April 2016 Readathon: Finish Line!
Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is a bi-annual readathon, hosted at 24hourreadathon.com, where readers and bloggers get together and read for 24 hours, sharing their experience with others.
Well, guys, how did everyone do? I really wish I had spent more time reading during the day, because I really don’t feel like I accomplished much. Oh, well. There’s always next time!
Here are my answers to the End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Basically all day. I really didn’t get into the groove of reading except for a few hours. But I guess the hardest hours were 16-20. I was tired during all of those, and really, really tired during the last couple. It was hard to focus, much less read and retain it.
Graphic novels are always good if you’re a slow reader like me.
This was my first year to cheer, and I have to say it was more time-consuming than I thought it would be. But I’m sure using Twitter to cheer is much less time-consuming than commenting on individual blogs. However, I was kind of sad because I only had one comment on my Starting Line post, and none on my Updates post. I understand that not all participants have blogs, but now it feels like maybe I’m wasting my time by posting all these updates on my blog? Because entering in data and things like that does take time away from reading, too. I don’t know. I am a blogger and I enjoy posting these kinds of things on my blog, but if the readathon is going to become more of a social media thing, then maybe I won’t post all this stuff on my blog anymore.
Also, maybe make sure the people hosting mini-challenges aren’t doing the same kinds of challenges? I saw two road-trip challenges and two quote challenges this year. I did one road-trip challenge, and decided not to do the other, because I had already done the first one.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Just 2, unfortunately. I really wanted to get more read, but it just didn’t happen.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz graphic novel by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, and Skottie Young
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Walking Dead, Compendium Two
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I’ll definitely be participating any time that I can. I think next time I might have to get a hotel room or something so that I can have less distractions.