So, I am feeling a little bit guilty and disappointed this morning. That we didn’t make our fundraising goal. (Yet?) That I bailed and went to bed at a weak 1 a.m. That I only read eight books. Did we have a nice time reading as a family? Yes. Absolutely. Did we still raise extra funds for Imagination Library that wouldn’t have been raised otherwise? Yes. Did I sleep until 10:30 a.m. this morning, suggesting that I really did have some serious sleep debt from this week? Yes.
So… I’m getting over it. Mostly I just wish I could have stayed up later, but real life happens. The kids had a good time, and while they appreciated that we made better snack decisions this time (less sugar overload), they were both disappointed that there were no pop-tarts in the morning.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
For me, the most daunting hour was actually midnight (sixteen hours in), when I was SO TIRED. I made up my mind to finish my book though, which I did, but then I had to go to bed.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
I read The Polysyllabic Spree, A Country Doctor’s Notebook, Lumberjanes vol. 3, America vol. 1, A Cup of Rage, i be but i ain’t, Jonny Appleseed, and BLACK vol. 1.
Jefferson (my twelve-year-old) read Word of a Mouse, Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware, Hopeless Savages vol. 1, Tik-Tok of Oz, most of Bud Not Buddy, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and started Space Opera
Solomon (my eight-year-old) read Wings of Fire, Fluffy Fluffy Cinnamoroll vol. 4, Yo-Kai Watch vol. 5, Sticks and Stones, Garden Warfare, Meanwhile, Pokemon Adventures: Black and White vol. 4, and Unicorn Crossing
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
I loved starting off with The Polysyllabic Spree — a collection of essays on reading life. I also loved A Country Doctor’s Notebook and Jonny Appleseed. Graphic novels are always a good idea — my favorite this time around was BLACK.
I should be linking these all but I am far too lazy. Scroll back through my posts from yesterday for the links.
Jefferson says his favorite book from yesterday was The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and Solomon’s favorite was Wings of Fire.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Just keep making these happen, please.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
ALL THE READATHONS, FOREVER. I should probably be able to help prep next time around, assuming I don’t foolishly schedule another book release the week before.