So I got up about an hour ago and finished up some last minutes reading. Here are my final tallies!
Title of book(s) read since last update: I read more of a book I had already been working on before yesterday, Deeper, by Roderick Gordon
Number of books read since you started: 9 completed, 1 half finished
Pages read since last update: 150
Running total of pages read since you started: 2155
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!): 13 hours, 5 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: 7: Intro post, Visiting blogs, Take a Walk, Love Your Library, Mid-Event Survey, Non-Fiction Challenge, Charity
Other participants you’ve visited: since the last update, 3
Prize you’ve won: 0
I did not previously announce that I was reading for a charity, only because (as most of you know) I'm already donating to Eco-Libris at the end of this month, in honor of Earth Day. I wasn't sure it was in the budget to put another charity donation out there this soon, but after talking with Aaron, we both decided that combining this event, with another special event in our lives, the birth of our son, would be a wonderful way to celebrate two exciting things.
Last year, on May 14, I had Jacob, a 1lb 5oz beautiful little boy, that was born over 13 weeks too early. He lived out his life in a big way and went to be with the Lord on September 17th. We want to help to prevent this from happening to other families and thus began giving to the March of Dimes shortly after baby Jacob had passed away.
In honor of what would have been my little man's upcoming 1st birthday, I am donating $5.00 for each book I read today, which we will be adding to the pot for the big donation next month.
I also thought I would throw the big end-of-event survey in at the end of this post as well.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? right around 12am (hour 16). I had to go to bed at that point.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Deeper by Roderick Gordon (though you may want to read Tunnels, the first in the series). It is a incredibly exciting book!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Maybe more "simple" and less time consuming mini-challenges. Though they were all very creative, I didn't do any of the ones that too more than 10 minutes (making videos, drawing comics, etc). I wanted to focus on reading.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? the prize list is great and the cheerleaders are much needed!
5. How many books did you read? about 9 and 1/2
6. What were the names of the books you read? Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick, Freaky Monday by Mary Rodgers and Heather Hach, The Summoning by Kelley Armstronf, Cashay by Margaret McMullan, Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise, Elly: My True Story of the Holocaust by Elly Berkovits Gross, Franny Parker by Hannah Roberts McKinnon, and about half of Deeper by Roderick Gordon.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Summoning
8. Which did you enjoy least? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It was boring! I couldn't believe it!
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I'll definitely do this again, as a reader.
This was a lot of fun everyone! I'm going to have an "end of Read-a-thon" giveaway coming up in the next couple of hours, so check back for that!
Off to get ready for church!