Posted by : Ruby Escalona Sunday, October 25, 2009

READATHON DAY 2                                              

** my other blog is getting long so I decided to create another one for this occassion.

First off, if you want to win a book, please comment on this link below:
http://rubylovesadventure.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-giveaway-kissing-games-of-world.html

Click on the read more link below to see all the contents!



HOUR 12 - 7AM Manila time                                              

So, I woke up at 7:30AM [Manila time] with my mom and my dog out the garden, playing.
I've slept for 5 hours [not bad at all], and I'm completely refreshed and am continuing reading Harry Potter.
What else did I do? oh. I read some posts whilst I was asleep and opened my mail and read twitter. Normal internet stuff. Maybe later I'll cheer lead again but I've got to catch up on my reading first!

Many thanks on all those who commented on my other post. Will reply as soon as I can :D

Book I'm reading now: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Pages read - Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 25

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling - 68 and counting


Total number of pages read - 93+

Mini challenges completed - 7

Prize won - One! A random cheerlead prize. Wheeee!!! My first prize ever from the readathon -- and since I've started cheering as well! teehee.

Number of other sites visited/cheered on - 18, I think? I don't really remember since I've only kept track during the third hour! teehee. *blush*



Mid-Event Survey:


1. What are you reading right now?

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling

Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer

Kissing Games of the World - Sandi Kahn Shelton

Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen

2. How many books have you read so far?

None, as I said before, I read very slowly :P


3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Hopefully finishing Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

Not really. I'm going out later so I'll just read audiobooks in the car or while running errands, and read physical books while waiting for my mom

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Does eating count as an interruption? I don't really have interruptions. It's just me, my PC, my bed, and a stack of books beside me.


6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

That it's stressful but fun? lol. I actually won a prize, which was also a surprise!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Not really. Keep it going, I love the readathon :)

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

I'd probably store up more audio books, it's very useful! Plus, maybe some really thin novels as well. I don't really have any thin novels so I can't complete a book within an hour or so.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Nope, I just woke up! :P It's 8 in the morning here in Manila

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

Whilst cheerleading, it's fun to "read" audiobooks. That means you're reading and cheerleading at the same time! Multitasking! :D


HOUR 13 - 8AM Manila time                                              

Okay. My first distraction. After eating breakfast and catching up on posts, my dog suddenly whimpered and wants to go out and spend time with me.
I couldn't say no, so I went out and played with him for a while. :)

Now back to reading and the stats:

Book I'm reading now: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Pages read - Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 25

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling - 71 and counting


Total number of pages read - 96+

Mini challenges completed - 10

Prize won - One! A random cheerlead prize. Wheeee!!! My first prize ever from the readathon -- and since I've started cheering as well! teehee.

Number of other sites visited/cheered on - 22, I think? I don't really remember since I've only kept track during the third hour! teehee. *blush*


***ENTRY TO MINI-CHALLENGE***
Okay. This is an entry to the musical mini-challenge.

This is the song I remember whenever I "read" books. Well, simply because it has the words "read between the lines" in the lyrics lol. Anyway, it's from my favourite band, Boys Like Girls, and the song title is "Up Against the Wall"




HOUR 14 - 9AM Manila time                                              

Book I'm reading now: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Pages read - Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 25

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling - 81 and counting


Total number of pages read - 106+

Mini challenges completed - 14

Prize won - One! A random cheerlead prize. Wheeee!!! My first prize ever from the readathon -- and since I've started cheering as well! teehee.

Number of other sites visited/cheered on - 29, I think? I don't really remember since I've only kept track during the third hour! teehee. *blush*

HOUR 15 - 10AM Manila time                                              



Book I'm reading now: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Pages read - Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 25

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling - 81 and counting


Total number of pages read - 106+

Mini challenges completed - 14

Prize won - One! A random cheerlead prize. Wheeee!!! My first prize ever from the readathon -- and since I've started cheering as well! teehee.

