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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
Today was the halfway point for our little read-a-thon. Are you hanging in there? Tell us...

What challenges and distractions have you faced?

What has been your favorite part so far?

Do you have a favorite activity?

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?



message 2: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 1315 comments - What challenges and distractions have you faced?
No real challenges. I had to work these first three days, but I've been able to listen to audiobooks a lot of the time, so I've probably read more than I had expected

- What has been your favorite part so far?
I like the team challenge

- Do you have a favorite activity?
I saw scrabble was just posted, I enjoy that one

- What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished one book started before the read-a-thon, I've read two short stories and started and finished three books

- What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Finish at least one but hopefully two books


message 3: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) What challenges and distractions have you faced?
This seems to be a pattern, but once again one of my kids is sick! I am beginning to think she doesn't like me reading, lol.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Of course it's getting the hits on the ships. Also working with the team to complete the tasks.

Do you have a favorite activity?
The games are fun to do between reading, but my favorite thing is the reading.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I completed two books started before the readathon and will probably finish 2 more before its done.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Read as much as possible now that my daughter is starting to feel better.


message 4: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 7391 comments Mod
I can't believe we are already half way!

What challenges and distractions have you faced?
I've been really busy at work, so my brain is very distracted and doesn't really want to read. Plus, I'm not really enjoying my most recent pick up.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Love guessing a hit! I'm also enjoying the side games.

Do you have a favorite activity?
Scrabble is fun! I'm looking forward to seeing how it progresses through the rest of the week.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished one book, read another full book, and I'm halfway through another. I'm most impressed that I've already finished BINGO and I've remembered to update my Progress Post haha!

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
I'd like to reach 8 books by the end of March, and I'm currently in the middle of book 6, so I'd like to finish this one and two more by the end of Saturday. I'm off for spring break on Friday, so I think I'll be able to get it.


message 5: by Debra (new)

Debra Barstad What challenges and distractions have you faced?
getting ready for big Easter dinner

What has been your favorite part so far?reading as much as possible

Do you have a favorite activity?it's all fun the game as it brings out the competitive nature in me.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?I believe I have finished 3 books and will finish at least 3 more by the end.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon? Read read and read some more


message 6: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 704 comments -What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Sometimes my biggest challenge is deciding whether to invest extra time on finishing an audio book or finishing the book I'm reading. I'm staying up pretty late to finish books, but that is kind of my norm.

- What has been your favorite part so far?
My favorite part of the challenge is that it is actually pushing me to keep my own personal challenges. I've also read some really great books that I might never have picked up if it hadn't been for the read-a-thon

- Do you have a favorite activity?
I dig the Bingo, but I am a sucker for scrabble, too!

- What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished one book started before the read-a-thon, two novellas, and 4 novels.

- What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
I'm about 600 pages from my original goal of 2000 pages. I might try to up that to 2500 pages. Main goal is to enjoy myself. And, so far, I am!


message 7: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc | 943 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?

What has been your favorite part so far?
I love the Battleship game.

Do you have a favorite activity?
Scrabble

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished one book started before the read-a-thon and read two more.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
I'm hoping to read two more. This weekend will be busy so I want to get as much done by Friday as possible.


message 8: by Perri (new)

Perri | 782 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Just a busy week with family

What has been your favorite part so far?
Battleship is fun, also the candy and get to know you questionaires

Do you have a favorite activity?
reading :)

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
Finished one book and in the middle of another

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Not get stressed out trying to do too much


message 9: by Lieke (new)

Lieke | 709 comments - work and social activities

- battleship

- battleship

- finished one book started before the read-a-thon, a novella and two books

- to enjoy my reading and find those ships :)


message 10: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 1071 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
TV, a new puppy in the house, some preparations for easter.

What has been your favorite part so far? Battleship ! I have also enjoyed the BINGO.

Do you have a favorite activity? The games, although I have been missing the scramble titles.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon? I finished one book during the first half of the week, that is great because I am a really slow reader

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon? Try to finish one more book.


message 11: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) | 542 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
A bit of inertia...

What has been your favorite part so far?
Focusing on what I need to get read

Do you have a favorite activity?
The Candy Book game

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
Finished one book and made progress on another. I started one book that I abandoned after 25 pages, which was discouraging.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
To meet my original goals of finishing the 3 books I had started. May not happen because two are paperback and I tend to read at night in bed on my kindle.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

What challenges and distractions have you faced?
None so far.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Battleship - it's a fun game and good to work in a team.

Do you have a favorite activity?
Apart from reading - Battleship.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
Read several books including some series books which I needed to get to.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Keep reading. Try to complete Bingo card.


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2704 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Nothing unusual. Just like always, I'm bad at estimating how much time things will take or how much time I will have to read. I'm doing pretty well so far though. I'm about half a book behind where I thought I'd be by now.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Making so much progress! At the beginning of this month, I thought I'd end up quite far behind on my challenges by the end, so I've enjoyed using the read-a-thon as motivation to read more. I also really like the individual Bingo game.

Do you have a favorite activity?
I really like the A-Z game and the Candy Book tag. The Battleship is pretty good too, although it's hard for me to keep track of what my team has already guessed (at least any guesses that are waiting for a response) since I tend to update that thread only at the end of the day, when I'm generally tired and not reading it thoroughly.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished 2 books for my reading challenges plus 2 picture books that I added for the individual bingo. I've also participated in every game so far.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
I have 2 more books that I want to finish reading by the end of the day on Saturday.


message 14: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
What challenges and distractions have you faced?
The team battleship has been a distraction, but in a nice way.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Seeing my team complete battleship! I also always enjoy bingo.

