Mini-Readathon Wrap-Up Post!

Dessert!

I can’t believe it’s already over! It went very quickly, and even though I got distracted a lot I didn’t do too bad – I finished 1 book and read more of another, so I read about 250 pages total, which is about how I did during the last one in January so yay!

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated today, and I really hope you had fun. This got thrown together kind of haphazardly and then I got sick two freaking days ago, so I feel like I didn’t live up to the previous mini-readathons. So thank you again, and I had a blast reading along with you guys!

I really hope you guys had a good time today, and continue to do so if you’re still going! Remember, you have until tomorrow night to participate in the challenges and stuff, but you HAVE to complete this wrap-up post and leave your link (or answers) in the comments in order to be eligible t win the $30 prize! Remember, it’ll be $30 either for Amazon or The Book Depository, whichever you choose. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday.

So, here are the wrap-up questions!

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? Favorite / least favorite challenges? (Not that there were many, but if you want to comment about any of the ones from past mini-readathons feel free to do so).

5. Do you have any suggestions for things you’d like me to do differently for the next mini-readathon?

 

And just for the heck of it, my answers…

 

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

I read a bit from two books, and finished one of them. I read close to 250 pages, which isn’t terrible considering.

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

SO MANY DISTRACTIONS. Work, and then being sick, and then chatting with my friend when we really should have been reading… Should have seen that coming. And of course being online here and there and Twitter, but that really counts as part of the readathon, so that’s okay.

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

I like my mini-readathons because it’s not SO TERRIBLE AND HARD to stay up for that long, but it does leave me feeling less accomplished because I take so many breaks and stuff… ahem…

4. Favorite and least favorite books that you read today? Favorite / least favorite challenges? (Not that there were many, but if you want to comment about any of the ones from past mini-readathons feel free to do so).

I liked the teaser challenge I came up with. I like some of my past challenges too, I was just trying to do things a little different since there were fewer challenges this time.

5. Do you have any suggestions for things you’d like me to do differently for the next mini-readathon?

Well actually, this is more a question for you guys – Did you like having fewer challenges and hence more time to focus on reading, or do you prefer to have more so that you can interact with other readathoners more? Any other suggestions or thoughts?

I probably will host another mini-readathon in January, and I promise it will be more well-planned, lol. I’m also going to make it a point to take the day off next time, because having to work threw me off a bit.

OK I’m off to read a bit more before I crawl into bed. I hope everyone had a great time today! And thanks again for participating you guys!!! *hugs*

~Sarah

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6 comments

  1. So many distractions! That’s me, too …. I read AND organized my Goodreads bookshelves.

    A suggestion for next year, what if you had other people host challenges? You could do the start up and wrap up, then pick other people to host a few throughout the day.

    Thanks so much for hosting, Sarah! Even though we all seemed a little slower than normal, it was a lot of fun! 🙂

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  2. I think you did an admirable job hosting missus, especially being ill at the same time, and THANK YOU for hosting! Even though I didn’t read *that* much, I still felt kind of accomplished, so that was pretty awesome 🙂

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  3. Here’s my wrap-up post:
    http://between-thepages.blogspot.nl/2012/07/mini-readathon-wrap-up-post.html

    I loved participating in the readathon! We had a small group, but it was nice to chat on Twitter and 12 hours is very much doable 🙂
    Also, I’m totally jealous of your dessert, it looks delicious! Maybe Wednesday I’ll try to make one myself… Hmm…
    Thanks so much for hosting and I’m definitely participating in January if my schedule allows it!

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