I’d love to say I made it until 5am but I didn’t. By 1:30am I was loopy enough to think that all I needed was fresh air and I should go out and take a walk- in the midst of urban Seattle. Thankfully, I reconsidered but even sitting in an uncomfortable desk chair and taking a brief nap didn’t help so I headed to bed hoping to read some more before crashing. All told I made it until almost 3am and am 100 pages into Stacey D’Erasmo’s new novel Wonderland (and loving it!).
The Dewey’s Readathon organizers (an amazing group including host and my team cheerleader, Andi from the blog Estella’s Revenge) have put together this recap, so despite my too much reading too little sleep hangover, here goes:
End of Event Meme:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? The ones mid-afternoon where I stopped reading and dealt with real-life drama that distracted me. Didn’t like that at all.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Word Exchange, Ruby, Reconstructing Amelia
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Honestly, I thought it was just great as is.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleading and communication on twitter.
- How many books did you read? 2 1/2
- What were the names of the books you read? Troika, The Confabulist, and started Wonderland
- Which book did you enjoy most? I’m thinking Wonderland
- Which did you enjoy least? Troika
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’ll definitely be back but would like to do a better job at prep and mini-challenges before moving on to cheerleader
My summary of the Readathon? Wheeeeeeeee!!!