Sunday, October 25, 2009

Read-a-thon Wrap-Up

After a lovely night's rest, I'm back to wrap things up. I read for about an hour and then crashed last night. Here are some end of event questions to answer:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
probably my last - I read the same page over and over and still didn't know what it said. That is when I decided to go to bed.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I think it definitely depends on the reader, but I love Richard Peck's Grandma Dowdel books: A Long Way From Chicago A Year Down Yonderand A Season of Gifts. They are short and packed with hilarious stories that should keep you reading.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I wish the posts on the read-a-thon site had times attached - sometimes I forget what hour it is or how long I can participate in a mini-challenge. Also some mini-challenges didn't have end times and that was a bit confusing.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
There was a lot of stuff going on to help you if you needed a break - blogs to visit, mini-challenges, etc.

5. How many books did you read?
Two full books, finished two books I'd already started, and then started two new ones. (~5)

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Daylight Runner, Betsy-Tacy and Tib, The Name of This Book is Secret, Between Me and the River, A Season of Gifts, and Artemis Fowl

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Name of This Book is Secret

8. Which did you enjoy least?
I didn't get a lot out of Artemis Fowl while I was listening, but I think I will enjoy it more when I listen to it with less distraction.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I think I'd like to participate again - maybe not both in April and October though. Definitely a reader. And maybe a part-time cheerleader.

Total books read: ~5
Total pages read: 869
Total hours read: 14

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  1. Congratulations! You did a wonderful job!

  2. wow. 5 books in 14 hours. That is very impressive!

  3. Great job. I kind a wish would have bounced more from book to book, but I was obsessed with "finishing!"

  4. Way to go! Sounds like you had a great readathon!

    I don't think I could bounce around. I get too sucked into what I'm reading!

  5. Thanks guys! I'm usually not a bouncer (heh heh) but for some reason I was able to jump around more for this one. I think it was a good thing, too.

  6. Congrats on a great readathon -- hope to see you next time!


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