10 October 2010

Readathon: And then we came to the end...*

  
Minutes read since last update
254 out of 570

Pages read since last update
199 of Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute

Books completed
Requiem for a Wren by Nevil Shute

Distractions
Sleepiness

OVERALL MINUTES READ
816 out of 1,390

OVERALL PAGES READ
631

OVERALL BOOKS COMPLETED
2.33

Donation to The Trevor Project based on my page count
631 x 0.05 = 31.55

Donation to The Trevor Project based on Ash's page count at English Major's Junk Food
She hasn't done her final post yet but it looks like her page count will be similar to mine...

Thoughts
I technically have 39 minutes to go but having just finished a book and being quite sleepy, I think I am done reading until I have a bit of a nap.

I think the readathon was very good at pushing aside TV (didn't watch any) and the Internet (spent very little time online) in favor of reading. But for the likes of me with my need for sleep and other unavoidable distractions it really should be a 12-hour readathon. In the end I did just over 13.5 hours of reading in a 24-hour period. Then again 3.5 of those 13.5 hours was after a night's sleep, so my reading time over a 12-hour period wouldn't be 12 hours. Still, it would help me focus on reading.

Finally, as I have mentioned before I think I felt like I would have been more interested in variety, bouncing from book to book. But in the end my need to complete things outweighed my interest in variety. So I only really read from three books, finsihing two and getting a third of the way through the third.

Would definitely do it again, if only so I won't feel left out.

Next Steps
Catch up with all my favorite blogs and comments made on My Porch over the past 24-hours. And then more reading this afternoon. Yay.

(*Hat tip to Joshua Ferris' brilliant first novel.)
 

5 comments:

  1. Enjoyed reading your final thoughts on the RAT. That is the best thing about having the whole 24 hours...you can spend it reading the whole time or making it work the best for you. Hope to see you there next time:)

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  2. I loved all of your "distractions" that you posted during the readathon. Just wanted to let you know I posted my final page count and it was 691. Thanks for joining in on my donatioin!

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  3. I think a 12 hour readathon would be perfect as well :)

    It looks like you did really well and I hope you enjoyed your readathon!

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  4. Glad to hear that you enjoyed participating in the read-a-thon. I'm just now catching up on all of the posts after being away this weekend and am looking forward to hearing about what everyone was reading!

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  5. Stacy: I don't know how people read the whole 24 hours.

    Ash: I will add your 691 pages ($34.55) to my donation. Thanks again for the idea.

    Iris: Yeah. The stuff I read early on the second day was more plain than pleasure. Keeping it all in one day would be best for me.

    Kathleen: I have a lot of posts to catch up on as well.

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