Sunday, May 1, 2022

Read-a-Thon hours 21-24: 3:00-7:00

Currently reading: Aster and the Accidental Magic by Thom Pico and Karensac

Pages read these hours: 285

Total pages so far: 1019

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser
Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor
The Test (Animorphs #43) by K.A. Applegate
Paper Girls, vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne
Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians #2) by George O'Connor
Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (Bailey School Kids #4) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones

Snacks: hot chocolate

Current state of things: Well, for a while there I thought I'd finish an 8th book, but then the last hour was back to barely being able to keep my eyes open. I did come really close, though! Today wasn't my strongest read-a-thon ever but considering the circumstances I'm happy!

Read-a-Thon hours 17-20: 23:00-3:00

Currently reading: Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians #2) by George O'Connor

Pages read these hours: 118

Total pages so far: 734

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser
Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor
The Test (Animorphs #43) by K.A. Applegate
Paper Girls, vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne

Snacks: a cherry danish and some root beer

Current state of things: Finishing that last book was a STRUGGLE. But! I'm done now! So let's see if I can polish off at least my two short remaining books in the final four hours. I'll be happy with that!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Read-a-Thon hours 13-16: 19:00-23:00

Currently reading: The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne

Pages read these hours: 74

Total pages so far: 616

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser
Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor
The Test (Animorphs #43) by K.A. Applegate
Paper Girls, vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

Snacks: baby carrots, cherry danishes, root beer

Current state of things: OK, so, not great lol. My group chat has been super active and my brain is just loving that a lot more than it's loving this book!! Really I should have just switched books. But now I feel like I'm far enough in that I need to just finish. The book's not even bad; it's just not keeping me super engaged. Ugh this is ruining my page counts! It's fine. 8 hours to go!

Read-a-Thon hours 9-12: 15:00-19:00

Currently reading: The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne

Pages read these hours: 193

Total pages so far: 542

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser
Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor
The Test (Animorphs #43) by K.A. Applegate
Paper Girls, vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

Snacks: The remaining half of my turkey wrap for... supper, I guess? What even are meal times during the read-a-thon? Also some baby carrots, and finished my Monster.

Current state of things: Easily staying awake now, though also getting distracted a lot!

Read-a-Thon hours 5-8: 11:00-15:00

Currently reading: Paper Girls, vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang

Pages read these hours: 181

Total pages so far: 349

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser
Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor
The Test (Animorphs #43) by K.A. Applegate

Snacks: half of a turkey wrap for lunch, and started my Monster

Current state of things: I've had a few sleepy patches, but getting better. As the evening approaches I get more energetic!

Read-a-Thon hours 1-4: 7:00-11:00

Currently reading: Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor

Pages read these hours: 168

Total pages so far: 168

Books finished:
Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser

Snacks: cherry danishes for breakfast

Current state of things: Had a not great start reading in bed and not succeeding at keeping my eyes open. But I've since perked up and managed to finish my first book. Onwards!

No time for sleeping! It's the read-a-thon!


It's time for my 22nd Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!

I had trouble deciding on books for my read-a-thon stack, maybe because a lot of the stuff on my book cart has been sitting there for a while and just didn't feel fresh and exciting. So I went to my bookshelves and have hopefully made a pile that will keep me focused.

  • Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (128 pages)
  • Zeus: King of the Gods (Olympians #1) by George O'Connor (66 pages)
  • Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians #2) by George O'Connor (66 pages)
  • Aster and the Accidental Magic by Thom Pico and Karensac (210 pages)
  • The Accidental After Life of Thomas Marsden by Emma Trevayne (247 pages)
  • The Test (Animorphs #43) by K.A. Applegate (135 pages)
  • Help! I'm Trapped in the First Day of Summer Camp by Todd Strasser (148 pages)
  • Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Bailey School Kids #4) by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones (71 pages)
  • The Second Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders #2) by R.L. Stine (167 pages)
That's a total of 1238 pages, consisting of 470 pages of graphic novels, and 768 pages of standard text, which is a little less than I read last time, though it's one more book. We shall see! I'm really tired lately so I'm not expecting a record-breaking performance today. But if I do manage to finish my whole pile (that's actually never happened!) I do have plenty of other reading material at the ready, including a few books I've already started and a French book I'm planning to start on Sunday anyway.

Finally, here's my opening survey (prepped in advance as usual, because I can't accomplish things at 7:00!):

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Winnipeg, Manitoba
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Accidental After Life of Thomas Marsden
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? My coworker gave me some of her delicious banana bread, so probably that!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Umm my pronouns are they/them. That's new since last read-a-thon!
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? Same as usual.