- Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 9 or so. It was mid-afternoon. The MTG Game day was running slower and longer than I expected, I had a headache and I had only gotten about 1.5 hours of Readathon. Thankfully, my family was willing to drop out of the losers bracket after round 3 and come home.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
As with the past Readathons, I recommend having a few picture books around for change of pace.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Experiment with post-Readathon book discussions or Skype/video hangouts
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I like the list of participants and appreciate that you sorted it by blogs/Instagram/Twitter. I am looking forward to mining the list later for blogs and people to follow.
- How many books did you read?
I read 3 picture books (96 pages), half of a graphic novel (103 pages), an audio short story and 269 of 482 pages in a SF novel.
I didn’t track carefully enough to tell if I met my personal goal of spending 6 hours reading, but I definitely spent more than 6 hours out of the last 24 participating in Readathon related activities so count this goal as achieved.
- What were the names of the books you read?
- Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld
- Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing and Robert Castilla
- Cows Can’t Fly by David Milgrim
Graphic Novel/Comic Book
- Sleep of the Just
- Imperfect Hosts
- Dream a Little Dream of Me
From The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
- The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
- Narcomancer by NK Jemisin
- Which book did you enjoy most?
Stick and Stone and The Rook
- Which did you enjoy least?
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Very likely to participate again as a reader and cheerleader.
I also have participated in #24in48 and recommend that folks who like Dewey’s Readathon check them out for more bookish fun.
Happy Reading and see y'all next time.