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message 1: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 15, 2016 04:22PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Hello Everyone!!!

Thanks for stopping by. I am still getting everything here organized and ready for 7 am October 22nd. Feel free to come by often as new things will be posted between now and then. You may also feel free to copy and paste my "templates" for the RAT. A lot of people in my various groups do that as I do stay very organized with my challenges and RATs.
I keep everything neat and tidy as it keeps me focused and on track.

My book list is tentative. It contains books:
1. from the library that need to be read by due date.
2. currently reading and need to be finished
3. needed for the SRC challenge
4. from my TBR
5. audiobooks that I listen to while crocheting/surfing the internet/playing games
Therefore the list may grow. No, I can't possibly read all those during the RAT, but I am a moody reader so I like to have something ready for all my various moods.

Because I am a moody reader and always have 10 or more books going at once, I don't try to rush and finish my currently reading books before the RAT starts. As you will see later, I will track my books by number of pages read, books previously started but finished during the RAT, and books started&finished during the RAT. Right before the RAT starts, books on my list that are a current read, I will designate them as such and note what page I am on out of the total number of pages.

I will be reading physical books, audiobooks, epubs on both of my NOOKS(yes I have different books on each one LOL), kindle books, and books on my phone.

I will be working on some crochet projects during the RAT which will help me stay awake. During that time I will be listening to audiobooks. I have a post below where I will try to post pictures of the stuff I am working on and complete :) if I can remember how to post pics here lol.


message 2: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 22, 2016 12:26PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Important Links

Dewey's List--https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA...

Mini Challenges--http://www.24hourreadathon.com/


message 3: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 21, 2016 06:32PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Since I am off from work the next two weeks recovering from having the Shingles I am going to make this a personal challenge/week long RAT just to see what I can get accomplished. I have a lot to catch up on. I will track all my Pre-RAT books in this post :)

Pre-RAT-Reading
Saturday Oct 15 7am-Saturday Oct 22 7 am


1. Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues--10/15 184 pgs
2. Her Brother's Keeper--10/19 320 pages
3. Vampire Slayer--10/19 64 pages
4. The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries 10/20 198 pages
5. The Tea Planter's Wife 10/21 418 pages
6.

Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues (Mrs. Jeffries, #2) by Emily Brightwell Her Brother's Keeper (Amish Secrets, #1) by Beth Wiseman Vampire Slayer (Nancy Drew The New Case Files Graphic Novels, #1) by Stefan Petrucha The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries (Mrs. Jeffries, #3) by Emily Brightwell The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies


message 4: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:08PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Start Time 7 am CST

1. 7am-8 am--I kicked off by reading my chapter on Serial Reads. Then started my first book A Match for Addy

A Match for Addy (The Amish Matchmaker #1) by Emma Miller

2. 8 am-9 am--Switched books and started reading Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

3. 9 am-10 am--Continued with Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

4. 10 am-11 am--Switched back to A Match for Addy

A Match for Addy (The Amish Matchmaker #1) by Emma Miller

5. 11 am-12 pm--***The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

6. 12 pm-1 pm--The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

12:30 pm Go watch live broadcast of Pamela Berry--PuffyBooks
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSce...

7. 1 pm-2 pm--The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

8. 2 pm-3 pm--The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

9. 3 pm-4 pm--The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

10. 4 pm-5 pm--What I Had Before I Had You

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

11. 5 pm-6 pm--The Price of SaltA Match for Addy

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith A Match for Addy (The Amish Matchmaker #1) by Emma Miller

12. 6 pm -7 pm--What I Had Before I Had You

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

13. 7 pm-8 pm--What I Had Before I Had You

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

14. 8 pm-9 pm--Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

15. 9 pm-10 pm--What I Had Before I Had You

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

16. 10 pm -11 pm--What I Had Before I Had YouThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

17. 11 pm-12 am--And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

18. 12 am-1 am--And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

19. 1 am-2 am--And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

20. 2 am-3 am--And Then There Were None Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King

21. 3 am-4 am--Manga Classics: The Scarlet LetterPaperboy

Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King Paperboy by Vince Vawter

22. 4 am-5 am--Paperboy

Paperboy by Vince Vawter

23. 5 am-6 am--The Innocent

The Innocent by Avi Arad

24. 6 am-7 am--The Lightning Thief: The Graphic NovelVampire Slayer II: A Vampire's Kiss