Number of other sites visited/cheered on - 29, I think? I don't really remember since I've only kept track during the third hour! teehee. *blush*

***DEWEY MINI-CHALLENGE***
Without Dewey then the 24hour readathon would probably not have been conceivable in the first place. Many thanks to you. This readathon is in your honour. I haven't really known you personally nor had a correspondence with you, but your memory still remains.

HOUR 16 - 22 - 11AM-5PM Manila time                                              

I will probably be offline, we're going to church, then the grocery. Right now I'm off to lunch. No cheerleading nor physical reading but I'm bringing my audiobooks along.

Have fun everyone :) Will post once I'm back online

HOUR 23 - 6PM Manila time                                              



Book I'm reading now: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Pages read - Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 36

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling - 85 and counting

Kissing Games of the World - Sandi Kahn Shelton - 6 and counting

Pride & Prejudice - 2


Total number of pages read - 129

Mini challenges completed - 14

Prize won - One! A random cheerlead prize. Wheeee!!! My first prize ever from the readathon -- and since I've started cheering as well! teehee.

Number of other sites visited/cheered on - 29, I think? I don't really remember since I've only kept track during the third hour! teehee. *blush*


HOUR 24 - 7PM Manila time                                              


End of event meme         -- quite sad that the readathon is now nearly over.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 6, that was 2AM Manila time. I literally logged in to the updates and zonked out after reading a few lines in "Kissing Games of the World"

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I am very biased to fantasy books, they normally interest me, so I would say the Charlaine Harris series, Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga. All right, I am also big on the popular title books. I haven't read that much titles yet to really recommend something that's not in the New York Times Bestseller list

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Probably more mini-challenges? That is definitely something that readers would need to at least preoccupy themselves while online and is a welcome distraction from reading.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
It's well organized! The posts are on time, and there are numerous reminders also for cheerleaders. Not to mention the surprise draw of winners. That's always fun!

5. How many books did you read?
I've tried reading 4 books, finishing none of them. LOL. But I did make significant progress in them.. Like in Harry Potter, I've finished more than 1/3 of the book. Something I would never have done on normal days [as I'm probably busy with work or watching the telly or something like that]

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
Kissing Games of the World - Sandi Kahn Shelton
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
Pride & Prejudice. I had difficulty with the language, sorry :(

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Go go go cheerleaders! Create a mini-list of blogs you'll want to visit and try and leave comments as much as you can :)

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Oh, more than likely, if I'm free at the time! I would sign up again as both a reader and a cheerleader. They're good fun!


Book I'm reading now: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone

Pages read - Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 36

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - JK Rowling - 106 and counting

Kissing Games of the World - Sandi Kahn Shelton - 6 and counting

Pride & Prejudice - 2


Total number of pages read - 150

Mini challenges completed - 14

Prize won - One! A random cheerlead prize. Wheeee!!! My first prize ever from the readathon -- and since I've started cheering as well! teehee.

Number of other sites visited/cheered on - 31, I think? I don't really remember since I've only kept track during the third hour! teehee. *blush*

9 Responses so far.

  1. Aarti says:

    I think you're doing really well. Harry Potter would be a GREAT one to do for a readathon as the time just slips right by :-)

  2. Melanie says:

    I think you're doing great too. Keep it up and happy reading! =)

  3. Eva says:

    Thanks for the tribute to Dewey.

  4. Eva says:

    We're in the final quarter! You've done great so far-see it through to the end! You can do it!

  5. Liyana says:

    Books to the ceiling
    Books to the sky
    My piles of books are a mile high
    How I love them
    How I need them
    I'll have a long beard by the time I read them
    - Arnold Lobel

    LiyanaLand!
    http://liveandbreathesmexily.blogspot.com

  6. hiya all,

    my schedule was right on time! but i'm kinda sad that it's now hour 23 and i still haven't completed a book! :(

    never mind :) less than 2 hours to go before the readathon ends. *sigh*

  7. Eva says:

    Keep up the reading!

  8. Jodie says:

    Yay you've done so well!

  9. Eva says:

    So glad you enjoyed being a cheerleader! :) Congrats on winning a prize and doing so much reading and mini-challenge-ing as well!

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