Final Hour

Well, I finished my final book with 7 minutes to spare… turns out the late hour and boggled my mind and my math was all wrong. I only had 20 pages left, not 30. Either case, I am proud of myself. I participated in this for a total of 20 hours (had a four hour nap in hours 8-12.  I read three books, and 1/5 of another audio book. The books  completed include: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan, Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde, and Beastly by Alex Flinn. Reviews for those books will be coming out later in the week.

Here are my answers to the questions posted at the beginning of hour 24:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Well, I didn’t manage to sleep before the start of the readathon so I took a nap between hours 8-12. So hour 7 was probably the most daunting for me before I took a nap!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I really liked Beastly by Alex Flinn. It was simplistic reading that was interesting and kept the reader going, but didn’t involve too much brain useage… especially good for the wee hours of the morning.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope, it is perfect! I mean, I wish it wasn’t so early in my time zone (5 am) but someone has to get stuck with the time so it might as well be me. lol The one thing is that in previous years there were more videos on the hourly posts… a little slice of something to make you laugh or jault you back awake. Having that again would be nice.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything. It seemed to run really smoothly.
5. How many books did you read? I finished three and am 20% done with a forth.
6. What were the names of the books you read? Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan, Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde, and Beastly by Alex Flinn were the books I finished. I started but didn’t finish Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Umm, hard to say. I enjoyed them all in different way. I don’t really think that I could pick one. I would say that Well of Lost Plots was not as good as Lost in a Good Book.
8. Which did you enjoy least? Well of Lost Plots
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Not a Cheerleader, but I think they are great!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 1000000000000% likely! I will do it as a reader. Sometimes I have personal 24 hour readathons, but they are never as fun as the ones hosted on Dewey (duh, I don’t do mini-challenges). But then again, I get more reading done in my personal readathons because there aren’t mini-challenges and twitter and hourly updates to distract me from my reading.

READATHON STATS:

Pages read: 400
Audio Minutes: 655 (equivalent of 400 pages)

Apparently I only read about 800 pages, but you can’t control the speed in which an audio book is read… I thought I had read more but apparently not. I will be donating about 20 dollars to the RAINN foundation as soon as I can.

So how did you do in the readathon?

Hour 23

I cannot believe that there is only one hour left. This is crazy! Of course, now I am awake. I think that might be the fault of the book I am reading. I have 36 pages left to read so it will be a close call as to if I finish it on time. I will continue reading it till it is done, and I might have to put another hour in to read something more cheerful… Oh well.

Books Read since last update: Snow Treasure – pages 98-130; The Well of Lost Plots – disk 2
Pages Read since last update:32
Audiobook minutes:15

Total Pages Read: 373
Total Minutes Listening: 640

Books Started: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan; The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Books Finished: Beastly by Alex Flinn; Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Amount of minutes read since last update: 60
Total time read:1140

Hour 22

I have just calculated it out and I should just be able to finish Snow Treasures by the end of the readathon. I have 58 pages left and right now I am averaging 30 pages an hour (I spend about 20 minutes of each hour blogging and doing mini-challenges and such). Anyway, I am so excited but I should have thought better about ending the readathon with a book dealing with World War 2. Even though this doesn’t deal with concentration camps and such, I have still read too many of those type of books and sometimes my imagination takes ahold and runs wild. It is quite depressing! I might dream about it before sleeping, and that is no good!

Books Read since last update: Snow Treasure – pages 69-98; The Well of Lost Plots – disk 2
Pages Read since last update: 29
Audiobook minutes:20

Total Pages Read: 341
Total Minutes Listening: 625

Books Started: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan; The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Books Finished: Beastly by Alex Flinn; Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Amount of minutes read since last update:60
Total time read:1080

Hour 21

I am getting tired. I hope to finish my book before the end of the readathon, but my reading speed is slowing down and I don’t know if it will happen.

Books Read since last update: Snow Treasure – pages 33-69; The Well of Lost Plots – disk 2
Pages Read since last update: 36
Audiobook minutes:10

Total Pages Read:312
Total Minutes Listening: 605

Books Started:Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan; The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Books Finished: Beastly by Alex Flinn; Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Amount of minutes read since last update: 60
Total time read:1020

Hour 20

Oh dear, I fear the later into the readathon it is, the less productive I am. I listened to The Well of Lost Plot for 40 minutes last hour and I only read 12 pages of my books. Plus, I burned my Peeps and put too much butter in my butter beer. Oh well. Maybe something like chips would be good. Nice and savory!

Books Read since last update:Snow Treasure – pages 21-33; The Well of Lost Plots – disk 2
Pages Read since last update: 12
Audiobook minutes:40

Total Pages Read: 2.76
Total Minutes Listening: 595

Books Started: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan and The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Books Finished: Beastly by Alex Flinn and Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Amount of minutes read since last update:60
Total time read:960

Hour 19

Well, I thought that I had published this already, so this is half an hour late. I have finished the first disk of The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde. I have also started Snow Treasure, which is an amazing children’s historical fiction book. I have also broken out the peeps and all I can say is YUMMY. I think that I am going to go microwave a couple, which is delicious in case anyone wanted to know!

Books Read since last update:Well of Lost plots – disk 1; Snow Treasure 1-21
Pages Read since last update: 21
Audiobook minutes: 25

Total Pages Read: 264
Total Minutes Listening: 555

Books Started: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan and The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Books Finished: Beastly by Alex Flinn and Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
Amount of minutes read since last update: 60
Total time read:900

Hour 18

I did it! I finished Beastly by Alex Flinn and it was quite good! I really enjoyed it!!! There will be a review up about it later this week so if you want to know how I really felt about it, keep your eye out. I plan on reading Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan next. I read this book when I was in Middle School and I loved it. It is a short book that takes place in Norway during World War 2.

Books Read since last update: The Well of Lost Plots – disk 1; Beastly – pages 259-304
Pages Read since last update:45
Audiobook minutes:15

Total Pages Read:243
Total Minutes Listening:530

Books Started:The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
Books Finished: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde; Beastly by Alex Flinn
Amount of minutes read since last update:60
Total time read:840