Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Summation
I read yesterday from 5 am until 5:30 pm, took a two hour nap, then read until I fell asleep on the couch at 2:30 in the morning. I am still pretty groggy today, so forgive me for typos and brevity.
My finished stack looks very much like my goal stack, which I'm proud of. I didn't get through the Anna Kendricks memoir, but I read part of it and I read a graphic novel. I also got inspired by Heartless to start re-reading Alice in Wonderland, but I got too tired to get far. All told, I read 1,636 pages.
My favorites were definitely Heartless and and Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story.
I have found that I can't spend too much time on check-ins and challenges, because it pulls me away from actually reading. But I do want to participate in some of the events, because otherwise it's just me reading alone in my house. There was a book-and-a-beverage post early in the day, so I shared the cover I'd pulled off my book and the cup of hot cider I was drinking.
There was the "10 minute Closet Costume" challenge, so I tossed on the pieces of the Professor McGonnogall costume I'm gathering for Halloween on over my jammies and presented the world with this:
Late in the evening there was a book/clock challenge, and I put together this one. I've read all of the books. (For the clock's center, I went with the Three Investigators rather than the more obvious Secret of the Old Clock, because Nancy was always my least favorite mid-century teen sleuth.) I spent far too much time debating between I Am Number Four and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, which I enjoyed a lot more as a book. But the number is four, not fourth, so I went with that. Also, I'm so groggy that it took me this far into the paragraph to remember I already posted the clock last night. Check out that post if you want to know the titles.
In addition to the books I read this weekend, I read Woof last week. It was really cute, and I see why my daughter enjoys the series so much.
I posted more than usual this week, in part because I was prepping for read-a-thon.
We had conferences at school, so I worked a couple of 13 hour days. We get a day off to make up for it, but I went in for an equity training on Friday. It was kind of sad to lose the day off, but the training was good.
I need a nap.