Sunday, April 10, 2011
I've officially experienced my first official read-a-thon all the way through. What an interesting experience. It was definitely harder than I expected! In all it was fun, though, and my husband enjoyed playing along as well. And I've learned things about what to do differently next time. I didn't keep track of each of hour this time but might do that next time.
I ended up finishing two books, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The Good Psychologist by Noam Shpancer. I was about a third of the way through The Night Season by Chelsea Cain when I decided it was time to go to bed! Jason finished reading Separation of Power by Vince Flynn which he was maybe a third through when this started, and he finished about half of Moonwalking with Einstein. He fit in other things (episodes of Dexter, some video games) too and had a great time. Now, I tend to go a little stir crazy when I'm home all day so I had that not going for me, and I had a headache for a lot of the day.
What I learned: in terms of books to have on my pile to choose from, focus not just on short books but on ones that will go fast for other reasons too. Maybe a funny book, or something light. I tend to fly through celebrity memoir-type books, mystery/thrillers, funny reads, and maybe some YA. This time after I finished Bossypants I could not get into anything because even though they were short, the topics for almost everything else on my pile were dark! The other thing I learned is I MUST take a break between books... like at least half an hour, maybe more.
Okay, now on to the giveaway winners! Winners have been chosen by the lovely random.org
The TWO winners of an advanced copy of Caleb's Crossing are...