Tag : books

Mid event survey.

OK so this is actually my closing event survey.

  1. What are you reading right now? Just finished Skating on Air.
  2. How many books have you read so far? Lol only 2.
  3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m looking forward to sleep, I’ve had a headache all day, and making it to church tomorrow morning!
  4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Interruptions came via the cat in my life right now. I did take time to read on my couch with him and pet him so he wouldn’t be a total distraction, but he was still demanding.
  5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Time flies when you’re having fun! OK OK not necessarily that, but time does go fast when you set aside a day for reading.

Opening event survey.

OK OK so I couldn’t do this early because I had a cat meowing at me at 4:30 something, which woke me up so I could start reading. After a quick email and Twitter check, I started, so now I’m taking time to do the survey.

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Oregon, United States.
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Is it weird to say I’m looking forward to them both equally? I’m reading The Case For Christ, which I’ve already started and has proven to be very interesting, and Skating On Air, about the broadcast history of figure skating.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Well I ended up getting lots of granola and Larabars yesterday when I was at the store. Probably looking forward to those the most.
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! I’ve been a Christian since I was about 9 or 10, but never used to attend church as a kid. I only started in 2007 when I moved out of my parent’s house.
  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? Well I’m not going to read the entire 24 hours today, because I have plans to get to church tomorrow. Other than that, not doing anything different, except reading different books of course.

My Bible reading journey.

I think the delemma of everyone who likes to read one time or another is, “what should I read next?” Lol I know a friend of mine who asks this question quite often. Well, I was asking myself that same question, and I found the answer today!
I started reading the bible. That’s my next book. Lol I know, right? You’re probably thinking that I should use an app to do that. Well I’ve never done that, but I’ve done the daily email thing. Unfortunately that no longer works, so I decided to get 2 different translations of the Bible and read them simultaneously. I downloaded the NIV from Bookshare, and the NKJV from the Kindle store. I intend to read anywhere from 10-15 chapters per day, as I want to get done quickly.

Still reading…

Oh yeah, I’m still reading Atlas Shrugged! Lol I have no idea when I’m going to finish that thing. I stayed up until 1 this morning reading, I thought for sure I’d finish it, but didn’t. I pretty much read all day today, I thought I’d finish then, but I still haven’t! Unfortunately, Ane Rand held atheist worldviews, it’s hinted throughout the book, but I’m at the section where it’s extremely prevalent. Let’s just say I’m not a very big fan of this section, and I want to get through it ASAP!
I really have no idea what I’m going to read next. All I know is I won’t be picking such a long book for Readathon next time. 3-4 short-ish books should be fine. I mean 300-400 pages at the most, no more 1188 page books.

In which I attempt to read 1984 straight through in 24 hours.

I’ve never read 1984, I know right? On April 29th, I’ll be participating in the 24 hour readathon, and I’ll be attempting to read the thing straight through. I’ve wanted to read for 24 hours for a while, but I’ve just never been ready to do this thing until now. I have the Kindle for PC with accessibility plugin installed, and I’ll be reading straight through the 24 hours. I’ll only stop to take bathroom breaks. I may or may not stop while eating because I’m fairly close to the desk from my dining room, (although not that close,) but I can turn the speakers up fairly loud. Oh, I’ll also be taking breaks to post here every 2-3 hours. I intend to get a second book just in case 1984 isn’t long enough to last the 24 hours. I’m pretty sure it will take 10-12 hours, though.