2010: #Readathon – Wrap-up

I don’t know about you, but I thought it was a pretty successful read-a-thon! Here are my final stats:

Number of books completed: 3 1/2  

Pages read: 668 + 2:28 on audio

Time spent reading: 10:10

Mini-challenges completed: Hour One meme

I don’t think that’s too bad! I had more total reading time than I had last read-a-thon, but I quit at about the same time (11PM). I just can’t do super late nights anymore! Especially since I’m out of the house until after 10 on Sunday nights due to APA league.  Missing all that sleep would kill me on Monday morning.

Which hour was most daunting for you? Funny enough, the hardest hour for me was Hour Two!  That darn benadryl.  I think getting out the of the house for grocery shopping in the afternoon helped me past that mid-afternoon sleepy-time.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The book that held my interest best was In Ecstasy, and not only because it was YA.  It had two alternating points of view that kept you interested. Basically, anything you don’t have to think too hard about is good.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I saw someone else (I wish I could remember who) suggest a better plan for the cheerleaders.  Things were pretty quiet around here until the evening. Also, I’m a fan of the memes! I would like more memes.  They give me something besides stats to blog about each time I update.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I thought the official posts were short and sweet and to the point.

How many books did you read? I read from 7 books.  I completed one book that I started pre-read-a-thon, read two from start to finish, and gave up on one.

What were the names of the books you read?

  • Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  • So Much For That by Lionel Shriver
  • Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress
  • Dark Entries by Ian Rankin (art by Werther Dell’edera)
  • Pretty Little Mistakes by Heather McElhatton
  • Beneath the Blood Red Moon by Shannon Drake
  • In Ecstasy by Kate McCaffrey

Which book did you enjoy most? That’s a hard call! In Ecstasy was good because it was short and sweet.  Dark Entries was good because it was the first graphic novel I’ve read in a while, and I thought the story was interested.

Which did you enjoy least? Pretty Little Mistakes

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will almost definitely participate in future read-a-thons as a reader, as long as the dates work out.

Thanks to the organizers and all the cheerleaders! I hope you had a great Read-a-thon!

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