Sunday, 14 October 2012

Nearly There! Last Readathon Update

Hour 24: This is the last hour and I'm onto book 4. Went for the second Anne Tyler rather than the Karen Rose as I need to get this back to a friend and I doubt I will get much read this last hour. So far have read 3 books and am 10 pages into this one. This brings my total page count up to 1,327. Despite my 2 hour nap I think I have beaten last years page count.

End of Event Questionnaire;

1. Most daunting hour was probably right before I fell asleep around 7.30am. Think that's around hour 19.

2. Not sure I can recommend any books from this years pile. I think I picked ones that were far too long. The first Anne Tyler was my favourite though.

3. No suggestions for improvement.

4. The mini challenges seemed interesting although I didn't take part in that many.

5. I have read three and a bit books this time.

6. I read; A Patchwork World, Monday Mourning, Kingdom of the World.

7. Already mentioned my favourite book in question 2.

8. The book I enjoyed the least was the Skulduggery. Simply because I was at my most tired and it wasn't quite as good as the rest of the series. More disappointed than dislike.

9. No advice for future cheerleaders. Thought they did a fab job and they made me laugh (in a good way).

10. I doubt I will be able to take part over the next few years as my studies are getting heavier. If I had known how much my work load was going to increase I wouldn't have taken part in this one (had already taken in sponsorship).

FINISHED: I am so tired now. How did I manage the full 24hours and the stay awake reading for another two in April? Anyways, I am off for power nap. I will give my final update later. Well done everyone!

10 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! And hey, at least you squeezed in one last Dewey before work takes over, right? It's awesome that you're doing it for a mental health charity too - I'm not Scottish, but I AM bipolar and a recovered agoraphobic, so I still appreciate it! :)

    Hope you had a lot of fun, even if not every book turned out to be a smash hit! Go, rest, enjoy your Sunday afternoon...

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    1. congratulations to both of us. It's a fab charity. I cam across them quite a bit on my mental health placement. They work very closely with mental health nurses. I have at least four members of my family who suffer from depression and anxiety so I did it for them as much as for the patients I came across. My gran had agoraphobia. Suffered for years with it but eventually got help.

      Hope you enjoy your Sunday afternoon too. x

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  2. Congratulations!! You did an amazing job!! :) :) I loved this event! I had an incredible time :)

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    1. It was indeed a good event. Thank you.

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  3. Great job for crossing the finish line! See you in April! CheerSmarties

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    1. Thank you. I don't think I will be there in April. If I am I will only be doing 12 hours at the most.

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  4. I wish I'd thought of reading an Anne Tyler. Oh well, maybe in April.

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    1. Definitely a good choice. I have my friend to thank for that as she loaned me them.

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  5. You made it all the way, that is awesome! Congrats :) I petered out at the beginning of hour 23..zzzz.

    The Relentless Reader

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    1. No, I honestly didn't. I took two hours out near the end. Came back in half way through hour 21. I think I would have slept right to the end if it hadn't been for my thumb trapped in a hardback.

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