Read-A-Thon

Read-a-Thon Update Post Day Two!

Happy Read-a-Thon everyone!

Hello and welcome to my second day of read-a-thon! I will post my updates on this post, so come back later to see how I’m doing!

Read-a-thon Updates: ——————–

8.45am : Good morning!

I just got up and got ready and started reading!

Currently reading: Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

Pages read since last update: 38

Books finished since last update: 0

Total page count: 418

Books finished during read-a-thon: 2 – The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis, Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling

And now I’m off to breakfast! Happy reading everyone!

11am: Just 3 hours left!

100 more pages to go and I finished 3 books during readathon. That’s not much, I really thought I could read more!

Currently reading: Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

Pages read since last update: 100

Books finished since last update: 0

Total page count: 518

Books finished during read-a-thon: 2 – The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis, Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling

1:15 pm: Almost done!

I just finished my third – and probably last – book for read-a-thon! Although I slept for almost 7 hours I’m really tired now!

Total page count: 624

Books finished during read-a-thon: 3 – The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis, Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling, Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

These are the books I read during read-a-thon!

End Of The Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 8. I was super-tired and totally ready to go to bed.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling is a great read-a-thon book! It’s thin and a light read, perfect for those late hours
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    It was great the way it was, thank you 🙂
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    As I said, everything was great, I had a lot of fun!
  5. How many books did you read?
    Three. Not a lot, I know! There is room for improvement for the next read-a-thon!
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis, Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling, Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    I think I enjoyed The Boy And His Horse most. It was a great Narnia novel, to be the best one yet!
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    I think it was Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne. I enjoyed all three books, but this one was a little dry at times.
  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? If I have the time, I will definitly participate again! I think I will be a reader again, I’m not that good at cheering 😉

The read-a-thon was a great experience, although I didn’t get as much reading done as I had hoped. Maybe I will try to go for the full 24 hours next time. I also missed out on all those great mini-challenges and all those fabulous blog posts from other participants! I focussed more on reading so there was not enough time to visit all the blogs I had planned to visit!

Will you participate again? How was your read-a-thon?

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Read-a-Thon Update Post Day One!

Happy Read-a-Thon everyone!

How many books will you read during read-a-thon?

The Read-a-Thon starts at 12 GMT, which is 2pm here in Germany! My strategy for reading as much as possible is the following: I read until midnight. Then I decide whether or not I con go on for another two hours. I will sleep until 8 am, get up and start reading again until the Read-a-Thon is over.  I will not go for the full 24 hours because my sleeping schedule is messed up as it is and I’m currently trying to fix that. Staying up for 24 hours will probably not help with that.

I will not be reading the whole time, I will be updating this post and looking at other blogs and see how they are doing! Interesting in what I’m planning on reading this read-a-thon?I posted my to-read pile here!

T- 1 hour, 30 minutes

I finished my weekend shopping and everything is set up so that the reading can start! I will take a short nap now so that I will not get tired as easily!

Read-a-thon Updates: ——————–

2 pm : It’s starting!

Opening questionaire:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Hamburg, Germany, Europe!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard! I’ll be reading it inbetween books. That’s the plan anyway 😉
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Asparagus! It’s that time of the year again, yay!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Hi, I’m Ace! Actually, my name is Ann-Christine. But that’s a very long, strange and complicated name. That’s why most people call me AC, or Ace! I started my book blog this January! I have a huge TBR Pile, and the read-a-thon is a great opportunity to work on that!
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?

This is my first read-a-thon. I’m looking forward to many hours reading time and many interesting blog posts from many different blogs! Happy reading everyone!

6pm: Finished the first book!

Just this second the church bells ring, it is exactly 6pm now and I just finished The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis!

Currently reading:

Pages read since last update: 176

Books read since last update: 1

Total page count: 176

Books finished during read-a-thon: 1

Where there snacks? Yes! I had homemade bread with cheese! Yum! I also took a short break to go to the supermarket across the street. And I will have to do that again now because I forgot something.

10pm: A late meal and tired eyes

I just finished cooking my meal (grilled asparagus with parsley-covered potatoes) and I’m eating it while writing this post! So in these past 3 hours I started two new books. First I started Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling. Originally I wanted to read one story during books, but it is so much fun to read that I read 3 storys by now. The second book I started is Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne! Like the Narnia book earlier, I’m reading this one in German.

Currently reading: Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling, Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

Pages read since last update: 152

Books finished since last update: 0

Total page count: 328

Books finished during read-a-thon: 1 – The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis

I have to admit, I’m already getting a little tired. But it’s less than two hours to midnight and I think I’ll be able to go on until than. Will I go to bed then or stay up till 2am ? I don’t know yet, but I will keep you posted 😉

12pm: Bedtime!

During the last 2 hours I ate dinner, talked to my boyfriend on the phone and updated this post. That’s why I didn’t get much reading done. But I finished the Tales Of Beedle The Bard! Now I can go to bed feeling accomplished.

Currently reading: Around The World In 80 Days by Jules Verne

Pages read since last update: 52

Books finished since last update: 0

Total page count: 380

Books finished during read-a-thon: 2 – The Boy And His Horse by C.S. Lewis, Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling

So how is your read-a-thon so far? Let me know 🙂

I’ll be up and reading again tomorrow at 8am, so until then, HAPPY READING everyone!

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24 hour Read-a-Thon next weekend!

On April 21st 2012, 12pm GMT, starts the 2012 24-hour-read-a-thon! And I will participate! I’m so excited for this. I can’t wait!

I already piled up the books which I plan to read next weekend! Of course, I don’t excpect to finish them all. But I like to have a pile to chose from. Also some books will come in the mail hopefully later this week and maybe those will be added to this huge pile of books!

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Book pile for the readathon!

The Pile:

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard – J.K. Rowling

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

No Exit – Jean Paul Satre

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

3-7 of the Cronicles Of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

Sin City , graphic novel

The Ringmaster’s Daughter – Jostein Gaarder

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

Most of these books are very thin and/or I think they be very light reads. From the thicker books I will maybe only start one or two, we will see. As for Twilight, I feel the need to defend myself here. I started the book way before the movie came out but stopped reading after 100 pages or so. I remember it being a really quick and light read, almost like reading a magazine. It has been on my shelf for so long, and since it is such a light read, it is perfect for readathon! I didn’t chose books that I already read just because my to-be-read pile is way too big and readathon is a great opportunity to get done with a few books.

I chose Sin City as a graphic novel for the hours when reading starts to get really hard and I can’t concentrate anymore. I thought about adding Manga to the pile, but I wasn’t sure whether or not this would be cheating. Maybe I will listen to an audio book when my eyes hurt too badly. I found this site, FreeClassicAudioBooks.com, where you can get free audio books of classic novels. I already downloaded Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson, so maybe I will listen to that during the late hours of readathon!

Would you participate in a readathon? What kind of books would you chose? Would you say Mangas count? Let me know!

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