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message 1: by Elizabeth (last edited Aug 10, 2022 04:46AM) (new)

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April 2017
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This will be my ninth readathon (my first was April 2013 and I can hardly believe I've done so many), but this will be my first time posting my updates in this group. I'm looking forward to enjoying some of the more social aspects of the group. This will also be my nine-year-old son Noah's ninth readathon. I'm so excited to participate tomorrow.


message 2: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (readerann) | 552 comments Good luck to you and Noah!


message 3: by Ana (last edited Apr 28, 2017 03:06PM) (new)

Ana (404-equivalent) | 63 comments Wow, 9th already! I hope I'll stick to the readathon and get to that number in a few years. :D This one is my 4th. :)

Good luck!


message 5: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 1 - 8:00 am

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)

Mini Challenge - Opening Survey
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Western Massachusetts

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

All of them! I wish I had more time.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Sushi, chips with homemade guacamole, cupcakes

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am a public health grad student and a homeschooing single-mother.

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 always posted my updates on Goodreads (using my profile page) but this is the first year I will be posting to and participating in the group.


message 6: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 2 - 9:00 am

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Snacks
-Green tea
-French vanilla muffin
-Cantaloupe

Mini Challenge: Give the Gift of Reading
The Westfield Athenaeum is my local free (and not town operated) library. They are a library but they are so much more than just a place to check out books. In addition to storytime, book groups, summer reading clubs, and other programs you might expect at any library they also show free family movies, sponsor lunch concerts, and hold craft workshops. They have a small local history museum and an art gallery. As a homeschooling family access to the books through the library's collection and their extensive interlibrary loan network is invaluable. I have been taking my son to the Athenaeum at least weekly since he was six months old and could go to his first storytime. We love the Westfield Athenaeum!


message 7: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 5 - 12:00 pm

Just got home from Noah's karate class where I was able to read while I waited.

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Books Finished: 1
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages)


message 8: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 7 - 2:00 pm

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Snacks:
-Sushi
-Green tea


message 9: by Elizabeth (last edited Apr 29, 2017 04:45PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 12 - 7:00 pm

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)

Books Finished: 2
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages) - Disturbing
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (241 pages) - Beautiful and moving

Snacks
-Chips and homemade guacamole
-Green tea

Hour 11 Mini Challenge: One Night Reads
The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

Hour 12 Mini Challenge:Mid Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now?

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

2. How many books have you read so far?

I have finished two and started a third.

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

I wish I had time to read all of them.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I had to take my son to karate so I took along a book. Now he isn't feeling well. I try not to worry too much about the interruptions and just enjoy the reading I do get done.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How quickly the time is going.


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 14 - 9:00 pm

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)
-Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Peterson

Books Finished: 2
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages) - Disturbing
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (241 pages) - Beautiful and moving

Snacks
-Strawberry cucumber salad
-Tea


Colona Public Library (colonapubliclibrary) | 197 comments Elizabeth wrote: "Readathon TBR

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2 Viral by Kelly Thompson [bookcov..."


So many good picks! ~Ashley


message 12: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 18 - 1:00 am

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)
-Make Good Art Speech by Neil Gaiman

Books Finished: 3
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages) - Disturbing
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (241 pages) - Beautiful and moving
-Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Peterson (192 pages)


message 13: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 22 - 5:00 am

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)
-Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral by Kelly Thompson

Books Finished: 4
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages) - Disturbing
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (241 pages) - Beautiful and moving
-Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Peterson (192 pages)
-Make Good Art Speech by Neil Gaiman (80 pages)


message 14: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 24 - 7:00 am

Currently Reading:
-Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)

Books Finished: 5
-The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages) - Disturbing
-Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (241 pages) - Beautiful and moving
-Mouse Guard: The Black Axe by David Peterson (192 pages)
-Make Good Art Speech by Neil Gaiman (80 pages)
-Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2: Viral by Kelly Thompson (152 pages)

Hour 24 Mini Challenge: Closing Survey
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

I always end up needing a nap or two between hours 18 and 22 or so.

