I crashed shortly after crossing into hour 19 (which stinks, because I wanted to do Kate’s Book Sentence challenge. Sorry, Kate!). I planned on just having a quick nap and rallying around hour 22, but once my alarm went off I knew it wasn’t going to happen. Anyway, I’ve added the info for my last few hours (17-19) and the End of Event Meme.
Book(s) read since last update:
Thoughts on current read:
I started Blind Spot by Laura Ellen and although I didn’t get very far, it’s pretty cool so far!
Total books read:
Pages read since last update:
Total pages read:
236. 40 pages of Blind Spot and 196 pages of The Amber Spyglass.
Amount of time spent reading since last update:
1 hour 33 minutes
Total time spent reading:
8 hours 18 minutes
Mini-challenges completed (running total):
Opening Event Meme
Oldies But Goodies @ A Literary Odyssey
Turn to Page @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
End of Event Meme
Other participants I’ve visited (running total):
Abducted by Books
On the Wings of Books
Midnight Book Girl
The Fake Steph Dot Com
KT’s Reading Rainbow
Books, Biscuits & Tea
The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Prizes I’ve won:
Woohoo! I won a door prize in hour 5! Sweet!
Official Read-a-Thon page
End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hours 17-19 were pretty bad. I was fading. But I was reading really slowly at the beginning, as well. I probably should have switched books earlier.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I actually don’t have any to suggest. However, I will say that people should try NOT to do what I did this year–don’t have a whole bunch of books for review that you have to read during the readathon. Try to stick with shorter books, or graphic novels, etc. And make sure that you can switch easily and not feel guilty. Because when you have scheduled books that you need to read, you don’t want to switch it up and with a readathon you kind of have to.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I don’t think so. But I would like to know how people stay up the whole time. Do they take naps midway? Or do they somehow train for this? I never can make it all the way.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything seemed to work well.
5. How many books did you read?
I read from 2 books, but I didn’t finish either.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman and Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
8. Which did you enjoy least?
The Amber Spyglass. I don’t hate the book, but for some reason it’s been very hard for me to get into.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I was not a cheerleader. But I appreciate all the people who came and cheered for me!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I will definitely participate again. I’ll always be a reader, but next time I’ll try to do more, like be a cheerleader or host a mini-challenge if I can.
I had a great time, but I do wish I had read more. I’m just such a slow reader and I obviously should have switched books earlier than I did. Oh well, you live and learn! Good job, everyone, and see you next time!