October 2015

Hour 12 – I’m Really Proud of You

Hey-o, friends! Kerry here from Entomology of a Bookworm, and I’m so excited to be co-hosting for the next two hours.

SO: Hour 12. We approach the halfway point. Some of us have napped, most of us have snacked, all of us have read. Take a minute to get up and stretch your legs and move around a bit. Have a bite to eat (it’s dinnertime in my time zone, after all!).

You do you, folks. No judgement here.

Take the mid-event survey (below) and enter a few of the current mini-challenges.

And then, back to the books!

I will not apologize for an abundance of Parks & Rec gifs.

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Mini-Challenges

Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

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23 thoughts on “Hour 12 – I’m Really Proud of You”

  1. 1. The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
    2. I’ve completed one book so far.
    3. I’m most looking for to The Copper Gauntlet which is the second book in The Iron Trial.
    4. My sister kept asking me to do things around the house, I had to remind her politely what I was doing today. She was ok with it
    5. I’m surprised how fast these hours are going compared to my first time doing back in April.

  2. Hour 12! Hooray! But how can that be already! Just want to say thanks again to all of you lovely hostesses –you really make this fun.
    xoxox

  3. 1. Wide Sargasso Sea
    2. 2 (and parts of two)
    3. Mathilda by Mary Shelly
    4. I needed a break, so watched part of Jane Eyre, hence why reading Wide Sargasso Sea now.
    5. Pre planning helped a lot. Did not do that for my first one, did it for this my second. Leaves more time to read.

  4. 1. What are you reading right now? I’m actually trying to decide what I want to start, but I’m thinking The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
    2. How many books have you read so far? Finished 3, part of 1
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m thinking about buying Girl on the Train and reading it for the late night hours, I’ve always wanted to read it and it might be a nice treat to get me through being tired!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I’ve had mostly short ones, and I tried to keep them short and then go back to reading.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How hard it is to stay comfortable sitting around for this long!

  5. 1. Overwhelm
    2. 2
    3. The Westing Game
    4. Not to many, but the Notre Dame game is about to start!
    5. How little struggle I’ve had so far – I’ve been enjoying it!

  6. 1. What are you reading right now? Greenglass House still
    2. How many books have you read so far? Just 56% through the first, but really enjoying it.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? What we Keep by Elizabeth Berg
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? YES, tried to be patient and listen when my hubby needed me to, petted the dog when she needed a moment and reminded myself I still have until midnight to read (I started at midnight to fit my schedule) and a few moments won’t hurt and I still lube with my hubby and pets after today!!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How technologically challenging it has been for me to participate in the challenges, but have learned to copy and paste some and to post a link off my clipboard, but super time intensive to figure out, maybe a brief primer on how to do these things for the techie-challenged, especially as I felt tech savvy until today!!

  7. 1. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
    2. Not book completed (worked all day >-<). Alternating between two books I started a few days ago.
    3. The 1st book I'll get to start from the beginning.
    4. Not many but I started at the 9th hour. Mostly letting myself be interrupted if it means I'll stay awake longer (it is past midnight where I am).
    5. My reading speed and focus. Never realised that if I set myself to read then I would, efficiently and with pleasure. Like sinking into a hot bath.

  8. 1) Still hooked on Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong

    2) I’ve opened and read about four books today, haven’t completed one yet…. I’m sort of annoyed but overall okay with it. I’d lose my mind trying to finish one. It would feel forced, i think, and i wouldn’t enjoy the book at all.

    3) Still looking forward to reading Neurotica later. I started it, and it’s fun.

    4) So. Many. Interruptions. However, life happens, and I figured if i read for at least 45 minutes out of the hour, I’d call it a success. I think I fell short twice so far, and it was only by about ten minutes.

    5) What surprised me the most so far is that i had so many books planned out to read, and have hardly touched what I had planned. Definitely not disappointed by any stretch, but surprised. I’d still rather have too many to choose from that not enough 🙂

  9. 1) About to start reading Night of the Shifters Moon
    2) 6 books thusfar
    3) Looking forward to getting to The Last Herald-Mage. Love those books.
    4) Everything. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, getting sick from too much coffee this morning – ha!
    5) Honestly, I’m surprised by how many books I’ve gotten through. I made a list of 15 books for this, and I’m halfway through them.