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

Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman
A Short quick read.

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

I just wish there was more time to participate in all the great things going on during the readathon.

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

I loved having the opportunity to interact in the Goodreads group.

5. How many books did you read?

I Finished 5 and started a sixth.

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

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Mouse Guard The Black Axe (Mouse Guard, #0.5) by David Petersen Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2 Viral by Kelly Thompson

And started
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (audiobook)

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Jem and the Holograms, Volume 2 Viral by Kelly Thompson

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

I definitely plan on participating again!


message 15: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 0 - 7:00 am

TBR:

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Gratitude by Oliver Sacks The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman Night (The Night Trilogy #1) by Elie Wiesel Fables, Vol. 1 Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham Green Angel (Green Angel, #1) by Alice Hoffman Green Witch (Green Angel, #2) by Alice Hoffman Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3 Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka Saga, Vol. 1 (Saga, #1) by Brian K. Vaughan The Graveyard Book Volume 1 by P. Craig Russell The Graveyard Book Volume 2 by P. Craig Russell Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Kabuki, Vol. 1 Circle of Blood by David W. Mack Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Wonder by R.J. Palacio Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Challenge: 10 Years in 10 Books
2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling
2008: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins
2009: Half the Sky Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof
2010: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
2011: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
2012: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2013: March Book One (March, #1) by John Lewis
2014: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
2015: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
2016: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter, #8) by J.K. Rowling
2017: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

Massachusetts

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

There are too many to choose!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Tea. I have a horrible sore throat so its hard to actually eat anything.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself

I'm a grad student in my last semester. I have a 10 year olsd son who usually reads with me for at least part of the day.

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?

It looks like I won't be listening to an audiobook today. My library card has locked me out of Overdrive. Probably because I checked out too many books from the library yesterday. Two books over my limit...oops!


message 16: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 2 - 9:00 am

Currently Reading:
-The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Snacks:
-Oatmeal
-Green Tea


message 17: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 4 - 11:00 am

Currently reading:
-Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Books finished: 1
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Interruptions:
-Noah's karate promotions


message 18: by Elizabeth (last edited Oct 21, 2017 03:00PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 7 - 2:00

Currently Reading:
-When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Books Finished: 2
-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (83 pages)
-Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (63 pages)

Interruptions:
-Taking Noah to a technology lab event


message 19: by Beth (new)

Beth | 21 comments Hi Elizabeth! Congratulations on another readathon. Is Noah reading along again this year?

I saw a lot of good books on your TBR -- I loved Nimona and Through the Woods, and remember 84 Charing Cross Rd very fondly. Have fun and good luck reading through the interruptions. I remember when my kids helped with readathon, although I liked it when they interrupted their reading to fetch me snacks :-)


message 20: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 12 - 7:00 pm

Currently Reading:
-When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
-Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

Books Finished: 2
-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (83 pages)
-Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (63 pages)

Snacks:
-Mini cupcake
-Tea

Mid-Event Survey
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

2. How many books have you read so far?

Two
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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

There are so many that I want to read and I know I won't have enough time for all of them.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

My son had promotions this morning (he is now a solid orange belt) and a technology lab this afternoon. I brought along a small stack of books to read. I've learned not to stress about the interruptions and just enjoy reading as much as I can.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

The time always seems to fly so fast.


Colona Public Library (colonapubliclibrary) | 197 comments Happy Reading! ~Ashley


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 16 - 11:00 pm

Currently Reading:
-Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

Books Finished: 3
-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (83 pages)
-Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (63 pages)
-When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (144 pages)

Snacks:
-Spaghetti and meatballs
-Hot chocolate

Interruptions
-Astronomy break

Decades of Reading
1980s - The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan Berenstain
1990s - The Secret of the Mansion (Trixie Belden #1) by Julie Campbell
2000s - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
2010s - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


message 23: by Elizabeth (last edited Oct 22, 2017 04:49AM) (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 24 - 7:00 am

Total books finished:
-The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (83 pages)
-Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (63 pages)
-When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka (144 pages)
-Gratitude by Oliver Sacks (64 pages)
-Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3: Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson (136 pages)

Total pages read: 490

Total challenges completed: 5
-Opening Meme
-Mid-Event Survey
-Decades of Reading
-Last Day to Read for a Year
-Closing Survey

Last Day to Read for a Year
Since I couldn't read the entire Harry Potter Series in one day I would probably read Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern because the world she creates is so rich and memorable.

