Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bout of Books 20

Bout of Books 20 is almost here! 
Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is
organized by Amanda Shofner and
Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is
a week long read-a-thon that begins
12:01 am Monday, August 21st and
runs through Sunday, August 27th in
whatever time zone you are in. Bout
of Books is low pressure. There are
challenges, giveaways, and a grand
prize, but all of these are completely
optional. For all Bout of Books 20
information and updates, be sure to
visit the Bout of Books blog. - From
the Bout of Books team


Updates will follow! 
Oh, by the way, I'll also be doing #TheReadingQuest because it starts on August 13. Check here for my progress and more details, but hurry. Once the quest starts, the sign-up closes. 


The Reading Quest: August 13 - September 10

Apparently, there are several million reading challenges that I'm not aware of. My reaction upon learning about #The Reading Quest:



The quest spans from Sunday, August 13 to Sunday, September 10. Sign-up closes on August 13, so go sign up right now if you haven't already!

Pick a character (Bard, Rogue, Mage, or Knight) and then start filling in the bingo board on that character's path. As you read, you'll earn points and level up, just like in a video game. I will be trying to fill the whole, board, but I'll start on the Bard's path.





Find the sign-up post and full information at Read at Midnight. All the artwork for The Reading Quest was created by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. Not only does she do book reviews, but she creates wonderful bookish art. Go check it out!

Here is my preliminary TBR. I'm waiting for a reading buddy so I can finalize.



I created my character card with an easy-to-follow tutorial by Glaiza at paperwanderer.
I went through my TBR again to add a few more diverse authors. Here's the revised TBR:

Bard:
MOVIE/TV ADAPTATION: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (+10EXP, +37HP)
FAIRY TALE RETELLING: Belle by Cameron Dokey (+10EXP, +20HP)
STRIKING TOPOGRAHY: Tranny by Laura Jane Grace (+20EXP, +30HP)
TRANSLATED FROM ANOTHER LANGUAGE: The Law of Love by Laura Esquivel (+20EXP, +26HP)
BANNED BOOK: Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane (+20EXP, +35HP)

Rogue:
BANNED BOOK: Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane (+20EXP, +35HP)
PARTIALLY OBSCURED FACE: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (+20EXP, +45HP)
Less than 500 GOODREADS RATINGS: Estrella's Quinceañera by Malín Alegría (+20EXP, +26HP)
SMALL PRESS: From Somalia, With Love by Na'ima B. Robert (+20 EXP, +16HP)
ONE WORD TITLE: Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (+20EXP, +12HP)

Mage:
ONE WORD TITLE: Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson (+20EXP, +12HP)
CONTAINS MAGIC: Fairest of All by Serena Valentino (+20EXP, +25HP)
BASED ON MYTHOLOGY: Quiver by Stephanie Spinner ((+10EXP, +18HP)
SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (+10EXP, +59HP)
FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES: Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez (+20EXP, +19HP)

Knight:
FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES: Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez (+20EXP, +19HP)
VERB IN THE TITLE: Before I Die by Jenny Downham (+10EXP, +33HP)
WEAPON ON THE COVER: An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg (+10EXP, +26HP)
RED COVER: Saving Red by Sonya Sones (+10EXP, +44HP)
MOVIE/TV ADAPTATION: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (+10EXP, +37HP)

Side Quests:
POTIONS (2+ authors): A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd (+10EXP, +21HP)
MULTIPLAYER (buddy read): The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (+20EXP, +32HP)
GRIND (500+ pages): Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (+10EXP, +62HP)
TIME WARP (past/future setting): When My Name was Keoko by Linda Sue Park (+20EXP, +20HP)
OPEN WORLD (free pick): Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (+20EXP, +26HP)
RESPAWN (previously DNF): Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang (+20EXP, +28HP)
EXPANSION (companion book): The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (+10EXP, +11HP)
MINI-GAME: (novella): Hiroshima by Laurence Yep (+20EXP, +5HP)
ANIMAL COMPANION (animal in title): A Sending of Dragons by Jane Yolen (+10EXP, 29HP) OR The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame (+10EXP, +6HP)


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[BARD] A BOOK THAT HAS A TV/MOVIE ADAPTATION: 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (+10EXP, +37HP)
Judging from the cover art, I thought this was going to be a fluffy romance. While there is some romance, Moyes takes on some heavy topics here. 

Louisa has worked at the same safe job and been with the same safe boyfriend for years. At 26, she still lives at home with her parents. They struggle financially and Louisa helps out as much as she can. After being let go when her boss decides to close his cafe, she gets a few awful jobs through the local job center. When none of these work out, she is hired as a companion for Will, who lost all interest in living after an accident made him a quadriplegic.

