Bookish Bingo: Ready For Spring | Wrap-Up

Bookish Bingo: Ready For Spring | Wrap-Up

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My first ever bookish bingo card went pretty well, I thought! This was the card for April, May and June. It was originally posted on Great Imaginations, but hosting has now moved over to Pretty Deadly. I’ll list the qualifying books I read below. I’ve been pretty terrible at reviews lately, so if you’d like to know what I thought of any of these, or which I would recommend, just leave me a comment. I have many opinions and I like to share them!

Forgotten Friday Pick – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Aussie Author – Sabriel by Garth Nix
Reread – A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Classic – Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
Yellow Cover – A Study in Sherlock edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger
April, May, June Release – The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
High Fantasy – Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Parental Relations – King Lear by William Shakespeare
Bullying – Wonder by R. J. Palacio
WWII – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Horror – Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Thieves, Assassins, Pirates – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Parallel Universes – A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
Green Cover – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
#weneeddiversebooks – Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden
Illustrated Cover – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Part of a Trilogy – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Nonfiction or Memoir – The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon – End of Event Meme

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon – End of Event Meme

Which hour was most daunting for you?

The hour that I fell asleep in the middle of – hour 15.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

A Game of Thrones worked very well for me, keeping me reading almost constantly for thirteen and a half hours, but I’m not sure that such a long book would be to everyone’s taste for an event like this.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Not really. I thought it was organised very well indeed.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Since this is my first attempt at this Read-a-thon, I don’t know what’s different this year, but I thought the twitter account was very well handled, with enough going on to make me feel I was a part of something much bigger than me, but not so much that I was distracted from reading.

How many books did you read?

One and two thirds, but I prefer to say 905 pages.

What were the names of the books you read?

A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin, and a considerable chunk of Sabriel by Garth Nix.

Which book did you enjoy most? Which did you enjoy least?

I loved them both.

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I wasn’t.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?

Very likely, provided that there isn’t some life thing preventing me.

What role would you be likely to take next time?

I’m not sure. I’d like to try being a cheerleader, but I’d also really like to challenge myself to make it to 1000 pages next time.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon – Mid-Event Survey

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon – Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

2. How many books have you read so far?

A little over 3/4 of a book. It’s hefty.

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

I’m not sure. I don’t know what I’ll do when I get to the end of this one. Maybe nap a little, and see what I feel like reading when I wake up.

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

Hardly any, I’ve only really stopped to get food.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I was expecting to need to switch between GoT and comics to give myself a rest from Westeros, but instead I’ve been reading this book for almost 12 hours now. I forgot how it pulls you in.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon – Opening Meme

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon – Opening Meme

The first meme of the read-a-thon can be found over here.

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Norwich, in the east of England.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

A Game of Thrones. This is a reread for me, but it will be good to get to hear from all the people who are dead by the point I’m at in the TV show.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Mikado! I love it. I believe in other countries it’s sold as Pocky.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I just this week finished my dissertation for my masters degree. I’m celebrating with excessive reading.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my first 24 hour read-a-thon. I’m looking forward to the time when I forgot I’m competing in a challenge, forget I’ve been up for hours and just get lost in the world of my books. I hope that will happen, anyway.