Sunday, October 10, 2010


With one last chapter squeezed in, the read-a-thon came to an end. I didn't do as well as I hoped but considering that it was my first I feel I gave it a good shot.     

Book Finished: The Magicians and Mrs. Quent 

Book Started: The Vaults

Total Pages: around 420 since i had started The Magicians and Mrs. Quent earlier I started counting from where I started during read-a-thon hours 

Time Read: While I didn't keep exact figures it was around 5 and 1/2 hours

What will I do differently next time: Well, I will certainly try to pick a book to start with that is a little less dense than The Magicians and Mrs. Quent because I think with a shorter book I wouldn't have had to take so many breaks. Also, I think I will try to switch back and forth between a few books instead of my usual reading method of finishing a book before starting another. 

Update #3

Success! I finished The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett. After reading a total of 4 hours and about 300 pages I took a break and watched Friday's episode of Supernatural with my sister and ate a little. Now, I am currently 38 pages into my next book The Vaults by Toby Ball. With an hour and a half to go, hopefully I can make some good progress.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Update #2

Ok so I have been slacking on the reading front. After I read about 40 more pages, I promptly fell asleep for a few hours. That is what I get for reading on my bed.  New goal for the read-a-thon: Finish the book I am currently reading! 

Word Scramble

Here are my answers to the Word Scramble meme for the read-a-thon. 

1.yfferil enal- Firefly Lane 

2.aste fo eend- East of Eden 

3. retwa orf pntshleea- Water For Elephants 

4.ot lkli a ckomgnrbdii- To Kill A Mockingbird 

5. het gtaer ysbtag- The Great Gatsby 

6. yrhra tetrpo dna eth lyhdtea wollsah- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 

7. ht e rat fo nrgcai ni eht nair- The Art of  Racing on the Rain

8.eth mite reslveart efwi- The Time Travelers Wife 

9. eht rlig ithw eht gnodar ooattt- The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo 

10.ydira fo a mypiw idk- Diary of a Whimpy Kid 

11.a kwrlnei ni emit- A Wrinkle in Time 

12. het rpoal sxprese- The Polar Express 

13.vole dewlak ni-  Love Walked In

14.reehw eth dwli hingts rea- Where the Wild things Are 

15.eht ginnhsi- The Shining 

16.dnohogigt oonm- Goodnight Moon 

17. vwtienrie hwti a pvmarie- Interview with a Vampire

18. eht cretse file fo eesb- The Secret Life of Bees

19. eht raesch- The Search

20. het pelh- The Help 

Update #1

Off to a bit of a slow start today. I don't really have much to report. I haven't finished any books yet but I am getting close with one. I have read a total of 200 pages and have read about 2 hours. I participated in the hour 2 meme about favorite children books. After a brief visit to the library to return so overdue items, I am set to start reading again.

24 hour Read-a-thon!

The read-a-thon has now officially started! This reminds me of when I was in middle school and we had the Book Bowl. The school divided everyone up into teams and you kept track of how many pages you read over a month with the team with the most winning a prize. I sadly never won because I would some how always get the slacker team that thought reading was lame. 

To kick off my reading here are my answers to the meme:

Where are you reading from today?-the lovely state of Ohio  

3 facts about me …

1)I have 2 cats and a dog

2)I work in retail which is not a barrel of fun

3)The Vampire Diaries is my guilty pleasure Tv show that I usually lie about watching

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?-only 4 right now but I might pick up more at the library

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?-nothing really specific besides to read as much as i can as long as I can which is do-able because I managed to get the day off of work

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?-first time read-a-thoner but some good advice I've read is to take breaks when your getting tired or else it feels like work