I did it! I did it! I stayed awake for over 24 hours and read, listened, and discussed books for the majority of that time! As you can imagine, I spent a good bit of Sunday sleeping.
Some of my stats:
Books read (part or all): 10
Books read start to finish during the read-a-thon: 6
Books finished during the read-a-thon: 7
Books partially read during the read-a-thon: 4
Total pages read (either visually or audibly): Over 1500
The books I read:
- Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King (audiobook, adult horror. Still listening to this one)
- Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (audiobook, adult fantasy. Didn’t finish that day and ultimately abandoned)
- All-Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison (print graphic novel)
- Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson (ebook adult non-fiction)
- Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (print graphic novel. Finished about 30 minutes after the read-a-thon ended)
- Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath by Stephanie Hemphill (print teen non-fiction)
- Captain Marvel, Vol. 3: Alis Volat Propriis by Kelly Sue DeConnick (print graphic novel)
- Keesha's House by Frost, Helen (print teen book)
- Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman (print children’s picture book)
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (audiobook. Started prior, but finished during the read-a-thon)
As you may recall, I had quite the list of books to choose from for the event. Two of those arrived at my desk on Friday…after I had left my office for another location. Good thing I had LOTS of other choices!
The date for the next read-a-thon has been announced (April 23, 2016). I plan to participate, and am considering doing it as a fundraiser for a literacy type non-profit. There were over 2000 people who participated as readers this time. I can just imagine how many there will be in the spring!
I will post my photo updates from the fall 2015 read-a-thon later this week. Keep an eye out for them!