October 14, 2012

Read-a-Thon Wrap Up


I'm a wee bit tired and headachey this morning. But I made it to hour 23 and I have to say that I'm quite proud of myself. I updated my blog periodically with my progress yesterday. You can see by the end that I was half out of my mind!

End of Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I was all good until the very wee hours of the morning. Hours 20 and 21 just about slayed me.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I think short is the way to go. If I had read one long book right away I think I would have been discourage. Next time around I'm definitely going for more graphic novels. Blankets kinda saved me.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nothing comes to mind, it was rad. (Haven't used that particular word in a decade or two, ha) Personally? I might invest in a few energy drinks and a bigger variety of snacks.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleading and support on Twitter was fantastic! The hourly updates on the site really kept my mojo up as well.
  5. How many books did you read? Almost 6, yay!
  6. What were the names of the books you read? How Reading Changed my Life, Push, The Chocolate War, Blankets, The Violin of Auschwitz and 3/4 of The Empty Family
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Oh wow, honestly I don't know if I can pick. The Chocolate War and Push were both crazy good. Blankets was ultra beautiful!
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The Violin of Auschwitz. It's a lovely book, but didn't fit into my Read-a-Thon happiness!
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Maybe more blog comments? Especially in the later hours. 
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Oh dude, I am so in. I really enjoyed being a reader but I wouldn't mind hosting a mini-challenge. I was kinda late to the party, but next time I'd like to donate a prize or two as well. 
Thank you to the hosts, the mini-challenge hosts, the cheerleaders and the readers. What a fantabulous event! 

Now I'm off to explore some of the blogs I discovered yesterday and to answer comments and all of the stuff that makes the book blogging world go 'round. 

Have a great day. Get some sleep for pete's sake!



18 comments:

  1. Good job! I've never made it past Hour 18.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm hoping to make it all the way next time :) Wish I had a local reading pal that would do it with me, I think that would be fun.

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  2. Well done, Jennifer. Six books is brilliant. I read 4 and I'm so happy that those are off my to-read list now. AND they were great fun to read (I chose well).

    I hope you'll get a good night's sleep tonight before the new week starts.

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  3. Thanks Judith, I'm glad you enjoyed your books as well! I'll be honest, I feel like I was hit by a train, lol. I'm definitely going to take a nap today!

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  4. Great job!! I feel like a zombie. Only got 4 hours of sleep. Didn't want to sleep too long so tonight I could go to bed at my normal time but my bed keeps calling me...

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    1. I woke up at 5 something this morning...zzz. I feel like a toddler who missed her nap time and will now be screwed up for a week, lol.

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  5. 23 hours?? You're a rock star!

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    1. Thanks! ;) I'm pretty proud of myself. I'm hoping I can make it all the way in April!

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  6. Great job! I agree with more comments by cheerleaders, but even they need to sleep to, eh? Haha.

    Jane

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    1. I suppose they do! ;) I see that I was only supposed to answer that if I was cheerleader, whoops! They did a great job honestly!

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  7. I am in awe that you were able to read for so long!

    On top of it all, this sounds like a good way to get caught up on ones reading!

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    1. Thanks Brian ;) Kinda insane right? But so much fun!

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  8. 23 hours is fantastic! I have added The Violin of Auschwitz, to my TBR I've seen it mentioned a few times before, about time I check it out.

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    1. It's a very quick little read too, you'll be done with it in no time :)

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  9. You made it to Hour 23, amazing! I caved in at 21. Short is definitely the way to go on readathons. (I LOVED Blankets, by the way.) I felt this readathon too quiet as compared to past ones, and now I know why. It's because everyone was on Twitter and I don't have Twitter. :)

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    1. Uh oh Claire! Time to get your Twitter on? I have yet to meet anyone who didn't love Blankets :) What a great book!

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  10. I missed it this year, but it makes me want to try it on my own! I think one of the other bloggers was talking about doing one of her own. . . SJ maybe? I forgot who!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I can't remember who it was now either. Good grief, I should really take notes. During twitter chats. Sheesh. But yes, you should totally do it next time! April :D

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