Sunday, April 29, 2018

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

Currently reading: The Road to Ever After by Moira Young

Pages read these hours: 80

Total pages so far: 1885

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, Kristy's Big Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin, Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Thornhill by Pam Smy, Twin Spica, vol. 9 by Kou Yaginuma

Snacks: A pizza bun.

Current state of things: The end! Had a rather sleepy last couple hours, but managed to get 80 pages into my 225 page novel, the last book on my stack. I had a great read-a-thon!

Here are my answers to the closing survey:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I don't feel like I had a particularly bad hour this time. There were quite a few hours when I was drowsy but none where I was so drowsy that I hardly read any pages.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! See the list above! 8 books and part of a 9th!

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Thornhill was SO GOOD.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Even though I didn't end up doing any challenges this time, I liked that they were all available all day. Keep doing that! You never know when the mood to do a challenge will strike.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I participate every time!

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

Currently reading: Just starting The Road to Ever After by Moira Young

Pages read these hours: 420

Total pages so far: 1805

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, Kristy's Big Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin, Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Twin Spica, vol. 9 by Kou Yaginuma

Snacks: Continuing to sip away at my Monster.

Current state of things: Surprisingly alert! Finished the last bit of Thornhill and read a whole volume of Twin Spica in the last 2 hours! All that's left of my pile is this one short-ish middle grade novel, so we'll see how much of it I can read before 7:00.

Now, in case you need an energy boost for these last two hours, please enjoy one of my favourite pump-it-up songs, Freaks!


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

Currently reading: Thornhill by Pam Smy

Pages read these hours: 278

Total pages so far: 1385

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, Kristy's Big Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin, Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Snacks: Just sipping away at my Monster.

Current state of things: OMG Thornhill is AMAZING. Seriously, read this book. I'm glad I didn't let myself be put off by its length. It's a perfect late-hours-of-the-read-a-thon pick.

I've been so absorbed in my reading today that I haven't even included any of my customary YouTube videos in my updates! But I can't do a 3:00 am update post without 3AM by Matchbox Twenty!


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

Currently reading: Thornhill by Pat Smy

Pages read these hours: 256

Total pages so far: 1107

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, Kristy's Big Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin, Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Snacks: Celery sticks with peanut butter. Yummy. And I just started my energy drink.

Current state of things: Look at those page counts!! In the last two hours I read the last 130 pages of Saga and the first 126 pages of Thornhill. I didn't know what to expect from Thornhill, as compared to graphic novels. Some of the pages are full text and some are full pictures. As it turns out, it is VERY fast reading! Soooo satisfying. Loving the story so far too.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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

Currently reading: Saga, vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Pages read these hours: 119

Total pages so far: 851

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, Kristy's Big Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin

Snacks: Nothing since supper.

Current state of things: Yay Saga!!

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

Currently reading: Kristy's Big Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) by Ann M. Martin

Pages read these hours: 107

Total pages so far: 732

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi

Snacks: An actual meal! Kraft Dinner, the Spicy Cheddar variety.

Current state of things: Great! I'm very much an evening person. I'm in my peak energy hours right now! And now I'm reading total 90s nostalgia material (actually, that's mostly what I've been reading all day...), so that's good fun. (Apparently this book actually came out in 1986, which surprised me, but whatever! The series was still big in the 90s so it totally counts.)

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

Currently reading: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi

Pages read these hours: 116

Total pages so far: 625

Books finished: The Conspiracy (Animorphs #31) by K.A. Applegate, Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics (Courtney Crumrin #2) by Ted Naifeh, Missing (Fear Street #4) by R.L. Stine

Snacks: Way too many popcorn twists!

Current state of things: Drowsy. Need to get up and move more. But even though there have been quite a few times when I've got myself reading the same manga page for 15 minutes, I'm happy with my progress on my reading pile!! I might get through 8 books by the end!

Now, here are my answers to the Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi. I've never read any Sailor Moon before; my bestie lent me this one!

2. How many books have you read so far? This is my 4th and I'm almost done it!

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Volume 7 of Saga. I love that series so much!!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No interruptions except my own drooping eyelids.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing surprises me anymore lol.