Sunday, April 19, 2009

Read-a-thon Wrap-up

I wasn't able to complete the entire RAT this time because I had work to complete for a Monday morning deadline. I went to bed with regrets at 3:00a.m. A huge regret was that I was in the middle of the The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman by that time. Those of you who said I would love it were totally right. It's a wonderful read. Here's the wrap-up meme:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Around 2:30-3 a.m. when I wanted to stay up longer and knew that I had to get some sleep.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I adored the Graveyard Book this time around. Slam by Nick Hornby was also a good, fast read.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No. I love and adore it now. A big "thank you" to everyone who kept this going in Dewey's name. I am so grateful that what she created lives on.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I like finding all the comments to cheer me on. Thanks goes out to all those hard working cheerleaders!

5. How many books did you read? I finished 2. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Waite-Brown (started before RAT) and Slam by Nick Hornby. I also made it 103 pages into The Graveyard Book.

6. What were the names of the books you read? Whoops...see above!

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Definitely, The Graveyard Book.

8. Which did you enjoy least? I enjoyed all of them this time.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn't a cheerleader, but I heart them :)

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am 100% likely to participate as a reader again.


Anonymous said...

I had to start the read-a-thon by working so I didn't get much read. Then to top it off I got really tired and ended up going to be rather early.

Maree said...

I think fun was the goal, and you did really well. The Graveyard Book is one of my favourites, and would make a great readathon read.