Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hour 24

just finished "Paperback Thriller" by Lynn Meyer - meh!
and Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw (People's Pocket Series)

current tally

8 books
1214 pages (slow reader - easily distracted) yeah !!! I made it past 1000
7 cups of tea (hmm...isn't that a book title)
1 Peach mango green tea Crystal light
1 bowl of Honey bunches of oats with peaches
1 small pizza
graham crackers with peanut butter
1 orange chicken dinner
1 banana
1 apple blossom with cream (gotta get that freezer cleaned out)
Many pieces of Hersheys all Natural Extra Dark assortment

Here are the challenge questions for the last hour
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? that would have been around hour 20
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Don't have a clue
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? It depends how large you want this to be but better publicity might have helped
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I was skeptical about many of the challenges but they really kept me focused and gave me a break each hour
5. How many books did you read? 8
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan
Dr. Ebenezer's Book and Liquor Store by Gerald Rosen
Help I'm a Prisoner in the library by Eth Clifford
How to Travel with a Salmon by Umberto Eco
Rab and His Friends by Dr. John Brown
Exploring the Book of Kells by George Otto Simms
Paperback thriller by Lynn Meyer
Miraculous Revenge by George Bernard Shaw
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Longest Trip Home - it had me in tears by the end
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Paperback thriller - it was dated and pretty boring for a thriller
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I would probably do this again and would just like to read but probably do it for charity

I'm going to finish out the hour by reading from my collection of Little Blue Books

11 comments:

Jodie said...

7 cups of tea - dude you are such a Brit! I love that you dug in at hour 22 and kept going. Congratulations on still being here in the last hour (big honking cheer).

Bybee said...

Love your snack list! What are Little Blue Books?

Congratulations for toughing it out!

Eva said...

Congrats! You did great!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Congratulations, 8 is fantastic!

3m said...

Great job!

My daunting hours were between 16 and 19 where I had to take a nap!

Nise' said...

Job well done. I am going to add The Longest Trip Home to my TBR list.

Linda said...

8 books! Fantastic!

Michelle said...

I am so glad you made it through the whole 24 hours! Congrats! That is great!

Beth F said...

Good job~

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Great job on making it the full 24 hours. I had full intentions but my body had other plans.

thatsthebook said...

8 books! That's great, well done. Looking at the snack list is making me hungry. Great idea though. The only snack I had while participating was Dairy Queen, I really needed that ice cream.