End of Event Meme
Which hour was most daunting for you?
This year it was hour 19, as I was trying to finish up the book I was on before getting a few hours sleep so I could get back up for the end.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I'd like to give a huge recommendation to the Dream Catcher Trilogy by Lisa McMann, Wake, Fade and Gone, they are enthralling, yet quick reads, really kept me interested. I read the first one last read-a-thon, and the 3rd one this time. Also Stephanie Plum between the numbers novels (usually the holiday ones) by Janet Evanovich or also some of her older romances that have been reprinted as they are quick and fun!
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not really, I think it goes beautifully!
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I really like have the twitter hashtag #readathon, it's a real time conversation and really brings home the fact that we're doing this together. Those late night hours can feel really isolated sometimes, and I think the twitter feed really keeps us in touch and energized!
How many books did you read?
I got through 2 full books, finished off 1 that I had already started before the read-a-thon, and then got through 3 short stories and about 2/3 of another one.
What were the names of the books you read?
See below, they'll be in my last update!
Which book did you enjoy most?
Gone by Lisa McMann
Which did you enjoy least?
I think finishing up Metal Angel by Nancy Springer, it was just a struggle! It was good, but just not as engaging as I had hoped for.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Yes, and it's something that our Cheerleader organizers told us, which is to try and make each comment personal, even if we're posting the same "cheer" for a lot of people, it is important to read through quickly what they have posted and try to make a tailor made comment just for them. As a reader, it really gives you a warm fuzzy and some energy when you realize someone's taken the time to pay attention to what you've posted, and that really helps keep you enthused!
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'm absolutely in! I wish we could do it more often! I think right now I'm pretty comfortable in the mainly reader, moderate cheerleader role. I have a lot of respect for the organizers of the different areas, I imagine it's a lot more work than you might realize, and I want to thank them all for keeping this going and allowing so many of us around the world to share in this fantastic event! I'm a read-a-thon addict now! Heehee, I know I'm tired because I'm getting all emotional and teary now that we're done! *sniffle* *group hug*
My final page count was 601, plus I listened to about 2 1/2 hours of My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent, but I'm way too tired to try and figure out how many pages that would be right now!
by Nancy Springer
by Melissa Marr
by Lisa McMann
by Janet Evanovich
|pages: 92||pages: 36||pages: 214||pages: 166|
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by Mercedes Lackey
|Venture in Vain|
by Katherine Kurtz
|My Soul to Steal|
by Rachel Vincent
by J. R. Ward
|pages: 24||pages: 14||listened:|
2 1/2 hours
Great Job everyone! And now to get some sleep! See you all in April!