Readathon! – THE END.








Well then. The end is here! And I TOTALLY SUCKED at the last half of this. I took about a 4 hour nap, got up and showered and came to work, so there went about 6 hours right there. I was totally excited to sit down for the next 6 hours and read… and it just didn’t happen. I spent time online doing nothing, and watching videos on my phone, and playing Bejeweled (DAMN YOU, Bejeweled) and didn’t read nearly as much as I had intended. *hangs head in shame*


End-of-Event Survey thingy…

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Most of them, apparently.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? My Brief History was actually really interesting, if you like non-fiction / biography that’s less than 200 pages. Any Rainbow Rowell books are always a good idea too.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I don’t think so! The tweeting, blog visiting, and updates were all fun.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Chatting via Twitter…
  5. How many books did you read? I finished one I had been reading before the readathon, I read two others, and over half of another one.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Six Easy Pieces by Richard Feynman, My Brief History by Stephen Hawking, The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Miss Peregrine’s… and My Brief History.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The Sigh, probably. It was only a 56-page fairy tale kind of story.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Not at all! They did a great job!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’ll always be a readathon reader, and I’m hoping that by the time the next one rolls around my job schedule will be different so that I can participate in other ways as well.


I read a total of 414 pages – 86 shy of my modest goal of 500, and actually less than I read during the last Dewey’s readathon (477). SO I’m kind of bummed and wishing I had done a few things differently, BUT I’m glad that I finished some books. And I’m going to try to carry the readathon spirit into this week – I have 4 days off and I’m going to make them count!

How did you guys do? What were your favorite readathon books?







  1. I think these 24-hour readathons can be tricky because even if you want to make the best of the time, if you do get distracted by something else or have other obligations, there is no time to fix anything. And also if you just don’t feel like reading that particular moment, it’s just too bad. I hope we both will have better schedules next time! You have nice page count compared to me (about 130 or so – pathetic, but then again, I was sooooooooo distracted this weekend πŸ™‚ )


    1. Yeah… I like the camraderie and excitement of the 24-Hour Readathons, but my favorite is Bout of Books. 24 hours is just so little time for reading, tweeting, blog visiting, updating, challenges – and that’s not even counting normal life stuff that creeps up!

      I’m really, really hoping that I get that job in my office so that I’ll be back on normal business hours and have weekends off. It would make these 24-hour readathons so much easier.


  2. You still did good! I think, honestly, it’s impossible to do an ENTIRE 24 hours of reading. I mean, I don’t even have baby yet, but just with the dogs and the husband AND being responsible for things means I do have to get up a lot and do non-reading things.

    And there’s that sleep thing … I just can’t stay up for 24 hours straight anymore! I feel hungover the next day …


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