Sunday, June 29, 2008

Read-a-thon Debriefing

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Strangely enough, about two hours before the end. I was reading Dedication, which while being a good book, was not a keep you up all night to finish book.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I don't think any of the books I read were high interest! I recommend really light, short, or page turning like Harry Potter or something.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I thought it was great.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I think having plenty of mini-challenges that aren't too challenging. Of course, part of the reason I participated is because I wanted to see what it would feel like to read for that long and how much I could accomplish. The truth is, it's impossible to just keep reading. You need to check in on every one else's progress for encouragement and obviously you need to eat, and sometimes I also felt like I needed to blast some music. :)

5. How many books did you read? Only 5. My goal was 6. I'm bummed.

6. What were the names of the books you read? Act Two by Kimberly Stuart, Dirty Girls on Top by Alicia Valdes Rodriguez, Hidden by Shelley Shepard Gray, These Boots Weren't Made for Walking by Melody Carlson, and Dedication by the Nanny Diaries people.

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Either Act Two or These Boots Weren't Made for Walking.

8. Which did you enjoy least? Dedication...too serious. (why does the blurb say it's hilarious????)

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

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I'd like to participate again, but next time I might sleep. I'm wondering what sort of shape I'm going to be in tomorrow. I might try to convince a friend to do it with me next time. I need more friends who like to read.

Ok, got some cleaning up to do, and then I think I'm going to watch a movie!!!!!! :)

2 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Amy, all I can say is wow! I'm not sure I could have read five.

christel said...

Congratulations on your first read-a-thon. 5 out of 6 books, not to shabby. If it were me, I probably wouldn't have made it pass midnight.

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