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:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- How many books did you read? Two very short ones.
- 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.
- Which book did you enjoy most? I enjoyed them both equally. Lame, but true. I think Jackson probably has broader appeal.
- Which did you enjoy least? I don’t understand the question. 🙂
- 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.
- 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.