Saturday, 12 October 2013

BlogtoberFest Day 12: Dewey 24hr Read-a-Thon

Today sees the start of the Dewey 24hr read-a-thon and unfortunately I'm slightly late starting as I have just got back from band, so I'm just logging in and registering that I have started.  I'll be updating this post throughout the 24 hours.
 
Hour 1: Introductory Questionnaire
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Oranges, cheese straws, scones
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm a peripatetic music teacher who is also an  avid reader.
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?  This is my second read-a-thon and this time I am better organised with a wide variety of books and lots of snacks.

After 4hrs 30mins: Reading Status
Books Read since last update: Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo (147 - 374)
Pages Read since last update: 227
Total Pages Read: 227
Foods Consumed since last update: 2 mugs of coffee + chicken curry
Books Started: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Books Finished: 1
Total time read: 270 mins (out of a possible 270 mins)

After 9hrs: Reading Status
Books Read since last update: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (1 - 167)
Pages Read since last update: 167
Total Pages Read: 394
Foods Consumed since last update: 2 mugs of coffee, cheese straws, Snickers bar
Books Started: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Books Finished: 1
Total time read: 520 mins (out of a possible 540 mins)

After 16hrs: Reading Status
Books Read since last update: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (up to 189)
Pages Read since last update: 22
Total Pages Read: 416
Foods Consumed since last update: nothing - had to get some sleep!!
Books Started: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Books Finished: 1
Total time read: 610 mins (out of a possible 960 mins)

After 20hrs 30mins: Reading Status
Books Read since last update: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (189 - 337)
Pages Read since last update:148
Total Pages Read: 564
Foods Consumed since last update: coffee, toast with marmite, egg custard tart
Books Started: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Books Finished: 1
Total time read: 880 mins (out of a possible 1230 mins)
 
After 24hrs: Reading Status
Books Read since last update: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (338 - 466)
Pages Read since last update:128
Total Pages Read: 692
Foods Consumed since last update: coffee, cheese straws
Books Started: none
Books Finished: 2
Total time read: 1090 mins (out of a possible 1440 mins)
 
After 24hrs:  End of event summary
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  About 11:30pm, I just couldn't stay awake.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I wouldn't necessarily recommend any of the books I read this year - they were chosen to be undemanding reads
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? not really. 
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleaders were very good.
  5. How many books did you read?  I read 2 books.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I enjoyed both of them
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Yes I'll do it again as a reader.

9 comments:

  1. It doesn't matter if you're late, it matters that you read! Have fun!

    Tanja
    #TeamOtter

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  2. Welcome! I am glad that you are reading today!

    Lisa
    #TeamOtter

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  3. You are going strong! Hope you're having fun!

    Lisa
    #TeamOtter

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  4. That is a lot of reading. Well done. X

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  5. Cheese straws and scones! So English ;) (From a boring American, lol) You're getting so much reading done, good for you!! :D

    Jennifer~ Team Otter Cheerleader!
    The Relentless Reader

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  6. Looks like you're getting a lot of reading done. It must be the wee hours of the morning there. If you're awake, woohoo! If not, I hope you're having a lovely sleep and can update us in the morning.

    Team Otter Cheerleader, Joy

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  7. Oh Gone Girl was a great Readathon choice!

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  8. Gone Girl was a great read-a-thon choice. I need to work on choosing better books for read-a-thons

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  9. Thanks so much for being with us and offering feedback! --Andi

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