Titles of books read:
- The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
- Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
- Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda (In Progress)
- Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (In Progress)
- The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (Audio – In Progress)
Thoughts on books read since the last update:
The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.
Horrorstor: A creepily addictive read. Fast paced and engaging…kinda hoping for a sequel.
Rock Addiction: No new updates
The Perilous Sea: I am going to be so sad when this one ends.
Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness: Oh these characters!
Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon:
- Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Amsterdam, Holland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Zurich, Switzerland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Readington, New Jersey (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)
- Auckland, New Zealand (Rock Addiction)
- Berkshire, England (The Perilous Sea)
- The Sahara Desert (The Perilous Sea)
- The Domain (The Perilous Sea)
- London, England (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)
- A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)
- The girl came to with a start. (The Perilous Sea)
- Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. (Rock Addiction)
- Ashoka Mistry tripped over the tree root. (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)
Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon:
- None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amy, Basil, Matt, Trinity, Ruth Anne (Horrorstor)
None (Rock Addiction)
Titus, Fairfax, Cooper, Kashkari (The Perilous Sea)
A Few Favorite Quotes:
- The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
- Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)
- I smiled today because I was thinking of you. (The Perilous Sea)
- It wasn’t the darkness that frightened her. It was the silence (Horrorstor)
- I am a professional. This is what being a professional means. You can’t just walk away from a disaster and hope someone else cleans it up. (Horrorstor)
- But this isn’t the way out. This is the way in. It’s all wrong. (Horrorstor)
Number of books read: 2
Pages read since last update: 30 + 30 minutes of audio
Running total of pages read: 531 + 4 hours of Audio (I am so off my reading pace today…I keep getting distracted and just spacing out)
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hours
Running total of time spent reading: ~12.5 hours (I think I messed up my time tracking at some point….*shrugs* ah well…ce la vie)
Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:
Official Read-a-Thon page
End of Event Meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you?
I started to crash a little after 11pm so that point on it was hard and I finally called it at midnight.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I like to recommend short easy-ish reads and graphic novels for when times are tough and eye-lids get heavy. I also did a lot of audio this time around.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Bring back the chocolate monkeys! kidding…you guys always do any amazing job with the organizing and the running!
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
There seemed to be more cheering this year than in previous times.
How many books did you read?
2.5…and then parts of a few others. My worst read-a-thon yet =(
What were the names of the books you read?
The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddingfield, Horrorstor, The Perilous Sea (still working on this one)
Which book did you enjoy most?
The Perilous Sea
Which did you enjoy least?
The 9 lives of Alexander Baddingfield
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn’t a cheerleader
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
If I am free I will read.
Hour 15 Mini Challenge Winner
There were so many great book spine poems for this event, you should all be proud of your entries!! Using the powers of the internet and a little eenie meeanie miney moe the winner of the Hour 15 mini-challege is: