Sunday, 11 April 2010

Read-a-thon Hour 24 and I'm finished

Time spent reading: 14 hour and 25 mins
Pages Read: 1174
Books Completed: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (I had started this previous to the read-a-thon), Tales from Firozsha Bagg by Rohinton Mistry, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ash by Malinda Lo.

As the final hour of the read-a-thon begins I have finished my final book, Ash, a retelling of the Cinderella story. Rather than start a new book I've decided to go and cheer on some of the other readers. I'll be back at some point this evening with a Sunday Salon. Each of the books I finished was great and each will be getting its own review which I'll be writing up in the days to come.

The End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Randomly the first couple of hours when I was feeling really restless.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Ash by Malinda Lo and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Both great reads, nice sized font and well paced, exactly what's required for a long reading spell.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It didn't seem to be advertised as much this year, I din't see the buzz surrounding it that I have on previous years - although that maybe because I don't use twitter, I get the feeling from the blogs I visited that that was the place to be.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
As of the other years that I have participated the updates on the blogs are always great as they keep you linked to the rest of the community.
5. How many books did you read?
I read 3 full books and finished another one.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
See the top of my post.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Probably The Hunger Games, which was great as I brought it ages ago and kept putting it off so I could read it for the read-a-thon
8. Which did you enjoy least?
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Not a cheerleader this year, I did this last time and had problems opening some of the blogs, this may just be my computer it is old and well used.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I'm very likely to participate again, I think again I would just be a reader but this time I will check out more bloggers who are participating and add them to my google reader. A lot of the blogs I read who have participated in the past weren't involved this year so I didn't have many posts to comment on.
I'm looking forward to getting outside for a while as today is another beautifully warm and sunny day.


gautami tripathy said...

You read great books!

Read-a-thon:End of Event meme

Dreamybee said...

I definitely have to get myself outside today as well! I promised my dog we would go somewhere fun-she was nearly as enthusiastic about the read-a-thon as I was!

Shelley said...

I really liked Alias Grace, I hope that was a good one for you for the readathon. I'm not on Twitter either, and I know I probably missed out because of it, but I'm just not a Twitter person! I still had a good time, and it sounds like you did too!

Amanda said...

Hi! I just want to say thanks for cheering for me during the readathon!

Dreamybee said...

LOL-I'm trying to catch up on all my comments/visiting blogs from the read-a-thon, and I couldn't remember if I'd left you a comment or not, so I clicked here to see. I meant to say that my dog was *not* nearly as enthusiastic about the read-a-thon as I was!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you had fun!

tanabata said...

Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by to cheer me on, and sorry I didn't make it over here during the read-a-thon. You did great though, congrats! I read The Hunger Games during the last read-a-thon in the autumn and need to finally read Catching Fire one of these days. Thanks again. :)

Anna said...

Congrats on your Read-a-Thon accomplishments! I'm still recovering, as you can tell by my late comment.

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