Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon Final Post #readathon

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Hour 18, my meds had kicked in and I finally started getting sleepy (I had tried to go to bed during hour 17 but I couldn't sleep).  Hour 8 or so was another toughie, but I made it through that one.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  Novellas definitely, since they are quick reads.  Also I would suggest the Pretty Little Liars series if you haven't read them yet and you love YA mystery.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  No, I think y'all do a great job!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  I had a lot of fun with the mini-challenges I participated in.  I also enjoyed following the twitter feed.  The host posts were also inspiring.
  5. How many books did you read?  3
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Ruthless by Sara Shepard, Allure by Lea Nolan and My Own Miraculous by Joshilyn Jackson
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Allure by Lea Nolan
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  I had a hard time getting into My Own Miraculous at first, but it was a lot heavier material than the YA I had been reading.  Also my whole famiy was home and it was harder to concentrate, so I think it was less the book and more me and what was going on around me.  Because in the end I loved this novella.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  No help here, but thank you Cheerleaders for all you did!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  Definitely, I tend to participate each time as long as I don't have something going on with the kids that weekend!  I will participate as a reader again and maybe next year I'll go even longer (18 hours this year had to be my record!)
Books Read: 3
Pages Read: 860
Hours Read:  11 (was involved for 18 hours, but actually read about 11 of them)