End of Event Meme

I missed the mid-event survey (I thought about doing but decided to keep reading instead :P), but here’s the end of event meme.

  • Which hour was most daunting for you?
    • The last one before I finally crashed (Hour 16). I actually fell asleep with the book in my hands! Should have had a nap…
  • Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    • I don’t usually read the kind of books that are considered ‘good’ Read-a-thon reads… Perhaps a book you’ve wanted to reread for ages could be a good one to get pulled back into.
  • Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    • Nope, keep up the good work!
  • What do you think worked really well in this yearโ€™s Read-a-thon?
    • I didn’t use the GoodReads group too much as part of my ‘less social media’ attempt, but it looked really well organized.
  • How many books did you read?
    • I read five books (but only one in its entirety during the Read-a-thon).
  • What were the names of the books you read?
    • The Lord of the Rings – 54 pages
    • “Shouldn’t You Be In School?” – 239 pages (finished the book) 
    • The 1918 Pilgrimage of Takamure Itsue – 80 pages
    • Walk on Earth a Stranger – 436 pages (entire book)
    • Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow – 165 pages 
  • Which book did you enjoy most?
    •  Surprisingly, I enjoyed Shikoku Pilgrimage book the most! (LotR aside, of course). Takamure sounds very much like a modern 23 year old. There’s a lot of humour I didn’t anticipate.
  • Which did you enjoy least?
    • Skary Childrin. It’s fine but not quite compelling enough to keep me awake ๐Ÿ˜›
  • If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next yearโ€™s Cheerleaders?
    • I cheered on Twitter (previously I cheered on blogs). I’m not sure I have any great advice, but I try to spread out my cheering throughout the day so it’s not too much to do at one time.
  • How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    • Unfortunately I will likely miss out on April’s Read-a-thon for the first time in three years, as I will be WWOOFing in New Zealand ๐Ÿ™ (though I’m not too sad about that!)

I read 974 pages in 10.5 hours. I used a stopwatch to keep track of my reading so even bathroom breaks and drink top ups were excluded this time ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not quite the 12 hours I hoped for, but I managed managed to squeak by my last record! I stayed off social media more than ever before, I think. I took a couple bigger breaks to do engage on Twitter and that was really fun (what would this even be without Twitter?!). How was your Read-a-thon?