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I appreciate Mr. Gaiman’s great spirit and interesting books -but it’s his All Hallows Read event that makes me heart Neil Gaiman without reservation! I saw this last year and shared it with friends. This year I’m sharing it with more friends *and* I’m going to jump on board! Books for all -and candy too, how about you? (The mini-rhyme? Bonus!)

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Phew. So it’s taken me a whooooollle week to think about anything of substance, but I did it! The “day after” I finished Code name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and -again- it’s been a whooooollle week to finish A Fistful of Collars by Spencer Quinn. But I did have a few ideas of how I might tweak my approach to the next read-a-thon:

1) *don’t* pick something that you’ve really been looking forward to reading -you’ll be sorry if you rush,
2) *do* have a bunch of short books -do you want the satisfaction of reading one 500 pg book OR five 100 pg books!,
3) *do* get up and move around as often as possible -what a good time to listen to a book,
4) *do* plan on being so tired around hour 22 that it’s a struggle to stay awake -next time, I plan to stand and read to see if that helps!

My big plan for the week ahead? Make this blog fancy! Oh, the excitement!

mwah!

Stacey

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Short and sweet answers. Then a nap. Then… maybe another nap?

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read?
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

1. It might have been the shock that at 4am? Still four more hours to go!
2. Last year I loved the Brian Selznick book -Invention of Hugo Cabret.
3. I applaud the entire effort! It has to be so hard to organize all the details and the people and stuff. Good job!
4. I was better prepared, but still have lots of room for improvement!
5. Three full books, 1/3 of another bigger book, two graphic novels, and a magazine! (which totally counts -it was reading!)
6. Safekeeping, Better Than Beauty, A Jane Austen Education, Grave Mercy-didn’t finish, Jane Austen’s Emma- graphic novel, and Of Lamb- graphic novel, plus Entertainment Weekly.
7. Who can pick a favorite? (especially right now?)
8. I liked them all!
9. N/A
10. I’m in! (after I get some good rest!)

mwah!

Stacey

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Midnight Book Girl asked for what seemed like such a simple thing -make  a sentence made from three or more book titles (showing the spines in a photo)… Holy cow! It’s hard! I think I made two pretty sad sentences. You tell me what you think:

and

Do they make sense? Or am I so tired that I’ve lost all sense of right and wrong…

zzzzz!

Stacey

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Hosted by Dead Book Darling, this mini-challenge lets me share books I’m proud to own! I chose three books from childhood that meant so much to me -and they still do!

Did anyone else ever read these? Don’t you want to now?!

mwah!

Stacey

 

 

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I’m just taking a min-moment to share the fun of this mini-challenge:

Estella’s Revenge posted a six-words story challenge, and it was fun! Mine was: “small wonders are in every book” … Check out what everyone came up with -and maybe you’ll want to try to create some of your own? I know I’m going to do it again!

mwah!

Stacey

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I’m currently enjoying a smattering of A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz so…

How about some Regency looking ladies? Maybe it’s Elizabeth (from P&P), Emma (from Emma), and Anne (from Persuasion), all gathering for a short chat? And now back to feverishly trying to finish a book!

mwah!

Stacey

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