Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dewey's Readathon End of Event Meme

It's over. I had a blast. I read three books and was very happy with that. I didn't make the full 24 hours but I knew that I wouldn't. I finally gave up around 2 a.m. I tried again at 5 but my eyes and brain said no. Thank you to all the hosts and committee members who made it all possible! A special thanks to all the cheerleaders! You guys are awesome! See you in the spring!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? From midnight on was hard for me. I finally gave up around 2 am and took a nap, woke up at 5 but my eyes hurt so I went back to sleep.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I enjoyed Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik. It was very different and was a quick read.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? The only suggestion I would have is maybe some easier mini-challenges, at least during the latter hours of the readathon. My brain needed easier challenges then.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked the list of readers that was alphabetized.

5. How many books did you read? I read 3 books

6. What were the names of the books you read? Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik, Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter by Lisa Patton, Yankee Doodle Dixie by Lisa Patton.

7. Which book did you enjoy most? I really loved all three books!

8. Which did you enjoy least? NA

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? NA

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Of course I will participate again! I wouldn't miss it!

My Ending Stats

How many pages read since last update: 637
How many pages read total: 1110 pages
Number of books read since you started: 3
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 150 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 558 minutes

Mini-challenges completed: 5 mini challenges completed
Prizes won: The Bakers Wife by Erin Healey (yay!)


  1. Three books is a terrific Read-a-thon! Especially when they were three books you loved!

  2. There is no way I could function if I only had a three hour nap in the middle of the night. I don't blame you for going back to bed. You did a great job!

  3. Reading 3 books is a major accomplishment! I think the most I ever did during Read-a-Thon was 1. ;) Great job!

  4. Awesome job, Beth!! I need to join you for the next read-a-thon =)


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