Hour 13 – You are Here (and officially halfway through!)

Hi there. It’s Elizabeth with you again. I’m happy to announce that you are officially halfway through! Congratulations on making it this far! Be sure and check out the minichallenges that are being hosted this hour and check out the MidEvent Survey.

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
2) What have you finished reading?
3) What is your favorite read so far?
4) What about your favorite snacks?
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

Current Minichallenges

MidEvent Survey we’re hosting!
Your Favorite Trouble Maker
The Fake Steph Dot Com.
E-Book Survey at Noumena12 Book Blog.
First Line Quiz at Fictionally Inclined.

Get up, stretch a little, get that blood flowing in your lower extremities. Shake off that sluggishness! I don’t know about you, but music does it for me. Cheesy, pop music to be exact. Set those inhibitions aside for a moment and jump around a little! (And if you want to capture this on video and share it with the world, hey, who am I to stop you?)

Winners

Reading in Translation: Martina
Book Staging Contest: Felicia the Geeky Blogger

74 thoughts on “Hour 13 – You are Here (and officially halfway through!)”

  1. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? No not tired but the Benadryl might change that in a couple of hours.

    2) What have you finished reading? I am almost done with Cougar Club.

    3) What is your favorite read so far? The Cougar Club by Susan McBride

    4) What about your favorite snacks? I think I love my blondies so far.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! Not yet but I will continue to look.

  2. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    My eyes are so tired but my body isn’t yet :)

    2) What have you finished reading?
    NOTHING! I just started A Clash of Kings this morning but I’m 350ish pages into the 866 pages.

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    I am enjoying it but it is tough to do one book for 12 hours.

    4) What about your favorite snacks? We had Gorgonzola and caramelized onion pastry puffs… YUM!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I done some of the mini challenges and I’m excited to go back to some of those blogs later this week.

  3. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I’m doing good overall, but my eyes are tired. :( I may take a break while eating dinner to rest my eyes a bit.
    2) What have you finished reading? The Virgin Blue, The Bridge to Terebithia and Big Stone Gap
    3) What is your favorite read so far? The Bridge to Terebithia
    4) What about your favorite snacks? cheese and crackers
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! Yup: http://fictionally-inclined.blogspot.com – a fellow Okie!

  4. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I took a mini nap earlier so I’m doing okay. And I try to listen to audio for at least 10 minutes every hour to give my eyes a rest

    2) What have you finished reading?
    Stop in the Name of Pants! and Voyage on the Great Titanic

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Voyage on the Great Titanic, always a great re-read from the Dear America series

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Guac!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    Not yet but there’s still time!

  5. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? It changes. Sometimes I am just yawning and then I get a burst of energy! I usually just get up if I start getting tired and move around. My eyes aren’t quite ready to quit me yet, but I predict in a couple more hours they will.
    2) What have you finished reading? I’ve finished 2 books; Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater and Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost.
    3) What is your favorite read so far? Hmm I liked them both, but I have to say that Fighting to Survive was much more satisfying!
    4) What about your favorite snacks? So far it’s been popcorn with the kiddo! :)
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I have been really focusing on reading more than socializing, but I may start shaking things up soon!

    Happy Reading!

  6. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

    Must admit, I’m starting to feel quite tired, and my head is a bit achy. I may have to finish the book I’m reading at the moment, then sleep for a while, and read more in the final hours of the Readathon.
    2) What have you finished reading?
    Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks by David Whitaker
    One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare
    Currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Probably Cinder
    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Can’t go wrong with chips and dip
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    No, haven’t had time to check out other people’s blogs. I have books to get through.

  7. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? All of the above. I’m getting old.

    2) What have you finished reading? 1 book. I feel like a slacker.

    3) What is your favorite read so far? The 1 I read.. haha

    4) What about your favorite snacks? I had some pop chips and they were really yummy!!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! Yes!! http://twocanadianreaders.blogspot.ca/ Canadians like me :))

  8. Yay, we’ve reached the halfway point, and I’m so ridiculously proud of everyone! Now, only another twelve hours to go and we can get some much deserved sleep. :D

    1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I’m not too bad — eyes are getting a little bit tired, but nothing too bad. Thankfully I started at a good time. (8 a.m.) Now, ask me that in another four hours…

    2) What have you finished reading?
    Err– can you ask me that next hour? Though I did read a few Darwin Awards stories this morning…

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    My only read so far! : D “Flesh and Blood” by Jonathan Kellerman.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I’ve had some of my giant marshmallows and some strawberries, and both were pretty awesome.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I’ve been so anxious to get back to reading that I really haven’t checked many out.

