Saturday, April 23, 2016

24 Hour Readathon: The Second Twelve

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Daunting sounds so dramatic! I think the early hours were tough, because my husband wasn't awake yet and those kiddos of mine wanted some attention! 
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? This time around, I will make an argument for celebrity memoirs. The way they are set up in little vignettes works really well and it's fun to learn more about someone whose music or tv show you love! 
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I don't think so. Rock on, Readathon organizers, rock on.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? It seemed like all of the platforms were covered really well and someone was always around to answer questions.
  5. How many books did you read? I finished three and made progress on a fourth. 
  6. What were the names of the books you read? I finished French Milk by Lucy Knisley, Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear, and Yes, Please by Amy Poehler. I started Tales of Accidental Genius by Simon van Booy, although I didn't finish that one until Sunday night. 
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I think Birds of A Feather, although Tales of Accidental Genius will be a close second. 
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I think I'm going to start a fight when I admit I didn't enjoy French Milk quite as much as I enjoyed reading Knisley's Relish. But it certainly doesn't mean I won't pick up her other books! 
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I always try to participate in Readathon, no matter how busy my schedule is on that day. I think I will try to do more to help out in the fall--I tend to just read in April as a little birthday present to myself. 

Hour 17 Update

The day so far:
Food: donuts, egg salad sandwich, chips, chipwich from the local ice cream truck, dijon marsala pork with smashed rosemary potatoes
Books: 3 completed; 1 more started
Pages read: 861

This reader is hitting the hay. Kudos to all of you reading for the full 24. You are amazing!

Hour 12

Let's kick this off with the mid-event survey, shall we?

1. What are you reading right now?
Yes. Please by Amy Poehler
2. How many books have you read so far?

I finished two.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I think I'm going to dip into Tales of Accidental Genius, and save the funny Amy Poehler for the hours when I need to laugh to keep my eyes open!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Two, to be exact. They are eight and two years old. Husband helped a lot, one of them napped, the other played outside for a while, and you just wait until bath time is over and they are in bed!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I don't think I'm surprised about anything. I'm happy to be readathoning! 


  1. Cheers to another day of reading in the bag!

  2. That's awesome! I had a very VERY average reading day, considering it was a readathon. Partly - I was having a super busy day, but more importantly - I picked a creepy read, not a bad read - just a little too creepy (for me) to consume in large quantities at one go. Will go with lighter reads next time.