Sunday, October 22, 2017

READATHON October 2017: End-Event Survey







Closing Survey! (add your link or comment below)
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Well, after a day working on hurricane cleanup I was so tired and exhausted that I only lasted a couple of hours before passing out. But since my whole body hurts today and I'll be taking it easy, I'm going to try to continue my reading today on my own.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I'm still working on the very long The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I always try to participate.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

READATHON October 2017: Getting my drink on


I'm finally ready. Settling down with a mug of tea and finally reading after a day of hard and exhausting work.

READATHON October 2017: Mid-Event Meme


Halfway through the readathon, and I haven't really been able to participate yet. Today is when everyone decided to help me with hurricane cleanup, and you have to jump at the opportunity when you have it! So today was spent on roof repairs and landscape cleanup. Now I am showered and exhausted and barely able to move. Perfect time to curl up in a chair with a pot of tea to finally get some reading done!

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
2. How many books have you read so far? zero
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Same book. It's a long book.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Today has been nothing but interruptions. I'm hoping to have tonight to settle down and get some reading done.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nada

READATHON October 2017: Book and a Beverage Challenge


The Book Monsters are asking readathon participants to post a pic of their beverage and book. Well, I already finished my Spiced Pumpkin Frappe!

I'm currently back to just water, but will put on a pot of tea later this afternoon!

READATHON October 2017: 10 Years, 10 Books Challenge


As a readathon challenge, we are being "challenged" to recommend one book published in each year of the readathon. This is my list, all of which I've personally read and recommend except for the first two, both of which are on my TBR.

2007:

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah


2008:

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks


2009:

Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell


2010:

The Passage by Justin Cronin


2011:

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


2012:

Wilderness by Lance Weller


2013:

A Dual Inheritance by Joanna Hershon


2014:

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra


2015:

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery


2016:

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood


2017:

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne