Sunday, April 28, 2013

So long, farewell...

Oof, was I tired.  Here are my final stats, including the mini-update that I last did at 3 in the morning.

Total pages read: 1,176 & 2 audiobook CDs
Total time reading: 12 hours and 56 minutes (what did I do with all that extra time?!?)
Book finished: 4 (see below)
Other books read from: 4 (also see below)

End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 21, which is when I caved and went to bed. It's always an early-morning hour that does me in, and while I could've pushed myself to stay awake the whole time I didn't want to get myself to screwey with sleeping hours for this week, so I just went to bed.

2. Could you list a few high interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Not particular books, necessarily, but I always try to have some graphic novels of some sort, or books that have a lot of illustrations, an audio book, and this time I around I read a book of essays/short stories. That was a nice change, and they were all different enough that if I needed a break from what I was reading, I could switch over and read a story or two and then go back to whatever I was reading before. 

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-Thon next year?
I was going to say no, but if you could post the next date as soon as possible, that'd be fantastic. I know this is a personal thing, but my work schedule starts filling up a month in advance, and this takes out 2 working days for me. I'm more than happy to reschedule people to do this, don't get me wrong, but I don't like rescheduling clients in general. This is really a small thing, though, all of you guys who work "backstage" do an excellent job!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year's Read-a-Thon?
I don't know why I think this, but I feel like the prize winning was better than normal, and there were A LOT of mini-posts that were fun this year! I just couldn't participate since my phone and computer were not getting along, for whatever reason.

5. How many books did you read?
4, and I read from 4 more.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
The ones I finished: "Sizeable Reflections", edited by Shelley Bovey
     "Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1" by Gail Carriger
     "Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective" by Frank Cammuso
     "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" by Laurie R. King

The ones I didn't finish: "Grace: A Memoir" by Grace Coddington
     "Servants' Hall" by Margaret Powell
     "The Well of Lost Plots" by Jasper Fforde (audio)
     "Changeless" by Gail Carriger

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
"The Beekeeper's Apprentice", it was the longest, most engrossing, and only (!) regular book that I finished.

8. Which book did you enjoy least?
This is kind of unfair to call it my least favorite, because I still really liked it, but "Max Hamm...". No reason, it was the definition of clever, and I like stories that turn fairy tales on their heads, but it was my least favorite. 

9. If you were a cheerleader... N/A

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-Thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Of course I will, and, like I always say, I'll for sure be a Reader, and will think about being a Cheerleader. Again. 

Thanks so much to all who hosted and worked behind the scenes, to all of my cheerleaders, newly-discovered bloggers, and trusty friend Sherry Ann, for making this another great 'Thon! I'm off to read and nap for the rest of the day, yahoo!


  1. Congratulations on a successful readathon! Great job! And thank you - you've reminded me I need to get to the Beekeeper's Apprentice.

  2. Ah, thanks, sweetie! It's always so much fun doing these with you! And your results are great! I'm with you, though - I only read for 12 hours. Why does the non-reading time go by so fast?!

  3. Sounds like you had a very successful read-a-thon! Those are great stats for the day.