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>>Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hello everybody! It's 8am here in the Eastern timezone and I'm all set to start reading! I have about half of Grimspace by Ann Aguirre to finish and that's what I'll do to start today off. Also, here's the meme that is the tradition for Hour 1 of the readathon:

Hour 1
Where are you reading from today?
I'm reading from Montreal, Quebec! From my little apartment!
3 facts about me
Hmm, I have a white cat named Roxie, I'm a student in art history and I love to watch anime!
How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
I have 3 for now but hopefully I can go beyond that!
Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
One of my goals is to get a lot of reading done at night, since that's not usually when I read. I also want to finish 4 books today!
If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
This is my first readathon so I'll have to answer this next year!

Hour 6 
Title of book(s) read since last update: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Number of books read since you started: 1
Pages read since last update: 93
Running total of pages read since you started: 93
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 3 hours
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 3 hours
Mini-challenges completed: 2
Other participants you’ve visitedBook Journey / Leeswammes' Blog / Giraffe Days / Janicu's Book Blog
Prize you’ve won: None yet :(

Hour 8
Title of book(s) read since last update: Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Number of books read since you started: 1
Pages read since last update: 96
Running total of pages read since you started:189
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2 hours
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 5 hours
Mini-challenges completed:5
Other participants you’ve visited:  No new ones since last update!
Prize you’ve won: None yet :(

Hour 12 - Mid Event Meme!
1. What are you reading right now? Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
2. How many books have you read so far? 1
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Fables vol 1 (Graphic Novel)
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I was going to see The Social Network in theaters so I canceled that :)
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No, but I get distracted easily. So I've been trying to stay focused!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How fun it really is!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I can't think of anything right now. I think it's a great event already.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Spend more time getting books lined up! Maybe be a challenge leader.
9. Are you getting tired yet? Nope ;)
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Reading YA books. They're easy to read for long periods and quick to finish!

Hour 15
Title of book(s) read since last update: Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Number of books read since you started: 1
Pages read since last update: 216
Running total of pages read since you started: 405
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 4.5 hours
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 9.5 hours
Mini-challenges completed: 6
Other participants you’ve visited:  No new ones since last update!
Prize you’ve won: None yet :(

Hour 18
Title of book(s) read since last update: Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Number of books read since you started: 2
Pages read since last update: 122
Running total of pages read since you started: 527
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2.5 hours
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 12 hours
Mini-challenges completed: 6
Other participants you’ve visited:  No new ones since last update!
Prize you’ve won: None yet :(

Hour 24: End of Readathon
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 18
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Not sure! Anything in graphic novel form!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I think it went really well!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I thought the hourly mini challenges were awesome and the hourly posts made by the organizers!
5. How many books did you read? 2
6. What were the names of the books you read? Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon and Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Grimspace for sure!
8. Which did you enjoy least? That would leave Silver Phoenix.. but it was still okay!
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn't a cheerleader!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I'd love to participate again. I'd even love to host a mini challenge!

Mini Challenges 
Back-in-the-Day Children’s Book Mini-Challenge
Six Word Celebration
 -My entry:  GREAT EXCUSE TO READ ALL DAY!
Show Me The Books
 -My Entry: Click here to see my photo!
Armchair Traveling 
 -My Entry: Recently I've been traveling all through space to different worlds in Grimspace. I guess that's pretty extreme! More Earthly, though, is one of my favorite places that I've been to in a book and that's medieval Whales in Sharon Kay Penman's Here Be Dragons.
Love to Hate
 -My Entry: A character I love to hate would be the Lord Ruler from Mistborn! He's a great villain; there's a lot to his story!
Shake Your Pom-Poms
 -My Entry: I said BRR! It's cold in here, there must be some READERS in the atmosphere! I said BRR! It's cold in here, there must be some READERS in the atmosphere! I said O-E-O-E-O! Read them books!

12 comments:

  1. Yay for another 8am reader! East Coasters! Woo! :) Good luck!

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  2. Have lots of fun on your first readathon!! Remember to have fun, not to stress and visit lots of other blogs!
    Team Simile :)

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  3. (Non)traditional Buddhist readathon blessing:

    Just as the books fill the shelves,
    Pile together on the floor and stack up on the table
    So may the joy of the readathon
    Flow forth to brighten your day and lift your spirit.
    Books already read, books in progress and books yet to be read.

    By the power of every word on the page
    May your book be delightful,
    As scary as Lovecraft’s Cthulhu
    Or as sweet as a box of See’s candy.

    Let the power of the images evoked by words
    Keep you stay awake long through the night
    May no obstacle impede
    Your day filled with books.

    For all of those who are reading today
    Who follow in the path of Dewey
    May your day be filled with the four blessings
    Of fabulous books, tasty snacks, comfy chairs and joy.

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  4. Has it been 8 hours already? Seems so weird. Like time is going faster than I think it is!

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  5. I would love to spend time traipsing around Wales in the footsteps of Sharon Kay Penman's characters!

    Thanks so much for participating in my mini challenge.

    Hope you are enjoying your readathon experience.

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  6. Love your six word poem! Keep up the great reading! Dont forget to be awesome!

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  7. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

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  8. Give me a R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D!
    What's that spell? Read! Read!
    Books are the best
    We'll not eat
    We'll not rest!

    Yeah, well eating and sleeping may be required for mortals, but you know what I mean :D
    Keep up the great work! And thanks for participating in my challenge.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  9. Don't yawn, don't be withdrawn: keep reading on!

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  10. I don't know that I am ready for space travel just yet! Thanks so much for participating in my mini-challenge, and well done for all your readathon achievements.

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