24-Hour Read-A-Thon Final Post

09 Oct

Having finished the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon, here are my final numbers:

Books finished: 4 (Losing Faith. Grease Town, Henry Huggins and Betsy-Tacy)

Hours read:  probably around 8

Comments written on readers’ blogs:  10

Pages read: 643

And the first mini-challenge:

Where are you reading from today?

From my comfy little apartment in northeast Kansas.  Will be moving from futon to desk chair to porch chair throughout the 24 hours.  I also might spend some time reading at Bluestem Bistro.

3 Facts About Me:

My favorite genre of book is contemporary YA.

I am addicted to coffee, which comes as no surprise as my husband is a barista at the aforementioned coffee shop.

I am a graduate of Kansas State University, with a bachelor of arts degree in geography.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

7 books, one of which I just finished

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon?

Actually, no, I have not set any goals for myself, but I am concentrating on making progress in my reading challenges, keeping track of number of pages read, and being intentional about leaving comments and cheering others on.

I did not choose to do all mini-challenges, but here is the mini-challenge hosted at Intrepid Reader for Hour Seven, in which we are to describe the setting of one of our favorite books or the books we are reading today.

As I have stated previously, I am participating in the Canadian Reading Challenge, and the book I just finished is a historical fiction novel taking place in Oil Springs, Ontario.  Having spent a few summers in Canada, I enjoy reading novels set in Canadian provinces.  Not only is the topography, natural resources and climate as diverse as the United States, but the culture is rich from province to province.  I am very excited to continue reading novels set in provinces from our northern neighbor.

Books read for my Canadian Challenge: 2, bringing me to 5 out of 13 to read before June

Books read for the Contemps Challenge: 1, bringing me to 1 out of 18

Books read for my Top 100 Challenge: 2, bringing me to 33 out of 100 to read before June

Unfortunately, after my second update, I didn’t participate in any more mini-challenges and only finished one more short book, but I am very happy with my progress.  Now I have a huge stack of books to write up reviews/posts about.  Thanks again to the hosts and cheerleaders which made this Read-A-Thon fantastic for myself. 


10 responses to “24-Hour Read-A-Thon Final Post

  1. Jan@eatingyabooks

    October 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Rah, Rah, Shish Boom Ba
    24 hours of reading is the Bomb.
    AM PM don’t dismay
    You can do it Yea, Yea, Yea!

    Just stopping by to cheer you on.

  2. Amanda

    October 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Happy reading Amber!

  3. Anna

    October 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Contemporary YA is my fave too! Glad I got a chance to stop by and cheer you on today. Hour 2 is down! And love the plan to move locations. That’ll keep you going! Happy reading!

  4. softdrink

    October 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Readathon tip #418:
    Drink lots of water! Yes, it has side effects, but that just helps with…

    Readathon tip #27:
    Go for walks.

  5. Edi

    October 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    BA in Geography, huh? I never really studied much in that area until I decided to teach it. A very fascinating field, indeed!

  6. Cass

    October 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Let books be your dining table,
    And you shall be full of delights
    Let them be your mattress
    And you shall sleep restful nights.

  7. Jan@eatingyabooks

    October 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Hour 11

    Your stamina is dazzling.
    Your fortitude hot stuff.
    You are a mighty Reader, and you’re tough, tough, tough.

    Hope you are enjoying the read-a-thon.

  8. Jan@eatingyabooks

    October 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Hour 14

    I am heading off to bed but before I go I wanted to leave with one last cheer.

    B-E-A-T, beat the clock! Dewey read-a-thon readers rock!

  9. Amanda

    October 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    This cheerleader is getting tired and will be off to bed soon, but I wanted to say once again Happy Readathon and have a great night!

  10. Marg

    October 10, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Thank you so much for participating in my mini challenge!

    Canada is somewhere I would love to visit too, but not in winter!

    Hope you are enjoying your readathon experience!


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