Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Probably the hours between Hour 15 and Hour 18 because those were my procrastinating hours... oops? 
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
I read three books! 
One Dark Throne -- 164 pages
The Penderwicks in Spring -- 339 pages
Into the Dim -- 108 pages

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?I'd actually recommend the entire Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall. They're middle grade, but I feel like any age could enjoy them! They're also very quick reads.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?I really liked the Readathon, so I don't have any improvements or suggestions or anything!
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

Very likely! I've participated since 2015 and loved every year. I did host a couple hours of Goodreads in the past, so I might do that, but otherwise I don't know how helpful I could actually be. 

And as always, my final stats:

Total Pages Read: 555
Total Time Read: 7 hours, 35 minutes
Total Blog Posts: 11

Thank you to everyone who helped to put on this event for making it such a fun community and event! I will for sure be back next year!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 20

Hour: A quarter past Hour 20
Currently Reading: 

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Pages Read Since Last Update:
72
Total Pages Read:
555
Time Read Since Last Update: 55 minutes
Total Time Read:
7 hours, 35 minutes
Comments: Well, I think this is it for me this Readathon! I did end up reading a good chunk more of Into The Dim -- including a good amount of pages during a self-regulated 30-minute reading sprint! It was a nice book to read all cozied up in bed, and the only thing that would have improved the environment would have been some of that gentle rain we had earlier in the day. I would consider my Readathon a successful one for sure, and I'm glad I chose the books I did! I'll post another final update in the morning to summarize my thoughts and progress. 


Until next time, I hope everyone still participating in the Readathon has a good last few hours and that all those who have participated at any time today had a good and successful time! I've been in a slump for so many months now, and even just this one Readathon helped out a lot, which I'm grateful for. 

Good night, and I will see y'all with a final update in the morning!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 18

Hour: Three-quarters past Hour 18
Currently Reading: 

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Pages Read Since Last Update:
36
Total Pages Read:
483
Time Read Since Last Update: 31 minutes
Total Time Read:
6 hours, 40 minutes
Comments: ...Okay, so I took a bit of a longer break than I originally had anticipated. I did browse social media, watch some YouTube and generally fall into a slump-ish state for awhile before finally beginning Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor. I got a little ways through it before my brother and I decided to watch a nature documentary (specifically on insects). It was very enlightening, but also very distracting. Whoops? I'm going to try not to get so distracted again, maybe even do a few self-run kind of "reading sprints" to get myself in the groove again! I'm hoping to have another couple hours of active reading time at least before I putter out! 

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 15

Hour: Half past Hour 15
Currently Reading
Just Finished!: 

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Pages Read Since Last Update:
139
Total Pages Read:
447
Time Read Since Last Update: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Total Time Read:
6 hours, 09 minutes
Comments: I read a little bit on the armchair downstairs (my dog joined me as well, so I got to pet her as I read), and also I had a snack of a granola bar. Then I went upstairs and curled up in my bed because I had gotten to the sad part of the book -- it's so emotional, but I love it so much. I finished this book and I might take a little social media break before diving into my final planned book for the Readathon!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 13




Hour: Half past Hour 13
Currently Reading: 

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Pages Read Since Last Update:
140
Total Pages Read:
308
Time Read Since Last Update: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Total Time Read:
4 hours, 31 minutes
Comments: I've actually gotten quite a bit of reading done these past few hours, and now I'm over halfway through The Penderwicks in Spring. I tried reading outside for a bit, but it started raining so I had to come back inside. (Not that I'm opposed to the rain, though, hehe... it's my favorite type of weather!)


 
After that I participated in a one-hour reading sprint (I read 81 pages in an hour! Huzzah!) and then went downstairs and grabbed dinner (which was pizza). Now, I think I'm going to read some more and hopefully finish this one! It's just as good as it was the first time I read it. The characters are so, so real, and it reminds me a lot of when I was the characters' ages! One of my favorite series! 

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Mid Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
I'm currently still (re)reading The Penderwicks in Spring, by Jeanne Birdsall.

2. How many books have you read so far?

About one-ish? I finished a book I'd started before the Readathon, and I'm about halfway through my current read!

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I'm actually really excited to continue The Penderwicks in Spring. Though I know a sad part is coming up, and I've been bracing myself for it...

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?I've had a few, but not as many as I thought I might! The interruptions have been nice -- it's good to have a bit of a break ^^

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How relaxed the day has been for me! I haven't felt stressed out at all (except for not Readathon-related-reasons near the beginning of the day, but that got settled, whew!). Also I was surprised at how early I woke up (er, early for me anyways!) and that I haven't actually been tired yet! 

I'm excited for the second half of the Readathon and I hope everyone else has had as marvelous a first half as I did!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 10


Hour:
Hour 10
Currently Reading: 

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Pages Read Since Last Update:
60
Total Pages Read:
168
Time Read Since Last Update: 44 minutes
Total Time Read:
2 hours, 48 minutes
Comments: It's been a few hours since my last update! I ended up visiting/commenting on a few other Readathonners blogs, and then my family and I got outside and took our dog for a walk. My younger brothers and I ended up stopping by our Grandparents house to play some card games and eat some ice cream, so that was nice. I've started my second book of the Readathon -- a reread of The Penderwicks in Spring! Because it's Middle Grade, it's a bit faster and easier to read so hopefully I'll be able to read it all today! That would be nice!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 6

Hour: A bit past Hour 6
Currently Reading Just Finished:

                                    29923707
Pages Read Since Last Update: 56
Total Pages Read: 164
Time Read Since Last Update:
38 minutes
Total Time Read:
2 hours, 03 minutes
Comments: It's been a good morning so far! I just finished my first book of the Readathon -- One Dark Throne. Granted, I had started reading it before the Readathon began, but the conclusion was hooking and I had difficulty setting it down -- even for my breakfast (which was waffles with syrup, yum!) (Also, for those interested, I finally figured out the scholarship thing so looks like I'm keeping it after all. Phew!) I'm going to write up a quick review on Goodreads and then dive into my second book of the Readathon. 

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 5


Hour: Hour 5
Currently Reading:

                                    29923707
Pages Read Since Last Update: 72
Total Pages Read: 108
Time Read Since Last Update:
53 minutes
Total Time Read:
1 hour, 24 minutes
Comments: I'm so happy with my progress for the Readathon so far! The book is so engaging and I'm almost at the end. It's too bad the next book in the series isn't out yet, because I would be perfectly willing to marathon all of them! I've been curled up in my blankets this morning, very cozy as I read this, but I'm rather hungry and I think I hear breakfast cooking downstairs so I'm going to go eat a bit (and maybe figure out my scholarship) before I come back to finish this novel!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 3



I woke up earlier than I have in past years, at least (about 6:45am-ish, to be precise). I've gotten some reading done already, so I feel like I'm off to a good start?

Hour: Three-quarters past Hour 3.
Currently Reading:

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Pages Read Since Last Update: 36
Total Pages Read: 36
Time Read Since Last Update:
31 minutes
Total Time Read:
31 minutes
Comments:
I actually wasn't expecting to wake up so early -- I didn't set an alarm or anything, but hey, I'll take the extra reading hour or so! It's nice to get some reading done before my family wakes up, when it's still the quiet hours of dawn. I'd already started One Dark Throne -- I was on Page 286 when I began, so I've only got about 100 pages of it left. Maybe I'll even finish it this morning? We'll have to see. Either way, things are really picking up in this book and I'm excited to launch myself back into this world of Queens, betrayal, love, and murder!