Do you have a favorite activity?
I always enjoy planning at the start of a readathon. Even if I don’t finish all the books that week it’s nice to have a list of books I know I want to read soon.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished The Hate U Give, read Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began and I’m over halfway through The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Finish The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, read Northern Lights: The Graphic Novel, read Othello and start The Spy Who Came In from the Cold. I also want to read some short stories and poems.


message 15: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Brown | 379 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
So many!! Easter egg hunts, appointments, roof issues, you name it. Just not my week.

What has been your favorite part so far? Just being a part of the group!

Do you have a favorite activity?
I liked the activity where everyone shared ideas for tricky aty prompts. I got good books suggestions for prompts I didn't even need help with!

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
Not much. :-( I just finished the book I started before the read a thon.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
I would love to finish an entire book.


message 16: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited Mar 28, 2018 05:42PM) (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
What challenges and distractions have you faced?
I've had to work this week, more than I was hoping. But I finished one book that was a big one and am still hoping to finish a few more.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Battleship has been really fun. Moderating it is a little tough for my brain but I love seeing the board come together.

Do you have a favorite activity?
Reading :)

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished about 400 pages of a book I started before the read-a-thon.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
I want to finish the book I'm starting now (The Stars Are Fire) and then Dawn since it's a short one and I'm trying to polish off the trilogy.


message 17: by Kathy Jo (new)

Kathy Jo (kjsotr) | 272 comments Challenges: work, and my kid is off school this week so routine is off.

Favorite part: my group! And getting back to reading, because I have been in a slump since the last read-a-thon.

Favorite activity: the candy game was fun

Accomplished: The House of Seven Gables, that I started before the first read-a-thon, an audiobook, two shorter books.

Goals: chip away at my ATY challenge.


message 18: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Mar 28, 2018 06:37PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Kids, a migraine, kids....way too much domestic drama, work, sleep

What has been your favorite part so far?
As always, the team effort, and watching everyone work together

Do you have a favorite activity?
Love the battleship idea and watching them sink

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
As much as I could lol, which is not much but I've been enjoying it anyways. And I ticked a few books off my challenges.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
To finish reading Peony in Love, and hopefully Pippi Longstocking, which will tick off another 2 books on my challenges and also give me 2 BINGOs


message 19: by Edie (new)

Edie | 848 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced? I had a late start, since I was out of town and off the grid for the first weekend... although I did have some time to read.

What has been your favorite part so far? the team aspect of the challenge.

Do you have a favorite activity? this pushed me to request a couple of graphic novels from the library.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon? Finished one book I started before the readathon and a couple of books started during the readathon.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon? Finish another book started before the readathon and at least one more book started during it.

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message 20: by Erica (new)

Erica | 463 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Work and my toddler, but still have managed a lot of reading so far.

What has been your favorite part so far?
The team challenge. But we already sank all our ships!

Do you have a favorite activity?
I liked the Recommend a Good One thread.

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
Finished one book I started before the readathon, read one from start to finish, and almost finished a third.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Finish this book and the other one I just started.


message 21: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 802 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Work been busier than normal and been getting.home late, which cuts into my reading time.

What has been your favorite part so far?
I like the team challenge and games.

Do you have a favorite activity?
Battleship and the candy game

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I have read 56 pages.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon? Finish A Man Called Ove and read Frankenstein


message 22: by Joan (new)

Joan Barnett | 1593 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced? Picking long books to read, my son's soccer and work.

What has been your favorite part so far? team challenge

Do you have a favorite activity? Bingo

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon? I have read over 370 pages and have listened to 5 hours audio. I completed my book before it started, started another that I'm hoping to finish. I'm also hoping to read a short book this weekend.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Finish Six of Crows and read a short book. It seems like every book I pick up lately is over 400 pages.


message 23: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Work kept me busy, but other than that, I'm quite happy with how the read-a-thon is going.

What has been your favorite part so far?
I really enjoyed the team challenge. Go Blue Team! :)

Do you have a favorite activity?
I absolutely loved reading everybody's choices for the Candy Book Tag. That game is so much fun!

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I'm currently at 767 pages, but only on my second book, since East of Eden was such a long read. But I'm so glad I finally read that book. It's amazing, put it on your TBRs if you haven't read it yet! :)

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
My family is visiting for Easter holiday, so I don't think I'll have that much time to read in the upcoming days. I'd really like to reach 1.000 pages though!


message 24: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2296 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
Tuesday and Wednesday were very busy with other activities.

What has been your favorite part so far?
Reading more!

Do you have a favorite activity?
Recommend a Good One - I've added to my TBR!

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
Read 3 books and 600+ pages.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
Read more and enjoy.


message 25: by Aline (new)

Aline (thousanduniverses) | 201 comments What challenges and distractions have you faced?
As I predicted schoolwork kept me busy and unfortunately I wasn't really in the mood to read the last two days :/

What has been your favorite part so far?
Reading and seeing how everyone else is doing :)

Do you have a favorite activity?
Reading and the games!

What have you accomplished so far in this read-a-thon?
I finished 1,5 books so far and read 585 pages.
I'm 130 pages into my current read and in the middle of a second one.

What are your goals for the remainder of the read-a-thon?
It would be awesome if I would finish the two books I started.


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