Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon: End of Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    •  Hour 21 (5PM). I was feeling a bit sluggish and hungry but I didn’t want to get up to make food…it was tough to get off the couch ๐Ÿ˜›
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    • Though I haven’t finished it yet, Room‘s narrative style makes it an easy one to breeze through. I’m glad I saved it for the last hour!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    • I liked the idea of sprints hosted on the Goodreads group but I didn’t know when they were happening. Maybe have some way of announcing that, on the Twitter feed perhaps?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this yearโ€™s Read-a-thon?
    • This was my first time cheerleading, and I think the Google Doc was really helpful and easy to use!
  5. How many books did you read?
    • I completed two books and read bits of three others.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    • Burial Rites (completed), I Am Malala (completed), Asleep (~40 pages), Life After Life (~40 pages) and Room  (~80 pages)
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    • Burial Rites! I couldn’t understand why everyone loved this book (the premise seemed a bit dull to me) but now I do.
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    • Asleep – I read 40 pages but couldn’t get into it.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next yearโ€™s Cheerleaders?
    • This was my first time being a cheerleader. I tried to take a look at a person’s recent tweets and send a cheer related to whatever they’re up to at the the moment (instead of posting a general cheer). If you have the time for that, you can start up some great conversations!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    • 100% likely! I think I would take the same role. Focus on reading, but also be a cheerleader.

Once again I made use of Jenn of Jenn’s Bookshelves spreadsheet to track my reading. Here are my stats:

  • Burial Rites – 331 pages in 4.1 hours
  • I Am Malala – 319 pages in 3.9 hours
  • Asleep – 35 pages in 0.4 hours
  • Life After Life – 35 pages in 0.37 hours
  • Room – 86 pages in 0.9 hours

I read for 10.2 hours, surpassing my goal of 9 hours! ^-^ Now I’m off to bed. I hope everyone had a great Read-a-thon. I certainly did!