  9. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? Nope; I made it through the afternoon/early evening sleepies and am heading into my personal “prime time” :)
    2) What have you finished reading? I finished A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry
    3) What is your favorite read so far? I am absolutely loving Jenny Lawson’s (The Bloggess) Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
    4) What about your favorite snacks? I’ve not really tapped into my supply much; I’ve eaten a lot of deli meat since that’s a typical grab-n-go fridge snack for me on a regular day, lol
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! Yup and I have and shall!

  10. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I’m doing fine, not sleepy or anything and quite caught up in my books.
    2) What have you finished reading?
    I have finished reading The Tar-Aiym Krang by Alan Dean Foster and Supernaturally by Kiersten White
    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    That was Supernaturally by Kiersten White
    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I am enjoying the Easter eggs my mother-in-law sent me – and no even though she sent them well before Easter I only just got them last week else they wouldn’t have lasted till now.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I have seen some interesting ones.

  11. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? Not too tired, just a little bit
    2) What have you finished reading? Only two books…Remember Me and The Return
    3) What is your favorite read so far? Remember Me
    4) What about your favorite snacks? Pocky
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! No…but I still have some time :)

  12. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I’m doing pretty good now, must be all the caffine I’ve had in the past 2 hours. I’m a bit restless so I might move to a different chair or walk and read for a while

    2) What have you finished reading?
    Croak by Gina Damico and Fallenwood by Leslie Soule

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Croak! It was such a funny and entertaining read!

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    The strawberries I ate were pretty awesome.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I’ve seen a few that I plan to go back to once it’s over. I haven’t really had the chance to look around today though, but guarantee you I will be looking when this is all over.

  13. 1) I’m actually not tired at all, because so far this entire read-a-thon has been during normal waking hours for me. (Not that 8 a.m. on a Saturday is usually a waking hour, but I digress.) It’ll be the last 9 hours or so that really hurt.

    2) What have you finished reading?: I read the last half of The Marsh King’s Daughter, plus About That Night and Scarlet in their entirety.

    3) What is your favorite read so far?: I’ve enjoyed all of them, but About That Night is my favorite thus far.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?: I bought Smartfood while I was out running errands this morning, and that was pretty choice.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!: You know, I can’t pick just one! I’ve been trying to stop by a variety of blogs, especially those who have left comments on mine. I really appreciate those comments — they keep me going! :)

  14. Mid-Event Meme

    1. How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    A little but not too much…

    2. What have you finished reading?
    Ginger Chambers – Bachelor’s Puzzle
    Christyne Butler – The Sheriff’s Secret Wife

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    The Sheriff’s Secret Wife by Christyne Butler

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Cookies

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the read-a-thon? If so, give them some love!
    Nope, I’ve just been looking at my best friends and her husband’s – will probably go check out some later on… I was listening to my friend commenting on ones she was cheering for… Interesting….

  15. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? Sleepy and cold, mostly. I think I am going to switch off the computer when I start writing this update, and go to read in bed — which will mean I’ll fall asleep quite soon! But I trust I’ll be back in the morning.
    2) What have you finished reading? Nothing. I have read the main bulk of Propp’s book, and am now working my way through Bleak House
    3) What is your favorite read so far? I have to admit that Bleak House is picking up, this week’s reading has been quite a discovery.
    4) What about your favorite snacks? I’m eating too much :-( I’d love some hot chocolate, but as winter was supposed to be ended, we’ve run out of it some time ago…
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? I haven’t blogged much, actually. I planned to to that later in the night, but as things are, I might never get to it. Too bad! I’m afraid this Read-a-thon is not turning out as well as I hoped :-(

  16. My first comment doesn’t seem to have submitted… A running problem for me, today.

    1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I’m not sleepy, though I might be if I wasn’t in intense pain! Yay, gallstones. Fun for all the family.
    2) What have you finished reading?
    The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dorothy L. Sayers), Brook Street Rogues (Ava March), Sleeping Beauty, Indeed (ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft), Tutankhamen: The Life and Death of a Boy King (Christine El Mahdy). I’m in the middle of The Broken Kingdoms (N.K. Jemisin).
    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Hmmm, probably the Sayers: I always love Lord Peter.
    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I have nommed a Snickers bar or two, which has probably not helped with the aforementioned intense pain!
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I haven’t really been looking at blogs; I tend to do that the day after. I’ve only wandered by the blogs belonging to the hosts of mini-challenges. They’ve all been very fun, though!

