Sunday, October 18, 2015

Dewey's End of Event Meme



Yay!  My 24 hours are done.  Over all I think I did pretty well.  I enjoyed everything I read except Ganymede.  Since its part of a series I like I felt obligated to finish it so it took forever to do so.  Had I enjoyed it I might have been able to read more books.  I was still able to read 12 books for a total of 1,633 pages.


End of Event Meme

Which hour was most daunting for you?
I actually did pretty well. I didn't struggle at all.  However I started at midnight on Friday and ended midnight on Saturday because I didn't want to waste Sunday sleeping since I have things to do.  It still was 24 hours though.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? 
Harry Potter Series. Graphic novels are a good break from reading bigger books.

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 except for the opening, middle and ending memes.

How many books did you read? 
12

What were the names of the books you read? 
The Pocket Guide to Goblins by Jessica Feinberg (75), Earth Dragons & Other Rare Forest Creatures by Jessica Feinberg (99), Metal Dragons & Other Rare Clockwork Creatures by Jessica Feinberg (149), The Imp Lands #2 by Justin Hillgrove (23), Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits 1-3 by Vera Greentea & Laura Muller (69), Westward Volume 1-4 by Ken Krekeler (361), Wytches Volume 1 by Snyder (144),  The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (364), Ganymede by Cherie Priest (349)

For a total of 1633 pages.

Which book did you enjoy most? 
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

Which did you enjoy least? 
Ganymede by Cherie Priest - I was quite disappointed with this one.  I couldn't connect with the story and characters. It was torture to finish it.  I enjoyed the first two in the series a lot.  Hopefully the fourth one is better.

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, October 17, 2015

Dewey's Mid-Event Survey





Currently Reading: Ganymede by Cherie Priest
Books Read: The Pocket Guide to Goblins by Jessica Feinberg (75), Earth Dragons & Other Rare Forest Creatures by Jessica Feinberg (99), Metal Dragons & Other Rare Clockwork Creatures by Jessica Feinberg (149), The Imp Lands #2 by Justin Hillgrove (23), Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits 1-3 by Vera Greentea & Laura Muller (69), Westward Volume 1-4 by Ken Krekeler (361), Wytches Volume 1 by Snyder (144),  The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (364)
Total # of Pages Read: 1284



Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Ganymede by Cherie Priest

2. How many books have you read so far?
11

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Ganymede by Cherie Priest

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Nope no interruptions except for breaks.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Nothing really.  I've mostly been reading.  I haven't done any challenges and not much socializing.

Dewey's Opening Meme





Currently Reading: Wytches Volume 1
Books Read: The Pocket Guide to Goblins by Jessica Feinberg (75), Earth Dragons & Other Rare Forest Creatures by Jessica Feinberg (99), Metal Dragons & Other Rare Clockwork Creatures by Jessica Feinberg (149), The Imp Lands #2 by Justin Hillgrove (23), Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits 1-3 by Vera Greentea & Laura Muller (69), Westward by Ken Krekeler (121)
Total # of Pages Read: 536


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 Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? 
 Nothing really. Not much of a snacker.  I am looking forward to Lasagna for dinner.  Hubby said he would make it so I can keep reading.

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 me 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.  If any of you have any recommendations I would greatly appreciate it.  I enjoy reading the horror genre but also enjoy science fiction. I also really enjoy reading darker/alternate versions of fairy tales

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? 
The only thing I am doing different is that instead of starting at 8am est on Saturday I am starting midnight Friday so I end at midnight Saturday.  This way I don't waste Sunday sleeping as I have a lot to do.


Here is my tbr pile for the read-a-thon.  Hopefully I can read all or most of them. Also in the picture is one of  my cheerleader kitties, Chessie.  Waffles is the other and is nearby as well.

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.