April 2020, readathon

Hour 15 -Rachel Noel – Reading During Readathon

I’m gonna level with y’all, I have done almost no reading during the entire isolation. I know, shocker. Actually, given how many people I’ve talked to, it’s not so shocking. A lot of us are feeling disoriented, agitated and just all around unable to focus. I tried to participate in the 24in48 readathon a while back, but barely read a chapter. 

Well, today is a chance to change that! Today we can set aside everything else, turn off the news, select a hashtag to follow on social media and nothing else, and just read. It’s us, our books, our book buddies, and our coffee (or tea if you prefer)!

Of course, if you can’t participate the whole time, don’t worry, you don’t have to. There is no set requirement for Readathon. You can stay off social media, you can read just one chapter, you can listen to audiobooks while playing video games (not gonna lie, I have done that last one). We live in stressful times and even just reclaiming a minute of our lives for ourselves is important. It’s okay to take a break from everything and take care of yourself. You are important.

OOPS! Note from Heather and Andi…we forgot to include the mid-event survey in Hour 12 for the first time in 7.5 years. LOL! Here it is!

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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13 thoughts on “Hour 15 -Rachel Noel – Reading During Readathon”

  1. 1. What are you reading right now? Circled back to Ever After By Kim Harrison

    2. How many books have you read so far? 80% and 20% on another

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Starting The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory again

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, had a zoom call but kept checking in

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How quick time has gone by

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  2. 1. What are you reading right now? Getting ready to read Charlie and the Chocolate factory
    2. How many books have you read so far? 2
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Halloween Tree
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? SO MANY! And badly 😂
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? The lack of hourly challenges and prizes

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  3. 1. Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier.
    2. I’m about half way through my second one.
    3. I hope to finish Little Secrets and then start Foxhole Court (pretty sure I won’t be able to finish that one during the readathon though).
    4. I had to eat, walk the dog and do some chores but it was okay. It was good to be distracted for short periods of time, helped me remain sane.
    5. It’s my first time participating in a readathon and I’m surprised to see how big and supportive its community is.

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  4. 1. What are you reading right now? The rules of magic
    2. How many books have you read so far? I’ve finished up one book I was reading, read 3 graphic novels and listened to one audiobook
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The secret garden Marys journal
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes kids and movie lol
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How fast this day went

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  5. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Who Speaks for the Damned, by C.S. Harris.
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Only finished one, but it’s getting on to evening in my time zone now, and I’m able to read more at night than during the day when there’s a million things going on.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    After I finish Who Speaks for the Damned, I’m going to actually start something new??? and I’ve got a lot of options, so I might let a twitter poll pick for me. They all sound great.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Lots. And I just… do whatever the thing is, then get back to reading eventually. I’m reading an ebook right now, which I can read on my phone, so that helps – easier to sneak in a page or two here and there in between things.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    I did think there would be more ongoing challenges & things throughout the day, but this is my first Dewey’s readathon so I don’t really know how any of it works!

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  6. 1. What are you reading right now? Since We Fell
    2. How many books have you read so far? 2 complete books and 1/2 of 2 others.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Have not started Miracle Creek. Still looking forward to it.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? Two major ones. Shopping, house updates, How did you deal with those? Audible!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Heather and Andi are leaving! 😔 I would like to wish them well and cannot wait to hear from them as participants! 😊

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  7. 1. What are you reading right now? The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy
    2. How many books have you read so far? Two,but both are books that I started prior to read-a-thon
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Us Against You by Fredrik Backman. I really enjoyed Beartown and am looking forward to reading the sequel
    4. Have you had many interruptions? I stopped to watch the news, but that was me interrupting myself!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon so far? I’m a night owl, so I’m surprised that I was awake and ready to go at 6 AM!

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  8. 1. What are you reading right now?
    People on the Room

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    2.5

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

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Mostly just dinner getting delivered so I paused to eat some Bao with my husband before hopping back in. Hopefully the full stomach doesn’t put me in a good coma!

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

    I have a cousin in Latvia who joined this time for her first ever Dewey’s and she has been trooping along and had read nearly every hour!

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  9. 1. ¿Qué estás leyendo ahora? Excelsius 2019, una antología
    2. ¿Cuántos libros has leído hasta ahora? 1, este es el segundo.
    3. ¿Qué libro estás esperando para la segunda mitad de Read-a-thon? La Historia de tu vida, si me da tiempo.
    4. ¿Has tenido muchas interrupciones? ¿Cómo lidiaste con eso? Muchas, eso de estar todos encerrados en casa es lo que tiene. Releyendo un poco para no perder el hilo.
    5. ¿Qué es lo que más te sorprende del Read-a-thon, hasta ahora? Lo que puede llegar a leer la gente en un día. Yo voy más tranquila.

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  10. 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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  11. 1. What are you reading right now?
    The Sweeney Sisters and Righteous Assassin
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    3
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m looking forward to starting The Sweeney Sisters the most.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Had some minor interuptions, but they are things I’m used to. My dog learned how to pause audiobooks he doesn’t like. I also fell asleep for a few hours. With the audiobooks, I just hit play again making eye contact with my dog. For the sleep. I woke up and went back to reading.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How successful I’ve been!

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