So ends another edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. I’m definitely in zombie mode today, but I think it was worth it! Here’s my brief wrap-up and answers to the end-of-event meme:
I finished three books:
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
End of Event Meme:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? – Actually, the first hours were the worst this time. Getting a really late start sapped my motivation a bit, and multiple family distractions and detours got me even more off-track.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? – Last time, I included short stories. I was very silly not to do so this time. I highly recommend them for RaTs, as well as graphic novels.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? – Nothing comes to mind, honestly. As for suggestions for myself, not for the team: Try audiobooks.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? – The cheerleaders were great! Even though they were short-handed, they were enthusiastic and on-the-ball.
- How many books did you read? – I finished 3 and read parts of 2 others.
- What were the names of the books you read? – see above
- Which book did you enjoy most? – Memory of Water
- Which did you enjoy least? – The Great God Pan
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? – n/a
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? – I will almost certainly participate again, as a reader. I don’t have the moxie to be a cheerleader right now!
Next read-a-thon on the docket: Bout of Books 12, January 5-11, 2015! I imagine the next edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour RaT will be around April.