Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dewey's Read-a-thon 2015, Hour 24: End of Event Meme

Well, we've reached the end. This year was an epic fail for me. I made it to Hour 19, which would have been fine. However the big failure is I HARDLY GOT ANY READING DONE!
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Well, it's always the hour that I give in! This time that was Hour 19.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I'm not the person to ask. The one I'm reading is very engaging, but also very long, and I don't recommend 800 page books for the read-a-thon!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I have no advice to offer.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything.
  5. How many books did you read? Zero!
  6. What were the names of the books you read? I worked on The Bone Tree by Greg Iles
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? See #6
  8. Which did you enjoy least? n/a
  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? I'll always be a reader. I've been doing the read-a-thons for six years now!

Here's hoping for more success next time!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey's 24-Hr Read-a-thon, Hour 12: Mid-Event Survey

Here is my mid-event survey:

1. What are you reading right now? Same thing I'll be reading a week from now-- The Bone Tree by Greg Iles
2. How many books have you read so far? 0
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
See #1
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Today has been nothing but interruptions. I've just given in to them. No need to stress over it!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How little I've been able to read!

Dewey's 24-Hr Read-a-thon, Hour 8: Book Spine Poetry

Ticket To Anywhere is hosting the 8 Hour mini-challenge. It's the always enjoyable "Book Spine Poetry" challenge. Unfortunately I'm so far behind on my reading that I just couldn't afford to spend much time working on this one this time. So just quickly perusing my TBR shelves, this is what I came up with:

Beautiful creatures
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Oryx and Crake
We are not ourselves

I know. Pretty lame.

Dewey's 24-Hr Read-a-thon, Hour 7: Treasure Hunt

Boghuden is hosting a challenge for 7th hour, challenging readers to post a picture of books with three items on their covers: (1) A Tree, (2) Snow, and (3) a Weapon. Here are my three books:

The Bone Tree is the book I'm reading right now for the read-a-thon. The Terror and Escaping Home are both on my TBR shelves.

Well, back to it! I took time out to meet a friend for lunch, so I have gotten wayyyyy behind on my reading!

Dewey's 24-Hr Read-a-thon, Hour 2: Classic Words of Wisdom

A Literary Odyssey is hosting a challenge for Hour 2 of the read-a-thon. She is asking readers to share their favorite "Classic Words of Wisdom", and what it means to them. Mine is a pretty familiar quote from Hamlet:

This has always just stood as a reminder to me that I should not be overly concerned with what others think of me, and to follow my own heart and stand by what I believe in.

What about you? Do you have any "Classic Words of Wisdom" that you live by?