The Lightning Thief The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Vampire Slayer II A Vampire's Kiss (Nancy Drew The New Case Files Graphic Novels, #2) by Stefan Petrucha


message 6: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 12:47PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Sprints

Sprint 1-Hour 4--60 pages

Sprint 2-Hour 8--was reading but failed to note # of pages

Sprint 3-Hour 12--was reading but failed to note # of pages

Sprint 4-Hour 16--Finished

What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell

Sprint 5-Hour 20--was reading but failed to note # of pages--Finished And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie this was an audio--Started Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King

Sprint 6-Hour 24--192 pages


message 7: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:13PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Total Pages Read

2429 Pages

1. A Match for Addy--224
2. The Price of Salt--262
3. And Then There Were None--264
4. Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter--308
5. The Innocent--224
6. The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel--128
7. Vampire Slayer II: A Vampire's Kiss--64
8. Paperboy--240
9. What I Had Before I Had You--288
10.Brown Girl Dreaming--307

A Match for Addy (The Amish Matchmaker #1) by Emma Miller The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King The Innocent by Avi Arad The Lightning Thief The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Vampire Slayer II A Vampire's Kiss (Nancy Drew The New Case Files Graphic Novels, #2) by Stefan Petrucha Paperboy by Vince Vawter What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Note
And Then There Were None was an audiobook so I used the number of pages for the paperback version.

Already Started books

1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend--120 pages

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

NOTE

I started and ended the readathon with a chapter from my serial reads delivered via Serial Reads App on my phone. I am not sure what the equivalent would be in actual page numbers so this wasn't included in my total number of pages.


message 8: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:15PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Scooby Meals and Snacks

Breakfast

Toast with honey
Yogurt
Water
Hot Chocolate

Lunch

Cheeseburger
Chips
Green Tea
Water

Dinner

Pizza
Breadsticks
Cinnasticks
Green Tea

Snacks
Whoppers
Pepsi
Cran-apple Juice


message 9: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:22PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Crochet Projects worked on during RAT

I didn't get any crocheting done. Instead I went out and cheered for other readers who were here on GR. I also played some games on the internet and tried to keep up with other various internet activities concerning the readathon.


message 10: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 01:23PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Links for Cheering on the Bloggers

Kathryn CA--http://katesbooknook.wordpress.com/
Erin--http://wwwjustagirlkindleing.blogspot...
ElizabethAnne--http://elizabethannereads.blogspot.com/ OR https://www.facebook.com/elizabethann...
Sarah--http://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/
AnnA--http://www.blogbysherryann.blogspot.com/
Charity--http://imperfecthappiness.org/
Jen--http://www.thereadersroom.org/
J--http://jlsbibliomania.booklikes.com/
Capri--https://virago1977.wordpress.com/
Debbie's Spurts (D.A.)--http://donealrice.booklikes.com/
Sammantha--http://sammylblog.blogspot.com/
Maggi-- http://mamalibrarian.org/
Jaleenajo--https://beachesandbooks.wordpress.com/
Nadia--http://eu-e-o-bam.blogspot.pt/
Sarah--http://always-books.blogspot.com/
Gabby--http://youtube.com/gabsaboutbooks
Clemence--https://clemisbookishworld.wordpress.... OR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRxM...
Kenya--http://bookedupandbossy.blogspot.com/
Michelle--http://www.bookaholicbanter.com/
Victoria--https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress... OR https://www.bloglovin.com/people/vict...
Trea--http://duskrider3740.booklikes.com/
Nikk--http://www.sapphireddragon.com/ OR http://sapphiredreads.blogspot.com/
Susan--http://myreadingadventure-susan.blogs...
Rachel--http://basicbookblog.com/
Cindarella--http://cindersboo.blogspot.fi/
Luana--https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLig...
Jenna--http://rezgirlreads.wordpress.com
Buffy--http://bookbuffy.blogspot.com/2016/10...
Hardcover--http://hardcoverhearts.com/
Dee--http://www.deesbookblog.com/
Jade--https://drinkcoffeeandreadbooks.wordp...

