Sunday, April 19, 2009

Read-a-thon Hours 23-24 and End of Event Meme

I did it!!!! I'm celebrating with a little bowl of ice cream that I'll regret later today (it's 6:20 am now), but I don' care! At 7:00 on the dot, Maggie and I are retiring to bed. Woohoo!

Since last update:
Pages: 107 (Tales of Beedle the Bard-finished!)
Time: 60 minutes

1034 pages read
792 minutes reading (13.2 hours)
410 minutes blogging (6.8 hours)
170 comments left (probably more)
5 books finished (The Outsiders, Catch Me If You Can, Sam's Letters to Jennifer, Fun Home, Tales of Beedle the Bard)
5 caffeine beverages
11 mini challenges
20 minutes exercise
35 minutes driving
0 Prizes (infinite sad face!!)

End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 22--I started to fall asleep at the end of Fun Home. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't meet my time goal and actually did worse than last year, but I wouldn't trade that for the commenting I did.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
All of my reads were very quick, but Fun Home was outstanding.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Everything was great!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The enthusiasm of everyone

5. How many books did you read?
Five books!!

6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Outsiders, Catch Me If You Can, Sam's Letters to Jennifer, Fun Home, Tales of Beedle the Bard

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Fun Home

8. Which did you enjoy least?
Tales of Beedle the Bard (too tired to really grasp anything)

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Comment comment comment. :)

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Same. Reader most of the time, cheerleader when I can be

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of your supportive/funny/insightful/inquisitive questions. I really cannot tell you how much they kept me going. For me, the interaction is what makes this event so special. Reading straight for 24 hours is productive, but not nearly as fun.


  1. Congratulations!!! You did a GREAT job today!

    Love the pic of your kitty, looks like he's falling asleep while reading, lol...

    Get some well-deserved rest today!

  2. YEAH TRISH!!! Great job...just minutes left to go!

  3. That cat is adorable!
    I honestly believe that cat+books=perfect!

    So, congrats on getting there, amazing job! I too I'm counting the minutes before sleep! And you're right, it's the interractions that make the event special! :)

  4. Congratulations>>you are amazing!

  5. lol, that's an awesome picture :D

    Congratulations, Trish!! You're a star.

  6. Goodnight Trish. I can't believe I made it. Thanks for introducing me to all this. Now I need to go to sleep. :)

  7. You did an awesome job...your stats are just amazing. I really enjoyed checking in and seeing all the fun photos.

  8. Wow, great list of books and congrats. You did much better than I did. I only finished one book. I'm glad you spent time cheerleading...that helped me a lot to see all the comments.

    I really had fun and can't wait to read again in October.

  9. I really love those pattersons...they read really fast. I love the cat that your real cat?

  10. Over 1000 pages? Awesome!!!


    Go and enjoy your icecream and rest! ^-^

  12. Wow, good going! Love the cat picture :)

  13. Congrats! You did a great job! Be proud of yourself, and don't worry about eating that ice deserve it!

  14. Congrats! You did great. And don't feel guilty about the ice cream. You totally deserve it!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  15. Now you've made me want ice cream too!
    Congratulations on a great read-a-thon. You were really amazing today, reading and commenting up a storm! Well done. :)

  16. Congrats, Trish! You're a reading machine! :)

  17. whoa! you managed to do a ton of reading! my eyes would go wonky if i tried to do it. your kitty is so cute...she looks like she's ready to pack it in for the night.

    oh, and ice cream for breakfast? sign me up!

  18. Congrats on finishing over 1,000 pages and 5 books. You did great!

  19. Wow, congrats!!! :D
    Amazing, oh and what a cute cat :D

  20. I'm amazed by anyone who read over 1000 pages. Maggie looks like she's ready for bed.

  21. Congrats, Trish, on finishing and putting up such impressive stats. I agree, the interactions with other bloggers are what makes this event so much fun!

  22. Job well done Trish and Maggie!

  23. Congrats Trish! Maggie looks like she's having a hard time staying awake-lol. You did awesome at over 1000 pgs~ Impressive!

  24. I'm so impressed that you made it! I fell asleep around 3 am, even though I had good intentions to stay up and cheer. :) Next time I'm definitely joining in though. It just looked so fun!

  25. I agree about the interaction part. That's what I love the most, I coudn't have done it without it! tbh, it's the reason WHY I do it!!
    You did so well! very impressed:)

  26. Yay, Trish! Hopefully I'll be able to join in next time!


  27. Congratulations on reaching the end of the readathon successfully. Five books - wow. You did so well. Enjoy your sleep, you deserve it.

  28. Hurray for reading 1000 pages and staying up the whole time! Thank you for all the comments :) I definitely wouldn't have had as much fun without them! I hope you're getting some good rest today! I slept for about 2 hours, then off to church and lunch. I think I'm going to see if I can take an afternoon nap, even though naps usually aren't successful for me.

    P.S. When is the next read-a-thon!? :)

  29. Woohoo! Way to go Trish!
    Was hoping to leave some comments yesterday while you all were reading but never got a chance. It looks like you had so much fun.
    Hope you are getting some sleep today!

  30. Congrats Trish!! Wow, you made it 24 hours, awesome job!!!

  31. Congratulations Trish - you must feel exhausted but I am sure there is a great feeling of achievement too!

  32. Like everyone else, I adore the kitty pic. I'm skipping most of the posts on the read-a-thon, since I'm busy with housework, but I had to stop on that kitty!!!

  33. Thank you everyone for your warm support and congratulations! I had a blast, but now I am sleepy (despite my several hours long nap!)

    The picture of Maggie: It's hard to snap a good one while she is asleep because she always wakes up. I was lucky enough to get this one while she was blinking her eyes!! :P

    Oh ya--that ice cream was delish :D

  34. Great job! It was so much fun.

  35. congrats on finishing! That is great! You are amazing!!!!!!! Hope the ice cream won't give you a gut bomb..

  36. Congrats on making it all the way to hour 24! I did not, but I got further than I thought I would.

    You should celebrate! Hope you are feeling recovered soon :-)

  37. Wow, I've a great time reading all the posts for the Read-a-thon... though I've to admit I've a hard time commenting them all! :P

    I'm glad you all had fun cheering/reading! :D

    BTW, I've passed you an award, Trish! Come on over!

  38. Cute cat! My white shorthair slept on me too, but my shih tzu was reading along with me, lol, got a photo on my end-of-event post :)


  39. Congrats Trish! I LOVE your enthusiasm. You're amazing! Tales of the Beedle Bard was my first book of the day. Looks like we did opposite on that one.

  40. Congrats!

    Poor little kitty. Looks like she'll need several days to recouperate!

  41. You're awesome!! From what I see in the blogoshpere it was a huge success, you must be very happy indeed. :-)

  42. Good job! You're an inspiration.

    P.S. Question #9 reminded me, I found our cheerleading pic from 1994 just lastnight. I forgot we were on the same squad!

  43. Well done. I read Fun Home a while ago, it's a great book, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  44. Amazing, Trish - Can't wait til next time!

  45. I just love the picture of kitty looking like she is just barely staying awake with you!

  46. Wow! Congrats on making it all the way through!

  47. haha, it's horrible. I read so many blogs over the last few days that I actually have to search for my name and make sure I haven't commented already! lol

    Congrats on making it all the way through and reading some great books!

  48. Ooh that's too bad about Beedle. I just read it and I really liked it! :)

  49. Aww Maggie looks like she was sneaking in a quick nap :)

    Congrats on your reading success, you did a fabulous job!


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