  17. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    Since I didn’t sleep at all through the night Friday, I had to give in and nap this afternoon. I’m good to go for the last half!

    2) What have you finished reading?
    Still reading the first book, “The Art of Fielding.” I’ve spent far too much time Twitter-ing and blogging than reading! Not good!

    3) What is your favorite read so far? N/A, since there’s only the one

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Surprisingly, I’ve not yet yielded to the snack bingeing! But with 12 hours ahead, I’m definitely starting to crave the salty. Chips are soon to be devoured!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    Though I’ve not yet spent much time scouring the readathon blogs, I did make a connection with FolioFiles early on. She seems to be doing pretty well! http://foliofiles.femmeflavor.com/

  18. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

    No, not yet. And my husband and daughter left so I have the house to myself for a while.

    2) What have you finished reading?

    China Trade by S J Rozan and A Plain Death by Amanda Flower

    3) What is your favorite read so far?

    They were both good, both mysteries that relied heavily on their settings.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?

    Chocolate.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

    I haven’t gotten around to visiting much yet. Sorry!

  19. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?A little tired from typing up my posts for co-hosting later in the night.
    2) What have you finished reading? I finished “Deadlocked” by Charlaine Harris.
    3) What is your favorite read so far? “Deadlocked” so far but I am enjoying “Lone Wolf”
    4) What about your favorite snacks? Petit Ecolier European Chocolate Biscuits..Yum!
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I checked out Fictionally Inclined which was a new blog for me!

    Thanks for the survey and Happy Reading to All!
    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime

  20. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    -Not tired at all! Actually cozy and somewhat energetic.

    2) What have you finished reading?
    -Sadly, only Casey Barnes Eponymous.

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    -Since that’s all I’ve finished so far and I’ve just started another review book, the above is it.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    -I had a red velvet/strawberry ice cream Coldstone cupcake. It was marvelous.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    -I’ve been hopping around, I’ve found some real cool ones, but a lot to name!

  21. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

    I took time out during the past hour to eat supper and relax.

    2) What have you finished reading?

    I’m more than halfway finished with the one 405-page book that I hope to finish.

    3) What is your favorite read so far?

    Chapters 12 and 32. (Yes, I know that wasn’t what you meant, but I am — after all — only reading the one book, probably.)

    4) What about your favorite snacks?

    Mandarin orange danish rolls, that I made early in the day.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

    I haven’t been looking. I’ve concentrated on reading. Maybe later.

  22. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? Nope. I’m doing well.
    2) What have you finished reading? Aisling books 1 and 2.
    3) What is your favorite read so far? Aisling book 2.
    4) What about your favorite snacks? Angel Food cake.
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! No. I’m not really a blog person.

  23. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    ~I was doing okay but then I took a nap, LOL. My bad.

    2) What have you finished reading?
    ~The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    ~Same as above, but I’m not just saying that cuz its the only one I’ve finished. I REALLY enjoyed it!

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    ~Cheez-its and mountain dew all the way!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    ~Not yet but I plan to do both :D

  24. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    Not really, I’ve taken two 20 minute naps and I’m doing pretty good!

    2) What have you finished reading?
    Two books
    Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes
    Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Ummmm….I loved them both! A LOT!

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Peanut Butter M & Ms and Jelly Bellys!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    Found a few people on twitter, but haven’t been visiting the blogs yet. I probably will tomorrow after the readathon is over!

  25. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? My eyes are a little tired. I took a 10 minute doze in hour 9. That helped tremendously

    2) What have you finished reading?
    My goal is not really to finish, but variety. However, I think I will finish Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    For the first 12 hours I have surprisingly read from 2 books. Jane Eyre and Royal Street. They are very different books. Can’t choose a favorite :)

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    So far, the cinnamon frosted bread sticks from a pizza place.. mmm

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    not yet!

  26. 1) How are you doing are you sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

    I’m not yet but im off to get a massage so maybe after :)

    2) What have you finished reading?
    I’ve read 6 books and I’m on my 7th

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    I’d have to say the graphic novel Tumor
    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Pretzels and Green Tea
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I’ve followed a bunch of new people on twitter but icant remember. Names!