  10. 1. The Dinner by Herman Koch
    2. I’ve been reading just this one. But I’m hoping to finish and get started on another before the end of the 24 hours
    3. I’m looking forward to powering through the last 100 pages of this book.
    4. All of my interruptions have been self-inflicted (Naps, meals…Netflix. Really the internet in general.). I use all of my interruptions as my breaks from reading. I’m still making really good progress through my book.
    5. I’ve never done it before, so I’m really surprised at all the blog posts, videos, memes, and gifs. They’re so entertaining, they keep me coming back each hour to see what’s been posted. It’s awesome.

  11. 1. What are you reading right now?
    – Shadow of the mark
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    – 0
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    – Stardust
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    – Yep, Sleep, food, music, TV
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    – How awesome is actually is

  12. 1. Reading The Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons
    2. Completed two, I’ve started about five others
    3. Looking forward to hopefully finishing the book I’m on, and possibly getting to the first sequel
    4. Got interrupted right at the start…I fell asleep about half an hour in, for three hours, since I woke up three hours before my alarm went off…and got interrupted to make my grandpa’s lunch, ended up baking cookies as well
    5. I’m surprised by how relatively easy it is to stay offline, for the most part.

  13. 1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
    2. 3
    3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    4. Just meal breaks
    5. I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying spending an entire day reading.

  14. Still reading written in my own heart’s blood.
    This is the only book I’ve been reading.
    Going to keep on with it. It’s over 800 pgs and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
    The only interruptions were self imposed so I did what I had to do and headed right back to the couch to read more.
    I’m surprised at how many people are doing this! I hope alot of us are planning to stay up all night reading.

  15. I posted my answers to the challenge on the goodreads topic I made, but I guess I should post them here as well.
    1. What are you reading right now?
    Thunderbird Falls by C. E. Murphy
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    I’ve read 1 shortstory and 2 actual books.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m not sure yet.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Nope, it’s been pretty quiet here.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    All the people sharing their love of books and listening to all the sounds from my twitter client since I’m following both hashtags of all the people going back and forth with each other even though they might not know each other at all.

  16. 1. What are you reading right now? Finishing up Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    2. How many books have you read so far?2 Novels and 6 childrens books with my 3 year old.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Spelled by Betsy Schow and Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? With 3 year old and a 3 month old, I have had a lot of interruptions. When they felt they needed momma, I simply pulled out a children’s book and read to them both. We all love the family time when we read together.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? This is my first one so a lot has surprised me. Being a part of a large community that has a passion for books/reading was a surprise because people tend to dislike reading or just don’t get into it. I’m looking forward to many more read-a-thons in the future.

  17. 1. Just finished rump by lies shurtliff
    2. 3
    3. Not sure yet
    4. Nope
    5. That I am still going! And everyone is so supportive!
    @wolfewomantexas

  18. 1. What are you reading right now? I’m about to start Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

    2. How many books have you read so far? One. I finished one!!!

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Bel Canto

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I had two interruptions. I tried to go with the flow with an elderly lady who came to stay at my house for the night.

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I’m actually doing it! Last year in October, I was sick as a dog and could barely read. Like…..I was miserable. So, I can’t believe how much easier it is to do this reading without being sick. Yeah!

  19. 1. I am reading Pat Summitt, an sport autobio
    2. I am my second book
    3. To finished my current book;
    4. Had lunch, spoke to my mother ( had a short chat)
    5. I haven’t a read-a-thon in awhile!

  20. 1. I’m reading Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray.
    2. I’ve read 2 books plus a chunk of Lair of Dreams.
    3. I’m looking forward to finishing Lair of Dreams (repetitive I know sorry!) and possibly finishing The Lightning Thief.
    4. I had a 4 hour period I couldn’t read much, but I read little bits during breaks when I could sneak em in.
    5. How friendly everyone is. The community has been wonderful, regardless whether you know each other or not which is so nice. 🙂

  21. 1. I just finished “Turn of Mind” by Alice LaPlante which was very good
    2. Only one full book, small parts of 2 others
    3. I am about to start “Random Family” which will be my last book for the day
    4. yes. I play poker for a living and couldn’t miss a valuable Saturday of play, so I’m reading every time I fold, so you can image how much can distract me but I keep going
    5. Nothing really. I did it in April. I am very happy with the amount of people have joined up

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