April 2016

Hour 12 – You Can’t Read All Day…If You Don’t Start in the Morning!

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ReaderbuzzHowdy! Hola, amigos. Hi, y’all!

It’s me, Deb Nance from Readerbuzz. I’m here to co-host the Readathon for the next two hours.

Am I ever ready to co-host?! I spent last week at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston. I read books. I talked books. I ate and slept books.

 

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Here are the 275 free books I brought home from the conference. I certainly have a few books to choose from during the readathon!

One session I attended at TLA was moderated by Teri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller. You know these folks, don’t you? They are the Nerdy Book Club. They shared some cool reading thoughts with us and I just had to share some with you:

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And…

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Give yourself a huge round of applause. You made it halfway! Awesome. On to the Mid-Event Survey Mini-Challenge!

See you next hour!

Take care,

Deb Nance 🙂

 

Mini-Challenges

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
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?
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

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69 thoughts on “Hour 12 – You Can’t Read All Day…If You Don’t Start in the Morning!”

  1. 1. What are you reading right now?

    On Divination, by Galina Krasskova.

    2. How many books have you read so far?

    Six.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

    You say that like you think I’ve planned what book I’m reading next.

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

    Eh. Carry on. I wasn’t expecting to actually read for twenty-four straight hours, anyway, even if I do plan to actually make it through all twenty-four hours.

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

    I’ve got a theme, pretty much. This wasn’t on purpose.

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  2. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Just about to start The Story Girl
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Just one. I couldn’t put down Little Women but I am not done.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I am starting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at midnight PST and I think it’s going to be a great reread throughout the night!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Not really. I have a dog, so walking her has been good for getting a break. On my last one, a neighbor called me over to give some strawberries. Nice!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    That I am really doing this!

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  3. 1. What are you reading right now? PLACES NO ONE KNOWS by Brenna Yovanoff

    2. How many books have you read so far? Sadly, 0

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I am hoping to at least begin Exit, Pursued by a Bear, but will thrilled to complete my current book

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Oh my, yes! It has been a busy day with my normal appointment at the salon, going out for a family lunch, making dinner, and trying to read over the noise of cartoons (which have kept my child content while I read).

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? The time flies by, and while I haven’t read much, I am having a blast!

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  4. 1. What are you reading right now? Bon Bons to Yoga Pants
    2. How many books have you read so far?4
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Until Morning Comes by JT Sawyer
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?Mostly the dog-just took care of him and move on.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?How fast the time goes.

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  5. Mid-Event Survey:

    1. What are you reading right now?
    Digital fortress by Dan Brown
    2. How many books have you read so far?
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    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Digital fortress by Dan brown
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I had many distractions like today is my parents anniversary.. 😀 just tried to push through and read as much as I can.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    That I have the stamina to read since 5am. First off I was surprised that I got up and started reading at 5am and am still reading. 😀

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  6. Halfway-thru survey for Dewey’s 24-Hour-Readathon

    1. What are you reading right now? – I just finished a re-read of Fables Volume 1 which I think will constitute most of my reading for the rest of the evening.
    2. How many books have you read so far? – I finished 1 already started, read 1 new one, am plugging thru an audiobook I was already halfway thru, and now 1 graphic novel.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? My fables, but also Everything, Everything — and Poisoned Apples.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I had a rehearsal that I knew about. I also made myself take a walk outside when the sun came out, but I was accompanied by an audiobook of course.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? My speed-reading has greatly decreased! But that’s OK.

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  7. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Six of Crows.

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Switching between two (haven’t finished one yet!)

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    When I finish my current two, I really want to read ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’!

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I had one long interruption (pre-scheduled workshop), which makes me feel really behind in my reading, but ready to catch up during the second half!

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    This is my first year doing this challenge so it’s been surprising to me how involved people get on social media! It makes it really fun!

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  8. Mid event challenge:
    Reading More like her by Liza Palmer.
    This is my third book.
    Looking forward to reading The Luckiest Girl Alive.
    Took a 2 hour break to have lunch with my husband.
    What has surprised me the most is all the wonderful readers & great support.

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  9. 1. What are you reading right now? The Great American Whatever
    2. How many books have you read so far? 3. 1 completed
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? SOS: A Prequel to The Silence of Six
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? My mom keeps talking to me, but I ignore her or tell her I’m reading.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I can read so much in one day if I tried. And I’am off the internet. I only used it for my breaks.

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  10. 1. What are you reading right now?

    The Young Elites by Marie Lu

    2. How many books have you read so far?

    Four finished so far

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

    The one I’m reading and the graphic novel I have planned next

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

    Other than wiping my dripping nose, it’s been blissfully quiet around here!

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

    The massive amount of support I’m seeing!

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  11. 1. What are you reading right now?
    The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Still working on this one. Nothing like a good long book!
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Staying up late and enjoying a nice hobby.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Not too many. One possible solution is to listen to an audiobook when there’s something else you have to do at the same time.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How dedicated and involved people are! It’s great!

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  12. 1. Just finished “Children of God” by Mary Doria Russell
    2. 1
    3. The Catcher in the Rye
    4. Disruptions have not been an issue!
    5. I can’t read nearly as fast as I had anticipated.

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  13. 1. What are you reading right now?
    An ARC of Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas
    2. How many books have you read so far? This is my first, life got a little unexpected today
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Blood of Olympus
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I had to run errands and went to a dinner. I read when I could
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How much I can read in so little time

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  14. 1. Just finished Every Heart a Doorway
    2. 6 and some short stories
    3. The new Toni McGee Causey sounds amazing and I just found Rosamund Hodge through her shorts; I am looking forward to seeing what she can do with a whole novel.
    4. No interruptions, just a late state bc of my malfunctioning phone. So I’m going to try to stretch my personal readathon to compensate.
    5. The books I’m reading, tbh. I always think I know what I’m going to pick on the day and I’m always wrong!

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  15. 1. What are you reading right now? Wild by Cheryl Strayed
    2. How many books have you read so far? 1 and finished a previously started book,
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Seeing how much more I can read.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, mostly distractions of my own doing. I’ve just kind of been going with the flow, which goes against my Type-A desire to plan everything out. A trip to pick up dinner included a stop off for coffee first but I had my kindle with me so I’m learning to make the most of those moments when I would normally just look at my phone.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I am surprised that I let go of the data tracking that I planned to do: start/stop times, pages read, etc. In future readathons I will just focus on reading and let the rest go. Tracking minutes takes up precious reading time!

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