Sunday, October 19, 2008

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Hour Twenty-Four

Title of book(s) read since last update: n/a
Number of books read since you started: 3, parts of 2; 4 short stories; 3 comic books
Titles of books read since you started: Pretties, Scott Westerfeld; Harry Potter y la camara secreta, J.K. Rowling; Bella at Midnight, Diane Stanley; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "A Horseman in the Sky," Ambrose Bierce; The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman; "The Festival," H.P. Lovecraft; "The Watcher in the Mill," W.J. Wintle, The Ghosts of Charleston, Edward B. Macy and Julian T. Buxton III; Serenity: Better Days, Joss Whedon
Pages read since last update: 0
Running total of pages read since you started: 845
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 0
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 671 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: mini-challenge, Sarah's foreign language mini-challenge, Meryl's book quote mini-challenge, 2, Icedream's book cover mini-challenge, Kim's "walkin' and snappin'" mini-challenge, Mid-Event Survey, Hour 14 question, Sharon's Very Mini-Library Cat Challenge, softdrink's 10 list challenge, Tracy's Mini Challenge-Caption This Photo, C.B.'s short story mini-challenge, Carl's R.I.P. mini-challenge, Hour 21 drawing, Bart's giveaway
Other participants you’ve visited: J.C. Montgomery, Patti, Callista, Chris, Jen, Twigga, Laurie, Michelle, Bybee, Nymeth, Becky, Traci and Brandon, Alexis, gautami tripathy, Kimmy, Andi, Debi, Annie, Shannon, Jess/Pennie, Bart, Tammy, Heather, Heather, Wordlily, cCymraeg Ddewines, Jessica, Laura, Shauna, Laura, Brittanie, Annette, Paula Marie, L-squared, Ivan Girl, Yati, xicanti, Jenn
Prizes you've won: none (yet!)

Well, I pretty much gave up trying to read this last hour. I am SO SLEEPY. I decided instead to jump around and encourage everyone else. And now I'm off to bed, after I finish the wrap-up survey:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably this last one - I gave up on reading (WAY too tired) and just blog-hopped instead, to encourage anyone else still up.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Twilight series, Uglies (although I never got around to Specials), graphic novels

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope, it was awesome!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked being able to go to The Hidden Side of a Leaf and find out what was going on for a particular hour.

5. How many books did you read? I finished 3, read part of 1, listened to part of 1, read 4 short stories and 3 comic books

6. What were the names of the books you read? Pretties, Bella at Midnight, The Ghosts of Charleston (I didn't finish The Graveyard Book or Harry Potter y la camara secreta)

7. Which book did you enjoy most? I loved The Graveyard Book, but I just couldn't stay awake listening to it.

8. Which did you enjoy least? None

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn't a cheerleader, but I tried to visit everyone at least once. I think I got pretty close! :)

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely! I will definitely read and probably host a mini-challenge

Great job, everyone! I had so much fun. Thank you to all of my cheerleaders who kept coming by and motivating me! You guys rock! :)


Jodie said...

Woah you did so much this read-a-thon! Congratulations!

Dreamybee said...

Wow, Jessi, congratulations on making it all 24 hours! I hope you can now enjoy some well-earned sleep!

Joy Renee said...

great job.

bkclubcare said...

FABULOUS! You did fantastic! Sweet Dreams...

Heather said...

Who Jessi, you were awesome! Way to go! You read all that and managed to be so encouraging. Great work hon, now get some sleep!

Heather said...

And that shows how tired I am. That WHO should be WOW. LOL

Veens said...

awesome freaking awfully awesome JOB !!!!
YAY good job!!
we have dne it!!!!!! YAY!!!! go get sme rest!! YAY!

gautami tripathy said...

You accomplished a lot! Good going!

xicanti said...

I definitely agree about the Uglies books being good for the read-a-thon. I wish I'd added some Scott Westerfeld to my pool; his books practically read themselves!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and congrats on a good read-a-thon!

Robert Burdock said...

Jessi - I'm most impressed with your performance. Not only did you manage to tick off all those books, you also managed to participate in most (all?) of the mini-challenges AND visit other readers. Outstanding!

I'm only just getting around to visiting my fellow readerathon-ers now....[blushes]

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Awesome job! I totally loved The Uglies, I only wish I had thought to pick up the rest of the series :)
I can't believe you did so much reading, and still managed all those mini-challenges, Way to go!

Chain Reader said...

The last hour was the hardest for me too. Wow, you did a lot of the mini challenges!