Fall 2011 Readathon: Wrapping Up

I accomplished nearly all my goals for the readathon! I only fell short in hours spent participating and doing mini-challenges. I read a really good amount of books, though, and I’m especially proud of myself for keeping really good track of how long I read. You can see my totals, plus books read/food eaten/etc., at my main readathon post.

I felt really awesome reading so many books in one day! I don’t think I could do it every week, but I’m thinking I may try to do a readathon of my own one Saturday a month. It’ll help to cut down on my TBR pile, even if I read only one or two books instead of six, and I think it’s good to dedicate a whole day to reading, if you can.

End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Probably hour 21. I needed to stay up to support the next cohost, but I could barely keep my eyes open. I ended up watching Youtube videos the whole time, haha!

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
From my own readathon reading, I think The Boneshaker by Kate Milford and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente would be really good. Any Agatha Christie book goes really quickly as well, and they’re nearly always interesting to read.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I have some ideas for some behind-the-scenes stuff, but I don’t know if it’s appropriate to post them here…

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The Cheerleaders, especially with the check-in at Hour 20.

5. How many books did you read?
Six books completely, and a little more than half in another book.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
See here.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I enjoyed all of them, really! My favorite of all of them, though, was probably The Boneshaker.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
The second volume of Magic Knight Rayearth. It suffered from that “second book in a trilogy” syndrome!

9 If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Not a cheerleader, so I can’t really say anything.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Very likely. If I don’t volunteer for cohosting I may do cheerleading instead, or perhaps a mini-challenge. Or both!

The date for the next readathon has been announced at the blog, btw! It’s April 21st, 2012. I haven’t decided if I’ll volunteer for cohosting again– I enjoy doing it, but I also kind of miss just reading/doing challenges/etc.

10 thoughts on “Fall 2011 Readathon: Wrapping Up”

    1. Yesterday was pretty terrible. I woke up at about noon and could barely focus on anything, so I just watched some TV. Today is better, though I feel like it’s still Sunday instead of Monday!

  1. Wow, congrats on finishing so many books! I highly recommend cheering leading next year – visiting other participants’ blogs is one of my favourite parts of the readathon.

    I’m so excited that the next date has already been announced. Calendar has been updated!

    1. I think I’ll be cheerleading next year! It just depends on if I’m working that day or not. Y’know…if I have a job by then.

    1. I feel sort of like I cheated, though! Most of my books were graphic novels, which take me a minuscule amount of time to read.

  2. I had so much fun this year. I made it the whole 24 hours but I think it was hour 21 for mw too that was the hardest. I loved the mini-challenges this year. Thank you for co-hosting. You all made it so easy for us readers!

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