Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hours 19-24 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Small Great Things; A Line in the Sand
Number of pages read since last update: 125pgs
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 520pgs; 5hrs 57min
Books finished: 2
Comments/reviews: I took a bit of a nap so the last update is longer. I finished A Line of the Sand. During this readathon I also read 312pgs of Small Great Things. Never did get to Children of Eden. :( Its the next book though after I finish Small Great Things at a later time.
Mini challenges:

End of Event Survey

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably the 16th since I finished my audiobook so I couldn't read while updating.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Percy Jackson. I can never put those down when I start. I had one as a backup in case I needed it.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Maybe have a Readathon book that can be read during the readathon and discussed later.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The challenges. There were some great ones this time.
  5. How many books did you read? Finished 2 but read 3 different books during the readathon
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Small Great Things, Fangirl, and A Line in the Sand
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Small Great Things
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Maybe Fangirl although I did like it just not as much as the other two books.
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely. I think I'll stick with being a reader.

Hour 16-18

Book(s) read since last update:  Small Great Things; Fangirl
Number of pages read since last update: 63pgs; 1hr 11min
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 395pgs; 5hrs 57min
Books finished: 1!
Comments/reviews: I finished Fangirl! I really liked that book. Continuing on with Small Great Things.
Mini challenges: I completed the Beverage and a Book challenge and Readathon Recommendation Engine. I'm drinking Diet Pepsi and said Small Great Things for both challenges.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hours 13-15 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Fangirl; Small Great Things
Number of pages read since last update: 58pgs; 1hr 12min
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 332pgs; 4hrs 46min.
Books finished: nothing
Comments/reviews: These last few hours seemed to last forever.
Mini challenges: I completed the Frightful Reads challenge on Instagram.

Hours 10-12 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Small Great Things; A Line in the Sand; Fangirl
Number of pages read since last update: 55pgs; 1hr 20min
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 274pgs; 3hrs 34min
Books finished: nothing yet
Comments/reviews: Just have a couple hours left of Fangirl left. Snacked on some Sour Cream and Onion chips. May not be very healthy but it was yummy. Really hoping I can get to Children of Eden today.
Mini challenges: I completed the red, white and blue challenge on Instagram.

The Plan a Bookish Party Challenge

What book is your party themed around? Percy Jackson

What food will you serve? Everything blue like cupcakes, nachos, etc.

What’s your signature drink? Ambrosia

What games will you play? Pin the Tail on the Pegasus, Capture the Flag, obstacle course

What party favors will you send home with your guests? Camp Half blood Shirts, blue candies, mini Riptides


Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Small Great Things, Fangirl, and A Line in the Sand
2. How many books have you read so far? Nothing finished yet but soon.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I really hope I get to Children of Eden
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Some pets trying to lie on my book or kindle. Just slide the book/kindle out of the way.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I'm still awake and feeling good!

Hours 7-9 Update

Book(s) read since last update:  Small Great Thing; Fangirl; A Line in the Sand by Sherry Garland
Number of pages read since last update: 93pgs; 1hr 12min
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 219pgs; 2hr. 14min
Books finished: none yet
Comments/reviews: Decided to switch to A Line in the Sand since Jodi Picoult's books can getting a little depressing sometimes. Also listened to some more of Fangirl while I do the updates.
Mini challenges:

Book Memory Challenge
My book memory is Miss Peregrines School for Peculiar Children. I saw it in my colleges library not too long after it was released and thought the cover was neat so I read it. Didn't know it was going to become such a big hit. Now I always think of college when I see the book.

Literary World Tour Challenge
I would like to visit Watership Down to visit the rabbits.

Hours 4-6 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Number of pages read since last update: 41pgs; 1hr 6min
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 126pgs; 1hr 6min.
Books finished: none yet
Comments/reviews: Continuing Small Great Things and also listened to some of Fangirl. Have eaten some of my puppy chow. So good!
Mini challenges: Completed the Book and Snack Challenge which can be can be found on my Instagram account.

Hour 1-3 Update

Book(s) read since last update: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Number of pages read since last update: 85pgs
Total pages read during read-a-thon: 85pgs
Books finished: none
Comments/reviews: I started with Small Great Things. Enjoying it so far.
Mini challenges: I completed the Six Word Story challenge on Twitter. My story is:
Cat on lap
She's kinda fat.