Sunday, August 10, 2014

Monster Read-a-Thon: Update 3

We made it through our 24-hour read with a few modifications. The biggest? We did get up and reading at a decent hour (10 a.m. as I predicted), but - as expected - Darian didn't make it very far and crashed out at 11:30pm. So we broke our 24-hour read up into two 12 hour reads, the second of which is currently underway. 

Even with the curtailed movement, we still busted out a lot of reading yesterday and had a decently good time. I got some ideas for our read-a-thon and even more ideas of how we can make a more fun read-a-thon next time. I'll be implementing those for our read-a-thon after Bout of Books 11, which I expect will be Season's Reading's Fright Fall Read-a-Thon.

We ate some junk food, did some outdoor reading at the park, and had a few other themed activities that I'm not going to share quite yet since I'm going to use them to design our read-a-thon fun for Fright Fall. At that point, I'll announce them and you're more than welcome to play along.

The goal for today is our goals. It's the final day of the Monster Read-a-Thon, so it's the final push. We're both doing pretty darned good. Darian has only his page goal left to make. He's hot on it's heels. I have my books and pages, but it's looking pretty likely that I'll hit one (if not both) of those goals as well. Yay for making reasonable goals!

Here's where we are as of this morning...

Elle's Current Stats 

Currently Reading :

Can I just say again how much more pleasurable a read-a-thon is when you're reading good books that don't bore your eyes out? Ah...

Minutes Read Saturday: 630 minutes 

Total Time Read: 965 minutes

Goal: 900 minutes

Pages Read Saturday: 684 pages

Total Pages Read: 946 pages

Goal: 1000 pages

Books Finished Saturday: 2

I finished both of my ARCs before they expired. Yay! I'll be putting up their full reviews next week while we have a lull in read-a-thon action.

Virgin by Radhika Sanghani : 4 out of 5 stars

Lily Love by Maggi Myers : 3 out of 5 stars

Total Books Finished: 3

Goal: 5 books

Darian's Current Stats 

Currently Reading: 

Minutes Read Saturday: 654 minutes 

Total Time Read: 2102 minutes

Goal: 1500 minutes

Pages Read Saturday: 443 pages

Total Pages Read: 1372 pages

Goal: 1500 pages

Books Finished Saturday: 4

Hunters of Dusk by Darren Shan

Allies of the Night by Darren Shan

Killers of Dawn by Darren Shan

He's a little addicted to Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak series. He's currently reading book 10 of 12. At least he found something he likes. He's also managed to meet his Goodreads Challenge goal for the year, surpassing his 32 book goal at 36 books read so far this year. I tried to convince him to go up to 64, but he's not having it.

Total Books Finished: 8

Goal: 6 books.

Just a reminder, we'll be wrapping up our reading tonight and I'll be returning with our WrapUp post tomorrow night, along with an update on our BOTY brackets. Have you started yours yet?

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