I didn’t post this yesterday because I was definitely still recovering. The final report is as follows:
Books read: 2(ish)
Pages read: 623
Ave. pages per hour: 26
That’s not bad for my first time, I’d say! I’m already planning what I’ll do differently next read-a-thon (which is in April, if you’re interested. Stay tuned, I’ll definitely be posting about it) like choosing shorter books to make myself feel better about how many I’ve finished, and getting the word out about fundraising sooner than the day of. This read-a-thon ended up being about having a good time, the next read-a-thon is going to be all about doing it for a good cause.
Below is my official End of Event Meme. It was a total blast, thank you to all who supported me! And now I need so much more coffee, as the sleep-wonkiness has caught up to my body today!
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 20—the hour I accidentally fell asleep and didn’t wake up until 7 am, thus not actually completing the full twenty-four hours. DRAT!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I only made it through nearly two books, both of them were engaging however I think I would only recommend Paper Towns by John Green because it was the fastest of the two.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
As a whole? Not at all, it was fabulous! Personally: Oh yeah, I’m coming at the next read-a-thon with a whole new strategy!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I really like all the Twitter activity. Chatting with all my fellows readers in near-to-real time was pretty awesome, and made the experience less lonely.
5. How many books did you read?
Alas, only two. But the total pages comes out to 623, so I feel pretty darn good about that!
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown and Paper Towns by John Green.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Paper Towns by John Green. He’s more my style as an author, and his books are easy to read quickly because they suck you in and keep things moving.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
I guess by default Cinnamon and Gunpowder becomes the book I enjoyed “least” but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it. It lagged a bit in some places, making the reading take longer than I wanted to but it’s still an enjoyable (if not read-a-thon material) book.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I was not an official cheerleader, but I did encourage a few fellow readers. Getting those uplifting Tweets and comments from the cheerleaders felt awesome.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am totally doing it again, as a reader. I would also love to maybe host a challenge and/or write a lead-up post like the ones I found so helpful this go round. It was a fabulous experience, I’m totally already making plans for my next one!