Sunday, April 27, 2014

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 24

So I managed to fall asleep for a while, which is not too surprising. I'm pretty happy with my overall progress this challenge, though!

This hour
Book read: The Underdog by Marcus Zusak
Pages read: 53
Time spent reading: 33 minutes
Food and drink consumed: 

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, FBP by Simon Oliver, The Underdog by Marcus Zusak
Pages read: 1043 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 8 hours 41 minutes

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 20, clearly, because I fell asleep ;)
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Maggot Moon was a quick and captivating read. Also, I added graphic novels to my list this year, which definitely helps time (and page count) fly.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I'd love to see start times change each Read-a-thon (ie not always 8-8 for US east coast)/
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I loved having people cheer me on on Twitter.
  5. How many books did you read?4 complete, 2 partial
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (complete), Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope (complete), The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (complete), FBP by Simon Oliver (complete), The Underdog by Marcus Zusak
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Winner's Curse - so. damn. good!
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Battling Boy just wasn't my style
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would love to read again. Hopefully I won't have to work on the same day.

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 19

This hour
Book read: FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Vol 1 by Simon Oliver
Pages read: 154
Time spent reading: 47 minutes
Food and drink consumed: chocolate covered raisins

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, FBP by Simon Oliver
Pages read: 990 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 8 hours 8 minutes

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 18

Finished my third book, but I'm hitting that sleepy wall. Going to try another graphic novel next, in hopes that it will keep my eyes moving faster than just text.

This hour
Book read: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 30
Time spent reading: 21 minutes
Food and drink consumed: 

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 836 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 7 hours 21 minutes

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 17

This hour
Book read: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 73
Time spent reading: 51 minutes
Food and drink consumed: 

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 806 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 7 hours 

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 16

This hour
Book read: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 65
Time spent reading: 43 minutes
Food and drink consumed: 

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 733 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 6 hours 9 minutes

Saturday, April 26, 2014

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 15

Guys, The Winner's Curse is GOOD! Really good! I'm sailing through but I don't want it to end!

This hour
Book read: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 71
Time spent reading: 47 minutes
Food and drink consumed: 

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 668 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 5 hours 26 minutes

24 Hour Read-a-thon - Hour 14

I'm steadily plugging along on The Winner's Curse, and have found myself sidetracked only slightly by playing Bite and Sting online, the same game the characters play in the book.

This hour
Book read: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 63
Time spent reading: 34 minutes
Food and drink consumed: dangerously delicious Grand Slam snack mix from Trader Joe's (basically, fancy Cracker Jacks)

Total
Books read: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, Battling Boy by Paul Pope, The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pages read: 597 (plus 1 disc)
Time spent reading: 4 hours 39 minutes