2009: Sunday Salon – Read-a-Thon Retrospective

Well I’ve completed (sorta) my first Read-a-Thon! I really only read for about 8 hours total, but I knew when I started that there was no way I’d be staying up all night, and I had some other obligations.  But I had fun squeezing in what I could!

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Other than the 11pm hour when I called it quits, 2-3pm required a nap.

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

I think anything that’s really fast paced is good for Thonin’.  I didn’t read him this time, but James Patterson would probably be perfect.

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


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

I thought all the giveaways were really amazing.

How many books did you read?

I read from a total of 6 books, and completed 1.

What were the names of the books you read?

  • How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
  • The Ultimate Weight Solution by Dr. Phil
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Which book did you enjoy most?

How to Say Goodbye in Robot was really quite good.  I also liked Seize the Night, because it’s quick and steamy.

Which did you enjoy least?

Dr. Phil.  I’m still debating if it’s worth it to read the whole thing.

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

I would love to participate again as a reader! I have to admit, I’m not a very good Cheerleader.  As long as the date works out for me, I should be able to do it!

And a BIG thank you to everyone who stopped by here and posted encouragement! Getting those comments in my inbox was a nice boost!

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