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.