think this will always be my favorite. I had a good day when I made that.
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here! Obviously, I never got around to posting any more this week. I was too wrapped up in preparations. Now, it’s time to pray my hard work holds as well as it did last year. I’m off to go host my two hours at the Readathon blog, then I’ll be back over here to chart my reading and cheering. I hope everyone has the best readathon EVER.
Thank you DEWEY!!!! We love you!
8:00 – Opening Meme
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
My tiny, cluttered, but beloved home in North Carolina! Specifically, at this very moment, in my cozy little reading corner.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Y the Last Man #4. After that it will be #5. Then some Lumberjanes #7 and the latest Rick Riordan.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Apples and caramel. Ice cream. Cheese. Chili beans with gluten free cornbread. Oh geez, I’m hungry.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Well, hi there, I’m Heather! I’m co-coordinator and head cheerleader of this massive event with my best bud Andi from Estella’s Revenge. This is our, what? Fourth time hosting? We have such a blast, I can’t remember.
5) 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?
Differently? Not get a headache.
Reading: The Mystery Society by Steve Niles and Fiona Staplse
Finished: Y the Last Man: Deluxe Edition 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
Foods: Chocolate Chex cereal with milk, Reuben Casserole, 4 gluten free chocolate cookies, and habanero bbq almonds
Naps: 1/2 (didn’t get to finish… :()
8:30 Update and Mid-Event Survey
Reading: I’m between books at the mo’.
Finished: Y the Last Man: Deluxe Edition 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, The Mystery Society by Steve Niles and Fiona Staples, Wytches by Scott Snyder
Foods: Chocolate Chex cereal with milk, Reuben Casserole, 4 gluten free chocolate cookies, Habanero BBQ Almonds, Chili with cheese, and another cookie. Oh, and lots of water.
Naps: still only that half of a nap.
1. What are you reading right now?
I’m between books at the moment. Thinking of getting out a book of short stories.
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Not sure. Depends on if I get that book of short stories, or go with the latest Rick Riordan.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
OMG, Have I? Constantly. I have given in to every single one of them, because it’s always the kids. Or the readathon. Which is like a kid, in a way.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Nothing. I’m a veteran. I fully expect all the reading, the love, the delight, the chatter, the fatigue, ALL OF IT.
8:00 am, The End
End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Midnight. I admit it. I saw 12:36 and I crashed.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
As always, graphic novels were my saving grace.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I have a few ideas.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Andi! Girlfriend made it the whole 24 hours! She is the Readathon Queen for sure.
5. How many books did you read?
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Y the Last Man The Deluxe Edition 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
The Mystery Society Vol 1 by Steve Niles and Fiona Staples
Wytches by Scott Sn yder
Lumberjanes #7 by Noelle Stevenson
105 pages of The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Anything with Fiona Staples name on it seems to be my bag, baby. And Lumberjanes is just made of awesome.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Wytches. It’s a little…different.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Recruit, recruit, recruit!!! 70 cheerleaders for over 900 readers makes very large teams.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Oh, I’ll be there. Co-hosting as usual, reading, cheering, all of it.