lørdag 21. april 2012

Dewey's Read-a-thon: a running update

 Just five minutes until starting time.

To keep things easy for myself I'll be keeping a running update on what I'm reading etc in one post, just as I did last time. First, here's a picture of the books I'll be choosing from for this round:

Let the reading begin. :)

- 14:00, Started reading Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler.
- 15:40, Took part in Reading Through Life's mini-challenge: Reading in Translation
- 17:08, Took part in Reflections of a Bookaholic's mini-challenge: Turn the Page
- 18:20, Finished Hunger and began Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
I really liked Hunger, sort of a Wintergirls with a paranormal twist. It's the sort of book that sticks with you, that manages to balance the serious with humour and good writing. Am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Riders of the Apocalypse-series.
- 19:00, Took part in On the Wings of Books' mini-challenge: Book sentence
- 20:00, Took part in The Hungry Readers' mini-challenge: Find a Poem
- 23:00, I'm starting to feel my morning-person ways. It's getting more difficult to focus on my book so the reading is going slower.
- 01:18, Trying not to fall asleep, and took part in Fictionally Inclined's mini-challenge: Name That Book
- 06:10, Woke up after accidentally falling asleep on my book. *sigh* Guess it'll be a 20 hour challenge for me instead? Next time there will be caffeine.
- 08:30, Finished Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story and began The Wit of Tenali Raman by Devika Rangachari.
Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story was wonderful. So full of dreamy melancholy and longing. Just lovely.
- 09:10, Took part in At Random's mini-challenge: Culinary Catastrophy
- 09:48, Finished The Wit of Tenali Raman and began Broken Memory: a novel of Rwanda by Élisabeth Combres
- 10:50, Finished Broken Memory and began Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler.
Broken Memory was just heart breaking, a strong and important story.
- 11:05, Took part in Book Drunkard's mini-challenge: Read-A-Thon-A-Crostic
- 12:20, Took part in The Hungry Readers' mini-challenge: Mad Libs 
- 14:20, 20 minutes on overtime, but Rage is finished and here are my answers to the End of Event Meme:
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    - The twelfth hour. It was 2am and faceplanted on the couch, and didn't wake up until 6am.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    - Jackie Morse Kessler's Riders of the Apocalypse-books should be good.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    -More cheerleaders?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    - The mini-challenges were a lot of fun and provided some breaks.
  5. How many books did you read?
    - I read 5
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    - In order read:
    1. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
    2. Godmother: the Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
    3. The Wit of Tenali Raman by Devika Rangachari
    4. Broken Memory: a novel of Rwanda by Élisabeth Combres
    5. Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    - Godmother, such an excellent and different twist on the Cinderella-story
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    - I liked all of them. :)
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    - 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?
    - I think I'm very likely to participate again as a reader.

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