Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wrapping up my 14 Hour Readathon

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
erm, the first hour? I was still sleeping in my bed! :)
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I really enjoyed The Broken Teaglass, but for me, the key is to read several different kinds of books.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not really...I think it's important for each person to individualize the experience to get as much out of it for them personally
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Actually for me, it worked well to not try to do 24 hours but to start at a comfortable time, schedule some breaks and go to bed at a decent time. I still got a lot of great reading time in, but I also still really enjoyed every part of it.
5. How many books did you read?
2 and a 1/2. Or about 900 pages.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Broken Teaglass, A Little Help from my Friends, Japan Took the J.A.P. out of Me
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Broken was a little bit mysterious, a little bit funny, with fantastic characterization and writing
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Japan Took the J.A.P. out of me...I couldn't stop being offended by the narrator...will share many many thoughts in my full review.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I will participate if it's a date that works for me....ever since I heard of the Readathon I have participated--I've been lucky that way that's it's always worked out. I love having the time to read and knowing that 300 other passionate readers are reading as well. It really is so much fun.

A huge thanks to everyone behind the scenes who organized the event, Trish, Ana, Hannah, and Eva, all the mini-challenge hosts, and all the people who did little things here and there. It is very much noticed and deeply appreciated.



bermudaonion said...

I'm glad the read-a-thon was so successful for you!

Trish said...

Sounds like your 14-hour readathon was wonderful! And I agree that the best way to make the readathon work for you is to individualize your experience--we are all so different. Hope to see you in April!!

Wendy said...

You did great, Amy - I'm impressed with how much reading you did in the 14 hours. I agree, each person needs to find what works for them.

Trisha said...

I'm glad your readathon was so successful. And I think it's hilarious that your worst hour was your first hour!

Laughing Stars said...

Wow!! 900 pages! Congratulations on a job well done. :-)

Laza said...

Just looked up The Broken Teaglass, it looks really interesting. And I think you're totally right about mixing up the different books. It keeps it from getting dull.

Ti said...

I agree. You have to make the event your own and do what works best for you. Last time I posted too often and read too little. Live and learn. This time went much better for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and did not stress at all...even with the kids at me and trust me, they were AT me!

Beth F said...

You are so right, and that's one of the beauties of the readathon, that each participant should make it for him or her. Read a comfortable amount, cheer if you want, sleep if you want. The worldwide connection with other readers is what's so special to me, not necessarily staying up forever and reading.

Amanda said...

Great job! I agree..just have fun with the read-a-thon and do what you can and what you want. I love that there was a day set aside for all of us readers to just enjoy reading.

Aarti said...

Wow, you did really well! I agree with your comments about the readathon above. Between this and your BBAW, I feel like a part of such an amazing community :-)

Michelle said...

My readathon was about 16 hours (minus two for cheerleading and food) as well. I crawled into bed to read and before I knew it I couldn't concentrate on the pages, haha.

Congratulations on a wonderful readathon!

Britt said...

Awesome job!! Hopefully the next one will be a doable day...

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