Sunday, October 18, 2015

Closing Survey



Closing Survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour Sixteen, I was just really struggling to concentrate.  Thankfully I got my second wind.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Morning Glories - These graphic novels are perfect for a RAT

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope, it was awesome

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Some great cheerleaders and wonderful hosts.  Personally having some graphic novels to read was great.

How many books did you read?
5, plus read a bit of one other

What were the names of the books you read?
Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne
Morning Glories Vol. 5 Tests by Nick Spencer
Morning Glories Vol. 6 Demerits by Nick Spencer
Morning Glories Vol. 7 Honors by Nick Spencer
Morning Glories Vol. 8 Rivals by Nick Spencer
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Didn't finish)

Which book did you enjoy most?
Monument 14

Which did you enjoy least?
The Body Finder

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Oh I'll be there!  Probably as a reader but possibly as a cheerleader as well.

End of Hour Twenty-One




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 8 Rivals by Nick Spencer 43 pages - Finished It!

I read for 46 minutes

Total pages read: 602

Total minutes read: 656

Books Finished - 5

Woohoo!  Finished Morning Glories Vol 8 and that brings me up to date on the series.  I'm done reading and I'm very happy with my totals.


End of Hour Twenty




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 8 Rivals by Nick Spencer 39 pages

I read for 37 minutes

Total pages read: 513

Total minutes read: 610

Books Finished - 4

Of course this hour had to have all kinds of scientific stuff in the chapter...

End of Hour Nineteen




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 8 Rivals by Nick Spencer 28 pages

I read for 35 minutes

Total pages read: 474

Total minutes read: 573

Books Finished - 4

We went out for a late night run to Whataburger to get out second wind and some fries and shakes.

End of Hour Eighteen



This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 7 Honors by Nick Spencer 17 pages - Finished It!

I read for 17 minutes

Total pages read: 446

Total minutes read: 538

Books Finished - 4

I liked this Vol much better than the last.

End of Hour Seventeen


Blueberry Pie - Dean Approved




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 7 Honors by Nick Spencer 58 pages

I read for 43 minutes

Total pages read: 429

Total minutes read: 521

Books Finished - 3

Got into Morning Glories 7 this hour....should finish it in the next one.


End of Hour Sixteen



No reading this hour.  I had some snacks and spent some time on the computer...finding it hard to concentrate.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

End of Hour Fifteen




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 7 Honors by Nick Spencer 35 pages

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 371

Total minutes read: 478

Books Finished - 3

Thank God for this series, as it's kept me reading this RAT.

Reading Rainbow Mini Challenge


I loved Reading Rainbow as a kid so I had to take part in this mini challenge.

"Have you ever loved a book so much you didn’t want the story to end? We feel that way about a LOT of books! So your Reading Rainbow mini-challenge, should you choose to accept it, is this:

Share a book that you didn’t want to end, and what you think the title of the sequel would be!"

The Outsiders made me a fangirl.  I would love to have a sequel.  As far as a title goes...Who We Became.


End of Hour Fourteen




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 6 Demerits by Nick Spencer 17 pages - Finished It!

I read for 14 minutes

Total pages read: 336

Total minutes read: 438

Books Finished - 3

I didn't love this Morning Glories as much as the last (There was animal violence, though just a small bit, but that's a big red flag for me.) but it was still good.  These books just get loopier and loopier.


Mid-Event Survey and End of Hour Thirteen


1. What are you reading right now?
Morning Glories Vol. 6 Demerits by Nick Spencer

2. How many books have you read so far?
Finished 2 and read bits of 2 others

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Finishing Morning Glories Vol 6

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
A few and have struggled to concentrate a bit.  Just tried to re-focus.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How quickly it's going.

No eating this hour.  Dinner time.


End of Hour Twelve



This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 6 Demerits by Nick Spencer 26 pages

I read for 21 minutes

Total pages read: 319

Total minutes read: 424

Books Finished - 2

Headed to Chili's for dinner this hour.

End of Hour Eleven


Our famous shoe shot


This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 6 Demerits by Nick Spencer 42 pages

I read for 38 minutes

Total pages read: 293

Total minutes read: 403

Books Finished - 2

We've taken a picture of our shoes together every single RAT we've done together.  Just a quirky little thing we enjoy.



