The 24-Hour Read-A-Thon: Continued
October 23, 2011 21 Comments
After a good night’s sleep it’s time to continue 24 Hour Read-a-thon! More than 400 book bloggers and other book lovers all over the world are reading as much as they can within 24 hours. Some will read 6 hours, some will try and read the full 24 hours. I wonder how many are still going!
I’ve got 6 more hours left until the read-a-thon is over so I’m going to read, read, read. I’ll leave an update every now and then.
Come back if you like to check up on me and cheer me on. If you’re also taking part, leave me a comment and I’ll come and visit you too.
Currently (yesterday plus some bed-time reading): 8.15 hours of reading time and 636 pages. It’s 8am now.
I’m reading My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock (continuing at page 59).
Update 1: I’m still reading My Year with Eleanor, 739 pages total read and 10 hours.
For the mini-challenge we are asked to zombify a book that we’re reading for the readathon.
In my book, My Year With Eleanor, the author is facing her fears, every day she’s doing something scary.
Zombified version: Noelle Hancock is afraid of a lot, and swimming (in a cage) with sharks is one of the things she undertakes. Unfortunately, there are no sharks in the water, but water-zombie who are far worse. They stick their arms through the bars and she barely escapes!
In another task, she runs naked through her apartment hall where luckily she doesn’t meet any neighbors but when zombies are hanging from her hair she escapes back into her apartment closing the door on their bodies. Body parts all over the kitchen but her boyfriend helps cleaning up. As she loses her fear for other scary things, she becomes more and more scared of zombies. But that’s another book.
Final update: The end! I made it! I read a total of ALMOST 3 books (867 pages) and I did that in 12 hours.
End of event meme:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? Actually, the final hour, that was lunch time here in the Netherlands and we were also preparing to go on a visit, AND my sons were baking cookies which needed supervising. A lot going on at the same time.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I would say chick-lits are usually quite good. I read a great mystery, What To Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French which kept me going quite happily for a few hours.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not for the organisation, but for myself: maybe I should be more involved and become a cheerleader or a giver.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Twitter! It was a great way to find out who was still reading when we got to the final few hours.
- How many books did you read? Almost 3 (finished the 3rd one after the readathon).
- What were the names of the books you read?
- What To Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French
- My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock
- The Book Club by Marjolijn Februari
These are the books I’m planning to read:
That’s two English books and two in Dutch (although they are all available in English so I’ll give you the English titles):
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
What To Do When Someone Dies by Nicci French My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock The Book Club by Marjolijn Februari
Are you participating? What are you reading?
Please leave a link to your starting post so I can easily find you.