Sunday, April 30, 2017

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

Currently reading: Saga, vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Pages read these hours: 108

Pages read so far: 1189

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
  6. The Surprise Party by R.L. Stine
Food consumed: Just water.

Status report: My energy levels improved in the last few hours and I was able to finish The Surprise Party and read a good chunk of Saga, vol. 3. Not too shabby! Now, the sun is up, and I have 7 hours before I have to get up for work. Good day!

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

Currently reading: The Surprise Party by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 70

Pages read so far: 1081

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
Food consumed: The rest of my energy drink.


Status report: Must. Keep. Reading! Just 40 pages left in The Surprise Party and then I can finish with at least part of Saga, vol. 3!

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

Currently reading: The Surprise Party by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 55

Pages read so far: 1011

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
Food consumed: I'm about halfway through my energy drink.

Status report: Ugh. Right after my last update the sleepiness hit me hard. I don't know if it's the book not working for me or just the fact that I've been up for 20 hours! I almost switched to a new book, but now I'm a third of the way through and feeling a bit better so I think I'll stick it out.


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

Currently reading: The Surprise Party by R.L. Stine

Pages read these hours: 114

Pages read so far: 956

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  5. The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
Food consumed: Just water.

Status report: Five books finished! Six hours to go! I was going to read the next Saga next, but I'm still super alert so I'm going to take advantage of that and read The Surprise Party. Because there are always tough nighttime hours; they just seem to be a little late this time around! Anyway I'm gonna have my Monster now because pretty soon it's gonna be too late for energy drinks if I want to fall asleep when this is over!

Now let's get pumped up in these late hours with some Chumbawamba!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

Currently reading: The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey

Pages read these hours: 94

Pages read so far: 842

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Food consumed: Some noodles, then some peanut butter Ritz crackers.

Status report: We're at the 2/3 mark! I'm about halfway through my fifth book. I'm in my prime hours right now so staying awake and alert is no problem at this point.

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

Currently reading: The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey

Pages read these hours: 65

Pages read so far: 748

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Food consumed: Just water. I've got a bit of a tummy ache so I'm gonna try to stay away from the junk food for a bit. Maybe try something resembling a supper.

Status report: Four books done! Now I'm just a few chapters into The Other Boy. I wanted to get my last long-ish book out of the way before it gets too late, strategically saving those remaining graphic novels for the tough hours. R.L. Stine is also good for nighttime reading.

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

Currently reading: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Pages read these hours: 86

Pages read so far: 683

Books finished:
  1. Elfangor's Secret (Megamorphs #3) by K.A. Applegate
  2. Saga, vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  3. Twin Spica, vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
Food consumed: More chips and candy.

Status report: Halfway through my fourth book! I had more minor distractions during these hours but haven't had any trouble staying awake at least.

Here are my responses to the mid-event survey:

1. What are you reading right now? Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
2. How many books have you read so far? 3 and a half
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Volumes 3 and 4 of Saga!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not really. My husband is home so he peeks his head in to the blanket fort sometimes, but overall he respects the read-a-thon.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? This is my 12th read-a-thon so nothing surprises me anymore lol