April 2014 Readathon post

Hours 16-19.5 Final Update since I’m Turning In

Reading: Wool by Hugh Howey

Books Finished: 3 ((Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson, and Wool by Hugh Howey)

Partial Books Read: 2 (Under the Dome by Stephen King and A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn)

Pages Read Since Last Update: 301

Pages Read Total: 1251

Pages/Hour: 68

Next Up: Bed! I could stay up for the remaining 4 and half hours, but if I want to do anything anytime tomorrow, it’s not advisable.  After sleeping, going to the gym, and doing a few other things, I’ll probably dig into Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. It does have to be back at the library Wednesday.

Hours 12-16 Update

Reading: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson, Wool by Hugh Howey

Books Finished: 2 (Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson)

Pages Read Since Last Update: 257

Pages Read Overall: 950

Time Actually Spent Reading: 15 hours total (I took roughly an hours worth of time to do some other stuff and eat dinner)

Pages/Hour: 63

Next Up: Finishing Wool by Hugh Howey, Espionage and Etiquette by Gail Carriger

Mid-Event Survey

(1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

Not at all!

2) What have you finished reading?

Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle

3) What is your favorite read so far?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
4) What about your favorite snacks?

Caffeine and a veggie breakfast biscuit.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

Been mostly focusing on reading, but may check out The Geeky Blogger’s blog at some point.

Hours 8-12 Update

Reading: Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Books Finished: 1 (Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle)

Pages Read Since Last Update: 280

Pages Read Overall: 693

Pages/Hour: 58

Next Up: Finishing Why Be Happy, When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson and Wool by Hugh Howey

Why Be Happy, When You Could be Normal is an absolute heart breaker, but it’s filled with gems like “But that was the point. Reading things that are relevant to the facts of your life is of limited value. The facts are, after all, only the facts, and the yearning passionate part of you will not be met there. That is why reading ourselves as fiction as well as fact is so liberating. The wider we read the freer we become…So I read on. And I read on, past my own geography and history, past the foundling stories and the Nori brickworks, past the Devil and the wrong crib. The great writers were not remote.”

Hours 4-8 Update

Reading: A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn and some of Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle

Books Finished: None

Pages Read Since Last Update: 210

Pages Read Overall: 413

Pages/Hour: 52

Next Up: Finishing Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle, reading all of Why Be Happy, When You can be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

I’m really enjoying Objects in Mind…It’s a fascinating series of mini essays about what objects made scientists fall in love with science as kids. My favorite so far is about a girl braiding her my Little Pony’s hair and learning about division and recursion.

Re-title Mini Challenge

Under the Dome by Stephen King…renamed to….

“Stuck Inside of Maine With The Anywhere Else Blues Again.”

Hours 0-4 Update

Reading: Under the Dome by Stephen King

Books Finished: None

Pages Read Since Last Update: 203

Pages Read Overall: 203

Pages/Hour: 50

Next Up: Taking a break from King…Going to try to read some of A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn and some of Falling for Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle

Introductory Questionnaire:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Probably re-reading Fables or reading Wool by Hugh Howey
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Lots of iced tea!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

My favorite color is green.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I think I’m going to aim for an after dinner nap to help me stay up for the rest of the night. I’m also going to try putting all my updates in one running post.

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8 Responses to April 2014 Readathon post

  1. Jennifer says:

    Orange Crush, lemon ice!
    Read them once, read them twice!
    Read them high, read them low!
    Dewey’s Readers on the go!

    Happy Reading!
    Jennifer~Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

  2. Oh renaming a King book and appropriately 🙂 AWEsome!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Mmmm caffeine is my favorite 😉 I read that Winterson awhile back, good book!

    Everywhere we go
    People want to know
    Who we are
    So we tell them
    We are the readers!
    The mighty, mighty readers!

    I hope you’re having a fantastic Read-a-Thon!
    Jennifer ~ Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

    • It’s the third book by hers I’ve read. I also recommend The Passion and Oranges are Not The Only Fruit. Also, if you ever get a chance to see her on a book tour go for it. She’s also a good speaker/reader.

  4. Nolatari says:

    My, your titles kinda make me feel inadequate. LOL But how impressive your reading is today! Keep up the great work and…

    Happy Reading!

    Nolatari
    Team Panda

  5. Wow, you did great! Hope this read-a-thon was loads of fun for you.

    Jenn and The Cats *Team Panda*

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