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Sunday Salon: Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

April 19, 2009

The Sunday Salon.comHappy Sunday, everyone! (Or at least everyone who’s not currently still sleeping off the read-a-thon!) I couldn’t make it the whole 24 hours, giving up a little before three. I probably could have pushed for longer, but weighing my need to be functional this week against an extra five hours of bleary-eyed reading just wasn’t worth it. I had a fantastic time, though – many thanks to the three lovely ladies who organized it!

I managed to finish 4 books, make some progress on two more, (grand total of 1335 pages!) and listen to about two hours of my audiobook. Overall, I spent almost exactly 14 hours (of the 19 hours I was up) consuming some kind of book. I also managed to get myself back on pace for my goal-for-the-year, which I’d fallen behind in the past month or so. (I know this because of my reading tracking spreadsheet, which you can download for yourself here.)

Finished: (and cleared from the TBR pile!)
Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley (I’d started this on Thursday, so I didn’t read this one cover-to-cover during the R-a-T.)
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Darkwood by M. E. Breen
California Demon by Julie Kenner

Read in part:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (my current meal-time piece-meal re-read.)
The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess et. al. (I think I made it through the introduction and the first three? Four? Shouldn’t take me that long to finish, in any case.)

Listened in part:
Apologize, Apologize! by Elizabeth Kelly

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday to cheer me on! Comments are always loved, but never more so than during read-a-thon!

Today? I should be starting to write reviews for all of yesterday’s books, but… we’ll see. I think today will mostly be spent vegetating in front of the DVD player, probably making a trip to the library this afternoon, and maybe finishing up The Book of Ballads. And going to bed early. :)

Hope your Sunday is equally relaxing!

19 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2009 10:54 am

    Great job! The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are really great; I can’t wait to read what you thought of the others. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

  2. April 19, 2009 11:00 am

    Awesome job! I slept a little during the read-a-thon too! I didn’t want to be a total zombie today and get off track on my sleep schedule! I’ve been doing so good getting enough sleep the last couple weeks!

  3. April 19, 2009 11:14 am

    You did an awesome job! 1335 pages is pretty impressive. I don’t think I even made it to a thousand, and graphic novels made up the bulk of yesterday’s reading.

  4. April 19, 2009 11:38 am

    Great job! I’m also intimidated by writing reviews for all the books I finished. It’s going to take a while!

  5. April 19, 2009 12:06 pm

    The read-a-thon was a huge success. I know Dewey’s proud.

  6. Shanra permalink
    April 19, 2009 12:06 pm

    Ooh! That’s a fantastic job you did! You go and relax/enjoy yourself and not worry about reviews overmuch, me dear!

  7. April 19, 2009 1:04 pm

    Wow! I’m impressed. You did a great job. Rest easy today. :)

  8. April 19, 2009 1:06 pm

    See, if I did actually read some year, I would probably have to read only TBR pile books because that would make any book I read that much closer to getting the pile under control! lol Congrats on finishing so many!

  9. April 19, 2009 1:08 pm

    You really did great! Congrats!

    Happy Sunday!

  10. April 19, 2009 1:51 pm

    You did great! Congratulations! I look forward to your reviews of all of those.

  11. April 19, 2009 2:39 pm

    Yay you! Congrats! I vote for that vegetate option for you today. Hope your Readathon experience was everything you hoped. Maybe next time for me. Today I am reading Unaccustomed Earth. Happy reading!

  12. April 19, 2009 3:21 pm

    Well done on doing so well in the readathon. You must be so pleased with how much you read.

  13. April 19, 2009 8:22 pm

    Great job on the readathon! I can’t wait for the next one so I can participate too. Last year I read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and it ended up being my 42nd book of the year. Completely unintentional but very neat nonetheless.

  14. April 20, 2009 2:14 pm

    that’s an impressive list. I read only one book at 301 pages…I hope that’s good for a first time read-a-thoner!

    You did great!

  15. April 21, 2009 8:51 am

    Great job! I couldn’t stay up for the whole thing either, and I only finished 2 books.

  16. April 21, 2009 5:32 pm

    Okay, I can’t wait to hear about California Demon. That is a great title!

  17. April 21, 2009 7:01 pm

    you did great! how was California Demon? Carpe Demon is one of my favorites, and I read the third in the series, but skipped the second.

  18. April 21, 2009 10:59 pm

    Great job with the reading!! I read the most pages out of any other time I participated but my time was really awful. I guess that means I was reading easier books? :) It was a blast, huh?

  19. April 22, 2009 5:48 pm

    Fantastic job with the reading! And thanks so much for visiting me during the read-a-thon :) Looking forward to hearing what you think of Frankie Landau-Banks.

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