Read-a-thon! Spring 2012

It’s time for Dewey’s Read-A-Thon! I’ll be keeping track of my progress here and posting on Twitter (@MissWisabus, #readathon) whenever there is an update. I will also be co-hosting Hours 12-14, so I hope to see you all around for that!

If you missed it, here’s my stack.

Scroll down for mini-challenges!

Goals: Spend 1-2 hours cheering, finish 3 titles, and read 1000 pages

Pages read: 1091
Time spent reading:  6 hours 46 mins
Time spent cheering: 1 hour 45 mins
Time spent co-hosting: 3 hours
Titles finished during Read-A-Thon: 2

Glass by Ellen Hopkins (FINISHED)
The Walking Dead, Book #5 (FINISHED)
A Town Called Ruby Prairie by Annette Gail Smith (36%)

7:00 – Good morning all! Starting out with Glass by Ellen Hopkins.

8:51 – 116 pages into Glass and stopped to prep for my co-hosting hours that occur later this evening. I hope you stick around for that!

One piece of Wasa toast with some Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese and a second cuppa double bergamot Earl Grey down the hatch and I’m off again!

10:00 – It’s going well over here. Another hundred or so pages down. The Earl Grey did the trick and I’m much more awake than I was earlier. Need to get some cheering done so I may take a tiny break for that.

12:53 – Not far from being finished with Glass. I’m kinda “meh” about it. It’s interesting and I like knowing what happens to the character, but it’s so dark and depressing. (Also of note: Had a cough since I woke up this morning and now I’m experiencing some body aches. Really REALLY don’t want to be getting sick now.)

1:47 – Finished Glass. While I didn’t care for this one as much as Crank, I definitely have to pick up Fallout now. Sounds gripping. Going to start The Walking Dead Book #5 and try to check out some mini-challenges before my co-hosting duties begin 🙂

4:00 – Finished The Walking Dead Book #5 and now I’m going to move on to something that maybe isn’t so dark and depressing. Meaning I won’t be reading Dexter for a few hours yet :/ Ah well.

Definitely feel like I’m getting sick at this point and that bums me out. I guess on the upside I don’t feel like doing anything other than reading, so in that way I’m not distracted.

10:14 – Started co-hosting a few hours ago and finished up at 9pm here. Got back into reading ATCRP. Very quick read. Cute, quirky, sweet, and southern. Just a fun little read.

11:00 – Nyquil kicked in around 11 last night and I barely stumbled into the bed before falling asleep. I do think that reading yesterday and kinda letting myself rest was a good idea and I do’t feel as bad as I might otherwise. Still not feeling great.




Introductory Questionnaire:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? – Norman, OK
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? – Dexter is Delicious
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? – Chocolate covered strawberries!
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! – Check up in the right hand corner for an extensive “about” — in short, I’m a lady who loves to read, loves Oklahoma and my family, gardening, photography, and yes, even more reading.
  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?  — One thing I’ll do different today is CO-HOST!


End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? – The hours I spent co-hosting were SOOO busy, but I enjoyed it a lot.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? – Crank, Glass, & Burned by Ellen Hopkins. Get your hands on some verse novels! You’ll feel accomplished 🙂
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? – I plan on joining some committee to recruit cheerleaders because we needed more this year.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? – Finally seeing how things worked behind the scenes was very impressive — the entire event is a well-oiled machine.
  5. How many books did you read? 2
  6. What were the names of the books you read? – See above.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? – Walking Dead. This story has taken some crazy turns that I doubt will ever see the TV screen.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? – Didn’t read any this time around that I didn’t enjoy.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? – Take to Twitter! I found that to be an awesome place to cheer people on, especially since you could see more up to the minute updates, complaints, etc. 🙂 The lists that Ronnica made for us were AWESOME.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? – Cheerleader recruiter



16 Replies to “Read-a-thon! Spring 2012”

  1. WOW! You’ve read almost 1,000 pages already? That’s incredible!! Happy readathonning! I hope you get to feeling better. 🙂

  2. Woah, you have been having a great readathon so far! Keep up the great work!

    I’ve been using your stop watch idea today, and it’s been fantastic! Thanks again for that tip 🙂

  3. Cheers!!!

    Hope you feel better soon! Maybe the read-a-thon being today was a good thing for you!

    I’ve been tempted to get the Walking Dead series since I absolutely love watching the show!

  4. Good job making it through Book 5 of walking dead. It does take some seriously dark turns! Goodness. Thanks for co-hosting! Love the blog!

  5. Wow you’ve done a lot of pages, especially for having done a hosting period! Thanks so much for doing that by the way, I love this read-a-thon and it’s through everyone’s efforts in different places that make it a success! You rock!

    — Shaunie (Team Mercutio)

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