Sunday, April 27, 2014

End of Event Meme

End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 19 - 1-2
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Too many but I absolutely adore Diana Palmer's books - those are my go to when I can't decide what/who I want to read but I've spread my wings so to speak this past couple of times and found I really enjoyed Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? My friend suggested when a reader signs up there should be a way to advise if they are a newcomer and if they are to make sure the cheerleaders stop by their blog to post 
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything went smoothly as usual - stay on the tried and true pace
5. How many books did you read? 2
6. What were the names of the books you read? When We Touch by Brenda Novak and Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Undead and Unwed
8. Which did you enjoy least? I enjoyed all the books I read this read-a-thon
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Was a reader this year (again) but I did have a substantial increase with comments on my blog from the cheerleaders which is a great thing
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Most Definitely will participate - as a reader

Hour 22 - 4 a.m.

Hour 22
Time Began 4:00 p.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  29 pages
Minutes Read this hour 30 minutes
Total Pages 536 pages
Total Minutes Read 577 minutes
Comments I'm 1/2 way point and calling it a night! 




Hour 21 3 a.m.

Hour 21
Time Began 3:00 a.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  28 pages
Minutes Read this hour 30 minutes
Total Pages 507 pages
Total Minutes Read 547 minutes
Comments I'm almost there 1/2 way point that is but I know that I will not finish this book this read-a-thon which I'm ok with 


Peanut Butter Cookie with a Rollo on top -  in memory of Rollo
  

Hour 20 - 2 a.m.

Hour  20
Time Began 2:00 a.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  18 pages
Minutes Read this hour 30 minutes
Total Pages 479 pages
Total Minutes Read 517 minutes
Comments Still not quite 1/2 way into my book, still have heavy eyes but pushing forward


Andie 

Hour 19 - 1 a.m.

Hour  19
Time Began 1:15 a.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  34 pages
Minutes Read this hour 35 minutes
Total Pages 457 pages
Total Minutes Read 487 minutes
Comments Not even 1/2 way into my book and my eyes are so heavy.

Needed one of these 

Hour 18 - 12 a.m.

Hour  18
Time Began 12 a.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  18 pages
Minutes Read this hour 15 minutes
Total Pages 423 pages
Total Minutes Read 452 minutes
Comments My eyes are getting heavy but I'm going to be pushing through it. 



Hour 17 - 11 p.m.

Hour  17
Time Began 11 p.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  0 pages
Minutes Read this hour 0 minutes
Total Pages 405 pages
Total Minutes Read 437 minutes
Comments Took a break and watched TV, talk  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hour 16 - 10 p.m.

Hour  16
Time Began 10 p.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  0 pages
Minutes Read this hour 0 minutes
Total Pages 405 pages
Total Minutes Read 437 minutes
Comments Took a break and watched TV, talk and eat Carrot Cake Dip - which was most delicious!


CARROT CAKE DIP

 

Hour 15 - 9 p.m.

Hour  15
Time Began 9 p.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  0 pages
Minutes Read this hour 0 minutes
Total Pages 405 pages
Total Minutes Read 437 minutes
Comments Back home, playing catch on blog and watching MLS Soccer - San Jose Earthquakes 


Hour 14 8 p.m.

Hour  14
Time Began 8 p.m.
Name of Book All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  57 pages
Minutes Read this hour 40 minutes
Total Pages 405 pages
Total Minutes Read 437 minutes
Comments Book 3 continued why do parents let their kids run wild in stores?





Book 2 Completed

Hour 13 - 7 p.m.

Hour  13
Time Began 7 p.m.
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Pages Read this hour  18 pages
Minutes Read this hour 15 minutes
Total Pages 348 pages
Total Minutes Read 397 minutes
Comments Book 2 completed and 3rd started  - completed supper @ Pei Wei and went to Hastings Hardback Café and read



Hour 12 - 6 p.m.

Hour  12
Time Began 6 p.m.
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  0 pages
Minutes Read this hour 0 minutes
Total Pages 333 pages
Total Minutes Read 382 minutes
Comments Headed out for supper






Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson (10 pages left)
2. How many books have you read so far? 1 Book
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Some but took it in stride
6. What surprises you most about the readathon, so far?Nothing

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?   Not really
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader  or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?    Nothing
9. Are you getting tired yet?          A little but Dr. Pepper & Snacks are helping
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? Get up often on the hour, move around - stretch, get tons of sodas, snacks and candy

Hour 11 5 p.m.

Hour  11
Time Began 5:15
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  40 pages
Minutes Read this hour 40 minutes
Total Pages 333 pages
Total Minutes Read 382 minutes
Comments Just 20 pages to go and it's getting to the finale. Go Besty!

Hour 10 - 4 p.m.

Hour  10
Time Began 4:10
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  25 pages
Minutes Read this hour 40 minutes
Total Pages 293 pages
Total Minutes Read 342 minutes
Comments almost finished only 55 more pages to go




SOUR PATCH KIDS


Hour 9 - 3 p.m.

Hour  9
Time Began 3:08
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  45 pages
Minutes Read this hour 52 minutes
Total Pages 268 pages
Total Minutes Read 302 minutes
Comments Such a great fast read 








Hour 8 - 2 p.m.

Hour  8
Time Began 2:46
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  9 pages
Minutes Read this hour 10 minutes
Total Pages 223 pages
Total Minutes Read 250 minutes
Comments Did lunch this hour - egg salad crossiant with Nieman Marcus Dip with Ritz Crackers - Yummy!















Hour 7 - 1 p.m.

Hour  7
Time Began 1:15
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  33 pages
Minutes Read this hour 40 minutes
Total Pages 214 pages
Total Minutes Read 240 minutes
Comments Really enjoying this book 

Fixing Lunch

Hour 6 - Noon

Hour  6
Time Began 12:25
Name of Book Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
Pages Read this hour  18 pages
Minutes Read this hour 25 minutes
Total Pages 181 pages
Total Minutes Read 200 minutes
Comments My shoulders are hurting right now - 2 advil to the rescue! 



Coal - his day of relaxing