End of Hour Ten



This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 6 Demerits by Nick Spencer - 46 pages

I read for 50 minutes

Total pages read: 251

Total minutes read: 327

Books Finished - 2

Back down the rabbit hole with Morning Glories!

End of Hour Nine




This hour I read:

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting - 16 pages

I read for 24 minutes

Total pages read: 205

Total minutes read: 277

Books Finished - 2

Starbucks time.  I read a little from The Body Finder but couldn't really get into it.  Moving onto my next Morning Glories for the next hour.


End of Hour Eight




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 5 Tests by Nick Spencer - 35 pages - Finished It!

I read for 25 minutes

Total pages read: 189

Total minutes read: 253

Books Finished - 2

Volume 5 of Morning Glories was crazy..as is this whole series.

End of Hour Seven






No reading this hour.  Lunch time!

End of Hour Six




This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 5 Tests by Nick Spencer - 36 pages

I read for 33 minutes

Total pages read: 154

Total minutes read: 228

Books Finished - 1

This series is just so insane.  Lunch time this next hour.

End of Hour Five






This hour I read:

Morning Glories Vol. 5 Tests by Nick Spencer - 67 pages

I read for 44 minutes

Total pages read: 118

Total minutes read: 195

Books Finished - 1

I started the next Morning Glories this hour.  I just love this series! 

End of Hour Four




This hour I read:

Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne - 11 pages - Finished It!

I read for 27 minutes

Total pages read: 51

Total minutes read: 151

Books Finished - 1

Savage Drift wrapped up the Monument 14 series so well.  I loved it.

End of Hour Three




This hour I read:

Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne - 21 pages

I read for 43 minutes

Total pages read: 40

Total minutes read: 124

I spent part of this hour reading through tears, as this part of my book was quite emotional.  I should finish it next hour.

End of Hour Two




This hour I read:

Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne - 19 pages

I read for 38 minutes



Introductory Meme & End of Hour One


Introductory Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

The Woodlands, TX

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Monument 14 Savage Drift (Finishing it)

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Blueberry Pie from House of Pies

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm not a morning person (so snoozed through the first hour of the RAT) and people who are confuse me.
I love words.
I'm a Fangirl and proud of it.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my 16th time participating.  Last time we had a soccer game to attend.  No game this time so I won't lose that big chunk of time.


Friday, October 16, 2015

My TBR pile for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

 Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

I'm getting ready for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, which will be my 16th.  Cleaning, cooking, you name it, I'm doing it!  I've done really well on reading this year, meeting my yearly goal in August.  Then, I hit a little snag.  In September I somehow started writing fanfic, something I didn't plan on but it quickly became an obsession and since I started I've barely read anything.  Tomorrow will honestly be the first day I have really spent reading since I started writing.  I'm hoping for a good day.  I just need to finish off my first book (which I'm already close to finishing) and I'll have hit 50 books for the year.  Yae!  Just gotta keep focused and not give into the urge to write...


My TBR Pile
Z For Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien - This is on my checklist for the year and it's not too long so figured I would throw it in.

Monument 14 Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne - The last in the series and what a series it is!  I started this trilogy this year and it's just so good.  It's smart and interesting and the author is lovely. I have less than 100 pages to go so this will be the book I start with.

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting - I started this book back in early September and only got a few chapters in.  Hoping to get back to it now.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- I have wanted to read this book for years and kept putting it off, intimidated by the size and topic.  I started it in August for a Time Consuming challenge and fell in love with it.  We are talking head over heels, tears in my eyes from the beauty of it, won't shut up about it love.  But then I took part in another reaidng challenge and set it aside and haven't gotten back to it.  I may just have to fall back in love with it tomorrow.

Morning Glories by Nick Spencer Vol 5-8 - I read the first Morning Glories back in May and have been hooked every since (and gotten a few others hooked as well.) It's a completely weird series, with shades of Lost in it. I bought these four for this weekend especially and am sure I'll read at least a few.

Happy Reading Y'all!