10 October 2010 ~ 3 Comments

And the #readathon is done!

I’m going to take a nice hot shower and crawl into bed for a few hours. But first, the wrap up meme. I took this off someone else’s blog, it didn’t post to the 24HourReadAThon website, so whatever…

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
-2am-4am, had to take a nap
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
-I think it’s best to keep it light, but those that I read this year were pretty light, so take a look below for what I read.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
-I got a little frustrated when the posts on the official website weren’t complete – like hour 24 didn’t have this meme, I found it somewhere else. Or the challenge would be posted late. I get it, it’s run by humans, but I’m one of those clock watcher people. Totally *my* problem. Maybe if the posts were pre-loaded and previewed to make sure they show up right? I dunno…
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
-Twitter chatter helped when things got really rough for me in the middle of the night.
5. How many books did you read?
-7, including short stories and partials
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Let’s Do Lunch by KA Jordan, Candy Wars by RG Cordiner, Calico Pennants by David Ross, October Breezes by Maria Hooley, Waiter, There’s a Clue in My Soup by Camille LaGuire, The Song of Ballad and Crescendo by Noah K Mullette-Gillman, Last Laughter by Carolyn Kephart, High Five by Janet Evanovich
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
-Not really a fair question, I liked them all for various reasons, but I’m going to choose Candy Wars by RG Cordiner
8. Which did you enjoy least?
-Probably Waiter, There’s a Clue in My Soup by Camille LaGuire because it wasn’t what I thought it would be, but it was short stories that helped me power through the tough spots!
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
-I wasn’t, but they rocked!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
-I’m not sure of the date of the next one, but last years was April 10th. I’m a bookkeeper, that’s entirely too close to the tax deadline here in the US, so sadly, I wouldn’t. I might could do a turn as a cheerleader or something though.

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Title of book(s) current reading: High Five by Janet Evanovich
Title of book(s) finished so far: Let’s Do Lunch by KA Jordan, Candy Wars by RG Cordiner, Calico Pennants by David Ross, October Breezes by Maria Hooley, Waiter, There’s a Clue in My Soup by Camille LaGuire, The Song of Ballad and Crescendo by Noah K Mullette-Gillman, Last Laughter by Carolyn Kephart
Number of books read since you started: 6, includes short stories and partial reads
Kindle locations read since last update: 706
Kindle locations read so far this challenge: 14,524
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 45 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 14 hours 45 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: 16
Other participants you’ve visited: whoever I happened to click on
Prizes I’ve won: Amazing Commenter

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3 Responses to “And the #readathon is done!”

  1. Vasilly 10 October 2010 at 6:12 pm Permalink

    Glad to hear that overall you enjoyed yourself. You did great by reading so much! Fingers crossed that the next read-a-thon won’t be so close to tax day so you can participate again! 😀

  2. Amused 10 October 2010 at 6:28 pm Permalink

    Looks like you lasted a long time and read a ton of great jobs! Glad to hear you really enjoyed it and had so much success!
    Amused´s last blog post ..The 24 Hour Read a Thon Begins!

  3. Nolatari 11 October 2010 at 11:55 pm Permalink

    Just dropping by to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for your comments of encouragement on my blog and on Twitter throughout the Read-a-thon. Both were so much help as the day and night wore on! It was such an encouragement to see others going through some of the same experiences as me and to feel it was truly a communal experience. So thanks for sharing that aspect with us!
    Nolatari´s last blog post ..2010 Read-A-Thon – By The Numbers


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