Read-a-thon: the end

So here we are, at the end of the ride. And like on a roller coaster, it’s been fun, I’ve wished myself out of it while I was on board, and now that I am approaching the end station I wish it could go on some more 🙂

Here’s the final meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Around hour 15 we both gave in to a power nap…
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    No titles, no, but with longer book(s) I found it worked better — I know I go against the tide here
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    Better mini-challenges — that’s the only side of the ‘thon that left me wanting: many were US-only, other were US-centered and/or not interesting, and several were not posted on time.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Organisators did a great job!
  5. How many books did you read?
    Me: 1 full, 1 finished and 1 started (grand total of 532 pages)
    Husband: 3 full, 1 almost (grand total of 554 pages plus a graphic novel with no page numbers)
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Me: The Earth: An Intimate History, Novecento, A Storm of Swords
    Husband: Starship Troopers, Fables 7 – Arabian Nights (And Days), The Master of Go, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol. 2
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Me: Not sure really. One has still so many pages to go…
    Husband: Starship Troopers. Also the graphic novels, but he had higher expectations on them
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Me: Earth, an Intimate History
    Husband: The master of Go
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    Just one: don’t wait too long before you start cheerleading. I kept it for the last read-a-thon hours, thinking that there may be less cheerleaders around at that time, but by that time there were very few readers as well!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    We’ll be back for sure, reading. I don’t know about cheerleading, though, well see.

Sorry I don’t have the wits about me to share other stats and thoughts… I hope you all had a great time, and see you at the next ‘thon!

(Now I’m off to shower, lunch, sleep, church, in that order. And maybe some more reading…)


4 comments on “Read-a-thon: the end

  1. You both did great! I agree with not starting to late for cheerleading — this was my first year and it helped me a lot that I started earlier than I signed up for.

  2. Being a cheerleader can be so tricky! You want to spread out the comments, but also not miss anyone. I did mine in spurts through the day which seemed to work ok. I think everyone did a good job though — thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. I love that you did the readathon with your husband! Thanks for stopping by with some encouragement – your cheerleading was awesome! 🙂

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