Sunday Salon: Readathon Hour 24

Books Read: 4
Current Progress: p.3 of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: a Memoir by Bill Bryson

24 Hour Readathon. I was active in reading in 19 hours out of 24. Next time, I’d set make goal for 5 books. I am going to read a bit of Thunderbolt Kid, but I won’t read for a few more hours at least. Even though it was four books, a couple of those books were intense. I am work on three hours of sleep as well. I had a good time. Better than the last, and I hope to do it again soon.

My readathon posts are all under the readathon tag. I still need to make a collage of books I read. I’m going to put the photo up later today.

Dewey‘s final event survey:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 15/16 when I finished Persepolis and knew it was time for bed.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Persepolis. Most good graphic novels fit into this category. Chicklit if I had it.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Hmm, I hope it expands even more. More the merrier.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? It was very organised and hats off to Dewey and the helpers for that. I also think this time of year is conducive to it.

5. How many books did you read? Four and I started a fifth.

6. What were the names of the books you read? Beloved, The Complete Persepolis, My Sister Life, and Prometha Book 1

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Probably Persepolis and My Sister Life.

8. Which did you enjoy least? I liked Beloved a lot, and that way, I enjoyed it, but it was very sad.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Likely. Doing the reader thing again if the schedule is right. If not, cheerleading is good.

Hour 22 and 23: Nearly There

Books Read: 4

I finished Promothea Book 1; I think I’ll write a review after I read the whole series. Oh graphic novels, good for light reading. I read it in an hour and the hour before, I wrote one review and I’m going to do another one after I start Bill Bryson’s The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. I need something funny after all the books. Beloved and Persepolis were intense. I feel like I’ve been reading forever even though I’ve only read four books. I am definitely going to be a zombie for a bit after Hour 24 and watch a movie, knit, catch the Euro 2008 final. One more hour to go.

Hour 20: Vocab Challenge

Books Read: 2
Progress: p. 48 of My Sister, Life.

Care has a challenge about favourite new words or run-on sentences read. Beloved had some intense prose, but I think I liked the word “rememory” from it the most. It’s not even a real word in the dictionary, but I always like making words up. By the way, Care, I am drinking rooibos tea.

I continue to read My Sister, Life and Other Poems. I’ll be finished before the next hour and I think I’ll write reviews between books. I think I can squeeze Promothea in giving me a grand total of four books.

Hour 19: Back

Books Read: 2
Current Progress: p. 7 My Sister Life and Other Poems by Boris Pasternak, translated by Olga Andreyev

I was pretty delirious when I went to bed a couple hours ago. I am still tired, but I am back up. I like early mornings. I am now reading poetry by Pasternak. I need to make some tea.