  27. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    It’s only 6 o’clock here so I’m not tired yet. Since I’ve yet to get a ton of reading in my eyes aren’t that tired :P

    2) What have you finished reading?
    I’ve only finished Croak by Gina Damico

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    I’ve only read one book, but I enjoyed it and I’m currently reading The Humming Room and I think I’ll really like it.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I’ve only eaten a ciabatta roll today, but some soup’s on, so hopefully that’ll be good!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I haven’t gotten around to many blogs yet, but I’m hoping to find some new ones :D

  28. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I still feel awake?

    2) What have you finished reading?
    I started and finished Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter. Other than that, I’ve been reading a little of this and a little of that. My main focus for the last several hours is Sacre Bleu which I’m hoping to finish soon.

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Short Friday by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Pepsi and the Hershey desert from Pizza Hut.
    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    Yes.

  29. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    - I am doing okay. I had a moment of heavy eyelids earlier, but we just ordered dinner. So the anticipation of Chinese take out is keeping me excited.

    2) What have you finished reading?
    I’ve managed to finish 9 books – mostly graphic novels:
    The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
    Cupcakes of Doom! By Ray Friesen
    Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton
    The Titanic Sinks! By Thomas Conklin
    A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel
    I, Librarian by James Turner
    Death of a Travelling Man by M.C. Beaton
    Into the Volcano by Don Wood
    The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    I think the winner on this one is the Alexander McQueen book

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    My breakfast of baked french toast with strawberries and mimosas. It was nommy – http://recreationalreading.blogspot.com/2012/04/hour-3-wherein-our-reader-makes-food.html

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    - I’ve been bad and I’ve done a blog check it, I plan to when read-a-thon is over.

  30. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    Well, it’s around 3am in my corner of the world and I almost nodded off on the sofa a few times in the last hour. I am seriously considering to go to sleep for 3 or 4 hours. My bed looks very inviting indeed.

    2) What have you finished reading?
    This and this… But I was done with over half of each of them when the Read-A-Thon started. I am going to crack open a new book now and we’ll see how long I last…

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    Well, I only finished two so far. So “In Her Name: First Contact” is definitely the winner. It was an epic space opera with great characters and battles.

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I am not much of a snack food person. The 24 hours started at 2pm for me, I had an early dinner around 5pm and nothing since. Breakfast will be the next thing.

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I skimmed a few, but did not explore them very deeply.

  31. 1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    I am so excited for work to be over, it was slow so I was kind of able to read but I just want to get fully back into it.
    2) What have you finished reading?
    Jenna Starborn, and TS Eliots The Waste Land…over and over, I had a paper due.
    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    The Academie which I have just started.
    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Popcorn! and duplex cookies and milk.

  32. Whoops, I’m a bit late, but I’ll answer anyway!

    1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    Not too sleepy but my back hurts. I’ll have to find a new spot to sit ASAP!

    2) What have you finished reading?
    The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan and Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    The Lover’s Dictionary! It’s so beautifully written!

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I haven’t snacked yet! I’ve just been eating like normal! Although I see some snacks in my future!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    I have only visited blogs that I already follow so far, but that is about to change! I plan on spending at least Hour 15 to find some more blogs to comment on!

    This is my first readathon and I’m having a blast! I accomplished my goal which was to read those two books that I’ve read, and now the rest is bonus! Happy reading everyone!

  33. Currently updating my read-a-thon post with my answers to the survey: http://www.knittingandsundries.com/2012/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon-april-21-2012.html

    and here they are:

    1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    Not sleepy at all; it’s not even 10 PM and my day hasn’t been all reading :)

    2) What have you finished reading?
    I finished “Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    I’m currently reading “Bloodland” by Alan Glynn, and I’m liking it better than the first title

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    I’ve been keeping it light, but I DID have a scoop of vanilla ice cream with warm caramel topping! Yumm!

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

    I have only visited a few so far (and yes, I’ve found a couple of new ones – Naida at … the bookworm … for one :)

  34. Trying to post this again…
    1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
    Not tired, though I am looking forward to a change of scenery.

    2) What have you finished reading?
    The Most Important Thing I Know

    3) What is your favorite read so far?
    The Dashwood Sisters Tell All

    4) What about your favorite snacks?
    Animal Crackers

    5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
    Book Drunkard http://virginiebarbeau.wordpress.com/

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