Sunday, October 23, 2011
24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up!
I read until about 5:30am (when other people in the house started getting up, and I went WOW, IT'S LATE) after turning the computer off so that means it's time for a final update!
Final Update End of Readathon
I read The Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John and finished the last 100 pages of Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan in my last reading push.
Pages Read: 1468
Books Read (in full): 4
Eaten: My Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains
Disasters: Overall nothing so bad! (Except that Red Wings loss ugh)
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
9-14 where I just lost all my concentration and couldn't read a word! It was totally annoying. But once that cleared up, I was able to hunker down and read a bunch more! I just wish I'd been able to stick it out, but work calls.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Man, The Five Flavors of Dumb was AMAZING. I freaking adored that book so much. It sucked you in and never let go. I saw a bunch of people reading Hunger Games books which seemed like a good idea! It's hard to put those down in the middle!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not really! I had an amazing time and can't wait for the next. OH! I do have one - I didn't see the main @readathon twitter account until way late in the day. Maybe mention that more prominently in the posts? Or it might have been, and I just failed to notice
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I thought the cheerleaders were really well-organized and it was great both from a reader's perspective to get such happy wonderful notes and from a cheerer's perspective because I knew exactly what was being asked of me and what I could do!
5. How many books did you read?
Four in total and bits and pieces of another 6.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Hooked by Catherine Greenman
Six Rules of Maybe by Deb Caletti
Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
And I read the last third of Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. The other books don't count cause I just read the first 20 pages and called it quits!
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Five Flavors of Dumb for sure. That was a fantastic book and had me laughing and crying. Tangled was a close second and a good one to start off with.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Hooked. It's a good book and a well-written book, but man, it's depressing. Reading it late at night was a terrible idea, but I refused to let me taught me into putting it down, darnit!
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Have fun! Seriously. Really read the reader's updates so you can make a personal comment and remind people who seem stressed that it's okay to take a break!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'm definitely going to play again and next time I hope to plan to read for the full 24 hours! I'll definitely cheer again too because that was all kinds of fun.
Thank you again to all the organizers and everyone who visited and all the prize-donators! I'm so excited to get my prize! Such a cool bonus to a day of amazingness.
Yay Readathon! That was fun! Except now my back hurts from sitting all day. Next time I'll definitely have to plan moving breaks more often.