Monday, June 30, 2008

New Blog - Reading Distractions

This blog is in the process of being moved. The new blog-in-progress can be found at: Reading Distractions. Thanks.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Hour 24 Update!!!!!!! Whew!!!!!! WE'RE DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Title of book(s) read this hour:
Killing Bridezilla - Laura Levine
100 Cupboards - N.D. Wilson
Number of books read since you started: Finished #3 & Started #4
Pages read: 33
Running total of pages read since you started: 410
Amount of time spent reading: 29 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 6 hours & 44 minutes (404 minutes)
Mini-challenge this hour: Post-event Survey
Other participants visited: none
Prize Won: 0

Wow! We finally made it! Congrats to everyone!

Post-event Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I think it was around hour 10. I was getting really groggy and feeling a bit sick to my stomach.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Definitely Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett. The chapters were pretty short and the book just zipped along.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not really. This was a lot of fun. I just wish I could have managed to stay up for the whole thing. How about holding a mini Read-a-thon sometime for twelve hours?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I think the Cheerleaders did an awesome job, and Dewey did a spectacular job with updating and posting. Whenever I got a little bored with reading, I would go check out what Dewey was doing. I loved all the pictures she and others put up.
5. How many books did you read? Looks like it's going to be 3 total with possibly a short story thrown in at the very end.
6. What were the names of the books you read? Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett, The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey and Killing Bridezilla by Laura Levine
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Killing Bridezilla
8. Which did you enjoy least? I liked all of the books I read, but if I have to choose one it would be The Fairy Godmother.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn't a cheerleader, but I certainly admired the work they did and looked forward to all my messages of encouragement.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will definitely participate again and I would love to be a reader again, but next time I will know not to set my goals so high! 17 books and 2,000 pages read? I must have been high!


Hour 23 Update

Title of book(s) read this hour:
Killing Bridezilla - Laura Levine
Number of books read since you started: Still workin on #3
Pages read: 43
Running total of pages read since you started: 377
Amount of time spent reading: 43 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 375 minutes
Mini-challenge this hour: none
Other participants visited: Cheerleaders
Prize Won: 0

I'm down to my last ten pages in this book, so it will definitely be finished in the final hour! Yay!

video

Okay, here is the video of Avery dancing and blowing a little smooch.

Hour 22 Update

Title of book(s) read this hour:
Killing Bridezilla - Laura Levine.
Number of books read since you started: Still workin on #3
Pages read: 49
Running total of pages read since you started: 334
Amount of time spent reading: 44 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 332 minutes
Mini-challenge this hour: none
Other participants visited: Sean, Misa
Prize you've won: 0

Wow! I think that is my record high so far! Hopefully I can keep it up next hour.

Hour 21 Update

Title of book(s) read this hour:
Killing Bridezilla - Laura Levine
Number of books read since you started: Still workin on #3
Pages read: 1
Running total of pages read since you started: 285
Amount of time spent reading: 1 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 288 minutes
Mini-challenge this hour: Photograph challenge
Other participants visited: Eva
Prize you've won: 0

Wow, didn't hardly seem worth it to post pages this time. LOL Okay, going to do better this next hour. Avery is distracted with Spongebob's Pest of the West and I'm going to work on finishing this book up! That photograph challenge was fun, though!