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message 1: by Diane (new)

Diane This is my first read-a-thon. I will also be posting in my book group: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/....


message 2: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 707 comments Welcome Diane!


message 3: by Diane (new)

Diane I almost forgot to post... I am off and reading, finishing a book I had already started: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane Checking in hour two. Still reading Huck.


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane These are books I have started and would like to finish:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (175 pages) The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (around 200 pages) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (225 pages)

Here are books I would like to start and finish:
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee


message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour three update:

Finished The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Started: Excellent Women by Barbara Pym


message 7: by Diane (last edited Oct 22, 2016 08:09AM) (new)

Diane Hour four update: Still reading Excellent Woman (25% finished)

Total pages read this read-a-thon so far: 262


message 8: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 5 Update: 40% through book 2 (Excellent Women).


message 9: by Diane (last edited Oct 22, 2016 10:10AM) (new)

Diane Hour 6 Update: 70% through book 2


message 10: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 7 update: I am 95% through book 2.


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 8 update: Finished book 2. Currently having a reading "snack" of a book of poetry at the moment: Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway.


message 12: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 9 Update: Finished Marigold Garden, now reading The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (started on an earlier date).


message 13: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 10: Alas! Still plugging away at Tristram Shandy. Got past my afternoon lull without needing a nap! Yay!


message 14: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 11, still reading Tristram Shandy.

Struggling to stay awake.


Robin (Saturndoo) (scoobydoo0811) Go Reader Go!!!! Hope you are enjoying all of your books.

Keep reading and have fun :)


message 16: by Diane (new)

Diane ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Go Reader Go!!!! Hope you are enjoying all of your books.

Keep reading and have fun :)"


Thank you!


message 17: by Diane (last edited Oct 22, 2016 04:01PM) (new)

Diane Hour 12, still on Tristram Shandy. There was a bit more than I anticipated. And in small, dense print...


message 18: by Diane (new)

Diane Mid-Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

2. How many books have you read so far?
3

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

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
a short nap, kids.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much time is required in updating


message 19: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 13. Just finished Tristram and starting Storm of Steel.


message 20: by Diane (last edited Oct 22, 2016 06:53PM) (new)

Diane Hour 14. Continuing Storm of Steel.


message 21: by Jen (new)

Jen | 3 comments wow, good for you! You're doing really well


message 22: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 707 comments Good job! You're doing great!


message 23: by Diane (new)

Diane Jen wrote: "wow, good for you! You're doing really well"

Thanks!


message 24: by Diane (new)

Diane Kathryn CA wrote: "Good job! You're doing great!"

Thanks!


message 25: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 15, Still going...


message 26: by Diane (last edited Oct 22, 2016 08:05PM) (new)

Diane Still going strong during hour 16. Still reading Storm of Steel. I took a little break to read some children's books:

Mr. Tickle
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes
Morris' Disappearing Bag
Mr. Gumpy's Outing
The New Kid on the Block


message 27: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 16, Still going strong. This is my wakeful time as a night owl. I will probably hit a wall in an hour or two,


message 28: by Amy (new)

Amy | 180 comments Morris' Disappearing Bag was a favorite of mine as a child!


message 29: by Diane (new)

Diane I miss-counted somewhere along the line with a 2-hour hour. I should be on hour 17, not 16.


message 30: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 18 update: Still awake (amazingly). Still on Storm of Steel. Took a 15-minute break for a shower.


message 31: by Diane (new)

Diane Hour 19 update - slowing down.


Colona Public Library (colonapubliclibrary) | 197 comments Woah, you are just getting through these books like crazy! That's awesome! ~Ashley


message 33: by Diane (new)

Diane Update, hour 20 - finishing Storm of Steel


message 34: by Colona Public Library (last edited Oct 23, 2016 12:42AM) (new)

Colona Public Library (colonapubliclibrary) | 197 comments hour 20 and still strong! Keep it up! ~Ashley


message 35: by Marleen (new)

Marleen (marleenanna) | 17 comments You're doing amazing Diane!


message 36: by Diane (new)

Diane Checking in


message 37: by Diane (new)

Diane Darn, I fell asleep during the last hour and a half. I have 25 minutes left of hour 24.


message 38: by Kate (new)

Kate (midnightbookgirl) | 4 comments Diane wrote: "Darn, I fell asleep during the last hour and a half. I have 25 minutes left of hour 24."

Oh, I have to sleep some of the time. I am way too old not to. But you're up now, so you can finish strong! I am so impressed with your Readathon!


message 39: by Diane (new)

Diane Didn't finish my last book, but that's okay.


message 40: by Diane (new)

Diane End of Event Survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?
23rd hour

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
That really depends on the reader's personal interests and tastes.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
I like it the way it is.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything was really well organized and a variety of different platforms were included.

How many books did you read?
I finished 2 already started
Started and finished 2 other regular-sized books
Read 2 books of poetry
Read 4 children's picture books

What were the names of the books you read?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (finished)
Excellent Women (Finished)
Storm of Steel (finished)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (finished)
Marigold Garden (finished)
The New Kid on the Block (finished)
Mr. Tickle (finished)
My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes (finished)
Morris' Disappearing Bag (finished)
Mr. Grumpy's Outing (finished)
Anna Karenina (unfinished)

Which book did you enjoy most?
All of them

Which did you enjoy least?
I enjoyed them all

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?
Highly likely

What role would you be likely to take next time?
Reader


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