Closing Survey
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Everything from Hour 17 to Hour 22 is a sleepy blur.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka Gratitude by Oliver Sacks Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3 Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?

Any of the above were good short reads.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?

I loved having someone stop by my thread and leave a comment. I would love to see more cheerleading come back.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

I'm already looking forward to next time!


message 24: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 0 - 7:00 am

I'm so excited for another readathon! I've started reading a little early to make up for some of the time I will lose later because of parenting obligations.

My TBR:
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel Fables, Vol. 1 Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4 Enter the Stingers by Kelly Thompson Saga, Vol. 4 (Saga, #4) by Brian K. Vaughan Saga, Vol. 5 (Saga, #5) by Brian K. Vaughan Saga, Vol. 6 (Saga, #6) by Brian K. Vaughan The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One (Women Are Some Kind Of Magic, #2) by Amanda Lovelace Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6) by Neil Gaiman Kabuki, Vol. 1 Circle of Blood by David W. Mack Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

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

Massachusetts

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

I want to read them all!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Guacamole and tortilla chips. And maybe some ice cream.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm a homeschooling mom. My son will be reading today too.

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 a lot of interruptions today, so I'm going to try to just enjoy reading when I can without worrying so much about numbers or statistics.


message 25: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (greeniezona) | 1 comments Elizabeth -- Yay, Saga, and yay for reading with your kids! Both of my kids will be joining me today as well. :)


message 26: by Beth (new)

Beth | 138 comments Hi Elizabeth! Sandman is one of my favorites, the stories in The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables & Reflections are great.


message 27: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 12 - 7:00 pm

Currently Reading: 1
Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4 Enter the Stingers by Kelly Thompson
Books Read: 2
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel
Pages Read: 217

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4 Enter the Stingers by Kelly Thompson

2. How many books have you read so far?

Two

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

I still want to read them all!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

My son had karate promotions and then a birthday party today so we were out of the house for several hours. I started reading a little early this morning to make up some of the time and also brought a book with me to promotions and read there.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

The time always seems to go so fast.


message 28: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 14 - 9:00 pm

Finished another book and sent my son to bed with his current read.

Currently Reading: 1
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman
Books Read: 3
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4 Enter the Stingers by Kelly Thompson
Pages Read: 369


message 29: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 24 - 7:00 am

Currently Reading: 1
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman p.110/599
Books Read: 4
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff Night (The Night Trilogy, #1) by Elie Wiesel Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 4 Enter the Stingers by Kelly Thompson Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Pages Read: 592


Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

I think I fell asleep around 11 am.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!

See above.

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman is a quick, fun read. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is charming.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?

I loved having all the pre-readathon activities on Goodreads.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

I'm already thinking about what will be on my TBR for the next readathon.


Noah's Book's Read: 6
The Chocolate Chase (Geronimo Stilton #67) by Geronimo Stilton You Wouldn't Want to Be an Assyrian Soldier! An Ancient Army You'd Rather Not Join by Rupert Matthews The Dragon of Fortune (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy Special Edition #2) by Geronimo Stilton Bible Lands (Eyewitness Books) by Jonathan N. Tubb The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels, #1) by Geronimo Stilton Big Trouble in the Big Apple (Thea Stilton #8) by Thea Stilton


message 30: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments I'm signed up for the Reverse Readathon and so excited for it to start. I'll be at a concert at 8 so I'm planning to start reading a little early.

