Saturday, April 25, 2015

Final Stretch

,Last six hours of Dewey's Read-a-thon. My eyes are starting to get tired, but I've still got some good reading left in me. 

Hour 19 Mini-Challenge: Shelfie
Here are two of my fiction shelves and many knick-knacks. I'm trying to cull enough books to downsize one shelf, but all I've really done is made room for the unshelled books so far,,,

Epic fail! I made the mistake of "resting my eyes" around 3am and opened them again at 6! I had a feeling that would happen - didn't get enough sleep the night before, so I started tired. Next April i'lol make it the whole way through (October is harder for me to do).

 End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Definitely hour 22. I was having trouble seeing clearly, so I rested my eys and fell asleep... It had been going well up until then :)
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha was great when I was starting to get tired. Half-Blood Blues was a great read as well.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I thought it was great as always!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleaders were amazing and all the mini-challenged really engaging. 
  5. How many books did you read? 5.5
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha; Half-Blood Blues; Maggie and Pierre/The Duchess; Daughtere-in-Law, The Clothes They Stood Up In/The Lady in the Van; several stories in Alfred Hitchcock Favourite Suspense Stories; the first two chapters of This Body of Death on audiobook
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Daughters-in-Law - a really engaging read
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Really liked them all - perhaps the audiobook, as I'd rather read than listen, but needs must!
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/a. My cheerleaders were fantastic. The encouragement was so great. 
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely will participate, though I'll probably only be able to read part-time in October. 


  1. See that? It's the sun, or it will be soon. Have a quick look outside. That's right, leave the imaginary world for a moment, take a quick walk around the garden, the city block, down to the store for another special treat - you've earned it. You've worked hard this read-a-thon, now enjoy the last couple hours. It's not over yet! #TeamMrPopper

    1. Didn't make it! I closed my eyes to rest them a bit and woke up after it was all over. Next year I'll take a shower instead to clear my head. Thanks for the encouragement though!

  2. The readathon has been great so far. Culling books is hard. I started trading mine so I could feel like they were going to a good home. LOL!

    It is really quiet now. I can hear my cat snoring as I finsish my final pages. We are in the homestretch. Don't forget to move around a bit. Best of luck in achieving your read-a-thon goals. Happy reading! #TeamMrPopper

    1. Congratulations on making it to the final stretch! I'm afraid i took an unscheduled nap with a couple of hours to go that lasted til it was all over 😚 thanks for stopping by!