Well, I am cohosting the last five hours so there isn’t a point in having an update thread for then so I will just make this post my home base.
Ya’ll, I am in a SLUMP! I haven’t read a think in two and a half hours! I have been surfing the web trying to decide what to read. The real problem is that I allowed myself to have too many choices. Next time I need to severely limit myself or this will happen again. Right now, I am about to run down to 7/11 down the street and pick up a soda. I am hoping that will wake me up and get me out of my slump. I am thinking about reading the first chapter of my books I am debating until one of them grabs ahold of me and forces me to continue reading.
Thanks for following my updates!
Hour 19 Update –
Well, I just re-read the end of The Hunger Games. I was only looking for a small part, but I got pulled into the part I flipped to and ended up reading the rest. lol I think I read about 80 pages. This brings my page total up to 353. I love this series and I really, REALLY need to reread them. I am currently reading Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter.
For snacks – I haven’t really eaten anything. I have been drinking Cheery Sprite, which I love. I am eating a revel bar, but I have just been nibbling on it for about an hour now. I ate a wedge or two of grapefruit.
Hour 20 Update –
Well, I have read 50 pages of Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter. This is a series I really love. I love the Gallagher Girls. I wish I could be a Gallagher Girl. They remind me of Alias, but in a teenage, all-girls boarding school type of way. I have been a fan of strong, female spies since I first fell in love with the show Alias. Jennifer Garner sure knows how to kick some bad guy butt! I wanted to be just like her. Of course, now I have accepted that I will never fit into or have that type of life. I am no genius (like Marshal) and no super spy like Sydney. *Sigh* just thinking about this show makes me want to do a rewatch! Anyway, now total amount of pages read comes to 403. I am pretty proud of myself considering how much of a slump I have been in today. I certainly did get as much read as I had hoped, but whatevs!
I am about to start co-hosting duties. Luckily, I have the GG girls to keep me company (Gallagher, not Gilmore). I have the book on audio so I hope that I will be able to multi-task.
No snacks consumed this hour, but I am going to go get something before I get too busy!
Hour 24 Update –
Well, while cohosting and tweeting from the official readathon account, I have been listening to Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter. I am now on page 189. I will be able to finish it during this last hour so by the end of the challenge, I will have read just over 600 pages. Not my best effort in the readathon, but I am still pretty proud of myself. I am super exhausted and as much fun as I have been having, I cannot wait to get some shut eye! Below is my End of Challenge Meme:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? It was all pretty daunting this time around. I was so tired the whole time. I was doing cohosting during the last few hours so at least the tweeting was keeping me awake.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Umm, anything with action and drama is pretty good. And go with shorter books because the longer books can get discouraging.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Maybe start planning a little earlier so that the word can get out faster/better. Normally I see things about it all over the blogosphere but I didn’t this time around
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The hourly posts were posted timely. It doesn’t always happen like that, so that was pretty good.
- How many books did you read? I read two full ones and the last 1/3 of The Hunger Games.
- What were the names of the books you read? Delirium by Lauren Oliver; Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter; and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Which book did you enjoy most? Probably The Hunger Games because I started at my favorite part and it is one of my favorite books. Of the other two, I probably enjoyed Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy because I love this series and it is really light and easy going. There is humor in it. Delirium didn’t have that so much
- Which did you enjoy least? Well, that leave Delirium, but I didn’t even really dislike it that much. I picked pretty good books this time around.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will definitely participate next time. I will definitely be a reader. I really enjoyed cohosting this time around so I might try to do that again!