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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Readathon Wrap-up

Ok - I must admit that I fell asleep reading around 1am this morning.  That would have been about hour 18 where I am.  When I woke back up at 4, it was all I could do to go up to bed. But I did keep much better statistics than in previous readathons!

I read for a total of 9.5 hours - reading 705 pages, which means I read about 1.25 pages a minute.  I spent 6.75 hours doing mini challenges and visiting other blogs and took 2 big breaks - one for our birthday celebrations and one for dinner which was the last 1.5 hours - totalling 17.75 hours that I was awake during this readathon.

I finished 2 books - Texas Blue by Jodi Thomas and Wither by Lauren DeStefano.  I am almost done with book 3 - The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh.  You can watch for my reviews early next week.

If you get a chance - take a guess at my Reading Puzzle post.  I didn't have any one guess what books the pictures were describing.  I will post the answers at the end of this one - so go ahead - go over there now and then come back and see if you were right.

Here is the final mini-challenge that was posted in hour 24

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Ummm - the hour I fell asleep... Hour 18

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Not really - my interests change depending on my mood.  I really enjoyed Wither by Lauren DeStefano this year though.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I thought the hosts did a great job this year.  The only thing I could think of, is maybe make a list of what challenges are going to be held during which hours, and how long they will be open - because I missed one that was only open one hour that I would have liked to participate in.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Love the idea of a huge list of books read.

5. How many books did you read?

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Texas Blue by Jodi Thomas
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
1/2 of The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

8. Which did you enjoy least?
N/A - they were all enjoyable!

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am very likely to participate next year - probably still as only a reader though.


Kim said...

Congrats on your accomplishments! Such a fun event, isn't it?

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you had a fantastic read-a-thon!

Julie said...

I guessed, and I hope I'm right! You did great ... I lasted a teeny bit longer in the AM, but I had a big break in the morning, too. Got up a couple of times before the end and read a little more. Right now, I feel kind of hungover, even with my daytime nap ;)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

You had a successful read-a-thon! I didn't do so hot. I got 100 pages read in two different books. I didn't start reading until 5/6 pm because I was gone half the day yesterday. I did win one mini-challenge (book sentence) and one read-a-thon giveaway. It was fun, wasn't it? Also, I heard yesterday was your birthday, or is it today? Well anyway, happy birthday!

I answered your reading puzzles too...just a couple of minutes ago.


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