Day: June 29, 2008

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.

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.

Books Read: 3

I finished My Sister, Life and Other Poems and am going to write the reviews for it and Persepolis this hour before moving onto Promothea.

So that this post is not a total waste, I joined another challenge.
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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.

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.

Books Read: 2

I finished The Complete Persepolis. I really enjoyed it. I have gotten a bit delirious; it’s almost 2:30AM. I need to sleep, at least for 3 hours. I’ll set an alarm. I’ll wake up and read Pasternak. Night, everyone.

Books Read: 1
Progress: p. 172 Persepolis

Vasily has a poem challenge which is good since I can skip ahead and read some Pasternak (Did you know? Pasternak is Russian for Parsnip). I posted two poems since I could not resist.

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