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

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I wanted and tried really hard to read when I returned to the hostel after a concert, which was during Hour 1 (9-10PM for me), but I was exhausted and distracted, so I only read for 20 minutes.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Annihilation is definitely a good one. It had me hooked. (However, I started to read the sequel immediately, but I don’t think it’s as good a read-a-thon read as the first…)
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? None – keep up the excellent work ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. What do you think worked really well in this yearโ€™s Read-a-thon?Although it completely slipped my mind as I got distracted by the Southern Reach trilogy, I liked the idea of a read-along! Next time I’ll remember to participate ^^;
  5. How many books did you read? I completed two books, read half of a third, and read a few chapters of a fourth.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Annihilation and (half of) Authority by Jeff VanderMeer, Tuesdays the Castle by , and parts of The Riddles of the Hobbit by Adam Roberts
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Tie between Annihilation and Tuesdays at the Castle
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Not being able to read while on the three hour ride back home this morning, and missing the opening and mid-way memes.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next yearโ€™s Cheerleaders? I try to breakdown my cheering into chunks (for example, five or ten minutes every hour).
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 90%! I know the next one will be in October and I’m attending two conventions that month…but somehow I’ll make it work! I had fun hosting a mini-challenge and reading people’s responses, so if I can think of a good idea for next time I’d like to do that again.

I overshot a bit by putting the same goal as last read-a-thon (nine hours). ^^; I forgot to consider I was going to have a lot less time to participate! I’m happy with what I did get in, though. Two complete books finished and just over six hours spent reading. Here are my reading stats:

  • Annihilation – 174 pages in 2.37 hours
  • Authority  –  210 pages in 2.38 hours
  • Tuesdays at the Castle  – 184 pages in 1.5 hours
  • The Riddles of the Hobbit  – 22 pages in 0.68 hours
  • TOTAL: 488 pages in 6.28 hours

How was your read-a-thon? Did you read any good books? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I can't imagine participating in this — maybe if it were a vacation day and my family were all gone! I'm glad there are other people who can read for 24 hours!

  • Thank you for the lovely comments on my Dutch blog… I was really happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yes, 24 hours is a lot even for me! I'm impressed by those who make it through the whole thing. I like my sleep too much…

  • You're welcome! It's great read that our cheer-leading is appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