24-Hour Readathon – Closing Survey

The Readathon ended this morning, but I was sound asleep by then. Closing Survey! 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Most of the first half I wasn't able to read much, which was a bit disappointing. Then, I gave in and went to bed around hour 17 or 18. 2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I finished Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely, Santa, Please Bring Me a Gnome by An Swerts, and Sinbad the Sailor. I also read part of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. 3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Cozy mysteries are usually shorter, fun reads. 4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? The readathon always makes me smile. 5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I'll definitely participate again. One of these days I'm going to make the...
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24-Hour Readathon – Mid-event Survey

It's halfway through the readathon and I'm finally home and reading. We spent most of the day driving across Pennsylvania - and it's a long state. We also stopped at the Flight 93 Memorial, which I'm glad we finally got to visit. Mid-Event Survey: 1. What are you reading right now? Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely 2. How many books have you read so far? 1 (and it may have been a children's book) 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Hoping to get around to Righteous by Joe Ide, but it really depends how the next couple hours go. 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I think I already explained my main interruption. 5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing really. It did take about 2 hours longer to get home than I though it would. Apparently we drive slower and take more stops on...
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It’s time for the 24 -Hour Readathon!

It's Read-a-thon time! It's Read-a-thon time! I actually don't get to start reading until late this afternoon or early evening. We're driving home from a wedding today and my husband is not one to listen to audiobooks in the car (or at all). Since it's just the two of us, I also can't sit in the backseat and read. In the meantime, a bit about me: 1 What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I'm in eastern Ohio. 2 Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Righteous by Joe Ide because I loved IQ and The Long Haul by Finn Murphy because my brother recommended it. 3 Which snack are you most looking forward to? Cinnamon rolls with ice cream, pizza. Hmmm, I hope there's something healthy in the fridge too. 4 Tell us a little something about yourself! I read mostly mysteries, with the occasional romance or fantasy. I have a daughter who is spending the night...
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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon is today!! What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. I will be participating as much as I can, but I admit I always fall asleep way before the 24 hours is through. We might go on an artist's studio tour today, too, which will cut down on my time. I will also be posting on instagram, etc, randomly through the day. The official tag is #readathon. Instagram: carolsnotebook Twitter: carolsnotebook Facebook: Carol's Notebook Opening Survey 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Eastern Ohio 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don't know. First I'll be finishing the ones I'm in the middle of. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I bought some turnovers to bake this evening. 4) Tell us a little...
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End of Event Meme

End of Event Meme: 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Well, I fell asleep at about 1:30 am and didn't wake up until a few minutes ago. 2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I always think I should read shorter ones, but never do. 3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I think everyone did a great job. 4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The hosts were great and I had fun with the mini-challenges. 5. How many books did you read? 1 whole one, 90% of one and about half of another. 6.  What were the names of the books you read? Swan Song by J. Patrick Lewis, The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, and Caught Dead by Andrew Lanh 7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Silkworm 8. Which did you enjoy least? Swan Song 9. If you were...
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Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey: 1. What are you reading right now? Still reading Caught Dead by Andrew Lanh, but I just got back from a nice evening at the symphony, so that's okay. 2. How many books have you read so far? 1 whole, parts of 2 others 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Just finishing the one I'm currently on. 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, all kinds, but I was expecting it, so that's okay 5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How little reading I've actually done. :(...
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