Litsy Users

Lorraine--Lola
Daisey--Daisey


message 11: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 22, 2016 03:21PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Links for Cheering on the Blogless here on GR

Xandra--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Susan--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Lena--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Colleen--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Sulan--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Anja--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Aya--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Amy--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Chili--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Kim--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Sarah--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Sarah--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Jaybirian--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Xeyra--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Christy--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Alisha--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Colona Public Library--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Rebecka--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Sytske--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Lindsay--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Jan--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Karen B--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Jana--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Ellie--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Cassandra--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Kimberly--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Kate--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Marleen--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Lavendar--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Melissa--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Cassy--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Daisey--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Jamie--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Leni--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Candy--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Lorna--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Lisa--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Bill--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Kristell--https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...




message 12: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 06:38PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I am reading from the US--Tennessee

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to all of them LOL

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

None in particular as I am eating what I normally eat.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am the mother of two sons ages 26 and 22. I am also the mom to two furbabies, Saturn(pit bull-great dane mix) & Murphy(bull mastiff). I work full time as a Shift Lead Manager in retail. Reading is probably my favorite past-time and has been since I was in elementary school. For many years I read romance novels but have since branched out and read all genres. I am a cover lover and a mood reader. It is not unusual for me to have 10 or more books going at the same time. I also enjoy crocheting,cooking and other crafts.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I have participated in a lot of read-a-thons in the last 5 years--some 24 hrs, 48 hrs and others week long. I pretty much have a set routine that I follow and it works out fairly well.

End of Event Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

The most daunting hour for me was getting up for my start time of 7 am. I am a night owl so getting up early in the morning is NOT so fun.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

After participating in several Readathons I usually start with my hardest books or physical copies. Once I tire of reading or my eyes give out I will switch to audio and do something relaxing or catch up on the socializing/cheering aspect of the event. The last few hours I switch to very easy reading like children's books or manga/graphic novels.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

I find it very hard to keep up with the social aspect of the event. There are just too many places where things are happening...the official website, GR, Litsy. FB, Instagram,Twitter,blog pages. I wish everything was more centralized like GR and the official website. But I understand the need to have the multiple outlets but I feel like the majority probably does use GR. . I know I didn't participate in the mini challenges, although I would love to, simply because it was a challenge in itself to go to the officcial page, look at the challenge, come back to GR and do the challenge. If I wasn't reading then it wouldn't be so bad, but trying to squeeze everything in that is going on here there and every where is a bit overwhelming to me. I am not sure if we were supposed to post the answers back to the official Dewey page/the blogger's page/GR...hmmmmm Maybe with all my organizational skills I can develop a plan next time that will work. Or maybe I just need to participate on GR and not try keep up with everything else. Decisions Decisions LOL

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I was ok with the new cheering aspect. I went around and left a post for a lot of the blogless here on GR.

5. How many books did you read?

I read 10 books start to finish, I read 2 chapters of my serial read from the app Serial reads, and I read 120 pages of a book I had previously started.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

1. A Match for Addy--224
2. The Price of Salt--262
3. And Then There Were None--264
4. Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter--308
5. The Innocent--224
6. The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel--128
7. Vampire Slayer II: A Vampire's Kiss--64
8. Paperboy--240
9. What I Had Before I Had You--288
10.Brown Girl Dreaming--307

A Match for Addy (The Amish Matchmaker #1) by Emma Miller The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Manga Classics The Scarlet Letter by Stacy King The Innocent by Avi Arad The Lightning Thief The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Vampire Slayer II A Vampire's Kiss (Nancy Drew The New Case Files Graphic Novels, #2) by Stefan Petrucha Paperboy by Vince Vawter What I Had Before I Had You by Sarah Cornwell Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Previously Started--read 120 pages
1. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

Serial Read--2 chapters
1. Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

7.Which book did you enjoy most?
Paperboy
Paperboy by Vince Vawter

8. Which did you enjoy least?
1. The Innocent
The Innocent by Avi Arad

9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I will participate again. I always tend to forget about the event in April but it also depends on my work schedule.

I will be a participant and cheerleader. I went around and cheered on GR for all the blogless :) this time. I was going to try to cheer for the bloggers on their pages but realized in order to leave comments you have to supply an email address--sorry but just am not interested in receiving all that email. :(


message 13: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 23, 2016 06:54PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Mini Challenges--http://www.24hourreadathon.com/

There was just too much going on that I got overwhelmed and didn't participate in these.


message 14: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 22, 2016 03:08PM) (new)

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message 49: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 707 comments Love this set up! You are so organized!!!


message 50: by Robin (Saturndoo) (last edited Oct 15, 2016 03:56PM) (new)

Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Kathryn CA wrote: "Love this set up! You are so organized!!!"

Thanks Kathryn...I have to be organized or I lose focus, forget stuff,get sidetracked etc. This keeps me going and on target LOL I am OCD about being organized for my challenges and RATs


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