Sunday, October 10, 2010

Readathon Wrap-Up

All done!  I lasted until about 2 a.m. Central time.  I did finish my final book, a creepy little Gothic thriller by Joan Aiken called Died on a Rainy Sunday.  It's a short book, only about 120 pages, and I'd read it before so it was a fun way to end the evening (plus it counts for the RIP challenge).  I was too tired last night to write a final update, so here are my numbers:

Pages read: 1237
Books finished: 5
Books finished from my shelves: 3
Books finished from the library: 2

Cecelia's books:

Pages read: 1499
Books finished (all from her own shelves): 6

It was really fun but I was sorry to get started so late in the day.  I also should have planned out the dinner better.  Hopefully I'll be able to plan my day better next year -- it just worked out that book group fell on this day, and I hate to miss it.  What I'd really love would be to pack a bunch of books into a suitcase and check into a hotel for Readathon!  I could lock myself into the room and order food in.  I'd get tons of reading done (except breaks for the hot tub, of course).  Wouldn't that be great?

7 comments:

  1. That would be awesome! Maybe we'll have a readathon retreat in April. :D

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  2. The hotel sounds like an awesome idea! Then there aren't the normal distractions and obligations of home. Great reading!

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  3. Such awesome statistics!!

    I think checking into a hotel, ordering room service, and taking relaxing breaks in a hot tub sounds like the perfect read-athon environment :)

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  4. Eeek! I had the same idea about the hotel! (except it would be a B+B here.) All the distractions are such exquisite torture though... the food, the friends, the gorgeous sunny weather.

    Well done you!

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  5. Wow, what a lots of pages read! I think you had the right idea--I see from your other posts you had short books, and mine were dense and long so I didn't feel I made much progress. How fun though. Love the hotel idea....

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  6. Amanda -- Readathon retreat! Perfect!

    Kristen -- I just have to make sure it's a hotel with decent room service. Or with good places nearby for carryout.

    Molly -- I'd just have to make sure I don't get too comfortable in the hot tub, I might not get out. Reading in a hot tub is probably not a good idea.

    Marieke -- of course, last weekend was absolutely beautiful. I should have taken my books outside. Too bad we can't plan Readathon for a weekend of bad weather.

    Rebecca -- I never would have read so much if it weren't for Blankets. It's big fat book but I always forget how quick graphic novels are. It was perfect for Readathon, I felt like I'd read so many pages.

    I really want to get a hotel room next time but I might have to check in for two nights, since it's from 7 to 7 -- most hotel check-in times are 3 or 4 p.m. That sounds so indulgent!! I should just give the money to charity.

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  7. Your hotel plan is actually my dream of a get-away weekend :P Also, I need to read more Joan Aiken! I keep hearing great things about her stuff, but I've only ever read The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

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