Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dewey's End of Event Meme






End of Event Meme

Which hour was most daunting for you? 
Hour 18-19.  I actually went for a nap at the end of hour 19.  However I started to not feel well and decided not to come back.  Still not feeling well. Guess I am coming down with something.  :(

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? 
Harry Potter Series

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? 
Nope

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? 
I pretty much stood away from social media as I wanted to concentrate on reading.  I didn't even participate in any of the challenges.

How many books did you read? 
27 for a total of 2769 pages - However most were comics/graphic novels.

What were the names of the books you read? 
Knot by Isabelle Melançon (14), Haircut by Sara Goetter (24), Betty Wicked #1 by John Daniel Taylor IV (36), Illustrated Girl #1 by Jackson Compton (24), Illustrated Girl #2 by Jackson Compton (27), The Original Art of Basil Wolverton (278), Sidestripping by Charles Gatewood (92), A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life (161), Serenity: Those Left Behind (96), Status Factory: The Art of Ron English (230), Pop Surrealism (158), Man's Ruin: The Posters and Art of Frank Kozik (100), Serenity: Better Days (126), Batman: Endgame (40), Star Wars #1 (48), Orphan Black: Sarah (28), Batman: Arkham Unhinged #1 (23), Batman: Arkham Unhinged #2 (23), Batman: Arkham Unhinged #3 (23), Mitch O'Connell: The World's Best Artist (290), Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale (56), Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol 1 (253), Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol 2 (305), Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol 3 (313), Serenity: Leaves On the Wind (152), The Care & Feeding of Baby Dragons by Jessica Feinberg (102), Fire Dragons & Other Rare Ember Creatures: A Field Guide by Jessica Cathryn Feinberg (102)

I also read a little over half of "The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories" (120/208).

Which book did you enjoy most? 
The Serenity Graphic Novel Series

Which did you enjoy least? 
I really didn't like Sidestripping

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? 
N/A

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Very likely and as a reader.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey's Mid-Event Survey




Currently Reading: Serenity: Leaves On the Wind (76/152)
Books Read: Knot by Isabelle Melançon (14), Haircut by Sara Goetter (24), Betty Wicked #1 by John Daniel Taylor IV (36), Illustrated Girl #1 by Jackson Compton (24), Illustrated Girl #2 by Jackson Compton (27), The Original Art of Basil Wolverton (278), Sidestripping by Charles Gatewood (92), A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life (161), Serenity: Those Left Behind (96), Status Factory: The Art of Ron English (230), Pop Surrealism (158), Man's Ruin: The Posters and Art of Frank Kozik (100), Serenity: Better Days (126), Batman: Endgame (40), Star Wars #1 (48), Orphan Black: Sarah (28), Batman: Arkham Unhinged #1 (23), Batman: Arkham Unhinged #2 (23), Batman: Arkham Unhinged #3 (23), Mitch O'Connell: The World's Best Artist (290), Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale (56), Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol 1 (253), Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol 2 (305), Hi-Fructose Collected Edition Vol 3 (313)
Total # of Pages Read: 2464
Favorite Read So Far: The Serenity Graphic Novels
Read I have Disliked Most So Far: Sidestripping


Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Serenity: Leaves On the Wind

2. How many books have you read so far?
24 (Mostly comics/graphic novels)

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Probably Mouse Guard: The Black Axe or The Sacrifice

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not really.  I did take a two hour break to eat lunch and rest my eyes.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Nothing really.  I've mostly been reading and staying away from social media.

Dewey's Hour 5 Update




Currently Reading: 
Books Read: Knot by Isabelle Melançon (14), Haircut by Sara Goetter (24), Betty Wicked #1 by John Daniel Taylor IV (36), Illustrated Girl #1 by Jackson Compton (24), Illustrated Girl #2 by Jackson Compton (27), The Original Art of Basil Wolverton (278), Sidestripping by Charles Gatewood (92), A Cynic's Guide to a Rich and Full Life (161), Serenity: Those Left Behind (96), Status Factory: The Art of Ron English (230), Pop Surrealism (158), Man's Ruin: The Posters and Art of Frank Kozik (100), Serenity: Better Days (126)
Total # of Pages Read: 1366
Favorite Read So Far: The Serenity Graphic Novels
Read I have Disliked Most So Far: Sidestripping


I decided to do a little update since I'm going to take a small break to work on another challenge that I don't want to fall behind on and probably eat a snack or maybe lunch.

So far so good.  Most of what I have read are comics/graphic novels and a few art books that were part of a humble bundle.  I have enjoyed the comics/graphic novels; the art books not so much.

Dewey's Opening Meme




Currently Reading: Illustrated Girl #2 by Jackson Compton
Books Read: Knot by Isabelle Melançon (14), Haircut by Sara Goetter (24), Betty Wicked #1 by John Daniel Taylor IV (36), Illustrated Girl #1 by Jackson Compton (24)
Total # of Pages Read: 98


Opening Meme


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
 Pennsylvania, United States

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? 
The Serenity Graphic Novels. Most of what I will be reading will be graphic novels though I do plan on reading at least 1 novel.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? 
 Nothing really. I made some corn muffins for today.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
I used to read all the time. Averaging about 100+ books a year but over the past couple of years I hardly ever read unless its Dewey's read-a-thon. I think its because I haven't really found any books I thought were awesome. Don't get wrong I have read some good or ok books but nothing that has stayed with me; nothing I have found worth remembering or keeping my interest. I think if I found a set of books or series that did that I would get back into reading.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? 
Nothing different. I just plan on taking breaks every so often to rest my eyes. Might even take a nap at some point so I can be awake till the end.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dewey's End of Event Meme

I will do a recap after I sleep for a bit. Below is the end of event meme.


End of Event Meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Midnight.  I eventually just went to bed and slept for 4 hours and then went back to reading.


Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Most of what I read were graphic novels and comics. I did enjoy reading Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus so maybe I would recommend that.


Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope.


What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I didn't really do much interactions or challenges since I was only focused on reading as much as i could.


How many books did you read?
I read 2 books and 7 graphic novels/comics.


What were the names of the books you read?
Creature Discomforts, Water Dragons & Other Rare Aquatic Creatures, Ingress, Anathema, The Imp Lands, Recipe for the Dead 1, 2 & 3 and The Strange.


Which book did you enjoy most?
Grimm Fairy Tales Omnibus though I didn't get to finish it.


Which did you enjoy least?
The Strange


If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
N/A


How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 
I always prefer to be a reader.