Reading Madness Hour 24 (6 a.m. CST)

By October 10, 2010 culture, faith No Comments

How I love the checkered flag waving me in. Bless you, black-and-white-squared glory!

All went well until the 23 hour 15 minute mark . . . then weariness hit and I had a few sleepy minutes.

Lodge Lady J kindly pointed out that my posture wasn’t going to cut it if I hoped to last another 45 minutes. (I had sunk rather deep into the couch, all cozy and horizontal.) I sat up, got a pumpkin Krispy Kreme doughnut, and took a little reading break. All that helped me finished strong!

My final stats and wrap-up responses are posted below. Peace out, my fellow bookworms.

Read-a-Thon Stats
Currently Reading:
Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay

Finished Reading:
Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman
“Stories” chapter from Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Total Pages Read: 380
Total Reading Time: 7 hours, 26 minutes

Mini-Challenges Completed:
Hour 7: Show Me the Books hosted by Crystal at My Reading Room
Hour 17: Poetry Angst! hosted by Shel and Monica at The Hungry Reader
Hour 19: Non Fiction Read-a-thon hosted by Susan at Scraps of Life
Hour 23: Make It Up hosted by Lu from Lu’s Raves and Rants

Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
the final hour

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Sarah’s Key has me hooked! I may even read more today to finish it.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
nothing for the team—you all did great! I’ve made notes for what I would like to do next time to streamline my reading updates

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I loved the mini-challenge summary page—it helped me plan which ones I wanted to do ahead of time

5. How many books did you read?
two, plus a chapter out of one and about half of another

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Creative Prayer, Chris Tiegreen
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Neil Postman
“Stories” chapter from Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Sarah’s Key, Tatiana de Rosnay

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
actually, I enjoyed all of them for different reasons

8. Which did you enjoy least?
see #7

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
n/a

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
YES! a reader, possibly a mini-challenge host

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