cheered through my whole team list this year!

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
As long as there is a readathon, I will be there. Since the April readathon falls around my birthday, I tend to do fewer things. However, I am thinking about trying co-hosting or maybe help with the Goodreads group.

Hour 19
I think I'm calling it for the night, friends. I finished the book I was reading and I have to get up in the morning and get the kiddos (and myself!) out the door to church.


What have I been doing the past few hours, you ask? I watched Doctor Who with the husband, did a little work and a load of laundry, ate dinner and some snacks (including Milano cookies with pretzels), and took advantage of this very cold evening to soak in the tub with a good book.


Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again
240 pages; finished! 

Submerged (Alaskan Courage, #1) 
320 pages; finished!

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 
256 pages; finished! 


Hour 14

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? I just finished Submerged and I'm halfway through Tables in the Wilderness!
2. How many books have you read so far? Two
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Ms. Marvel!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? A few: these children who insist on calling me mom; work; Doctor Who. You just roll with the punches. Readathon is fun no matter how many hours you read!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How fast and slow the time goes at the same time!

7 comments:

  1. Hour 19 is awesome. I went to bed in the middle of hour 18 for the same reason. We actually did get up at 7:45 and got out the door on time. So it was a good decision. Sounds like you had a great readathon. Congrats!

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    1. Thank goodness! The morning after readathon is no joke!

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  2. Hour 19 is awesome. I went to bed in the middle of hour 18 for the same reason. We actually did get up at 7:45 and got out the door on time. So it was a good decision. Sounds like you had a great readathon. Congrats!

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  3. Dumplin' sounds like a great read! It looks like you had a fun readathon :) I went to bed around the same time too!

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    1. A girl has got to get her sleep, right?? :)

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  4. Mmm Milano cookies! Ha. Sounds like you had a great readathon. Curious about Dumplin'.

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    1. So good. Those are one of those snacks you put on the high shelves so the kids don't spot them! :)

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