Sunday, October 25

Read-a-thon Wrap Up!

Total Time Spent Reading: 18.5 - 19 hours
Total Time Spent Blogging/Other:  2.5 hours

There's about 30 minutes I'm unsure of, near the end began to get very sleepy and fuzzy. 

Total Pages Read: 1476

Total Books Read:

6 Books Completed

  • The Magicians Nephew - C.S. Lewis
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  • Good Bones (collection of Short Stories) - Margaret Atwood
  • The Good Doctor (I had started this before the readathon, but read the last 159 pages of it)
  • T4
  • The Horse and His Boy
 Four Short Stories
  • Soulmates - Marian Keyes
  • De-Stressors - Joan O'Neill
  • The Twenty-Eighth Day - Catherine Barry
  • Thelma, Louise and the Lurve Gods - Cathy Kelly
Parts of the Following
  • Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time Book 7) - Robert Jordan (Aprox 190 pages)
  • The Prince of Caspian -C.S. Lewis (Aprox 66 Pages)
  • Jacobs Room - Virgina Woolf (Aprox 28 pages)

Total Blogs Visited: 7 which I commented on, but I stopped by and visited a few others too, but I forgot to write everything down near the end. So I plan on stopping by today.

Jenn's Bookshelves
Peeking Between the Pages
The Zen Leaf
Books, Movies and Chinese Food
A Stripped Arm Chair
S. Krishna's Books

Blogs I found While Doing it:
 Ticket to Anywhere
My Books, My Life
She Reads
Book Lists Life

I didn't do much socializing, so I'm going to lurk around today for some new blogs, to read.

Cups of Coffee Consumed:
5 (although in theory each "cup" actually holds two cups of coffee, so yeah)

And finally Wrap-Up Questions

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

The last hour I was awake 4 - 5. It's the reason why I didn't stay up for the for 24 hours, because I was so tired I kept reading the same page over and over.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Irish Girls About Town  is a collection of short stories, I didn't get far into it, but they are light, and funny so it's a good choice to read later at night. Easy to follow, chick-litish related. (Although some are more "Women's Lit"

The Chornicles of Narnia Books are also good choice. Although I'm finding I'm just not a big fan of them, they're very easy to follow, big font in most editions and you can read a bunch of them in a short period of time.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Provide us caffine IV Hooks-Ups, or cattle prods to make me stay awake the full 24 hours? Haha.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The Cheerleaders were great! I was busy reading, so I never did see what the mini-challenges were like this year, but I saw glimpses of them and they look interesting and creative. 

5. How many books did you read?
See wrap-up above

6. What were the names of the books you read?

See Wrap Up Above

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Good Bones - Margaret Atwood

8. Which did you enjoy least?
The Good Doctor, The Horse and His Boy

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Wasn't a cheerleader, but again, you guys rocked!

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

100% Likely! It gives me an exscuse to read all day! And of course, a reader! Just Keep Reading, Just Keep Reading!

Book Reviews Should be up shortly - within the week. I have one from before the read-a-thon to catch up on.


  1. You did great! I love your suggestion about coffee IV-drips. We definitely need that for the next read-a-thon.

  2. Excellent job, Jules! I love doing all the mini-challenges and stuff, but i can totally understand taking advantage of the day to just read read read!

  3. I found quite a few new blogs yesterday too! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Congratulations on completing the Read-A-Thon!

  5. I was thinking I was going to do a lot more socializing as well and tried in the very first hours of the thon but then quickly realized I couldn't do everything and visiting blogs and being truly active on Twitter were the first to go.

    Congratulations on a wildly successful read-a-thon!

  6. I'm glad you found my blog. :) And I'm glad you enjoyed the readathon. This was my first time and I had a blast.

    BTW, I love the look of your blog.

  7. Congrats on your RAT accomplishments!

    Diary of an Eccentric