TBR:
Currently reading: Circe by Madeline Miller p. 232/400
Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 5 Truly Outrageous by Kelly Thompson Saga, Vol. 7 (Saga, #7) by Brian K. Vaughan Saga, Vol. 8 (Saga, #8) by Brian K. Vaughan Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6) by Neil Gaiman Fables, Vol. 1 Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Paper Girls, #1) by Brian K. Vaughan Kabuki, Vol. 1 Circle of Blood by David W. Mack
Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems by Dorothy Price Dear Madam President An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri Nocturnes Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1) by Leigh Bardugo The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman


Amber (bookstacksamber) (bookstacksamber) | 72 comments Elizabeth wrote: "I'm signed up for the Reverse Readathon and so excited for it to start. I'll be at a concert at 8 so I'm planning to start reading a little early.

TBR:
Currently reading: [bookcover:Circe|3595974..."

I loved The Wrath and the Dawn! I flew through both audiobooks in less than 24 hours. I really enjoyed Shadow & Bone too. I read it so long ago that I need to reread it before I can move onto the rest of the series! Enjoy!


message 32: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) Oh man, I feel so out of date with the reading community. I didn't recognize any of the books on your list. Good luck and I hope you enjoy them :)


message 33: by Liz (new)

Liz (lizgotauco) | 38 comments Elizabeth wrote: "I'm signed up for the Reverse Readathon and so excited for it to start. I'll be at a concert at 8 so I'm planning to start reading a little early.

TBR:
Currently reading: [bookcover:Circe|3595974..."


It is overwhelming trying to pick who to support for the "cheers" challenge so I'm starting with other Liz/Elizabeths - which there aren't too many! (might just be us actually, here on goodreads at least)

Gemina is also on my list! hoping to at least start it before the 'thon is done. Good luck!


message 34: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 1781 comments Elizabeth wrote: "I'm signed up for the Reverse Readathon and so excited for it to start. I'll be at a concert at 8 so I'm planning to start reading a little early.

TBR:
Currently reading: [bookcover:Circe|3595974..."


Great list!! I want to read Circe but I don't think I'll be able to get to it till 2019. I own quite a few on your list and haven't read them yet! I have Paper Girls Vol 1-3 on my list and Saga Vol 1! Good luck!


message 35: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Opening Survey (playing catch up)

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All of them! And as always I know I won't have enough time.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I actually don't have any planned this time around.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a single mom with a ten year old homeschooler, who will also be reading.

5) This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does it feel in your time zone?
It was so different to have the reading start at 8pm instead of 8am. I was hoping this would make the night hours easier.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Circe by Madeline Miller

2. How many books have you read so far?
I'm still on my first. Too many interruptions!

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I wish I had time for all of them!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I lost most of the first half of the readathon to interruptions. At readathon start time, I was at an event that included a Boston Symphony Orchestra concert (which was fabulous!). I brought along my book and started reading a little early while we waited for the concert to start and during intermission. I was so tired after we got home that I was only able to do a little reading before I fell asleep. But I started reading again early this morning.

5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far?
It wasn't any easier to stay awake during the night. Sigh.


message 36: by Kate (new)

Kate | 392 comments Hi Elizabeth, how,s your readathon going? Interested to know what you think of Circe its on my TBR list.


message 37: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Finished: Circe by Madeline Miller
Started: Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems by Dorothy Price Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 5 Truly Outrageous by Kelly Thompson

I liked Circe a lot. My son recently studied ancient history so we read a bunch of Greek myths last year and this was an interesting retelling from a different perspective. It was a lighter read than I was expecting (probably from reading so many of the standard versions), but that's not always a bad thing.


message 38: by Kate (new)

Kate | 392 comments Nice to know its an easy read. I would recommend her first novel The Song of Achilles if you haven't read it yet. Your Haiku book is a great choice, I hadn't thought to add any poetry! Next time maybe. :)


message 39: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Song of Achilles is on my TBR. I've heard its really good.

