Time spent reading: Approximately 17 hours
Time spent cheering: 90 minutes plus lots of time on Twitter
No. of pages read: 1,459
No. of books finished: 5 (I’ve decided I’m counting the one I read to Holly.)
And now for the end-of-event questionnaire:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
- Hour 19. My eyes kept closing.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
- I’m impressed with all of the books I read. They kept my interest and helped make the time fly. I had been advised that action books and lighter fare would help people stay awake. In my case, I think it did work.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
- No. I think the organizers have done a fantastic job and I really wouldn’t change a thing.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
- I think the cheerleaders were fabulous. They really did help keep my spirits up.
5. How many books did you read?
- Finished five, more than halfway through number six.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
- The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes
- Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
- Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- Scaredy Squirrel
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (on page 189 of 328)
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
- I would say City of Bones, but I am really enjoying Wicked Lovely and will be finishing it once I wake up later today. I wish I would have started it earlier.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
- Probably The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns. It was cute, but I was still half asleep when I started it and wasn’t quite ready for all the snark.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
- No. I think the cheerleaders did an excellent job! I did discover that once I copied and used my own cheer, leaving comments became easier and quicker. Given the penchant for rhyming that certain cheerleaders have, I am going to have to create my own cheers well in advance next time.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
- I will definitely participate in the read-a-thon again. It was so much fun and sinfully luxurious to spend that much time reading. I might try to split my time more equitably between reading and cheering though. I missed cheering this time, even though I thought Twitter was a great way to do so.
Just a few more notes before I down my allergy meds and head to bed for another nap, this was a truly great event. Thank you to all the organizers and cheerleaders for their encouraging words and for making it a truly fun event. I have been looking forward to this for months, and the week dragged by in anticipation. I cannot wait until the fall event!
Now it’s time for sleep. I’m going to have to clear my head before I can write all these reviews. At least I know what will keep me busy throughout the week! Have a great Sunday, everyone! And congratulations to everyone who participated in some form!