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message 1: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli This is my first, very exciting attempt at a readathon.
My 24-hour mission: To have fun; To catch up on my reading challenge; To boldly read as much as I've never read before!


message 2: by Ana (new)

Ana (404-equivalent) | 63 comments Haha, I love the reference. Good luck, I hope you'll have a lot of fun!


message 3: by Ann A (new)

Ann A (readerann) | 504 comments Here's to reading as you've never read before! :)


message 4: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Ann A wrote: "Here's to reading as you've never read before! :)"
Thank you :) Here's to reading!!

Ana wrote: "Haha, I love the reference. Good luck, I hope you'll have a lot of fun!"
Haha, thank you!! I hope you have fun, too!!


message 5: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. T-minus 30'.

The starting time is upon us, so I decided to share my tbr:
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee The Jolly Corner by Henry James Joyland by Stephen King Pet Sematary by Stephen King The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly Hawkman Rise of the Golden Eagle by Justin Gray Charmed Season 10, Volume 1 by Pat Shand Daredevil The Man Without Fear by Frank Miller

Obviously, I can't read all these books in 24h but I like to have a variety to pick from.


message 6: by Liv (new)

Liv | 43 comments Good luck!


message 7: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 0.

Opening meme
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Greece.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to finishing A Court of Mist and Fury, which I'm currently reading, and picking up a Stephen King book.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm planning to bake a cake later, so that!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm 21, an English major and a full-time fangirl!
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 my first readathon and I'm very excited to read more than one book in one day!


message 8: by Nefeli (last edited Oct 21, 2017 08:30AM) (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 3. Current time: 5:00 pm

Hour 1 was lunch time so no pages read.
Pages read: 46 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle
Currently Reading: A Court of Mist and Fury


message 9: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 5. Current time: 7:00 pm

Pages read: 122
(52 from A Court of Mist and Fury and 70 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle)
snack: pralines


message 10: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Challenge: 10 Years in 10 Books


2007:The Children of Húrin
2008:The Graveyard Book
2009:Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret
2010:Mockingjay
2011:The Night Circus
2012:The Martian
2013:Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years
2014:The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb and Other Cases
2015:Uprooted
2016:Double Down
2017:Wonder Woman: Warbringer

I've read all except Wonder Woman, which I've heard great things about and I badly want to read.


message 11: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 7. Current time: 9:00 pm

Pages read: 90
(48 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle and 42 from Waiting for the Barbarians e-book)
snacks: a banana
music: disney instrumental songs


message 12: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli MINI CHALLENGE – CROSSWORD PUZZLE
1 Across: Quidditch
2 Down: Darcy
3 Down: Twilight
4 Across: Narnia
5 Down: Fangirl
5 Across: Fantasy
6 Down: Percy Jackson
7 Across: Hamlet
8 Down: Mordor
9 Down: The Hunger Games
10 Across: Wonderland
11 Across: Charles Dickens
12 Across: Shadowhunter
13 Across: Alagaesia
14 Down: Sherlock Holmes


message 13: by GabsAboutBooks (new)

GabsAboutBooks Nefeli wrote: "MINI CHALLENGE – CROSSWORD PUZZLE
1 Across: Quidditch
2 Down: Darcy
3 Down: Twilight
4 Across: Narnia
5 Down: Fangirl
5 Across: Fantasy
6 Down: Percy Jackson
7 Across: Hamlet
8 Down: Mordor
9 Do..."


Yay!!


message 14: by Nefeli (last edited Oct 21, 2017 01:05PM) (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 9. Current time: 11:00 pm

Hour 8 was dinner time, so no reading done.
Pages read: 55
(48 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle and 7 from Waiting for the Barbarians)


message 15: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 12. Current time: 2:00 am

"oooh we're half way there, ooh-oh reading for a day"
Pages read: 119
(96 from A Court of Mist and Fury and 23 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle)

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
A Court of Mist and Fury
2. How many books have you read so far?
None, but I'm getting there.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Joyland
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
The only interruptions were for lunch, dinner and some house chores, nothing out of plan :)
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I have not been distracted by social media and time is flying by fast.


message 16: by Nefeli (last edited Oct 21, 2017 07:31PM) (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 14. Current time: 4:00 am

Pages read: 111
(16 from A Court of Mist and Fury and 95 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle)

I've been up for 18h and I have started getting tired. I contemplated getting some sleep, but I decided to keep going!


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


message 18: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Colona Public Library wrote: "Happy Reading! ~Ashley"

Thank you!! :)


message 19: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 15. Current time: 5:30 am

I can't keep my eyes open any longer. I'm going to sleep for a few hours.

Pages read: 78
(45 from Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle and 33 from Waiting for the Barbarians)


message 20: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 20. Current time: 10:00 am

Slept for four hours.
Pages read: 19 from Waiting for the Barbarians


message 21: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 22. Current time: 12 am

Finished Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle!
Pages read: 230
Currently reading: Waiting for the Barbarians


message 22: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli MINI CHALLENGE: 10 WORDS FOR 10 YEARS

Sleeper agents; a decennial mission: unite the world in reading!


message 23: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Hour 24. Current time: 2:00 pm

Pages read: 55 from Waiting for the Barbarians

I'm hoping to finish this and read one more book till the final hour is over.


message 24: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Reader's log. RAT Over . Current time: 3:00 pm

"weee are the champions my frieeends, weee kept on reading till the eeend"
Pages read: 110
(14 from Waiting for the Barbarians and 96 from Daredevil: The Man Without Fear)

Total reading hours: 18
Books finished: 2
Waiting for the Barbarians
Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle
A Court of Mist and Fury 50%
Daredevil: The Man Without Fear 80%
Total pages read: 935

This was so much fun!! I've never read so much before #mission accomplished


message 25: by Nefeli (new)

Nefeli Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 15. I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore, so I slept for 4 hours.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
I finished Waiting for the Barbarians and Hawkman: Rise of the Golden Eagle, got halfway through A Court of Mist and Fury and 80% done with Daredevil: The Man Without Fear.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
I think Waiting for the Barbarians is an important read, and even though I haven't finished yet, A Court of Mist and Fury. I've heard amazing things and it's really good so far.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Maybe more game-like mini challenges? These are always fun!
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
Given that my first readathon was really fun and a success, I'll definitely participate again! Organising sounds a bit stressful for me- maybe in the future?


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