Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: October 2016
Hi everyone! I’m excited to be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon yet again! I love this event so much!
I usually write a few different posts for each readathon, but I’ve decided to just go with one post this time. So I’ll be using this post to share my TBR pile, opening meme, updates, mid-event survey, mini challenges, end of event meme, and any other info.
My TBR Pile
I made a video about my TBR pile this time:
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I’ve participated in lots of readathons before. I try to stick to short books like manga and graphic novels to feel more accomplished, since I’m such a slow reader. But I also always find that I just don’t spend a lot of time during the readathon actually reading. I usually end up only reading for like 6 or 8 of the 24 hours. So I’m going to try to get myself to actually spend more time reading this time.
Titles of Books Read During This Period: Attack on Titan Vol 18 by Hajime Isayama
Thoughts on Current Read: I’m enjoying it so far!
Number of Books Read So Far: None finished
Pages Read During This Period: 60
Total Pages Read So Far: 60
Amount of Time Spent Reading During This Period: 37 minutes
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading So Far: 37 minutes
Notes: I started late, as usual. My youngest son woke me up super early so I was up when readathon started but I was not mentally prepared to start reading. He went back to sleep later, and so did I. So I didn’t actually start reading until hour 6. So that means in this first block of hours 1-6, I only spent a little over half an hour reading. Sheesh. I need to read like all the time during the next 6 hours, if I can help it!
Titles of Books Read During This Period: Attack on Titan Volume 18 by Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan Volume 19 by Hajime Isayama, Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu
Thoughts on Current Read: I wasn’t loving Geek Parenting at first, but I’m enjoying it more now!
Number of Books Read So Far: 2 completed, 1 started
Pages Read During This Period: 371
Total Pages Read So Far: 431
Amount of Time Spent Reading During This Period: 3 hours, 54 minutes
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading So Far: 4 hours, 31 minutes
Notes: I’m glad I got the volumes of Attack on Titan read, because those were the two books that I really wanted to read today. I’m enjoying Geek Parenting, but not as much as I thought I would, so I might take a break and read a graphic novel and then go back to Geek Parenting. I feel bad that I’m not interacting with anyone else participating, or doing any of the mini challenges or anything, but I really need to read a lot this readathon, because I’m getting low on books that I can write reviews on. I’m going to do the Mid-Event Survey in a minute, though.
1. What are you reading right now? Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu
2. How many books have you read so far? I’ve finished 2 and started another.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Saga graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.. I’ve been meaning to read them forever. I’ve read the first volume but I own the first 5, so I hope to read volumes 2-5 today.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not too bad, but my family is here. They’ve left a couple of times but when they’re here, they come talk to me sometimes. I usually just talk to them a minute and then ask them to close the door on their way out. :)
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far? I am forever surprised by how slowly I read. I guess that has nothing to do with the Readathon, but I’ve been doing this readathon for years, so I’m not really surprised by anything to do with the readathon anymore.
Titles of Books Read During This Period: Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu and Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. I also read a little bit of Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary to my son at his bedtime.
Thoughts on Current Read: Saga is such a weird series, but really very clever. I had to look online to remind myself about what happened in Volume 1 since I read it over a year ago. But I’m definitely enjoying it!
Number of Books Read So Far: Finished 3, started another
Pages Read During This Period: 256
Total Pages Read So Far: 687
Amount of Time Spent Reading During This Period: 2 hours, 55 minutes
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading So Far: 7 hours, 26 minutes
Notes: I’m very happy to have finished 3 books and started another. I know they weren’t very hard or long books, but it’s nice to feel accomplished. I’m starting to get pretty tired, so I think I’ll have a snack and then try to read as much more of the Saga volumes as I can before I crash.
Titles of Books Read During This Period: Saga Volume 2 and Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Thoughts on Current Read: I’m really enjoying the Saga graphic novels!
Number of Books Read So Far: 4 finished, 1 started
Pages Read During This Period: 79
Total Pages Read So Far: 766
Amount of Time Spent Reading During This Period: 58 minutes
Total Amount of Time Spent Reading So Far: 8 hours, 24 minutes
Notes: I really wanted to stay up later, but since I was up early with my son, I crashed around the beginning of hour 21. I wish I had read for more hours, though. It never seems like I can read more than like 8 hours, even though I’m awake for like 16 hours. A few of those hours are for eating and breaks, but really, I should be able to read for at least 10-11 hours! That will be my goal next time!
I didn’t do any this time! Sad!
Other Participants I’ve Visited
I didn’t visit anyone’s blogs! I did go on Instagram a few times and liked a lot of #readathon photos, and I chatted with a few people on Twitter, but that’s all the interaction I did. Which makes me feel a little sad.
End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hours 19 & 20, because I was getting really tired.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Short stories, graphic novels, manga, etc. are always good for readathon, because they’re short and help you feel like you accomplished a lot, especially for slow readers like me.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I don’t think so! Although it seems like the interactions are really more on social media these days, which makes me sad, because it used to be so blog-comment-based. It makes me wonder if I even need to make a post like this.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything, I guess?
5. How many books did you read? I finished 4 and started another. Pretty good!
6. What were the names of the books you read? Attack on Titan Volume 18 and Attack on Titan Volume 19 by Hajime Isayama, Geek Parenting by Stephen H. Segal and Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Saga Volume 2 and Saga Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Probably Attack on Titan Volume 19. I love that series so much, and Volume 19 had some really great moments.
8. Which did you enjoy least? Geek Parenting. It had some good info in it, but it wasn’t as good as I was expecting, unfortunately.
9, How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’ll participate any time that I can! I might try to cheer again next time. It’s hard work but I think it’s a great part of the readthon!
I just wanted to say thank you to all the organizers again! You guys rock! Even though I didn’t really interact with anyone this time, it’s still very cool to be a part of this event, and without the organizers, that wouldn’t be possible! So thanks again!