Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hours 22-24 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Daughter of the Pirate King
Number of pages read since last update: 125pgs
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 493pgs; 2hrs. 25mins.
Books finished: 1
Comments/reviews: I haven't updated in a while since I was sleeping. I read half of Daughter of the Pirate King in the last 3 hours of the Readathon. Had a lot of fun despite bring tired and reading a book that was too big for reading during a readathon. Looking forward to the next one already.
Mini challenges:

End Survey
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? The first few were because I was really tired.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? Daughter of the Pirate King was good. Lot of action, some romance, and its a pretty short book. Also Dear America books. Also short and interesting.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Maybe have a couple reading challenges like choosing a book with a certain theme or word in title. Or a word search.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The mini challenges were good and I liked the Instagram challenges too.
5. How many books did you read? Finished 1 and read 3 
6. What were the names of the books you read? Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Separated @ Birth by Anais Border and Samantha Futerman, So Far From Home by Barry Denenberg, and Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Daughter of the Pirate King
8. Which did you enjoy least? Heir of Fire because the action was too slow to start and I got really bored with it.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Extremely likely. I'll be sure to pick up only smaller books next time.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hours 13-15 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Number of pages read since last update: 35pgs
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 370pgs; 2hr. 25min.
Books finished: 1
Comments/reviews: Not a lot of reading this time. I watched My Cat From H*** and Doctor Who. Heir of Fire was really slow so I switched to Daughter of the Pirate King.
Mini challenges:

Fur, Scales, and Stuffing
Posted on Instagram

Game On!
Percy Jackson would be a cool RPG like Kingdom Hearts. You could play as Percy, Annabeth, or Grover and fight some of the monsters like Medusa or the chimaera.

Hours 10-12 Update

Book(s) read since last update: So Far From Home; Heir of Fire; Separated @ Birth
Number of pages read since last update: 75pgs; 38mins.
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 335pgs; 2hr. 25min.
Books finished: So Far From Home
Comments/reviews: Finished a book! Ate some hot dogs and snuggled with my doggy.
Mini challenges:

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Still Heir of Fire and Separated @Birth
2. How many books have you read so far? Completed 1
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Daughter of the Pirate King
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yeah a few. Those were break times.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How relaxed I am this time around. Usually I'm stressed think I have to read nonstop but I'm taking breaks when I just gotta stop.

Hour 7-9 Update

Book(s) read since last update: So Far From Home; Separated @ Birth
Number of pages read since last update: 135pgs; 50min.
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 260pgs; 1hr. 47min
Books finished: nothing yet but almost
Comments/reviews: Started Far From Home and almost read the whole thing. Ate a crunchy pb bagel. Now munching on some caramel cremes.
Mini challenges:

A Book and a Snack
Posted my photo on Instagram.

Hour 4-6 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Heir of Fire and Separated @ Birth by Anais Border and Samantha Futerman
Number of pages read since last update: 63pgs; 57mins.
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 125pgs; 57mins.
Books finished: none
Comments/reviews: Listened to some of Separated @ Birth. Still reading Heir of Fire. I'm 1/4 of the way done do I'm going to switch to So Far From Home.
Mini challenges:

Six Word Story
Readathon best two days of year!


Hour 1-3 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Number of pages read since last update: 62pgs
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 62pgs
Books finished: none
Comments/reviews: Not off to a good start. I'm so tired despite going to bed early last night. Ughh!
Mini challenges:

#coverfrommemory Challenge
I chose a cover that I thought I knew well. Turns out my memory of it is a little off.


Almost reading time!

Its just 30 minutes until its time to start reading. I'm going to start this readathon with the opening meme just like I do every other time.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Western New York
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I haven't gotten any snacks this time.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I love Doctor Who.
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? Not sure yet.