At first, I didn't like Lou all that much. She exhibits almost no curiosity about the larger world and has no aspirations beyond a steady paycheck. When Will challenges her (and she challenges him right back) she starts to become a more interesting character. They are both damaged, although some scars are more visible than others.

When Lou finds out that Will plans to seek out an assisted suicide, she sets out to show him that his life is not over and that he can still have a future. Along the way, she faces a few of her own demons and finds herself more invested in Will's happiness than she ever could have imagined.

Have plenty of Kleenex handy.

[BARD] A FAIRY TALE RETELLING:

Belle by Cameron Okey

An interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast in which Belle is a gifted wood carver. 

During a storm, Belle's father gets lost in the woods and stumbles into the Beast's home. All is fine until he picks up a branch from the mysterious Heartwood Tree. When the Beast gets angry that the tree would choose to bestow a gift (but not to him), Belle's father tells the Beast about her gift with seeing things in wood. The Beast insists that either Belle or her father remain with him until they can find out what the branch holds inside. 

Belle and the Beast don't even meet until about the last third of the book, so the development of their relationship is brushed over pretty quickly. I still enjoyed this version, especially the legend of the Heartwood Tree.


[SIDE QUEST] POTIONS ( A book concocted by 2+ authors) 
I also buddy read this with @raisinetta so she could use it for the [SIDE QUEST] MULTIPLAYER.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd

This is the sort of book that is so sad and beautiful that it rips your heart right out. After you dry your ugly-cry tears, you hand it to everyone you love and say, "Read this! It's SOOOOOO good." Those words aren't enough, but they are all you'll have left. 

From the first line to the last, I was entranced. 

"The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do." 

Conor is struggling to deal with his mom's illness. Since she was diagnosed with cancer, he's been having the same nightmare every night. 

And then a different monster comes to call. This monster tells stories, but they are not stories with neat, happy endings. They are messy and complicated and sometimes unfair. And he wants A story from Conor, a true story. 

And that is the worst nightmare Conor can imagine.

[BARD] A COVER WITH STRIKING TOPOGRAPHY:

Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace 
I picked up this book after seeing an interview with Laura Jane Grace and wanting to hear more of her story. 

Most of the book deals with the band she started as Tom Gabel and the ups and downs of the punk rock scene. Punk fans will certainly find this stuff way more interesting than I did. 

Her coming out as transgender and her transition to living publicly as a woman was compelling to read, raw and real.


[BARD] TRANSLATED FROM ANOTHER LANGUAGE: 

The Law of Love by Laura Esquivel, Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden 

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[SIDE QUEST] MINI-GAME (Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem  collection)

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

24 in 48 Readathon

Whew! It's the weekend of the overlapping readathons.  I've already been participating in the High Summer Readathon, despite having family visiting during the entire first half of it. I'm also finishing up one of my personal reading challenges, Alphabetically Yours. I wasn't going to sign up for 24 in 48, but now that I've dropped my visitors at the airport, I suddenly feel like I deserve to do little but read this weekend. I'm starting a bit late, but here goes.


My first book is Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Karen Zailckas. I like the writing style but the story itself--pampered white girl with a loving family regularly drinks herself into oblivion because, problems--seems a bit melodramatic so far.

Hour Zero Challenge: Intro

1. I'm reading in the lovely Pacific Northwest of the US this weekend.
2. This is my first time doing the 24 in 48 Readathon.
3. I found out about 24 in 48 through a post in the Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon Facebook group.
4. As I'm reading the last book in my stack for the High Summer Readathon, I'll be panting from here on in and reading whatever strikes my fancy in the moment.
5. My husband and I are starting a lavender farm, which leaves plenty of time to spend in the hammock during the hot, lazy afternoons.
6. I'll be posting updates right here. I may use the hashtag on Twitter, but I'd prefer to minimize the social media and spend more time reading.

Hour 12 Challenge: Hit the road

Three audiobooks I'd recommend for a road trip:
1. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, read by the author. Though I'm (mostly) happily married, every time I reread this book, I fantasize about learning Italian in Italy. 
2. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, read by Lisette Lecat. Not only is this first book in the series an engaging story, but the narrator's accent is utterly lovely.
3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, read by the author (or anything by Neil Gaiman, especially if he's reading it--swoon!). The story is thrilling enough to make you reluctant to get out of the car and Mr. Gaiman, well, he could read pages out of the phone book and I'd be all in.

Hour 18 Challenge: Diverse Book Stack



I've read (and loved) Warriors Don't Cry and The Women of Brewster Place. Perhaps I'll finally read another! This was a great challenge to get me to look for books I've been meaning to read, but haven't gotten to yet.

