Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dewey Read-a-thon Progress

Ok, it's just after 8am est and Dewey has officially started!  I'm going to edit this post with reading updates and mini-challenges. Come on back to check it out.

Hour 1: Introduction Questions
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Philly suburbs, Pennsylvania
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Suzanne Collins' Gregor The Overlander. I don't have any reading plans set. I just pulled some of the shorter looking books from my shelf.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm visiting one of my BookCrossing friends later tonight.  Hopefully we can participate in a mini-challenge together! Anyway, she made some cinnamon noodle kugel that I'm dying to try.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm almost finished my Master of Library Science degree, so I'm looking for librarian positions. Yay! Can't wait to land the perfect job! Hopefully...
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?
I'm not going to stress about finding time to read.  I'm just gonna have fun and enjoy the ride. Whatever happens, happens.   

Hour 23: Mad Lib
I used words from that book I'm reading called Stuff We All Get by K. L. Denman.

This nostril is old school! Zach has never pawed so much.
The stuff I'm currently walking is foggy and restless.
When this is over, I will shrug for 3 months. 

Hour 24: End of Event
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  I started to fall asleep in Hour 19.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  I recommend Alice Hoffman books. I read Indigo this time around. I've read Green Angel and Green Witch. They are short, memorizing reads.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Do not make plans during the read-a-thon.  It will take up more time than you intend to spend away from reading.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read?  1 complete book and parts of 2 other books.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  I completed Indigo by Alice Hoffman. I read parts of Stuff We All Get by K. L. Denman and Gregor The Overlander by Suzanne Collins. I have free time today, so I'm going to finish them. It will be read-a-thon part 2 for me.  :)
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?  I have to say Indigo since I'm not finished the others.
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  None...can I say that?  It might be Stuff We All Get because it's more realistic fiction and I'm a sucker for fantasy.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Not a cheerleader this year.  I'll try to cheer more next time around.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  Of course!  Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-thon is a tradition for me. Til we meet again in October...happy reading!  :)
Great moments of the Read-a-thon:
 - Favorite videos: Hour 17's Gimme Gimme Gimme Jane Austen Men video (so great! I love these guys), Hour 15's Rock n' Rock Readers (I'm making an appearance at the library)
- Hour 9's Do the works so well when you're listening to music in the video clips.  Thanks for the laugh.
- I need to remember the first lines of the books I read....I can't believe I didn't recognize Tuck Everlasting.
-  My friend's noodle kugel (my read-a-thon snack) was AMAZING! 
-  I really enjoyed Alice Hoffman's Indigo.  Ok, I've only read like three other Alice Hoffman books, but she is officially on my list of favorite authors.

Some Wrap-Up Read-a-thon Stats:  7 hours participation, that includes about 5 hours reading and 2 hours blogging, catching up on the hourly updates and participating in challenges.  Read about 154 pages....really that seems very low. Oh, well...things to work on next time.  As I mentioned before, I don't have anything on the schedule today so I'm going to continue reading and look at any read-a-thon content I missed.  Thanks to all the Dewey volunteers for hosting awesome challenges and keeping us inspired (and awake).  

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