Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon Wrap Up!

I was able to stay up for the entire read-a-thon though the last few hours were difficult.

Books Read: 8
Alice in Deadland I had started before the read-a-thon but I had only read 37 pages.

Number of Pages Read: 1396
Page counts taken from the Kindle, Goodreads or Amazon.  Since they are ebooks the page counts are really just estimates. For Alice in Deadland the 37 pages read before the read-a-thon were subtracted from the total.

Number of Hours Spent Reading: About 12 Hours.  The rest of the time was spent on challenges and breaks.

Challenges I Participated In: 12
End of Event Meme
Impromptu Dance Party  
Name That Book
Reading Survey
Culinary Catastrophe
Mid-Event Survey
Book Appetite
Turn to Page
Book Puzzle
Introductory Meme

Prizes Won: 1 from the Introductory Meme

Final Thoughts: I had fun.  I managed breaks well so I wouldn't get a headache and even though I hadn't realized that some of the books I selected were really short; I enjoyed them since it didn't make it seem like I was dragging.  I'm quite happy with how much I read and that I was able to remove several books from my tbr pile.

End of Event Meme 

1 - Which hour was most daunting for you?
The last 4 hours were bad.  Sleep wanted to win.

2 - Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Harry Potter Series, Vampire Academy Series & House of Night Series

3 - Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
There didn't seem to be a lot of cheerleading this year.  Though I didn't mind.  I always have my own personal hubby. 

4 - What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
There were some new Challenges. I also enjoyed the Random Fact of the Hour.  I don't remember if that was done last time though.

5 - How many books did you read?
8 total books but a few were really short.

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

7 - Which book did you enjoy most?
Its a tie between the following 2 books.

8 - Which did you enjoy least?
I don't think classic books are for me.  So far the classics I have read, I have disliked.

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 will be participating in the next read-a-thon and as a reader again.

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