Reverse Summer Read-a-Thon (July 27-July 28)

This "reverse read-a-thon" starts at night and continues to the next evening, 8 pm worldwide July 27 to 8 pm July 28. Dewey has surprised us! I won't be able to do a full 24 hour, or even 17 hour like I did with Dewey's, since I won't have the house to myself and I have tons to do that weekend. Still, hope to get at least 10 hours in, we shall see.

AND.....I'm slow. It doesn't feel like it's really here. It's 8:49, the readathon started at 8:00, but I'm sitting here in chill mode. Soon - mwhahaha - soon!

I'm aiming for 15 hours, not the whole enchilada. I'm looking forward to a full night's sleep in between and maybe some extra cushioning events (like now apparently.)


Meanwhile, here is the opening Reader Survey, Hour One

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does it feel in your time zone?

1) Lakeland, FL
2) Ummm...One of Us is Lying
3) This donut staring me down
4) Reader and internet junkie
5) Great to start at 8 pm with sleep in between at night

Last Night Update

After I finally got the ball rolling after 9:00, did pretty good.

First order of the night, a book bath with a cheap bath bomb that didn't do much at all, but it was still a bit of an hour of soaking in the tub. Read 67 pages of My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier. Love her writing style. Still have a lot of the book left to go.

And this was a pretty cool update to wake up to the next day after tweeting about it:

At 10:15 after getting out from the bath and walking around a bit, I then headed into Hounded by Kevin Hearne to finish it up. Was about 68% in. 10:20 to 11:01 - I finished the book and updated the stats. First was down, even though I was already halfway though - woot!

11:20 to 4:45 I ended up starting, reading, and finishing One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus. Man, great book. Hard to put down and I was absorbed the whole way through - great book to read for a read-a-thon.

Then bed around 5 amish and now I slept till almost 2. It's 2:51 here and I haven't resumed yet. Read-a-thons really go fast when you sleep almost 9 hours 0_0

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?  I'm about to resume an audiobook of Monstrous Beauty when I go clean at my parents.
2. How many books have you read so far? Finished 2 and read 67 pages of another
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Monstrous Beauty, The novella The Library Policeman by King in his Four Dark Nights, and reading some more of The Rules of Magic
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, I slept 9 hours and had a lot of downtime where I just wasn't into reading yet - like now. But I'm in chill mode this readathon apparently.
5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far? How fast these readathons go

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Pretty much the second day since the mood to read wasn't on me until evening and the readathon ends at 8
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I read more of Monstrous Beauty and My Cousin Rachel. Read and finished One Of Us is Lying and Hounded.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? One of Us is Lying turned out great!
4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again? Yes definitely, the more readathons the better.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep in October?  Yes to both.

Made 10 hours and 41 minutes - not that impressive, but my head wasn't fully into it the second day (until night reading!) and all this sleep....ah well still fun as usual and these are always nice reading boosts.