Readathon Wrap-up Meme/Survey

All y’all are probably sick of hearing about the readathon, especially those of you who didn’t participate. Please excuse me for one more post about it, a bit of housekeeping. I promise not to talk about it again until October.

Wrap up meme/survey for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably the hours right after I finished my first book. I wasn’t ready to jump into another book and was feeling like I could drop out. Going for a walk, playing with my dog, doing some cheering, and reading around on participants’ blogs helped me eventually move into the second book.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson is an engaging, short read that would appeal to both literary and genre readers as it has a bit of everything in it. Ditto for Vlad by Carlos Fuentes (which would also appeal to those who are into translated/international literature).
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? This was my first readathon and I thought it was perfect. I was just blown away by all the resources and encouragement provided by the hosts and participants and the intense feelings of fellowship. Having a better plan/schedule for myself would be good.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleader spreadsheet was totally groovy. It was great to see who was on what team and have the links to everyone’s blogs. What an amazing resource.
  5. How many books did you read? Two very short ones.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I enjoyed them both equally. Lame, but true. I think Jackson probably has broader appeal.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I don’t understand the question. 🙂
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was a cheerleader and enjoyed it very much! Have a set time with a time limit to cheer–I got sucked into Twitter and blogs and didn’t balance my own reading very well.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Extremely likely! I think I’ll always be a cheerleader, even if its #teamrogue. I can see being a co-host.

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