Hour 24 Challenge: Snacks and Stacks

My new stack for tonight and tomorrow. I had some popcorn, but I ate it already. Perhaps there will be a snack run on the agenda tomorrow.  

Hour 30 Challenge: Write Me a Verse

Since my first verse turned out so dark, I added a second to lift the mood. But I sure do have a lot of books with gloomy titles.

Hour 36 Challenge: Swagalicious
Too many t-shirts for one photo, but here are a couple of my favorites. The watercolor is a view of Hobbiton painted my a lovely artist friend, Jenny Matthews.

Hour 42 Challenge: Literary Dinner Party

Five authors I'd invite to a dinner party:
Margaret Atwood
J.K. Rowling
Libba Bray
Kate DiCamillo
Diana Gabaldon

Five fictional characters I'd invite:
Tuesday Next
Gemma Doyle
Hermione Granger
Mma Ramotswe
Claire Randall Fraser

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Reading Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Karen Zailckas.
10:00 am - 11:00 am: 37 pages
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: 50 pages
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: 42 pages
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: 12 pages
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: 39 pages
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 38 pages
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: 38 pages
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: 34 pages
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: 53 pages (Finished Smashed - 343 pages)
Reading Eyes on You by Kate White 

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm: 43 pages
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm: 41 pages
11:00 pm - 12:00 am: 57 pages

Sunday, July 23, 2017
12:00 am - 1:00 am: 45 pages
4:00 am - 5:00 am: 41 pages
5:00 am - 6:00 am: 48 pages
9:00 am - 10:00 am: 40 pages
10:00 am - 11:00 am: 21 pages (Finished Eyes on You - 336 pages)

Reading Time Temptress by Tianna Xander
What can I say, author names starting with X are in short supply. It should be a quick read!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: 50 pages
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: 60 pages
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 55 pages
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: 12 pages + 45 pages (Finished Time Temptress - 177 pages)

Reading Hush by Kate White 


Having read several of her standalone thrillers recently, it kind of feels like I've read this book before. Her heroines and villains are pretty much the same in every book, but I'm determined to clear off my TBR pile.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: 59 pages
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: 54 pages
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: 45 pages


Total books started: 4
Total books finished: 3
Total pages read: 1059

Now that I'm done updating my blog for a while, I think I'll go read some more!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

High Summer Readathon, July 17-30

Me, getting ready to join another readathon:
via GIPHY
The High Summer Readathon runs from July 17-30, with a bonus "Christmas in July" event during the last weekend. The readathon starts at 12 AM on Monday, July 17 and ends at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 30. Read whatever you like! Get full info and sign up here.

My TBR pile is still a mystery, as I'm just finishing up my Alphabetically Yours challenge. I will post a shelfie once I have a better idea about what I'd like to read.

The readathon overlaps with a family visit, but I'm hoping to tempt my visitors with some lazy time in the hammock instead of non-stop sightseeing.

Updates to follow. Add your goals/books in the comments or use #HSreadathon on Twitter.

***Update: July 16, 2017
TBR Pile to start the challenge. Still deciding whether or not to read Christmas stories. Since we've got family visiting, my reading has been very slow this week and I'm still trying to finish a previous challenge. I hope to finish these quickly and add a few Christmas titles.


***Update: July 17, 2017
Books started: 2 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Gang Leader for a Day)
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 500

***Update: July 18, 2017
Books started: 1 (Wherever Nina Lies)
Books finished: 2 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; Gang Leader for a Day)
Pages read: 549

***Update: July 19, 2017
Books started: 0
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 210 (Wherever Nina Lies)

***Update: July 20, 2017
Books started: 1 (Out of Orange)
Books finished: 1 (Wherever Nina Lies)
Pages read: 106

***Update: July 21, 2017
Books started: 1 (Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood)
Books finished: 1 (Out of Orange)
Pages read: 305

***Update: July 22, 2017
Books started: 1 (Eyes on You)
Books finished: 1 (Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood)
Pages read: 484

***Update: July 23, 2017
Books started: 2 (Time Temptress; Hush)
Books finished: 2 (Eyes on You; Time Temptress)
Pages read: 372

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MIDPOINT PROGRESS (JULY 17-23):
Books started: 8
Books finished: 7
Pages read: 2526
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***Update: July 24, 2017
Books started: 2 (The Art of Horsemanship; Hush, Hush)
Books finished: 1 (Hush)
Pages read: 541

***Update: July 25, 2017
Books started: 1 (George Eliot)
Books finished: 2 (Hush, Hush; The Art of Horsemanship)
Pages read: 430

