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24 Hour Read-a-Thon: The End Game

by Ann-Katrina

The 24 Hour Read-a-Thon has officially come to an end. However, Since I’m already 3/4 of the way through my final book, I’m just going to finish it before going to sleep. But as of right now, here are the various read-a-thon posts and updates:

(Yes, I’m aware I haven’t done an update post for The Search for Delicious. It will just have to wait.)

And my answers to the final event meme:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Surprisingly, the beginning hours. For whatever reason, I just couldn’t focus. I actually just hit my stride in the last few hours.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Siberia by Ann Halam & The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt was a cute and fast read.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Ask me again after I’ve slept.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? See the answer to question #3

5. How many books did you read? 3.75

6. What were the names of the books you read? Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen; Siberia by Ann Halam; The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt; The Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt (in progress)

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Enjoy is an interesting word. In terms of fun-factor, I’d go with The Search for Delicious, but in terms of intensity, I’d go with Siberia.

8. Which did you enjoy least? I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the reads I had. I was lucky.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn’t an official cheerleader, but one thing I forgot to do in my unofficial capacity was keep track of the blogs I’d visited. Maybe set up a spreadsheet for that, or keep an open post to jot the links in.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Of course you know I will be participating again. It’s just too much fun. I might even try my hand at cheerleading (in an official capacity) or hosting a mini challenge (man, there were some fun ones!).

I’d also like to thank all the people who popped into the blog and helped cheer me on! It helped bunches and I appreciate it.

(You have my apologies for any errors or omissions in the above. I’m sleep deprived and that’s the story I’m going with.)

Comments on 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: The End Game

  1. # Lenore wrote on April 11, 2010 at 9:59 am:

    Looks like a success to me!
    .-= Lenore´s last blog ..Book Bloggers Behaving Badly: Are YOU on an Author’s “Hate List”? =-.

  2. # Wendi (Bibliomom) wrote on April 11, 2010 at 10:59 am:

    Since I’ve stop blogging but I LOVE the Readathon I decided to participate as a Cheerleader this year and I found an easy way to keep track of the blogs I visited was to make a folder in Google Reader for Readathon. I would subscribe to each blog that I visited and put it in that folder. Because I don’t plan to stay subscribed to most of the blogs from the Readathon that allowed me unsubscribe enmass and also to keep track of the blogs I visited and their updates during the course of the day. I’m sure someone has a better system but that is the one that worked for me yesterday.

  3. # Alita wrote on April 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm:

    Looks like you got some great reading done! I also had trouble focusing during the first few hours – it took a while for my brain to wake up, I guess ;)

    Yes, you should definitely add some Cheerleading to your Reading next time. It’s funnn!
    .-= Alita´s last blog ..Monday Round Up (04.12.10) =-.

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