Sunday, October 23

Read-a-thon update -FINAL

Update: 4

Current Book: -

Hours Read: 18 - 18.5 hours

Pages read: 1023

Book read: 3

  • Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones - 256 pages
  • Roswell - Sonny White Law & Jennifer Fallon - 349 pages
  • Dead Until Dark Charlane Harris (Ebook @ 218 pgs)
  • DNF - Four Short Stories from Bluebeards Egg by Margaret Atwood - 93 Pages
    • Significant Moments in the Life of my Mother
    • Hurricane Hazel
    • Loulou; or The Domestic Life of Language
    • Uglypuss
  • DNF - Castle Otranto - H. W. (Ebook Approx 108 Pages) Cups of Coffee drank: 4

Personal Cheerleader Update: So far she has:
napped in the laundry hamper
napped in my lap
played catch
raced around the living room
stared off into space as if deep in thought
tried to steal my mid-morning snack and drink from my water glass.
Slept in my lap again
Commandeered my favourite reading spot
Had a nap in my favourite reading spot
Laid on the book shelf
Sat in my lap to have her ears scratched, which resulted in a brief cat nap
Had her pre-dinner snack (and a break from all that napping!) Still going strong! Taking a break to visit more blogs, than back to reading.
Slept on her pillow bed
Sprawled on her favourite spot on the couch
Slept on the back of the couch
Played fetch and ran around the house
Played Fetch While Bouncing off the walls (sure, now she has energy after sleeping all day!)|
Asleep in bed.

And to answer many questions, my personal cheerleader is a cat, her name is Tonks. Although she did more sleeping than cheering, she was a great help.

The manyfaces

of tonks

Had a blast, got some good books read, didn't make it to the full 24 hours and I was about 60 pages shy from reaching my goal of four book, but enjoyed it all nonetheless.

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably between 2:30 - 3:30 so the the last 6 hours, right before I called it a night. I was doing the headbob with ereader in hand.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I can't really give an actual list, it depends on the reader and their tastes. I would recommend books that have a faced pace plot, or quick to read. Reading slow moving literary books, that cause you to think deeply about this topic or that not the best choice. But whatever you enjoy the most.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not sure.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything seemed good to me.
How many books did you read? 3 Books, 4 short stories, and one partial boo
What were the names of the books you read? See Above 
Which book did you enjoy most? Rosewell
Which did you enjoy least?  The Short Story Uglypuss. Writing wise good, content wise, well I was hoping Karma came in and exacted vengeance on a character.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was a reader.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Very likely. Not sure if I'll do the spring one, usually a lot of events for me then, but I always try to do the fall.
What role would you be likely to take next time? Reader of course.



  1. Wow, Jules, you accomplished so much! I am so proud of how many books that you got done, and it sounds like Tonks was just the helper you needed! Great recap!

  2. Over 1000 pages? Excellent!!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by during the readathon. I think around 3am was tough for everyone no matter when they started. I ended up having a little nap myself! Though oddly I couldn't go back to sleep by the time it was over.

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I can only recommend The Uncommon Reader.
    I love reading too but not writing - not even reviews. I discovered your other blog and saw your fall reading challenge. Sounds really good too. I will keep an eye out for more of that kind.

  5. Over 1,000 pages is really impressive. Great job!

  6. Great Job! Aww Tonks was a good little cheerleader! She is a cutie!

  7. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, loved it!
    You did a great job yourself with the readathon :)
    And I loved how you described your personal cheerleader lol.

  8. Thanks for stopping by Literary Lindsey during the Readathon! I liked Sisterhood Everlasting. Brashares took the storyline to a much different place than I expected, but it was fitting. I will be posting my review at the beginning of next week.
    Happy Reading!

  9. You did great, Jules!! Your read count is impressve. I love that your cat was your cheerleading committee. :-D

  10. Zibilee - Thanks! I hope you had a great readathon. Tonks was a great helper!

    1morechpter - I was happy, I think this is one of my most successful readathons

    Elle - NP. I fell asleep instantly, but woke up at my normal time, although I did doze off after that, I didnt sleep much the next day.

    Jane - I may have to bump it up on the TBR list then. The fall reading challenge is one of my favourite ones, well worth participating in. Thanks for stopping by.

    Mervih - Thanks!

    Mel - She's adorable isn't she? Sadly her cuteness allow her to get away with alot.

    From one experiences.... - Your welcome, thanks for stopping by here. Cats make the best cheerleaders!

    Lindsay - I agree, I was surprised she did what she did. I didn't love the book, but it was a good read.

    Jillian - Thanks! I was happy with my read count, and my personal cheer leader too. Hope you had a great readathon.