Sunday, April 30, 2017

Closing Survey


Honey liked her first read-a-thon.  (But wasn't interested in posing.)

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour Eighteen I was really flagging and wanted to finish my book.  I had some snacks and rallied to finish.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
Graphic novels are great.  Saga, Lumberjanes and Princesless are some of my favorites.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Nope.  I think what we did worked well.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything.  I felt bad for the admin when the website was acting up but think everyone handled it well. Personally having lunch at home as opposed to going out bought us more reading time. 

5. How many books did you read?
Finished 5, read from 6

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson
Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess & Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1

8. Which did you enjoy least?
P.S. I Like You - I'm not far enough into it to be in love yet.

9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
You can bet money on it.  We plan all year for these and look forward to them all.


My finished book


All the books we read

End of Hour Twenty


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 47 pages - Finished It!

I read for 28 minutes

Total pages read: 696

Total minutes read: 614

Books Finished - 5

Such an awesome book and a great one to end the RAT on.


End of Hour Nineteen


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 27 pages

I read for 46 minutes

Total pages read: 649

Total minutes read: 586

Books Finished - 4

Sleepy Heads at our house

End of Hour Eighteen


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 13 pages

I read for 29 minutes

Total pages read: 622

Total minutes read: 540

Books Finished - 4

Banana Pudding Cake - Snacks to keep us going!

End of Hour Seventeen


This hour I read:

Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley 39 pages

I read for 48 minutes

Total pages read: 609

Total minutes read: 511

Books Finished - 4

A book I've been looking forward to (It was a Christmas prezzie) and a snack.

End of Hour Sixteen


This hour I read:

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West 25 pages

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 570

Total minutes read: 463

Books Finished - 4

Still Reading

Saturday, April 29, 2017

End of Hour Fifteen


No reading this hour as we were coming back from Starbucks and then catching up on blogging.

All up to date!

End of Hour Fourteen


This hour I read:

Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley 58 pages - Finished It!

I read for 40 minutes

Total pages read: 545

Total minutes read: 423

Books Finished - 4

I loved this book!

End of Hour Thirteen



This hour I read:

Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley 70 pages

I read for 38 minutes

Total pages read: 487

Total minutes read: 383

Books Finished - 3

Starbucks - Getting our caffeine one

Mid-Event Survey!


1. What are you reading right now?
Just finished Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson and getting ready to start Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
2. How many books have you read so far?
Three
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters  or Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
A few (We have a puppy)  I've just rolled with them and enjoyed the day.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That I've read pretty consistently and loved all the books I've read.

End of Hour Twelve


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 36 pages - Finished It!

I read for 45 minutes

Total pages read: 417

Total minutes read: 345

Books Finished - 3

So good!

End of Hour Eleven


No reading this hour as we were headed to Panera for dinner.

Getting ready to eat and read

End of Hour Ten


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 36 pages

I read for 42 minutes

Total pages read: 381

Total minutes read: 300

Books Finished - 2

Reading with a puppy is hard.

End of Hour Nine


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 28 pages

I read for 39 minutes

Total pages read: 345

Total minutes read: 258

Books Finished - 2

Snack time - Pineapple dip with oatmeal cranberry cookies

End of Hour Eight


This hour I read:

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson 36 pages

I read for 26 minutes

Total pages read: 317

Total minutes read: 219

Books Finished - 2

Next book and some literary scents

End of Hour Seven


This hour I read:

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan 63 pages - Finished It!

I read for 45 minutes

Total pages read: 281

Total minutes read: 193

Books Finished - 2

Lunch and finishing Saga Vol 7

End of Hour Six


This hour I read:

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan 42 pages

I read for 33 minutes

Total pages read: 218

Total minutes read: 148

Books Finished - 1


Saga - Looove

End of Hour Five


Saga has suck me in once again.


This hour I read:

Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan 48 pages

I read for 44 minutes

Total pages read: 176

Total minutes read: 115

Books Finished - 1

Starlight and Addison "helping" me read.

End of Hour Four


This hour I read:

Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley 74 pages - Finished It!

I read for 31 minutes

Total pages read: 128

Total minutes read: 71

Books Finished - 1

First book done!

End of Hour Three


This hour I read:

Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley 54 pages

I read for 40 minutes

I love this series.

Opening Meme


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Woodlands, Texas.  Starting out in our library and will wind up at Panera and Starbucks this evening.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Saga Vol. 7  I just finished 6 so am totally in that world.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Banana Pudding Cake
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have spent most of this last month taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo so haven't done much reading. I love to write as much as I love to read.  This is our puppy Honey's first RAT.  (Let's see she does.)
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 out 19th RAT.  We're doing lunch at home this time to save time driving around. Richard picked us up subs last night so we're set.  In the evening we'll head out for dinner and a Starbucks trip for a change in scenery.


Our adorable monster, Honey Brickle

End of Hours One and Two



Our traditional breakfast of Dunkin Donuts




I slept in for the first hour and a half then got up, got my posts set up and am ready to go for the next hour.

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon


All the snacks are prepared for the readathon tomorrow.  This will be the 19th one Richard and I have taken part in.  My massive TBR pile is below.  I'll be reading P.S. I Like You with Nancy, Heather and Stephanie.


Runaways, Vol. 5: Escape to New York by Brian K. Vaughan 
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Princeless Short Stories Volume 1 by Jeremy Whitley 
Princeless, Vol. 3: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 1: Captain Raven and the All-Girl Pirate Crew by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 2: Free Women by Jeremy Whitley
Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 3: Two Boys, Five Girls, and Three Love Stories by Jeremy Whitley
Lumberjanes, Vol. 6: Sink or Swim by Shannon Watters 
Giant Days, Vol. 1 by John Allison
Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan
Silk, Volume 1: Sinister by Robbie Thompson
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson
Jessica Jones: Alias: Bd. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
Batgirl, Volume 1: The Darkest Reflection by Gail Simone
Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill 
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill


How many I'll get through I don't know but I plan on having fun doing it.  See you tomorrow!