End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I took a 3 hour nap around the beginning of hour 18.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
If you like middle-grade, "Dying to Meet You" by Kate Klise was really interesting! I also loved the first two novellas in the Year of Weddings novella series.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I loved the read-a-thon and I cannot think of any ways that it could be improved.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I loved being a cheerleader and being cheered. It was really motivating seeing everyone's progress and having others cheering for you. I would read for about 30 minutes to an hour at a time and then take breaks to cheer others.
5. How many books did you read?
3 middle-grade books, 2 novellas, and a graphic novel
6. What were the names of the books you read?
- Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise (43 Old Cemetery Road Series, Book 1)
- The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo
- The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys Series, Book 1)
- A December Bride by Denise Hunter (A Year of Weddings Novella Series, Novella 1)
- A January Bride by Deborah Raney (A Year of Weddings Novella Series, Novella 2)
- Lola by J. Torres and Elbert Or
I loved all of them except Lola.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
It was a lot of fun! Try to just hang out and chat with others about what they are reading.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I will participate in as many of Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thons as I can. I would be a reader and a cheerleader.
My goals for this readathon were to read 1 graphic novel, 1 novella, and 1 book I recieved for review. I completed all these goals and ended up reading actively for 8.5 hours and reading approximately 848 pages. The novellas were e-books and I used the estimated pages from Amazon to determine page counts. The time that I was not reading I spent cheering others. I only took a 3 hour nap during the run of the read-a-thon. I had so much fun and cannot wait for the next Dewey's read-a-thon.