Sunday, April 11, 2010
It's been a few weeks since I've done a Sunday Salon. I need to get back on track with these.
Anyway, this most recent 24-hour read-a-thon was total win even though I didn't last quite the entire thing. I winked out at 5:30 am (it ended at 8 am for my timezone) which is a vast improvement over 1 am, which is all I could manage for my first two read-a-thons. Maybe next time I'll make it the whole way.
For my first Dewey Read-a-Thon, back in October 2009, I completed a total of 320 pages. For my second read-a-thon, the December one, I made a slight improvement with 402 pages. Let's see how I did this time
314 pages of Todd Newton's The Ninth Avatar
268 pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Return of the King
582 pages total
In both cases, it was nearly the complete book. I was 60 pages into The Ninth Avatar when I first started and 16 pages into The Return of the King.
So, not quite the dramatic improvement I'd hoped but still - 5:30 am and virtually two whole books! SUCCESS.
Here is the complete list of all my posts:
Update #1: A Favorite Mini-Challenge
Update #3: A Musical Mini-Challenge
Update #5: Mid-Event Meme
Update #7: Two Mini-Challenges
Update #9: The Hungry Readers Mini-Challenge
Update #11: The Most Hated Mini-Challenge
I would also like to recognize the following cheerleaders and fellow readers:
Thanks for your encouragement, everyone!