Readathon Update Number 4

Holy crap guys, I have read SIX MOTHERTRUCKNG BOOKS so far.

It’s now half way through hour 13. I’m on my second energy drink, a starbucks doubleshot. Here’s hoping I don’t catch heart palpitations lol.

Anyways here’s what I’ve completed so far:

Torn, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Book Cover


The Unicorn's Tale, RL LaFevers, Book Cover

The Unicorn's Tale

Juniper Berry, MP Kozlowsky, Book Cover

Juniper Berry

All three of these books are CYBILS books, so hurrah for catching up a little bit on that.


During my hour of cheering, I happily left comments on ALL of the participants in the group I was assigned. HURRAH.

And of course, you guys already know that when I’m in a spot that I can’t read or am writing up one of these posts, I’m listening to The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.


1. What are you reading right now?

I’m listening to The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan AND about to start The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood

2. How many books have you read so far?

Six books, listening to one audio, and about to start book 7

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

Which Witch by Eva Ibbotson

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

I cleaned all afternoon yesterday so I wouldn’t need to today.

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

Nope people know that they better neva interrupt me while I’m reading a book
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I’m a veteran, nothing really surprises me any more hahaha
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

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

Nothing, I have it down pat, taking breaks to cheer and staying focused while I read — I tell myself a few more chapters than you can take a break to check twitter
9. Are you getting tired yet?

Nope, I am STRONG. Ask me again around midnight hahahah
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?

Read really short books from your childhood, you’ll feel like a badass when everyone else is on book two and you are on book SIX.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. You’re doing great, April. Lay off on the energy drinks; I wouldn’t be surprised if you have heart palpitations. ;-D

  2. Ha ha! I read Little House on the Prairie for last October’s readathon and felt all kinds of BADASS! Yay for your progress!! -MORE-HOURS! (Give or take.)

  3. Um. That should say 12-MORE-HOURS.

  4. Go, April! You are kicking those books’ butts! Keep it up. HUZZAH!

  5. Woot! Keep up the reading, girl! Six books is epic.

  6. Congrats on reading so many books! and thanks for the cheering!

  7. haha I love your tip! Considering I am one of those people on book 2 despite having reached the 400 page mark. I may go back to photography book in a bit though and that has pictures 😉

  8. SIX?! That is madness! I couldn’t participate this year, but I am definitely rooting everyone on, keep it up! 🙂

  9. Go April! You are rockin’ this readathon!

  10. Wow, look at you go! All of those books pictured look like a lot of fun, I will have to give them a try!

    Here’s a little cheer to keep you going on #7!

    (To the tune of “Rawhide”)

    Readin’ Readin’ Readin’
    Keep those pages turnin’
    Your page count it’s a growin’
    It’s all about the Readin’

    So glad you could join us today!

    Shaunie from team CocoaPuffs

  11. I’m here to cheer! Wow! You’re doing great! That’s a lot of reading. Great strategy to read childhood books.

  12. Go April! go. cool covers, seems exiting

  13. Way to go April!

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