Sunday, October 23, 2016

Read-a-Thon hours 23 and 24: 5:00 - 7:00

Currently reading: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Pages read these hours: 90

Pages read so far: 1148

Books finished:
  1. The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison
  4. Feathers by Jorge Corona
  5. The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine
Food consumed: None.

Status report: Made it to the end! Here's my end of event survey:
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I had a few sleepy hours right at the start, and a few more around hour 18 or so.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison are very enjoyable to read in one sitting.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Nope!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I really like the Facebook group. I'm not very active on Twitter and find Facebook more natural to engage with other read-a-thoners.
  5. How many books did you read? I just about finished my 6th book.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    1. The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate
    2. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
    3. Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison
    4. Feathers by Jorge Corona
    5. The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine
    6. Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I'm loving Anything but Typical.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The New Girl, mostly because the main character was too stupid.
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I always do! I just like to be a reader for the whole thing.

Read-a-Thon hours 21 and 22: 3:00 - 5:00

Currently reading: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Pages read these hours: 79

Pages read so far: 1058

Books finished:
  1. The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison
  4. Feathers by Jorge Corona
  5. The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine
Food consumed: None.

Status report: Since my energy drink I haven't dozed at all! Finishing strong! I have 116 pages left in this book, so it's possible I might just finish book number 6 by the end. Either way I'll be thrilled with my accomplishments this read-a-thon. In other news, this book is awesome.

If you're in the mood for a giggle and don't mind sacrificing 7 minutes of reading time, enjoy Jenny, one of my favourite Flight of the Conchords videos.

Read-a-Thon hours 19 and 20: 1:00 - 3:00

Currently reading: Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Pages read these hours: 95

Pages read so far: 979

Books finished:
  1. The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison
  4. Feathers by Jorge Corona
  5. The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine
Food consumed: Most of a 550mL can of Monster and a few strawberries.

Status report: Uuuugh, so tired. Must carry on! Doing so well! Starting book 6! Almost at 1000 pages with 4 hours to go!

This hour's YouTube video brought to you by the fact that it's 3:00 AM here.

Read-a-Thon hours 17 and 18: 23:00 - 1:00

Currently reading: The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 73

Pages read so far: 884

Books finished:
  1. The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison
  4. Feathers by Jorge Corona
Food consumed: Some strawberries, and I just started my giant can of Monster!

Status report: Aaaaand, the sleepiness hits! With 6 hours to go it's getting tough. But I just brought out the Monster so that should help me bounce back. I also did some jumping jacks.

I think now's a good time to bring out the big guns, energetic YouTube video-wise:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Read-a-Thon hours 15 and 16: 21:00 - 23:00

Currently reading: The New Girl (Fear Street #1) by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 135

Pages read so far: 811

Books finished:
  1. The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  3. Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison
  4. Feathers by Jorge Corona
Food consumed: Oreos

Status report: Still going strong! I always have a lot of energy in the late evening. And I'm four books in, so feeling accomplished! I'm also very pleased with my page count so far; looks like I might set myself a new record this read-a-thon.

This hour's YouTube video is less energetic, but is definitely interesting! Learn some facts about the difficulties encountered by translators of the Harry Potter books:

Read-a-Thon hours 13 and 14: 19:00 - 21:00

Currently reading: Feathers by Jorge Corona

Pages read these hours: 82

Pages read so far: 676

Books finished: The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate, Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi, Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison

Food consumed: Water! I drank water like a grown up type person!

Status report: And one of the big books is done! Time for a nice graphic novel. I just picked this one up at the library yesterday.

For this hour's YouTube video, it's the multilingual version of Let It Go! Since I love both Frozen and languages, this is one of favourite videos. Enjoy!


Read-a-Thon hours 11 and 12: 17:00 - 19:00

Currently reading: Stop in the Name of Pants! (Georgia Nicolson #9) by Louise Rennison

Pages read these hours: 65

Pages read so far: 594

Books finished: The Sickness (Animorphs #29) by K.A. Applegate, Amulet, vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

Food consumed: Cheese pizza and a couple more Pull n Peels.

Status report: Got distracted a little more during these hours, bringing down my page count, but my tummy's feeling better! And I'm getting into the part of the day when I, extreme night owl that I am, feel at my best. Onwards and upwards!

And now it's time for my favourite Epic Rap Battle of History: Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison!