The 24-hour read-a-thon begins now!
I’ll be posting updates here throughout the day, so I apologize in advance for the eventual length of this post.
Hour 1 — Kicking off the read-a-thon with The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke. Also, here’s the Intro Questionnaire:
- What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Washington, DC area
- Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Probably Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys, since I loved The Scorpio Races so much!
- Which snack are you most looking forward to? I actually didn’t buy snacks in advance…oops. I’ll definitely be hitting the grocery store today though!
- Tell us a little something about yourself! I have bobbleheads of three (current or former) Supreme Court justices.
- If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I’ve done the read-a-thon a few times in the past, and my focus has usually been solely on how much I can read. This time I’m going to take it a little easier, go to bed at a normal hour, and spend more time visiting people’s blogs.
Hour 4 — Not too much to update, sadly! I had to run some errands this morning, so I haven’t actually done much reading yet. I’m 67 pages into The Assassin’s Curse and liking it so far.
Hour 6 — Still not done with my first book yet, which does not bode well for my progress in this read-a-thon. On the other hand, I’ve been having fun doing some mini-challenges and visiting the other readers’ blogs.
Hour 7 — Finally finished The Assassin’s Curse! I quite liked it overall, although I hate books with cliffhanger endings, especially when there’s no previous indication that the book is part of a series. Oh well — on to The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, which I somehow never read as a child.
Hour 8 — The Westing Game is pretty fun! I have figured out something, but I don’t know how that something relates to the book as a whole. Mystery-solving is fun! 🙂
Hour 9 — How about a mini-challenge? The idea is to make a rebus spelling out the title of a book. Here’s mine:
I will post the answer in my wrap-up post tomorrow! Feel free to guess in the comments…winner gets bragging rights.
Hour 11 — I finished The Westing Game, which turned out to be pretty great! It was a lot deeper and more thought-provoking than I thought it would be. On to my next book, My One and Only by Kristan Higgins…and time for dinner, too!
Hour 13 — Time for the mid-event survey!
- How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I’m actually fine for the time being, but ask again in 3 hours.
- What have you finished reading? A whopping two books thus far, The Assassin’s Curse (Cassandra Rose Clarke) and The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin).
- What is your favorite read so far? I guess The Westing Game, but I’m also quite enjoying my current read, My One and Only.
- What about your favorite snacks? Mmm, Smartfood. (White cheddar cheese popcorn, and no lie, I think the cheese is laced with crack. Super addictive and delicious!)
- Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I’ve been visiting several blogs, but I haven’t been keeping too much track because of all the read-a-thon goodness going on! Tomorrow I’ll sift through it all, and then I’m sure I’ll be following some new bookish blogs.
Hour 16 — I think this is my last hour, you guys. I’m starting to fade here. I did finish My One and Only, and now I’m starting Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys. One part of me is really excited, because I loved The Scorpio Races so much; but the other part of me is nervous, because how could anything else live up to it? Time will tell, I guess!