Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: The Wrap Up
Well, I stayed up until 4 am (the beginning of hour 22!) but couldn’t stay awake anymore. And I’m extremely exhausted today. I don’t think I’ve been this tired since those first months after my son was born.
But regardless, I had a blast and I reached my goals, so I think it was a success! So I’ll answer the End of Event questions and then post my final stats.
- Which hour was most daunting for you? I’d say hours 20 and 21. I went to sleep early in hour 22, and those couple of hours right before were really hard! At one point (around hour 20) I read for an hour straight and only read 24 pages! My brain was really slow at that point.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The two books I finished this year, I think, are great for readathon. The first is The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan. It’s a really beautifully written novel that tells the story of a romance through definitions. It’s 211 pages, but many of the pages are only a few sentences long, so it’s a really quick read! And the other book I read was a manga, and I think those are great for readathon, especially to break things up a bit.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I can’t think of any! This was my first time participating and I think it went really well!
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I think it all went really well!
- How many books did you read? Finished 2, plus started another
- What were the names of the books you read? The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan, Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld, and Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
- Which book did you enjoy most? The Lover’s Dictionary, hands down. It was just such a creative book and was so beautifully written.
- Which did you enjoy least? Sloppy Firsts, but I think that’s only because I started reading it at the time when my brain started slowing down.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was not a cheerleader.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Oh, I’ll definitely participate again! (Hopefully my husband will be okay with watching our son again all day!) I’ll be a reader of course and next time maybe I’ll sign up as a cheerleader, too, or host a mini-challenge. I guess it all depends on how busy I am at the time.
So here are my final stats! My only goal was to read both The Lover’s Dictionary and Uglies: Shay’s Story, and I reached that goal!
Total books read:
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (Finished!)
Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld (Finished!)
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty (only read about 34 pages)
Total pages read: 437
Total pages read: 437
Total time spent reading: 7 hours (I should have kept count of how many hours I spent doing mini-challenges and commenting, too, because I did a lot of that!)
Turn to Page… @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
E-book Survey @ Noumena12 Book Blog
MidEvent Survey @ Dewey’s Read-a-Thon home page
Name That Book @ Fictionally Inclined
Other participants I’ve visited: (I plan on visiting more soon!)
Prizes won: None, darn!
I adapted this template from Irish at Ticket to Anywhere. Thanks, Irish!
So I think it was a great success! I enjoyed the mini-challenges and checking out other bloggers who were participating, and of course the reading! I’ll definitely be participating again! Now I should probably take a nap…