Sunday, 19 April 2009

The Sunday Salon: Dewey's Read-a-thon roundup post

Well there's 15minutes left of the read-a-thon and I've finished my reading. Once I've typed this looked at a few of the last posts I'm off for a bath and then a spot of lunch - will be nice to be all clean again. Then I have an afternoon of lessons to prepare as I'm back to teaching after the two week easter break. And I finally get to watch West Wing - the season 2 dvd turned up yesterday morning and I'm itching to know what happens. Oh, and I may even get some more reading done.

Now for the round up.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I think between 12 and 1am - so the halfway point. I'm glad I took myself off to bed for 4 and a half hours of much needed sleep or I doubt I'd be able to sleep now.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Beauty Sleep, Dokey and What I Was - kept me fixed

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No none whatsoever, I din't have any complaints.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I thought the cheerleaders were great, also just reading other peoples posts - I came on to read these when I was lagging.
5. How many books did you read?
I read 4 novels and 2 picture books plus a short story
6. What were the names of the books you read?

I finished Bel Canto by Ann Pratchett which I was over halfway through
1.What I Was by Meg Rosoff
2. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
3. An Elgy for Easterly by Pettina Gappah
4. Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey
Mrs Biddlebox and The Viewer by Gary Crew (both picture books)
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I enjoyed all the novels, my most favourite was probably Bel Canto, but I think I picked some great reads which really helped.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
The Viewer, see here for my rant
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I definately want to participate again, Maybe next time spend half the time reading then some cheerleading so I get to visit more people.

Thanks to Nymeth, Hannah and Trish for all the hardwork, all the people who posted interesting posts and people who visited. And lastly Dewey, who without her this wouldn't be happening.

13 comments:

Eva said...

Congrats!!! You're awesome!

Blodeuedd said...

Yay :D Congrats You were great

Maree said...

Good job!!! :)

jessi said...

You got a lot of reading done! Great job! :)

Gavin said...

Great job!

Kailana said...

That's great that you enjoyed everything that you read!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations, Katrina! You were awesome.

Beth F said...

Good job!!

Peta said...

4 novels + picture books! You put my efforts to shame :) I hope you enjoy the West Wing. I watched the whole lot last year and wish I could go back and start again. Happy days!

A said...

Great list of books. You've done a great job. I also hope to be more involved in different ways the next time around.

Rhinoa said...

You did a great job! Last year I had a sleep in the middle as well.

katrina said...

Thanks guyd, looking forward to next time

Anna said...

Great job! Congrats!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric