Read-a-thon Wrap-Up 10 October 2010


First off, an update. . .*


Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

Title: Bayou Moon
Author: Ilona Andrews
Time Started: 12:15AM (pg. 124/447)
Time Finished: 2:00AM (pg. 185/447)
Turned in for the night
Resumed: 6:30AM (pg. 186/447)
Finished: 8:00AM (pg. 217/447)
Total pages read during event: 93

I’m so glad that I put Bayou Moon aside in favor of shorter books. Compared to last year:

Books Completed: 1 (and a short story @ 100 pgs)
Total Pages Read: 357
Last year, I spent more time on line: I would check the main site hourly and do a little visiting.

This year:
Books Completed: 2
Total of Pages Read: 517

Thanks to a crappy internet connection and some planning, I feel that I’ve accomplished something this year. I realize the whole point of joining an on-line read-a-thon, besides reading of course, is to interact with fellow bloggers.   What works best for me, since I’m not a fast reader, is to post occasional updates and check out what’s happening then or during meal breaks.

I have every intention of joining the April event. I enjoy the idea of the read-a-thon. It was fun planning to spend all day reading — and of course, SPENDING the whole day reading. 🙂

Some things:

  • I apparently went a little overboard on munchies this year. Note to self: buy less munchies
  • Definitely schedule pizza deliver in advance. Turned out to be a good thing, as I order on-line and I would have be majorly pissed because of the internet issue. The guy delivered it early, too!
  • A tentative, hand-written schedule works well, even when it’s not being strictly followed at all times
  • Stick to short, category books — at first, anyway

That’s all I can think of, at the moment. Need to take a nap!

Thanks again to all the cheerleaders and others who commented. I probably post a “thank you” in the comments later today (if, ya know, my connection doesn’t spazz….which it did, right as I was trying to format this sucker).

Also, a big THANK YOU to the show-runners. I can just imagine how much work goes into running this.

* = This post was written HOURS ago.  Stupid internet connection!  ARG!


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