Sunday, April 27, 2014

Readathon Roundup

Readathon is over for another six months, and once again I didn't get nearly as much reading done as I hoped.  But I'm claiming extenuating circumstances. 

I spent last week at our son's house, helping him through a tough week, and returned home less than twelve hours before start time.  There were a lot of chores that had been neglected and needed to be done before starting a new work week, so my plan was to accomplish them in 10-minute intervals throughout the day.  Some of them proved to be more of a distraction and required more time than I had anticipated.  Phone calls also ate into my reading time.

In spite of the distractions, I managed to read for at least part of 14 hours - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  I took an intentional break and tried to come back at 1:00 a.m. to finish out the twenty four hours, but I just couldn't keep my eyes open.  

Here are my stats:

Books read:  I read portions of four books, but completed 0.  I find that switching back and forth keeps my mind more alert.

Pages read:  Approximately 275.  Nothing to brag about, but considering everything else I got done, not bad.

Book Titles:  Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield
                     The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
                     Snow Melts in Springtime by Deborah Vogts
                     Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl

Mini-Challenges Entered: 5 - I tend to enter challenges that don't require too much time and/or that are out of the ordinary.  Kudos to the challenge hosts this year for a great lineup.

Blogs visited:  5 - I'm embarrassed to say.   But my plan is to make the rounds soon.  After being gone last week, I will be working overtime to catch up this week so it may be a bit, but I'll get there.

New Twitter friends to follow:  4.  I don't know how to assign a statistic to the fun I had in Twitter conversations.

Readathon Rating (on a scale of 1 to 10) :  10!!  Thanks to Andi, Heather and all the other wonderful bloggers who work so hard to do this every six months.  It is one of my most anticipated days.  Eventually I will get a system that allows me to do more reading but still enjoy the social aspects.


  1. I think you did very well - especially since you had been gone - I had a great time but didn't produce any great stats!

  2. Sorry I didn't get around more. I tend to read and do the mini-challenges when I can participate. I think next time I might just devote my time to cheering because I get to visit so many fun bloggers and not feel bad about my own reading!

  3. I love Dewey's readathon it is such a fun day. I got quite a bit of reading done. I love Debbie Macomber, but I haven't read that book yet. I'm finishing off the Cedar Cove Series currently.