Sunday, April 28th, 2013

1, Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 9. It was past 11 pm here and I went to sleep.

2, Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Light and easy to read. Mysteries, fantasy, whatever you’re interested in.

3, Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
No, everything was great.

4, What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The Mini challenges.

5, How many books did you read?
I completed two books I started to read before the read-a-thon and read completely one graphic novel.
Also, I started two books.

6, What were the names of the books you read?
Batman: Time and the Batman, The Stepsister Scheme, and Con & Conjure.

Started books: Lord of the Sands of Time and Working Stiff.

7, Which book did you enjoy most?
Hmmm. They were all good. Perhaps Con&Conjure was best because it’s the fourth in a series and I’ve already become quite attached to the characters.

8, Which did you enjoy least?

9, If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Thanks to all Cheerleaders!

10, How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
If I have the time, I’ll participate, probably as a reader.

I’ve finished all of my goals:
Finished Con & Conjure
Finished listening the Stepsister Scheme
Read Batman: Time and the Batman.

I’ve started reading The Lord of the Sands of time and started listening Working Stiff.

Nisaba Be Praised hosts the MadLibs mini challenge:

Here’s what you’re gonna do:
1) pick a paragraph (not too long) from the book you’re reading
2) remove some/most of the nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and either
3a) get a friend (in person, over the phone, over the internet–whatever!) to fill in the words for you mad-libs style or
3b) fill them in yourself from the spoiler-texted word list below
4) post your hilarious paragraph on your blog and link us to it or leave it in a comment here!

From my Lord of the Sands of Time:

“It’s a library ship,” enthused Alexandr. “They’ve got hundreds of thousands of volumes dating to the twenty-first century and even earlier. Can you believe it? Books made of paper. It’s astounding that they survived all the fighting.”

(of course I had to pick that paragraph :))

“It’s a Read-a-thon,” grooved Alexandr. “They’ve got hundreds of thousands of cookies reading to the bookish tricycle and even earlier. Can you slump it? Band-aids made of cupboards. It smacks astounding that they flinged all the fighting.”

I’m up again and reading!

Or rather participating in mini challenges.

Stacey’s Books hosts a mini challenge about covers. Here’s my list:

1, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
2, Aviator’s Wife
3, The Homicide Hustle (great title, too)
4, Bake It Like You Mean It (I love chocolate)
5, The Secret of Happy Ever After
6, From the Kitchen of Half Truth
7, Dark Triumph (although the bug looks terrifying, too)
8, Walking Disaster
9, Fly Away