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text 2017-07-24 23:05
#24in48 Read-a-thon Summer 2017 Wrap Up and COYER Update #2
The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel - Robert Venditti,Orpheus Collar,Antoine Dode,Rick Riordan
Persepolis I & II - Marjane Satrapi
A Sultry Love Song (The Gentlemen of Queen City) - Kianna Alexander
The Greek Tycoon's Green Card Groom (Dreamspun Desires Book 14) - Kate McMurray
Killer Countdown (Man on a Mission) - Amelia Autin

First up, 24in48

 

Here are my answers to the closing survey:

1. How many books did you read? Pages? 2 graphic novels (The Son of Neptune and The Complete Persepolis) and one category romance (A Sultry Love Song) from start to finish. 31% of one category romance (TGTGCG).

 

Page wise I read 723 pages.


2. How many hours did you read? 12 hours over the two days, with the bulk being read on Saturday. After doing some math, it averages 60.25 pages per hour; now I can use that bit of datum to plan out future reading.


3. What do you think worked well in this read-a-thon?

The weather made it clear to all the family that going outside and doing something other than reading was a no-go. Thank you rainy England! Please stop raining now, kthanksbye. Also my food game was great this time around; I must order take away from my favorite kebab place for all read-a-thons.

 

Reading wise, what worked well was reading shorter books and in print (I read faster in print over e-books for some strange reason).

 

4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

I should maybe check in every two hours rather than every 3-4 hours, as I missed a bunch of participation challenges. To improve the read-a-thon in general, new challenges - I am tired of the "take a shelfie" and the "make a verse with book titles" challenges as every read-a-thon does those challenges.


5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yep, and it's on my calendar already.

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COYER update #2

Sunday: finished A Sultry Love Song by Kianna Alexander (started during 24in48). Started The Greek Tycoon's Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray.

 

Monday: finished TGTGCG. Next up is Killer Countdown by Amelia Autin, which I will start reading tomorrow. Reviews are quickly piling up, so I may spend some time tomorrow writing up those.

 

 

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text 2017-07-24 05:53
24 in 48 check in: Closing Survey

 

1. How many books did you read? Pages? 2 books and some %60 percent of a third. It amounts to about 550 pages.
2. How many hours did you read? I stupidly reset the clock and didn't realize after my last update, but adding this extra 90 min stretch, 17h 30m
3 & 4. What do you think worked well in this readathon? What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? I'll answer both together: I don't know. I've never done any type of readathon before, so I can't really compare, and since I just jumped into the band-wagon at the last minute, I mostly kept to my usual pace of weekend reading.
5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Very likely on those on July. The January ones might be a bit trickier for me.

 

 

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text 2017-07-24 03:29
#24in48 Wrap-up
Kim - Rudyard Kipling,A.L. Rowse
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf
Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling
I haven't been online or read as much as yesterday, but wanted to post a final tally for #24in48 July 2017 Edition
 

Hours reading print: 0.75 in The Invention of Nature and 1 hour in Kim

Hours listened to: 8.75 of Dies the Fire 

Book Reactions written: 2.  All American Boys will post Monday, The Fallen Angel will post Tuesday.

Other household tasks:  Farm Market, Grocery store, started a batch of sauerkraut, made bread, scaled Mount Washmore and Mount Foldmore, cooked stuffed grape leaves for dinner, and took care of the sick cat.

In other news: Younger son is home from a great 2 weeks at sleep-away camp and taller than ever. Ozzie has another vet appointment tomorrow.

 

That's a wrap. Good night all.

 

 

 

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text 2017-07-24 03:15
24 in 48 check in: Literary Dinner Party

 

Which five bookish people (or animals, I’m not picky) would be around your perfect literary dinner table?

 

First easy picks would be Merry and Pipping, both so amiable, enjoy a good meal, and full of stories to tell at the table. Jo March would pour the tea and exchange kids' hijinks with Molly Weasley while she knitted. Sara Crewe would listen with big eyes and then top any tale.

 

 

I won't reach the 24 hour mark, but I'm still reading

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text 2017-07-24 01:10
#24in48: Finished 24 hours of reading

5+ books read.  More tweets read than in the past two years (twitter is not for me but is where a lot of the Readathon action takes place).

 

Lots of reviews, reading progresses and posts to catch up on.

 

In terms of reading, went great.  Posting and reading posts, way less than usual. Which I didn't expect because I tend to keep up with all the social activity, discussions and posts in solid hour-after-hour readathons while this one let me space out the 24 hours however I wanted in a 48-hour period.  I think it's because this one seems to be mostly on individual blogs, Twitter and sites I don't use while the others I've done -- particulalry Deweys -- have been quite active on booklikes, Librarything and the mothership goodreads groups (my groups over there are basically all I do on goodreads).

 

Way, way, way less participation in whatever-hourly challenges.  (Well, with mostly ebooks nowadays e spine one wasn't for me unless I started moving boxes of stored books around and ransacking physical bookshelves -- even then, I don't think most of my book titles would work well).

 

I'm not completley surprised at how few tagged-24in48 posts I did see during the Readathon (assuming others also did more reading than posting unless they forgot to tag their posts).

Source: 24in48.com
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