***Update: July 26, 2017
Books started: 1 (Tunnels)
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 148

***Update: July 27, 2017
Books started: 0
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 96

***Update: July 28, 2017
Books started: 1 (Deeper)
Books finished: 1 (Tunnels)
Pages read: 373 pages

***Update: July 29, 2017
Books started: 0
Books finished: 0
Pages read: 417 pages

***Update: July 30, 2017
Books started: 1 (Touch Magic)
Books finished: 1 (Deeper)
Pages read: 330

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Final Stack
Books started: 14
Books finished: 12
Pages read: 4861
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My goal was to read every day and stay focused on cleaning out books that have been languishing on my bookshelves. The downside of this goal was that most of these reads were ho-hum books that I wasn't all that interested in, but I am simply unable to get rid of a book if I haven't read it. Harry Potter and Touch Magic will keep their honored places on my shelves, but everything else can go to make room for books that make my heart sing.

I enjoyed chatting with other readers in the Facebook group and especially appreciated that this readathon is focused on actually reading and not so much on the social media and cutesy challenges that I've encountered in other readathons. Don't get me wrong--I do the challenges, but what I need most is LESS distraction and MORE concentrated reading time. Many thanks to Michelle at Seasons of Reading for bringing us together to celebrate reading. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017 Readathons

As an avid reader who has gotten distracted by iPad games, Facebook, and the daily idiocies exploding from the White House like a bad case of diarrhea, I recently noticed that I was talking about books and recommending them to others, but not actually reading all that much. I'm so much happier when I make time to read every day, so I've set out to recapture my daily reading habit with the help of reading challenges and readathons.

Completing Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, followed by Bout of Books 19, I've connected with a community of readers and rediscovered the joy of stepping away from technology and getting lost in a great read.

Here is a list of some other reading events that I'll be joining to keep the pages turning. Happy reading!



Monday, May 8, 2017

Bout of Books Readathon 19

I must say, I am loving the readathon thing right now. As an avid reader who hasn't been reading all that much lately, it feels amazing to get a shot of book excitement and to connect with other book lovers. 

The readathon goes from today, May 8, to Sunday, May 14. You can find out all of the details at the Bout of Books website. I'll be playing along here and updating as the week progresses.  I'll also be posting updates using #boutofbooks on Twitter. 


Goals for the week:


I will read one book every day. I will read for (at least) two hours every day.

Books to read (subject to change):




Challenge #1: Introduce yourself #insixwords.

Introverted reader, writer, teacher, atheist, feminist #insixwords


Updates:

MONDAY

Pages read today: 1064
Total pages read: 1064
Books started: 10
Books finished: 9
Books read: Lunch Lady series (books 1-9) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka; (Cress in progress)

TUESDAY

Pages read today: 530
Total pages read: 1594
Books started: 2
Books finished: 2
Books read: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen; Cress by Marissa Meyer; (Persepolis and Fairest in progress)

Challenge #2:  #notafont

My book covers are extremely font-y. Here's as close as I can get to #notafont.



WEDNESDAY

Pages read today: 631
Total pages read: 2225
Books started: 2
Books finished: 2
Books read: The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; Fairest by Marissa Meyer; (The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar and Winter in progress)

Challenge #3:  #shelfie4boutofbooks



THURSDAY


Pages read today: 1251
Total pages read: 3476
Books started: 2
Total books started: 16
Books finished: 2
Total books finished: 15
Books read: The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar; Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack (Winter and Women, Food, and Desire in progress)

Challenge #4:  #characterdatingprofile

Laird of Lallybroch, looking for love, likes kilts (James Alexander Malcom MacKenzie Fraser, Outlander)

FRIDAY


Pages read today: 239
Total pages read: 3715
Books started: 1
Total books started: 17
Books finished: 1
Total books finished: 16
Books read: I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs by Francesco Marciuliano (In progress: Winter; Women, Food, and Desire)

Today was a flailing, not failing day. I didn't get nearly the amount of reading done that I'd planned, but I still read a cute book of poetry that I would recommend to animal lovers. And check out the companion book, I Could Pee on This, with poems by cats. 

Challenge #5:  #bookspinerainbow



SATURDAY

Pages read today: 207
Total pages read: 3922
Books started: 1
Total books started: 18
Books finished: 1
Total books finished: 17
Books read: Winter by Marissa Meyer (In progress: Gaia's Garden)

Challenge #6:  #seasonsofbooks



Spring: Green Angel and Green Witch by Alice Hoffman--magical realism all about healing and new life
Summer: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald--a summer vacation that's all about books and helping people bloom
Fall: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar--back to school time
Winter: Lisey's Story by Stephen King--death and madness (Guess which season is my least favorite.)


