'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Sunday, October 19, 2014

End of Event Meme

Well, it's over. It was a whirlwind for me. First time in and jumping in spur of the moment and late. I think I liked it but I might be too tired to tell yet:)

Which hour was most daunting for you? Actually this morning was the hardest! I could not stay awake reading, and after I slept all night too!

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Not really because what engages me might not engage you at all!

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I think it is pretty well organized and established.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Since this was my first time I have nothing to compare it to but I think it works well like it is.

How many books did you read? 1 and 1/3 of a second, which I will go ahead and finish today.

What were the names of the books you read? Case for Sergeant Beef by Leo Bruce and A Taste for Murder by Joanna Cannan

Which book did you enjoy most? Case for Sergeant Beef, excellent book!

Which did you enjoy least? No answer since I only finished one!

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Yes I will join in again. Just as a reader.

I'm not a very good Tweeter and I think that was a large part of the event. When I did tweet I forgot to add the hashtag #readathon! I think I need to work on tweeting if I'm going to do this again!

I loved the fact that I got to put everything else aside and just focus on reading and I loved the mini challenges. I think I will enjoy it better next time as I'll be more prepared and plan ahead! I have very dry eyes and it is hard for me to read for extended periods anymore. Boo Hoo! I must get reading glasses!

And now on to previously scheduled events for the weekend, carpet cleaning!

Until next time, keep reading!
Peggy Ann

Good Morning Read-a-thon Update

Jeepers creepers don't love these peepers!
I did not read thru the night:( My eyes were very tired and blurry. I need reading glasses for long reading spells. Bi-focals suck! Up since 6 a.m. but I've spent too much time online checking in at the read-a-thon website and visiting other readers posts!

Since I started late yesterday morning I am counting my 24 hours from 9:30 a.m. instead of the start time of 8 a.m. so that gives me 2 1/2 hours to read so I'm off to 'speed' read these last couple of hours and stay offline!

Peggy Ann

A Little Different Song for Sunday

Saw this on the Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-thon website! It's so much fun! What a fun crew they have that Nashville Library!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

15th Hour Read-a-thon Update

Finished book 1, Case for Sergeant Beef by Leo Bruce. I actually only read a total of 4-4 1/2 hours today and only got one book finished. But I did a couple mini challenges, and did start an hour and half late this morning. I had one long phone call take up some time today and a couple power naps as I had been up since 5:30 this morning and a 4 hour dinner date with my son this evening. So not bad for the first time I joined in this read-a-thon.

Starting my next book, The Taste of Murder by Joanna Cannan. Another vintage mystery, my favorite kind! But can I stay awake tonight to read? Doubtful, but we'll see. I'll be up at 5:30 a.m. again if not, and that will give me a couple of hours reading time. Might be do-able to get 2 books done!

Happy reading everyone.

Peggy Ann

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Still on Case for Sergeant Beef by Leo Bruce but very close to the end!

2. How many books have you read so far?  Almost one

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Taste of Murder by Joanna Cannan

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Just one phone call and a dinner date with my son. Just enjoyed them:) especially dinner! Plus I got started late because I didn't know about the Read-a-thon until this morning!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?  How easy it is to do nothing but sit and read when you decide that is what your going to do!

Read-a-thon Mini Challenge!

Show It Off 3.0 in our 8th hour!  Sponsored by Dead Book Darling

We are to show off a book or books we are especially proud of. I think that would be my James Oswald collection! I have all four of the current books in the Inspector McLean Series and they are all autographed and inscribed to me!

James signing the first one, Natural Causes, last year for me. My dear friend Katrina of Pining for the West went and got a copy for me at a book signing near her home in Scotland. The book is still at her house and I will be getting it in May when I go for a visit! Can't find the photo she sent of the inscription, rats!

These three James sent me in the mail. By the time I get to Scotland in May maybe book 5 will be out and I can get him to sign it in person!

Peggy Ann