Read-A-Thon Wrap Up!

Ok folks. You’re wondering why it’s taken so long for my wrap-up post? I fell asleep in hour 18!! (I made it an hour further than April’s read-a-thon!!) I’m disappointed I didn’t make it the full 24, but I did get through three books! (Todd got through 1.5 and he’s thrilled)  For our closing we’re supposed to answer the following wrap-up questions:

1.) Which hour was most daunting for you?

Kim: Hour 17 was most daunting for me. It’s my “death” hour and when I start getting tired.

Todd: Hour 10. (I had to stop and take a nap)

2.) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Kim: I think books comprised of short stories and graphic novels are pretty fast paced and can keep a reader going.  Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris both write humorous memoirs that fall under the short story format.

3.) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Todd: I think posting the winners of the mini-challenges on the Dewey’s site would improve the tracking of the challenges and would make it a little easier for those entering them to see if they won.

4.)What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Todd: I think that the hourly posts were really well done and on time!  I liked the fun ideas and videos that were posted to get people motivated and keep them entertained.  Well done!

5.) How many books did you read?

Final Tally – Kim 3, Todd 1.5

6.) What were the names of the books you read?

Kim: Graphic novel version of EmmaShout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Sebris, and The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst

Todd: Hope by Victoria Ferrante and The Ups and Downs of Being Dead by M. R. Cornelius

7.) Which book did you enjoy most?

Todd: The Ups and Downs of Being Dead

8.) Which did you enjoy least?

We enjoyed all of our books!

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


10.) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

We will definitely be back for the spring read-a-thon! We’d like to take a more active role whether that be cheerleaders or a mini-challenge host.


11 thoughts on “Read-A-Thon Wrap Up!

  1. I admire you for reading 24 hours. I wouldn’t be able to since I need to sleep to rest both my mind and my eyes (I don’t need glasses but things get blurry every once in a while).

  2. I agree about your suggestion to put the mini challenge winners on the main page. As a reader I just wanted to read, not look around and try to discover whether I’d won or not.


  3. Congratulations! On your 24 hour read-a-thon. I really wish I could have joined you. Maybe next time. It does my “Reading Teacher” heart good to see people who just live to read. Keep it up!!

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