I usually have a book of poetry in my TBR for the readathon. I find that I stop paying attention if I read too much poetry at one time, but it makes for nice mini breaks between books or chapters of other things.


message 40: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Finished: Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 5 Truly Outrageous by Kelly Thompson
Started: Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman
Still Reading: Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems by Dorothy Price


message 41: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 1781 comments Elizabeth wrote: "5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far?
It wasn't any easier to stay awake during the night. Sigh..."


Agreed!! I'm in southern NH, howdy neighbor!, and I totally agree, night was not easier. I think the full day of work really got me. If I had been able to sleep in and enjoy the day off or had enough time to maybe take a nap beforehand, I might've been able to stay up past midnight. But I couldn't! lol


message 42: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Elyse wrote: "Elizabeth wrote: "5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far?
It wasn't any easier to stay awake during the night. Sigh..."

Agreed!! I'm in southern NH, howdy neighbor!, and I t..."


Yup. For me Friday was a normal day with normal responsibilities, plus taking my kid to an event and the hour long drive home at 10:30 pm. I could have used a pre-readathon nap. Maybe next time. :)


message 43: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Finished: Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems by Dorothy Price


message 44: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 24 - 8:00 pm

Final stats

Books Read: 4
Circe by Madeline Miller p. 232-400 Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 5 Truly Outrageous by Kelly Thompson 124 p. Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems by Dorothy Price 58 p. Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman p. 280/659

Books Completed: 3
Circe by Madeline Miller Jem and the Holograms, Vol. 5 Truly Outrageous by Kelly Thompson Silent Flowers A New Collection of Japanese Haiku Poems by Dorothy Price

Pages Read: 630

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I crashed somewhere around hour six.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
See above.

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
All four were good light reads.

4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again?
I loved it! I enjoyed the fact that it was more relaxed, and because there were fewer participants I felt I had more interaction with other readers in the Goodreads group. The time reversal gave the readathon a different feel, which I kind of liked. Also, I thought the cheering challenge was a great idea.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep in October?
I'm definitely planning to participate, and I'm happy that I only have to wait three months for the next one instead of six.


message 45: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 0 - 7:00 am

I am so excited to start reading!

Here's my TBR:
Paper Girls, Vol. 2 (Paper Girls, #2) by Brian K. Vaughan Fables, Volume 2 Animal Farm by Bill Willingham The Sandman Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman Through the Woods by Emily Carroll The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3) by Amie Kaufman The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Green Angel (Green Angel, #1) by Alice Hoffman Green Witch (Green Angel, #2) by Alice Hoffman Dear Madam President An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri
Audiobook: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I'm particularly looking forward to Obsidio, but really I wish I had time for them all.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Tortilla chips and guacamole. Plus, my son is making smoothies for breakfast.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a single mom with a homeschooler, who will probably read at least part of the day.

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'm hoping not to fall asleep so early. I think the bingo challenge looks like a lot of fun!


message 46: by Maddie (new)

Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 74 comments Wow that's a huge TBR! Good luck!


message 47: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 1781 comments Elizabeth wrote: "1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Western Massachusetts..."


Hello western MA, I'm southern NH! :) Howdy neighbor! You've got some great books in your TBR! Good luck!


message 48: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 8 - 3 pm

Currently reading:
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Dear Madam President An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (audiobook)

Books completed: 1
Green Angel (Green Angel, #1) by Alice Hoffman 116 pages

Snacks: fruit smoothie, green tea, tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole, chicken wings and sweet potato fries


message 49: by Elizabeth (last edited Oct 20, 2018 02:08PM) (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Hour 10 - 5:00 pm

Currently reading:
Dear Madam President An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (audiobook)

Books completed: 2
Green Angel (Green Angel, #1) by Alice Hoffman 116 pages Through the Woods by Emily Carroll 208 pages


message 50: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth | 194 comments Mini-Challenge: Title Haiku

Green Witch (Green Angel, #2) by Alice Hoffman Green Witch
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Through the Woods
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh The Wrath & the Dawn
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer Cinder

#readathon


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