Readathon! THE END.

Woooooo, it’s the end of the readathon! Which was so fun and awesome, and I’m already looking forward to whenever in October the next one is.

 

Thank you SO SO MUCH to the organizers, challenge hosts, prize donors, cheerleaders, and everyone else who makes Dewey’s readathon such a big deal!

 

End-of-Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Ummm hours 18 through 22 were pretty rough. I was still really tired and couldn’t focus on my book, so I spent a lot of time online, visiting blogs and clearing out my Bloglovin reader.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Sure! Holes by Louis Sachar was really good, if you’re okay with reading kids books! Also any Harry Potter is a good pick too, or any other really interesting YA.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I don’t think so! It worked pretty darn well, I think.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The challenges were SUPER fun this time around! I don’t usually participate in that many, but I really enjoyed a lot of them.
  5. How many books did you read? Finished 2 and started a 3rd.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, Holes by Louis Sachar, and I started Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde. Soooo… 477 pages total, which isn’t much but I’m still okay with it.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Probably The Song of Achilles.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I liked all of them, but I think Something Rotten wasn’t the best pick for my last book. I forgot how much focus you kind of need to read the Thursday Next books and my muddled brain was just not up to the task.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn’t a cheerleader this year, but I think the cheerleaders did a FAB job!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? OF COURSE I’ll be participating again! And most likely just as a reader, but depending on how busy life is at that time, mayyyybe as a cheerleader or challenge hostess.

 

So yeah, I had so much fun! I’m slightly regretting ALL THE SNACKS yesterday, so today will be a light food day. I still feel so full from dinner 12 hours ago.

Aaaand now I have 6 hours left of work, and guess what I’m gonna do? Read and blog some more! Catch ya’ll later.

~Sarah

 

 

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16 comments

  1. Congratulations honeybunch! I’m really looking forward to The Song of Achilles sometime this summer, and Holes is pretty awesome as a read-a-thon read. And by the way, you did AMAZINGLY as a fellow working read-a-thonner… I didn’t even hit 100 pages! And on only four hours’ sleep as well, wow. *bows low to the Queen of the Weekend Worker Readers* Relax and enjoy the rest of your weekend sweets! πŸ™‚

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    1. LOL well in all fairness, there’s not much else to do at my job… there’s no one there with me unless drivers come in, and the phone doesn’t ring as often on the weekends. I just have to NOT bring DVD’s with me to watch, cause otherwise that’s all I’d do and there’d be no reading time ever! Lol.

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  2. I am always in awe of you read-a-thoners! I don’t know if I could read for more than a few hours and I would be asleep! I agree that YA would be a good plan for a long reading session. Those books just keep the pace and plot moving don’t they?

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  3. Go you!! I so love this event, I kinda wish they’d do it more often, but maybe it wouldn’t be as special then…
    I have so many snacks left! I think I’ll be eating them for days πŸ™‚ I hope work is quiet today!

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    1. Agreed, it probably wouldn’t be quite as special πŸ™‚ But there’s other readathons too. Bout of Books is coming up in May and I’m SO STOKED. I think it’s my favorite readathon, cause it lasts a whole week.

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  4. *dances around with pompoms* I had a lot of fun watching people readathoning, though I didn’t participate myself. The idea is yet too daunting. But seeing how much fun everyone had (and how many pages were read!), I am thinking that maybe next time.. Maybe. It’s also very useful to get the tips on which kind of books to read (like to leave the easier ones for the end). Congratulations on successful readathon!

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    1. I think that I felt the pressure more when I first started doing Dewey’s readathon. I worried way too much about staying up for the full 24-hours and was disappointed in myself if I didn’t get much reading done. Now I’m much more relaxed about it (yay naps!) and I end up being a more participant as well πŸ™‚ I hope you can join the next one!

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  5. Wooo! I have wanted to do this for the past 3 years and somehow always end up not being able to. Loved all your updates and those ahhhh-mazing gifs! Congrats on all the reading!

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