Dewey’s Read-A-Thon Update #4 – Mid-Point!

27 Apr


Halfway there! Whoo-Hoo! Although, i will admit that my reading has been a bit spotty for the most part – I did finally get a semi-decent reading set in this update – my longest in a 3 hour period to date. I finished up Strange Bird – Anna Jansson which I mentioned in my last update. For the most part, the ending lived up to the rest of the book, I’ll be interested to see where the series goes in the future – but since this is the only book in the series out of the 14 that have been published that is available in English, me thinks I’ll be waiting a while…

And with the completion of Strange Bird, I met my goal of finishing at least 3 books that I had in progress at the start of the Read-A-Thon, which meant that I got to pick a new book (or two) to read. Doing a quick scrounge, below is a picture of some of the books on my upcoming TBR pile…

pile of books

And by using my magic trick of random selection – I grabbed Orphanage of Miracles – Amy Neftzger which is a Children’s/YA Fantasy about kids in a orphange that are tasked with creating miracles and another young girl on a quest to find one – I have a feeling there is going to be a huge moral to the story, but we’ll see. I also grabbed For the Love of Pete – Julia Harper (who also writes under the name Elizabeth Hoyt) – which is a contemporary romance with an FBI agent…mostly cheesy, but we’ll see…

Update Time Read: 1 hr 38 min 59 sec
Update Time Listened: 00:00 (its raining out)
Update Pages Read: 332

Total Time Reading to Date: 3hr 56min 02secs
Total Time Listening to Date: 1 hr 5 min 48 secs
Total Pages Read So Far: 752

Food Consumed: Nothing! Apparently i need to rectify that!

Now onto the Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Orphanage of Miracles; For the Love of Pete and Ink
2. How many books have you read so far?
Finished 3 I had in progress prior to the read-a-thon and 5 more currently in progress (including 2 new ones)
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Ellen Hopkin’s Impulse came in for me at the library the other day (free verse poetry) so that is going to be up next and also The Steady Running of the Hour which i saw as a featured book on Goodreads and reserved at the library
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I had all kinds of plans to get up early and workout and avoid running errands…unfortunately life happened…I tried…in October when I’m not training for any triathlons, I’ll hopefully have more time/less interruptions
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Most interruptions have had to do with errands that needed to be run. But I listened to my audiobook while driving around, and made sure to have my kindle in my purse, in case I had a few minutes here and there.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I seem to be reading slower here than i do normally…more conscious of time maybe?
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
This is my first one, so not right now
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Sign-up more than 24 hours in advance šŸ˜‰
9. Are you getting tired yet?
yep – I may take a cat nap in this next section, i’m not sure though.
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
I alternate books – so i’ll read 3 chapters of one, and then 2 of another – but they typically have to be completely different genres – right now contemp romance, children’s fantasy, YA coming of age

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Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Read-A-Thon


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