Sunday, October 10, 2010

24 Hour Read-a-thon Final Update + End of Event Meme

With the read-a-thon coming to a close in two hours, I've decided to call it quits and finally go to bed. I didn't read as much as I would have liked, but for my first time participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon, I'm fairly pleased with the outcome.

Books read:
  • Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
  • Freefall by Mindi Scott
  • Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
Reviews written:
  • For the 3 books above and for The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Hours read: About 8
Pages read: 839 pages

Mini-challenges:
End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I'd say that the last few hours (Hour 20 and on) because I was getting really, really tired and it was hard to even keep my eyes open.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper really kept me engaged because it has perfect pacing and made me laugh over and over. I wanted to see what crazy thing would happen next. Some other books are: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Devouring series by Simon Holt, Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan, and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
This was my first time and I was very impressed by the organization, so I don't really have any suggestions to improve it.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I think the cheerleaders were awesome, as were the challenges that had people posting on each other's blogs.
5. How many books did you read?
Only 3 :(
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
Freefall by Mindi Scott
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
8. Which did you enjoy least?
I enjoyed all 3 books, so I don't think I can say one was the worst
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
N/A
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'd love to participate again as a reader and maybe even host a mini-challenge. Now that I know what to expect, I think I'd be more prepared and eager to read more.

    2 comments:

    brandileigh2003 said...

    You did great! I probably would go to bed but I don't think I will. My little girl will be getting up as readathon ends, so no sleep for me :)

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    elizabeth said...

    Awesome job! I did not get as much reading done as you did.

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