Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
My cats love the read-a-thon! They love all the available laps as we read. Nilla, our dog loved the chance to snuggle on the couch. Mostly they haven't been too bad of a distraction but a few times I had three cats trying to get on my lap at once. Muzzy, my 19 year old foster kitty liked to attack my bookmark!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Any of the Broken Heart series by Michele Bardsley.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think cheerleaders should spend a bit more time cheering on newbies, making sure they get a lot of comments. For myself I would pick a less emotional book. Having said that I loved the book...it just made it hard to read anything else after.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything
5. How many books did you read? Finished one (started before read-a-thon) and made a lot of headway in another I had started before the read-a-thon. For the first time ever I started no new books.
6. What were the names of the books you read? Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michele Bardsley
7. Which book did you enjoy most? As emotional as it was Mockingjay
8. Which did you enjoy least? Neither really...Yes I enjoyed Mockingjay more than Wait but that's just a personal preference and style of book. They are both enjoyable. No duds this year.
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? Definitely a reader!
Saturday, April 09, 2011
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The end of Mockingjay (getting close now)...after that I don't know. Mockingjay has be so emotionally involved it's almost painful to read, but impossible to stop reading as well. I'm so wrapped up in it right now it's hard to imagine reading anything else.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Aside from making sure the guest room was ready for Nancy, nope.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Just meals and a trip out to Starbucks but those were our choice.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How quickly it has flown by.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nothing, really. I did like the page there used to be with all the different blog feeds of the readers but that was gone this year...
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Honestly, nothing. Loving it!
9. Are you getting tired yet? I was this morning but my nap and the Starbucks trip helped.
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Keep hydrated, drink lots of water. And coffee is your friend. (though more for caffeine than hydration.)
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
4)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)?
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
Friday, April 08, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Friday, March 04, 2011
2. Read mostly from one box of books - Yep, did OK with this one.
3. Finish all books carried over - Completed this as well