October 2012 #Readathon FINAL Update

Old lady that I am, I passed out asleep around 2:30 a.m. EST. HOWEVER, I did end up finished 10 books for the Readathon and while they weren’t all adult, full length books, I am still really proud of myself because I got 10 books off my TBR pile and 6 books off my review pile in one day! That’s really something worth cheering about, friends!

SO the books I completed:

The Whispering House Rebecca Waid Book Cover

The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade – 263 pages – I really liked the heroine, Hannah, she’s smart and resourceful. I was hoping for maybe a make out scene, but then remembered this is middle grade and not young adult. Solid Halloween read, though.

The Whispering House Rebecca Waid Book Cover

Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey – 65 pages or 2 hours and 4 minutes via audio – Basically this was pretty steamy and adorable and I got a little embarrassed because during the more steamier scenes I forgot to put in earphones.

The Great Unexpected Sharon Creech Book Cover

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech – 226 pages – I liked the meld of Irish folklore and the friendship between Naomi and Lizzie. Overall, a totally adorable read.

Liar & Spy Rebecca Stead Book Cover

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead – 180 pages – I loved this book, although it probably was not the best book to finish out with, because I felt kind of heavy at the end with emotions and such.

Listened to: I basically finished Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey. Then I started listening to Curse Of The Blue Tattoo by LA Meyer, because Katherine Kellgren is kind of the best thing to listen to after midnight between books, for like 30 minutes.

Overall Stats:

10 Books Completed

1750 Pages Read (including the two audiobooks I completed)

2 hours and 42 minutes of listening.

End Of The Event Survey:

  • Which hour was most daunting for you?
The last one I was awake for, ha ha, so like the 2:30 a.m. EST hour.
  • Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Anything by Roald Dahl, middle grade books are great, novella audiobooks, etc.
  • Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not really, ha ha. MAYBE if there was a Bloggiesta scheduled for after the readathon.
  • What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  • How many books did you read?
  • What were the names of the books you read?
Look through the posts with October 2012 Readathon in the title hahahaha. Sorry, I am too lazy to list them all out.
  • Which book did you enjoy most?
  • Which did you enjoy least?
Probably The Boy In The Box by Cary Fagan because the lack of ending just pissed me right off.
  • If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I was too distracted to help cheerlead, alas. But I would say, make an effort to comment on the blogs of your friends if you are doing it unofficially.
  • How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I am 100% likely. I will be doing reader and unofficial cheerleading.

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. Congrats on a successful read-a-thon! <3

  2. yeah, the worst thing about the readathon is needing a reviewathon immediately following.

  3. That Sharon Creech book looks adorable!


  4. You, my friend, are a readathon rockstar!

  5. 10 books is so awesome and 6 from the review pile ain’t too shabby either-congrats!

  6. Wow-good for you! I only managed four–life got in the way!

  7. You have many MG books on this list that I would like to read. Makes me happy when I see MG books with April’s Stamp of Approval!

  8. That’s a good bunch of stats! I’m glad the even turned out well for you : D

  9. 10 books! Wow! Go you! That’s way better than I did on my last read-athon! 😀 Great mini reviews, too!

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