It is about two hours since Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon has ended. This was my first time participating in the read-a-thon and I had a great time doing so. I didn’t read many books in this time, my first book was slow going, but I did enjoy my time. I ended up reading for nineteen of the twenty-four hours which was both a great and exhausting experience. I think listening to an audiobook for the last five hours would have worked when my eyes refused to work any longer but I am glad I went with a nap instead, sleep was much needed at that point. And now it’s time to answer some final questions about the read-a-thon.
- Which hour was the most daunting for you? I’m going to say around hour seventeen as that’s when my energy started to drop fast.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. I know there are others but can’t think of them at the moment.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I can’t think of any at the moment.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Honestly everything seemed to work well. The mini challenges looked really fun even if I didn’t participate in them.
- How many books did you read? I read three novels and one graphic novel.
- What were the names of the books you read? Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy, The Young Black Stallion by Walter Farley, A Deadly Judgement by Jessica Fletcher and Lenore: Swirlies by Roman Dirge.
- Which book did you enjoy most? I’m going to say Lenore: Swirlies simply because it gave me something fun and light to read before diving into another novel.
- Which did you enjoy least? Song of Scarabaeus, it just never really took hold of my attention completely and took nine hours to get through.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was not a cheerleader.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I think I will definitely be participating in the next read-a-thon. Though I would be sure that it didn’t follow a day long trip which left me exhausted before it even started. I would participate as a reader again.
Did you participate in the read-a-thon? If so how well did your day go? Also I want to once again give a huge thanks to all the cheerleaders who cheered me and others readers on, it is really nice to know there are people out there routing for you.