- Which hour was most daunting for you?
11pm to midnight, right before I decided to go to bed.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
There are a lot of great young-adult books out there. I had no trouble getting through Half Life, the first book I finished for the read-a-thon.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
A separate page listing all the mini-challenges announced up to the current time, with start and end times, would be helpful.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The event was very well organized, and I appreciated the comments from the Cheerleaders. I'm glad that a good portion of the prizes were reserved for the cheerleading squad.
- How many books did you read?
Two, and about one-third of another.
- What were the names of the books you read?
Half Life by Hiromi Goto
A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy Sayers (still in progress)
- Which book did you enjoy most?
I thought Half Life was exceptionally good, but I also enjoyed A Thread of Sky.
- Which did you enjoy least?
I like Dorothy Sayers, and I'm sure I'll enjoy the rest of Clouds of Witness, but the witty upper-class banter tends to be less appealing in the late hours of a read-a-thon.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn't a Cheerleader, but I really appreciated having them visit my blog.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I definitely want to participate in the Read-a-thon again, and I'll be sure to sign up for at least an hour of cheerleading next time. One thing I regret is not taking enough time to visit other reader's blogs. I still plan to do this in the next few days, to see what others had read and hopefully get some good book recommendations.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Dewey's Read-a-thon: Summary
Well, the read-a-thon is done and I managed to finish A Thread of Sky, 10 minutes after the official end time. I will eventually post a review on my LibraryThing account. My total reading time was 9.5 hours. As a summary of the event, I'll post my answers for the End of Event meme: