Sunday, October 14

TSS: Read-a-thon - Final Thoughts

Hours Participated: 17 hours and 45 minutes. I would have had more coffee and tried to stay up longer, but I have commitments (Thanksgiving with the kids) today. Which I think I should be awake for.

Hours Read: 16 - 16.5 hours

Other/Blogging and Visiting: 1.5ish

Books Read: 2 books, 3 short stories (from a collection of 5) and 1 novella (from a collection of 3). Got half way through a 3rd book, and read some pages from another book I started befor the read-a-thon started

Currently Reading: I finished the read-a-thon off with the Mirrored World

Pages Read: 790

Challenges: 3 - Intro Meme, Halfway Meme and Wrap-Up Meme

Cups of Coffee Consumed: 3 Cups of Coffee and a Chi-Teach Latte

Personal Cheering Team Status: By the end of the night, Lupin was asleep on the cat condo. Tonks followed me to bed and fell asleep while I read in bed.

End of event meme

1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
5) How many books did you read?
6) What were the names of the books you read?
7) Which book did you enjoy most?
8) Which did you enjoy least?
9) If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

1) Near the end my last 1.5 hours I was drifting, To sleep.

2) Short Stories, Novellas or Short novels are best. Or a faced paced chunkster.

3) Nope.

4) It was a good read-a-thon.

5) 2 books, 3 short stories, 1 novella. And half way through a third book.

6) The Furies (SGA 19) - Jo Graham and The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. From the short story collection Vintage Munro I read: Moons of Jupiter, Progress of Love and Differently (by Alice Munro). From the collection of novellas titled Harvest Moon I read Tangled Web by Mercedes Lackey. I also got half way through the book The Mirrored World by Deborah Dean and I read about 19 pages from the book the Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys.

7) The end of the Furies and The Hound of Baskervilles

8) None

9) I was a reader, but Go Team Smarties!

10) Yes. And a Reader of course!



  1. You did fabulously well. That's a lot of reading hours. Good for you!

    Here's my Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon post! I hope you will stop by (after you get some sleep!)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I did manage to visit your blog. Even after sleep I still feel I need more.

  2. Congrats! I didn't participate this time, but did spend time reading. Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

    1. There's always next year. Happy Sunday!

  3. You did awesome! Lots of books read!! :D

  4. 3 cups of coffee is pretty restrained!

  5. Good job! I participated for 15 hours and finished 1 book. haha. But the point is having fun!

    1. Exactly! And good job finishing a book

  6. Good job! You still got a lot done, even with your commitments for today!


  7.'s Monday and I'm still tired, lol. I hope I catch up on sleep at some point! ;)

    Congrats on a great Readathon!

    1. I was caught up, then last night my sleep was out of whack. I'm more tired today than I was Sunday and Monday. Doh!

  8. 700 pages is impressive! I didn't do so well, and only ended up reading one book, but at least I tried. I had some stuff to take care of that couldn't go neglected, so my reading time got sidetracked. You did an awesome job, Jules! You rock!

    1. You tried, and that's what counts. Hopefully next time you can do more reading.