Sunday Salon & Dewey’s Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up
Time: // 8:30 am (not bad for the day after Dewey’s Read-a-Thon!)
The scene: // A sunny fall day in a town whose baseball team is 2 up in the NLCS. Go Cards!
Listening to: // My Sunday playlist, currently “Oh Happy Day” by Aaron Neville.
Currently reading: // Still reading Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize by Sean B. Carroll. Late last night, during Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, I needed something super fluffy, so I started Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley.
Blogging about: // Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. Here are my answers to the wrap-up questionnaire:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 16 — I switched to the paperback and the bath tub.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Romance works for me — Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley has a hero and heroine with so much conflict in the beginning that it’s going to be fun to see how they get together.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? The format of the winners has me confused. I won as a cheerleader one hour. Was I (Am I) supposed to choose from the Prize Page like the reading winners or does something different happen for cheerleaders?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I love the energy on the Twitter feed.
5. How many books did you read? Parts of three.
6. What were the names of the books you read? The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro, Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll, and Seduction in Silk by Jo Beverley.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? I liked them all at the various times I read them. The writing in The Perfume Collector is beautiful and the story structure added to the intrigue. See my mid-event survey for a quote that moved me in Brave Genius (Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Best Reading & Mid-Event Survey). Seduction in Silk kept me going past midnight.
8. Which did you enjoy least? I didn’t have a least yesterday — that makes for an easy Read-a-Thon.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Don’t get too attached to the idea of reading during the Read-a-Thon :-).
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Yes — I like being a cheerleader and reader, with more emphasis on the cheerleading. I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who helped put this on. A special thanks to my energetic fellow cheerleaders on Team Otter — it was so much fun to run into you on all the blogs.
Here are my Read-a-Thon posts in order:
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon Introduction Post
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Spine Poem
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Blackout Poem
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Update and Selfie
- Dewey’s Read-a-Thon — Best Reading & Mid-Event Survey
Participating in: // The October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan. The second week’s theme was relationships. I explored my life compared to my mother’s life at three different ages, with some unexpected results and some fun new stories from family members in the comments.
- Mother and Me, Age 48 — October Memoir Challenge
- Mother and Me, Age 23 — October Memoir Challenge
- Mother and Me, Age 6 — October Memoir Challenge
We’re skipping today due to the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Our next theme is Secrets and I’ve been struggling with that, but I finally came up with an idea. Look for two posts that tell you about secrets that I’m not going to reveal and a third post that actually reveals a secret.
Looking forward to: // A week of catching up and organizing because I’m feeling surrounded by messes.
What are you up to this fine Sunday?
Congratulations on finishing the read-a-thon and being a cheerleader. This was the first time I opted to cheer, too. Lots of fun.
Wow! It sounds as though you have had a hectic period and a chill out day or two might well be in order … Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
I quite like the sound of your featured book and author, although we seem to be quite well entrenched in an on-going series with ‘Seduction In Silk’, so that tempers the initial enthusiasm somewhat. Also, I tried checking out Jo Beverley’s website and it got so confusing and ‘busy’, that I gave up in the end.
‘The Perfume Collector’ is already on my list, as it has featured in several other blogs over the past few weeks, attracting some very positive feedback and reviews. I really do need to get my hands on a copy pretty soon and I shall look forward to reading your own thoughts about this one, should you decide to review.
The weather has taken a definite turn for the worse, here in the South of the UK. Today is pretty wet and dismal and chilly enough to need the heating on indoors … I just knew that the recent ‘Indian Summer’, was too good to last!!
Enjoy the rest of your day.
You are right about the twitter energy – so much so that I had to try to keep myself off it so that I actually read! What a great event – glad you liked it too!
Congrats on finishing….and enjoying it. I still have never participated. I always think I might…and then things happen.
Enjoy your week…and here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES
I think I should have mixed it up a little with some romance or chick lit, I always seem to fly through those. I made some bad reading choices this read-a-thon. Oh well, live and learn. I’ll do better next time.
This is my twelfth Readathon and it was the best, I think. You were a fabulous cheerleader. Thank you so much!
(I have never been a cheerleader. I think I might try it next time. It looks like a great way to meet people.)
I still haven’t done a Dewey Readathon either. One of these days, maybe, they sound like so much fun! I just can’t stay up as late as I used to…;)
Glad you ended up getting to cheer and that you had a good read-a-thon, Joy!
Someday I will find the time to join in one of the Readathons. They sound like so much fun.
Have a great week!
Hooray Team Otter 😉 Cheerleading is fun isn’t it? I think I have to make a decision next year…either I cheer or I read. It’s crazy to do both! Something has to give, lol.