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  • Read-a-thon Day #2

    Date: 2011.06.18 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    Hello again! :-D

    I didn’t read over the night so here is my non-update or starting off point:

    Mini Challenge #6:

    Pick two characters and tell why they would make a good couple or team

    • Total Books Read: _____1_____
    • Total Pages Read: ____578______
    • Books Read Since Last Update: ______0____
    • Pages Read since last update: _____0_____
    • Total time read: _12 hours yesterday_____
    • How I’m currently feeling: Glad that we got all of our shopping down in time!!

    I think Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series and Gale Hawthorne from the Hunger Games would make a great team. They both possess determination and strength. They both will fight to the death to protect their families.

    Ginny the Valiant

    Magic would have really helped out Panem

    Mini Challenge #7:

    What book should be taught in school at any grade level of choice?

    • Total Books Read: 1
    • Total Pages Read: 689
    • Books Read Since Last Update: 0
    • Pages Read since last update: 111
    • Total time read: 2 hours today, 14 total
    • What I’m currently reading: The Fire Eternal by Chris D’Lacey
    • How I’m currently feeling: Contemplative and snuggly.

    My answer actually surprised me. I thought of Harry Potter and Hunger Games or some other typical answer for myself because I’m in a typical answer rut, but then I remembered this book.

    Awesome artwork!

    Calico Captive is historical fiction based on the real journal entries of Susanna Willard Johnson about the kidnapping of her family and herself by a tribe during a raid in 1754. I believe it would work well in 5th grade because that is when I remember Social Studies focusing on American history, so it would tie in well with what the students were already learning.

    Mini Challenge #8:

    Describe how you would organize your library.

    • Total Books Read: 2
    • Total Pages Read: 793
    • Books Read Since Last Update: 1
    • Pages Read since last update: 104
    • Total time read: 4 hours today, 16 total
    • What I’m currently reading: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    • How I’m currently feeling: Eager to do my annual reading of this book :-)

    I agree wholeheartedly with Enna Isilee! I organize by author, then alphabetically if it’s a stand-alone story or chronologically if it’s part of a series–and the series name is in alphabetical order with the other books by the same author.

    Mini Challenge #9:

    Make your name into an anagram. CLICK HERE

    • Total Books Read: 2
    • Total Pages Read: 887
    • Books Read Since Last Update: 0
    • Pages Read since last update: 94
    • Total time read: 6 hours today, 18 total
    • What I’m currently reading: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    • How I’m currently feeling: Excited because Char is about to reappear in the book :-)

    Keeping myself anonymous on this blog, I used screen name that I use for comments–and I wish it weren’t what it is, but oh well! :-D

    It's almost like it did that on purpose.

    Mini Challenge #10:

    Name the funniest/most inspiring thing you’ve read during read-a-thon

    • Total Books Read: 2
    • Total Pages Read: 985
    • Books Read Since Last Update: 0
    • Pages Read since last update: 98
    • Total time read: 8 hours today, 20 total
    • What I’m currently reading: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
    • How I’m currently feeling: Still excited! The balls are about to begin! And I seriously doubt I’ll read 5 books during this challenge, but I’m really closing in on the 1,000 page  goal!

    I want to say various bits from Ella Enchanted because I love the playful sentences Levine uses, but since I’ve read it every year since 5th grade the jokes are more amusing than make-you-want-to-chuckle-and-immediately-share. So instead I’ll reference The Fire Eternal by Chris D’Lacey in which a clay dragon pulls out a tool from his tool box: “He raised an eye ridge at the tool that settled in his hand. It looked very similar to the screwdriver used by the time-traveling hero of the dragons’ favorite television program.” Here the author is referencing “Doctor Who” a well known British scifi drama series. The book was published in 2007, so they are probably referring to the 10th Doctor as portrayed by David Tennant.

    Hover over pic for link to original

    Oh and here is a clickable link for that! Silly me!

    Mini Challenge #11:

    If you could live in any literary world,  which would it be?

    • Total Books Read: 3
    • Total Pages Read: 1089–GOAL MET
    • Books Read Since Last Update: 1
    • Pages Read since last update: 104
    • Total time read: 10 hours today, 22 total
    • What I’m currently reading: Dark Fire by Chris D’Lacey
    • How I’m currently feeling: Really glad that the series got better, because I got them at a Buy 4, Get 1 Free sale and after the slow, boring first book I was worried that I had thrown money away.

    I immediately thought “Harry Potter” when I read the challenge, but there is no promise that I would have magic  in my blood. I would probably just end up an ignorant and unassuming muggle. So instead I would love to live in Narnia. The biggest appeal for me is 1. Talking Beasts (I love animals–sometimes more than people–and would love to hear what they have to say.) 2. Mythological creatures such as dryads, centaurs, and fauns actually exist. They aren’t a myth there. 3. I’d get to wear beautiful medieval clothing..or be born in a low station and see the beautiful clothing on the nobles. Nobles these days wear pant suits–practical, but boring.

    FINISHED! Report #2

    1. First of all, give us an end-of-read-a-thon status update. (see below)
    2. What is your favorite book you read during the read-a-thon? Favorite new book was The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
    3. Did you participate in any mini-challenges? Which ones? ALL of them :-D
    4. Which mini-challenge was your favorite? Writing a story that includes provided words
    5. What has been your favorite thing about the read-a-thon? I actually liked the mini challenges a lot–especially the ones where you had to be creative
    6. Are you satisfied with how much reading you got done? Did you do more than you expected? Less? I’m happy with the number of pages, but I had hoped  I would have gone through more books. (I adhered to reading only between 8:00 am MST and 8:00 pm MST)
    7. What did you think of the updates? Too close together? Didn’t like the time limit? I thought the updates were really well paced and it kept me on my toes while allowing me to get enveloped by the book I was reading.
    8. If you could change one thing about the read-a-thon, what would it be? Make all challenges open worldwide that way everyone has a chance to enter on all the challenges
    9. Would you participate in another read-a-thon hosted by Squeaky Books? Why or why not? Absolutely! This was my first read-a-thon and I loved it!!
    10. Any last comments on the read-a-thon? Can it not be annual and be more like semi-annual (like Victoria’s Secret in that they have a lot of semi-annual sales)?

    Update #12:

    • Total Books Read: 3.5
    • Total Pages Read: 1223
    • Books Read Since Last Update: .5
    • Pages Read since last update: 134
    • Total time read: 12 hours today, 24 total
    • What I’m currently reading: Dark Fire by Chris D’Lacey
    • How I’m currently feeling: So glad I participated!

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