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Read-a-Thon: Update 4

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Is it time for another update? I finished two more books so that must mean, YES! Before I get into my stats, here’s the latest challenge, the Mid-Event Survey … I don’t think I even really got this far last year so this is definitely progress.

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Fahrenehit 451 by Ray Bradbury (tired Eats, Shoots and Leaves but I just wasn’t in the mood)
2. How many books have you read so far? 5 from start to finish, and finished 1 other already in progress before today
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Hmmm … I’m not sure. Maybe another James Patterson or some The Fault in Our Stars
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Nope. Just told the people I talk to the most that I was going to be MIA all day to geek out.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? None at all. YEAH!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I’ve made it this far and enjoyed everything I’ve been reading and how much I have finished already
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? There is such a large amount of readers this year I know the cheerleaders are probably having a hard time keeping up. I’m doing good cheering myself along, but hopefully the later hours it will ramp up.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I’m pretty happy this year.
9. Are you getting tired yet? Not really. It’s only 5pm so I’m sure once the sun starts to go down it will get a little more difficult
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? The short, easy reads have definitely made me feel more productive in my reading.

NOW, onto the updates:

  • Currently readingFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Books finished:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Boxcar Children: Mystery in Washington DC
    The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen
    My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
    A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Running total of pages read: 1,027
  • Running total of time spent reading: 10
  • Snacks: tea, peanut butter cheerios, pancakes, pizza, Ritz chips

Okay … back to reading. Hope everyone is having fun so far.

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Read-a-Thon: Update 3

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I can’t believe we are entering hour 8 of the read-a-thon. I feel like I am getting some great reading done and having fun. I think I’ll end up flying solo this year. My reading buddy isn’t able to make it over so it’s just me and some cats, but they aren’t much help.

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I’m ready to dive into a new book and look forward to some more snacks coming up.

UPDATES:

  • Currently readingA Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron and starting Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
  • Books finished:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Boxcar Children: Mystery in Washington DC
    The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen
    My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
  • Running total of pages read: 616
  • Running total of time spent reading: just over 6 hours
  • Snacks: tea, peanut butter cheerios, pancakes

Mini-Challenges Complete:

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Read-a-Thon: Update 2

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Now is a good as time as any to post a quick update. I’m cruising along with my reading. I’m thinking of relocating downstairs since it’s nice and shiny outside and 9am in Idaho now. I’m debating what to start reading next after giving myself a nice big easy push and started off with extra, quick easy reads during the first three hours.

UPDATES:

  • Currently reading: TBD
  • Books finished:
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Boxcar Children: Mystery in Washington DC
    The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen
  • Running total of pages read: 381
  • Running total of time spent reading: 2.5 hours
  • Snacks: tea, peanut butter cheerios

Mini-Challenges Complete:

Back to reading!

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Read-a-Thon: Hour 1

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Whew! Great first hour! I’m going to try and keep these short and sweet. I missed mentioning in the first post that I am reading for charity and I jut ran across a few other people so far that are as well and I’m so excited – Marissa Meyer and the Geeky Blogger. All my details are on my other website, but today I’m reading for the National MS Society.

Here’s the first update:

  • Currently reading: Boxcar Children: Mystery in Washington DC
  • Books finished: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pages read: 122
  • Running total of pages read: 122
  • Amount of time spent reading: 55 minutes
  • Running total of time spent reading: 55 minutes
  • Snacks: just tea so far

Happy READING!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read a Thon – Getting Started!

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I’m back! So excited for yet another read-a-thon – my second in my new house. Without too much time wasting …

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Boise, Idaho – currently in my room cuddled up since it’s 6am

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I have a big stack today and lots of choices I’ve been wanting to read for awhile. I’m looking forward to finishing A Dog’s Purpose and knocking of quite a few others as well

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I got some good quick things but probably most looking forward to gluten free muffins and some mimosas with my reading buddy a little later

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Born and raised in Boise! I’ve been participating in the read a thons for many years. I have two cats joining me for reading today. I love tea – so I’ll probably be drinking that non-stop today. When I built my house, my number one priority was having an actual library to read in that is overflowing with books (photo later)

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?
I made sure I had quick snacks and a lot to read from and this time I made actual goals instead of just winging it. I’m crossing my fingers to stay up the whole 24 hours for the first time ever.

Time to go! Be back soon!

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Read-a-Thon Update (12p-3pm)

My guest for the day has left but my reading isn’t doing much better. I did finish another book but I’ve been suffering from a headache and just want to curl up for a bit (that might come a little later). It’s too soon to give into temptation.

Hopefully I’ll cruise through another book. Still trying to decide what to read next but I took a shower and I feel ready to rock-n-roll!

Pages read: 107 since last update (307 total)
Time spent reading:  5 hours 55 mins

Titles finished
How to Write Love Letters by Michelle Lovric
Mrs. Shakespeare by Robert Nye

Currently Reading:
TBD

Mini Challenges Completed:
Introduction Meme
Self Portrait

Back to reading!

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Read-a-Thon (10a-12pm) Update

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Figured it was time for a quick update. This is where I’m reading from right now … but it’s starting to get pretty warm so I might need to adjust this soon. Just made my shake lunch (2 week cleanses are not fun so far … 4 days in, hopefully it gets better).

I have company for a few hours reading with me but we’re chatting more than reading so I’m sure my big progress will come later in the day.

Pages read: 72 since last update (200 total)
Time spent reading:  4 hours 10 mins

Titles finished
How to Write Love Letters by Michelle Lovric

Currently Reading:
Mrs. Shakespeare by Robert Nye

Mini Challenges Completed:
Introduction Meme
Self Portrait

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