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TSS: Read-a-Thon Final Update

deweys-readathonbuttonHere’s how I did – I’m assuming that I’m going to spend the next few minutes on this blog post, so it’s updated from 1 pm yesterday to 12 pm today:

Number of Books 6 Books Read
Pages Read 1870 Hunting Ground The Queen of Attolia
Time Spent Reading 14:03 The Lightning Thief Me Talk Pretty One Day
Time Spent Blogging 3:19 Dead as a Doornail
The Thief

Keith got up shortly after my last post and played a couple of levels in the second Tomb Raider, but then he realized he couldn’t finish another in the time remaining and stopped.

And the end of event survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

The one in which I fell asleep!  I think it was somewhere between 12 and 14.  I finally went to bed around the second 2 am (we put the clocks back), which I think would be hour 14, but I had really been zoning and sleeping on the couch for a while.  I got up a little after 7 and have been fine since.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

I think all the books I read were surprisingly great choices. I didn’t have trouble focusing on any of them and there were no duds at all.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Nope! I think the whole thing is great.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I really liked how many people were involved in the Read-a-Thon and I think the organization has been fantastic. I also liked the way the cheerleading was split – I felt I was getting a lot of comments and not only from people who’d visited my blog before.

5. How many books did you read?


6. What were the names of the books you read?

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, The Thief and The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, and Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

It’s hard to say – I enjoyed them all in their own way. I think the two by Megan Whalen Turner would have to win.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

The Lightning Thief. It’s definitely written for a younger audience and usually I don’t notice that in YA, but I did here. It was still funny and I plan on reading the rest of the series, though. More details when I write a review, sometime. LOL.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

Wasn’t one!

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I’m extremely likely to participate as long as I can keep the weekend open. I’m thinking next time I’d like a greater variety of roles. I would like to spend more time visiting other blogs and cheering the participants on even if not as an official cheerleader, although I might give that a try if I can commit to only a few hours like I think we could this time.

And now I am showering (at noon, hah!) and going out.  For some crazy reason, Keith thinks we should go out and do things after sitting/lying for 24 hours.  What an idea!  I’ll probably be reading more later – I’m a glutton for punishment and have to finish The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger, which I put off in favor of lighter books – and trying to write all of the reviews I suddenly have to do.  Thank you for commenting here, congrats to everyone on all the reading and cheering, and I look forward to the next Read-a-Thon in the spring!


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