SUNDAY

Pages read today: 414
Total pages read: 4336
Books started: 3
Total books started: 21
Books finished: 3
Total books finished: 20
Books read: The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park; Gaia's Garden by Toby Hemenway; Celtic Night by Bridget O'Dwyer (In Progress: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo)

I just started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Amy Schumer. Though I'll be able to keep reading for another hour or so, I have family coming into town and won't have time to update later. I've had a blast reading with the Bout of Books community this week and the readathon pushed me to read more than I would have on my own. 

Here's my final stack. Until next time!




Friday, April 28, 2017

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

A couple of days ago, a link to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon popped up in my Facebook feed, providing a happy distraction from all of the horrifying political news. I can't believe I never heard of this event before, as it's been going on twice a year since 2007. I would have had a blast with this when I was still teaching English. On the upside, now that I'm no longer under the constant pressure of being a teacher, taking 24 hours out of my life to do nothing but read and talk about books is easy and natural. My husband hasn't officially joined the festivities, but he baked some cookies to make sure I won't run out of snacks and has said he "might pick up a book for a while" tomorrow. The more excited I am about it, the more willing he is to see what all the fuss is about.

Go to the official website or this concise and comprehensive post for full details, but here it is in a nutshell: Try to read as much as you can in 24 hours.

Participants also track and discuss their reading across a wide variety of social media platforms. Look for #readathon wherever you hang out online. In order to focus primarily on reading, I'll be most active before and after the readathon itself, though I'm sure I won't be able to resist occasional updates. I'm already not reading nearly as much as I'd like to, so MORE distraction isn't what I need.

This challenge on Instagram looks fun (and there are bookish prizes).

I've seen a lot of people looking at this as an all-or-nothing proposition, but you can still participate if you have work or family obligations. Even with the best of intentions, most people aren't going to read during ALL of the 24 hours. Any reading we do during the readathon, especially if it is over and above our usual reading routine, can be counted as a win.



So, stretch out, grab a great read and a snack, and join a vibrant community of readers. Just for the fun of it.

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Hourly Updates
(NO GUARANTEE THAT THESE WILL ACTUALLY BE UPDATED HOURLY)

 5:00 AM  -  6:00 AM: Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech (152 pages - #1 done)
 6:00 AM  -  7:00 AM: Stickman Odyssey by Christopher Ford (200 pages - #2 done) 
 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (40 pages - in progress); The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (26 pages - in progress)
 8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (86 pages - #3 done); The Buried Giant (24 pages - in progress)
 9:00 AM  - 10:00 AM: The Buried Giant (34 pages - in progress)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: The Tale of Despereaux - The Graphic Novel (126 pages - #4 done) 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: The Buried Giant (52 pages - in progress) 
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM: People of the Book (33 pages - in progress)
 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM: As the World Burns by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan (220 pages - #5 done) 
 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM: Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (62 pages - in progress) 
 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM: Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (54 pages - #6 done) 
 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM: Green Witch by Alice Hoffman (81 pages - in progress)
 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM: Green Witch by Alice Hoffman (54 pages - #7 done); People of the Book (44 pages - in progress)
 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM: Dinner with hubby and back at it! The Buried Giant (15 pages - in progress) 
 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM: The Buried Giant (35 pages - in progress) 
 8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM: The Buried Giant (30 pages - in progress)
 9:00 PM  -  10:00 PM: People of the Book (71 pages - in progress)
10:00 PM -  11:00 PM: People of the Book (14 pages - in progress); The Buried Giant (16 pages - in progress)
11:00 PM -  12:00 AM: People of the Book (30 pages - in progress)
12:00 AM -  1:00 AM: The Buried Giant (30 pages - in progress)
 1:00 AM  -  2:00 AM: The Buried Giant (18 pages - #8 done); March, Book 1 by John Lewis (121 pages - #9 done)
 2:00 AM  -  3:00 AM: March, Book 2 by John Lewis (192 pages - #10 done) 
 3:00 AM  -  4:00 AM: March, Book 3 by John Lewis (200 pages - in progress)
 4:00 AM  -  5:00 AM: March, Book 3 by John Lewis (56 pages - #11 done); The Wide-Awake Princess (14 pages - in progress)

READATHON COMPLETE 

Books in the stack (11) are finished and the two in front are in process. I had to end with The Wide-Awake Princess!
My final stats from Bookout don't quite match with my running page totals, but I'm an English major. You do the math. I only remembered to start using the app later in the day, after seeing several cool infographics that other users had posted. So there's that.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first readathon and will look forward to participating in many more. Happy reading, everyone!