Oct. 2013 Readathon: Updates & Mini Challenges
Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is a bi-annual readathon, hosted at 24hourreadathon.com, where readers and bloggers get together and read for 24 hours, sharing their experience with others.
Instead of writing several posts, I thought I’d just keep all my updates and mini challenges on one page, with separate posts for the Introductory Questionnaire and the End of Event Meme.
Thoughts on current read: No thoughts: I haven’t started yet today! Ack!
Pages read: 0
Total pages read so far: 0
Amount of time spent reading: None
Total time spent reading so far: None
Notes: I got up around hour 3, wrote my Starting Line post, then did some book spine poetry. Then the hubs got up around hour 5 and I talked him into going out for breakfast so I could fuel up. The restaurant was super busy so we didn’t get back until hour 7! Yeesh! But now I’m all ready to start!
Thoughts on current read: I’m really enjoying Across a Star-Swept Sea!
Pages read: 109. Sad.
Total pages read so far: 109.
Amount of time spent reading: 3.5 hours
Total time spent reading so far: 3.5 hours
Notes: Next time I really need to make sure that I have quicker reads in my pile for readathon. I am really loving the book I’m reading, but it is such a heavy read and I’m already a super slow reader, so it’s going very slowly.
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
2) What have you finished reading?
3) What is your favorite read so far?
4) What about your favorite snacks?
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
Thoughts on current read: Across a Star-Swept Sea is just getting better and better!
Pages read: 102
Total pages read so far: 211
Amount of time spent reading: 3 hours
Total time spent reading so far: 6.5 hours
Notes: I’m such a slow reader and it’s getting even slower for me as the night goes on. But I’m determined to finish this book! Only 77 pages to go!
Thoughts on current read: Across a Star-Swept Sea was fantastic!
Pages read: 77
Total pages read so far: 288
Amount of time spent reading: 2 hours
Total time spent reading so far: 8.5 hours
Notes: Yay! I met my one goal of finishing Across a Star-Swept Sea! I was falling asleep near the end, but I had to just finish! I crashed in the middle of hour 21.
Spine Poetry hosted by Capricious Reader
I decided to go with BEA books this time, because I used so many books the last few times I did spine poetry that I didn’t want to make something too similar. So here’s my poem:
we were entangled
across a star-swept sea,
counting by 7s,
unhooking the moon.
These broken stars scorched,
the burning sky broken.
The beginning of everything.
All our yesterdays,
Other participants I’ve visited:
Prizes I’ve won:
None so far!
Official Read-a-Thon page
MeganOctober 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Your spine poetry is brilliant! LOL! Keep up the great reading! =D
ChrystalOctober 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm
Great spine poetry!
BittnerOctober 13, 2013 at 3:19 am
I totally encourage shorter reads for future read-a-thons! My momentum is through the roof right now but that has mostly to do with the fact that finishing my graphic novels helps me to feel more productive!
But I'm sure you are doing great so just keep it up!!!