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message 1: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 23, 2016 05:15AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments October 2016 Read-a-Thon

8:00am ~ Hard Day's Knight
11:00am ~ Death and Her Devotion
1:00pm ~ Burned by Her Devotion
2:00pm ~ Back In Black
6:00pm ~ The Skinwalker's Apprentice
9:00pm ~ Hunter/Prey
12:00am ~ Boundary Crossed
4:00am ~ The Fountain of Youth
5:30am ~ The Perfect Match
6:45am ~ Fair Game......completed 35%
8:00am ~ The END!!


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 0 ~ Opening Meme:

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

Eastern USA - Tennessee

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?:
I am not a planner - I read according my mood or for a challenge. Today is totally mood. I'm starting with "The Black Knight Chronicles".

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Krispy Kreme donuts

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I have an irrational fear of spiders, heights and water.
- I am terrible at video games!
- I'm a little on the crazy side....and a bit of a geek.
- I LOVE all things ocean/beach!!!!
- I will read pretty much anything. Mystery/suspense is my go-to material; but if the blurb about the book sounds interesting or catches my attention I will read it, regardless of the genre.

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?
This is only my 2nd Dewey's Read-a-Thon, but I plan to just have fun (that is my only goal). I will read whatever strikes my fancy and also check in on the hourly posts. I am attempting to participate for the full 24 hours!


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 2 - Mini Challenge

#sixwordstoryRAT

Books open windows of the imagination.


message 4: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 22, 2016 04:25PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 3 - Mini Challenge

Posted on YouTube


My bookish other half....is actually 2 characters. I guess I have a split personality! ☺
1st - Stephanie Plum - she is clutzy, gets herself into really odd situations, has a tough/kickass exterior that she portrays, but is a softie.
2nd - Quincy Harker (without the magic) - he is snarky and says what he thinks, acts on impulse without considering the consequences or ignores them, but is totally loyal and protective of those he loves.
#readathon


message 5: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 22, 2016 09:12AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 4 - Mini Challenge

#RATbooksnack


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Ann A (readerann) | 494 comments Omg - Krispy Kreme Donuts - haven't had one of those in years. What a great RAT snack! Hope you have a fun day :)


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 5 - Mini Challenge

#RATpuzzle


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 6 - Mini Challenge

#RATpoem


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Ann A wrote: "Omg - Krispy Kreme Donuts - haven't had one of those in years. What a great RAT snack! Hope you have a fun day :)"

Gotta love Krispy Kreme!! ☺

Thank you! Hope you have a fun day as well!!


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 7 - Mini Challenge

Bookish memories


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 8 - Mini Challenge

Literary World Tour


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 9 - Mini Challenge

Cast Your Book


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 10 - Mini Challenge

Red, White & Blue Books


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

Keep reading and have fun :)

Hi Neighbor!!! I am cheering and reading from Middle TN:)


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Go Reader Go!!!! Hope you are enjoying all of your books.

Keep reading and have fun :)

Hi Neighbor!!! I am cheering and reading from Middle TN:)"


Thank you!!! It's fun - having a blast!!


message 16: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 22, 2016 04:39PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 11 - Mini Challenge
Plan a Bookish Party

What book is your party themed around?
Since it is October with Halloween right around the corner and I have been reading "Black Knight Chronicles" and "Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter" series, it will have to be a Vampire/Mystic Arts party

What food will you serve?
Vampires don't eat....so no food needed!

What’s your signature drink? BLOODy Mary's

What games will you play?
Spot the Demon.....Can you conjure (whose spell is best)....Fang Wars

What party favors will you send home with your guests?
Getting to go home undrained is the best favor we can give!


message 17: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 22, 2016 04:30PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 12 ~ Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

The Skinwalker's Apprentice: An Emerald Kipp Novella and Hunter/Prey

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

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Don't have a planned list - I read whatever looks good when I am ready for a new book.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I have had a few; a couple of people dropped by and I took a break to chat...then I took a break for dinner, but I didn't intend to not read while I ate! ☺

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
No surprises really - each hour seems to pass by quickly


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 16 - Mini Challenge

#FrightfulReads


message 19: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 23, 2016 12:15AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 17 - Mini Challenge

Books and Beverages


message 20: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 23, 2016 12:19AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 18 - Mini Challenge

#rainbowtower

#rainbowtower


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 21 - Mini Challenge

Book Stitching


message 22: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 23, 2016 10:26AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments Hour 24 - The End

YAY!! Made it the full 24 hours - no naps, a few short breaks!

9 full & 35% of 10th books completed
1628 pages completed


message 23: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 23, 2016 08:52PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 122 comments End of Event Survey

1.Which hour was most daunting for you?

I started losing steam around hour 21....but I made it for the full 24 hours. I may have started having a conversation with myself to stay awake for those last couple hours!! ☺

2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I think that the books should be ones that each reader has been looking forward to reading - everyone has different preferences, so I don't know how to recommend books for this.

3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Honestly, you guys do a GREAT job planning this with all the hourly posts, chats, challenges. I don't know how to improve on it!

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

5.How many books did you read?
Completed 9, and was about 35% into a 10th

6.What were the names of the books you read?
Hard Day's Knight
Death and Her Devotion
Burned by Her Devotion
Back In Black
The Skinwalker's Apprentice
Hunter/Prey
Boundary Crossed
The Fountain of Youth
The Perfect Match
Fair Game......ended 35% into this one

7.Which book did you enjoy most?
Fair Game was favorite - but of the ones I completed, I enjoyed Boundary Crossed

8.Which did you enjoy least?
The Fountain of Youth

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

100% - will probably have the same role as this time. Mainly read, check in for the hourly posts/challenges, and maybe host another challenge.


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