Also on GoodReads as J L's Bibliomania:
and Litsy @jlsbibliomania
While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals, middle-grade, and non-fiction.
Thanks to our cat, I woke up around 7:30 this morning. Which meant that there were 30 minutes of the readathon left!
So I pulled out two of the picture books I'd gotten for late-night, bringing my books finished total to 4!
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 16 - It was midnight after a few glasses of wine, and I almost didn't stay up to finish my book
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
For both my first Read-a-thon and this one, I've brought home the Caldecott Winner and a few other picture books, including several longer ones aimed at middle-school students.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
While the Goodreads group is good, as a non-Twitter person, I really missed the traditional cheering for folks and websites. I don't think the general list worked as well.
I support why you decided not to organize cheering teams. If you want to continue to just post a list of non-Twitter participants, I think it would be really helpful to add some additional information to the list, such as hosting site, and/or country or state of participation to help people self-select a small group of other participants to cheer for.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
That the Read-a-thon is still going strong
How many books did you read?
4, for a total of approximately 600 pages
What were the names of the books you read?
These Broken Stars
A Night to Remember: The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices
Why Johnny Doesn't Flap
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Which book did you enjoy most?
Which did you enjoy least?
I didn't dislike any of them enough to for there to be a meaningful "least"
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Schedule permitting, I'm definitely likely to play along again. I'm likely to combine reading, cheering, and life again.