Winter Mini-Readathon Wrap-Up Post!

I can’t believe it’s over already! I didn’t get QUITE as much reading done as I wanted today, but I was able to read 242 out of 418 pages in Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer. And the great thing about it is that it was QUALITY reading time – no interruptions from work, people, doing laundry, etc. And I’m thinking that I’m going to go to the bookstore and buy the sequel to this book, cause I’m totally into it.

So, this is the last mini-challenge! Remember you have untilย 10 pm EST on Monday to complete the mini-challenges, and I’ll announce the randomly-chosen winners on Tuesday.

Thank you so so so so so much to Jenn for hosting her mini-challenge, and to Heather for hosting the bonus challenge. You guys are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

And thank you to EVERYONE who participated today! I really enjoyed visiting your blogs & chatting with you on Twitter! And I’m going to spend some time tomorrow morning coming around to visit blogs / posts that I didn’t have a chance to visit today.

OK, so let’s do the last mini-challenge! Same as the start-up post – copy, paste, and answer the questions below either in the comments or in a blog post link in the comments.

1. How many books and/or pages were you able to read?

2. About how many hours were you able to read for? (Were there many distractions, breaks, etc?)

3. Do you have any likes/dislikes about the 12-hour readathon, compared to a 24-hour readathon?

4. Favorite and least favorite books that you read today?

5. Do you have any suggestions for things youโ€™d like me to do differently if I host another mini-readathon?

 

And just for funsies, here are my answers…

1. How many books and/or pages were you able to read?

I read 242 pages.

2. About how many hours were you able to read for? (Were there many distractions, breaks, etc?)

Well, if you assume I read at a page her minute, then I read for about 4 hours today, lol. And of course there were distractions: the challenges, re-doing my header with Heather, food, chatting, Twitter, blogs, etc…

3. Do you have any likes/dislikes about the 12-hour readathon, compared to a 24-hour readathon?

Not in particular, I like doing these little 12-hour readathons because they’re less stressful, even with me posting challenges every few hours. I don’t have to worry about struggling to stay awake.

4. Favorite and least favorite books that you read today?

The only one I’ve been reading is Hominids, which is kinda awesome so far.

5. Do you have any suggestions for things youโ€™d like me to do differently if I host another mini-readathon?

Well this is like meย asking MYSELF, lol, but yes I do. I’m going to try to think of more exciting prizes for next time, and I’ll try to think of better ways to promote it. Although honestly, I think having a small number of people participating is actually kind of nicer than having hundreds of participants like in the 24-hour ones. I get to know you all a little better, and I feel like you guys are actually participating for the fun of it, not necessarily to win a ton of cool swag like in the big giant readathons. What do you guys think?

 

OK, so that’s it! Thanks againย to EVERYONE for joining in, and I hope I see you guys next time around, probably in July! And remember to check back here on Tuesday for the challenge winners! I’m going to go catch up on my reading now ๐Ÿ™‚

~Sarah

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