2009: Sunday Salon – Read-a-Thon Retrospective
Well Iâ€™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.Â 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 thatâ€™s really fast paced is good for Thoninâ€™.Â I didnâ€™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 yearâ€™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.Â I also liked Seize the Night, because itâ€™s quick and steamy.
Which did you enjoy least?
Dr. Phil.Â Iâ€™m still debating if itâ€™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, Iâ€™m not a very good Cheerleader.Â 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!
8 thoughts on “2009: Sunday Salon – Read-a-Thon Retrospective”
I’m glad you enjoyed your first Readathon, it okay that you couldn’t do the whole thing, the more the merrier!
.-= Jen – Devourer of Books´s last blog ..TSS: The Best Moment of the Readathon =-.
I’m glad to hear you had so much fun!
.-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: Permission Slips =-.
Jaime, I was attracted to your blog when I saw that you spell your name the same as my daughter. The “I before M” mantra still doesn’t get through to people sometimes. My Jaime is 26, unmarried, and teaches algebra. She’s also an avid reader of mysteries, suspense, thrillers, and those cross-over romance novels with emphasis on plot instead of just sex. We share books and keep up with our books on BookCrossing
It was my frist read-a-thon too. Glad you had fun!
.-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.
I have How to Say Goodbye in Robot on my list to read. I just love the title so much, the book better be good!
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..Read-a-thon recovery =-.
Congrats on completing your first read-a-thon…remember the best part is to have solid reading time and have fun!
.-= Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)´s last blog ..Night of Flames by Douglas Jacobson =-.
Congrats on your first readathon, and hope to see you next time, too!
.-= 3m.michelle´s last blog ..Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins =-.