Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Post #23 and Read-a-Thon Wrap-up #4

 Thanks to Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer for hosting Sunday Post each week!

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. 

Sunday Post
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.


  1. Oh the readathon sounds like fun. Yes, I agree the challenges and checkins can deter you from reading. Sounds like all the schools had conferences. I hope this week is filled with shorter days, good books and smiles.

  2. Lol, I love the costume. I didn’t do any of the challenges, but I did Tweet a lot. My favorite part of the readathon is reading with other people. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Sounds like you did great and the costume is awesome. I'm going to have to look up Woof. Hope you have a great week!

  4. I've wondered about all the challenges and check ins. I love the idea but I've wondered how you get much reading done. I love the 2 challenges you did! Hot cider is one of my favorite drinks but not one I think about very often. Have a great week!


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