Sunday, October 14, 2012

Readathon Wrap-up

Another readathon has come and gone, and once again I didn't read as much as I hoped, but at least I had better reasons this time.
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? The hours of helping as an event co-host were definitely my most daunting - but also great fun and rewarding.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  Unfortunately, no.  I had an awful time focusing on anything I tried.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not in general - but on a personal note, don't go to karaoke night at the bar the night before.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? -- Everything went smooth as butter, from what I could tell, thanks to the dedication of Andi and Heather.
  5. How many books did you read? - I read FROM 3 different books, but finished none.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley, The Drop by Michael Connelly, and The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I most enjoyed The Drop by Michael Connelly just because it was the easiest.  I don't mean that as a put-down, but I was having a rough time focusing on the other two books, so went to this one because I knew it was gripping and fast-paced - it wouldn't take as much effort as the others.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - because it had so much hype and even though I only read a few chapters, it wasn't what I was expecting.  Not marking it off my list, just didn't grab me immediately.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  Don't over-schedule yourself.  I had a plan to read 30 minutes and cheer 30 minutes of each hour - except during the hours I was co-hosting and the hours we went to the cabaret where we have season tickets....  That didn't happen.  There was just too much to do.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  100% - I will participate in every readathon possible, and I will take whatever role is needed - reading, cheering, co-hosting (now that I understand it a little bit and wouldn't be so panicked).
Hope you all had a fan-tabulous time at Dewey's Read-a-thon! If you didn't participate this time, hope to see you in April.


  1. You were a great co-host!:) And the same: hope to see you in April!

  2. Looks like the readathon was a great success all the way around except that I had to miss it! Tami do you think we could have a mini-readathon some Saturday soon??

  3. Good job cohosting, and I'm sorry the readathon didn't go as well as you were hoping. It's hard to stick to a schedule, and then as soon as you mess up you feel dissuaded and lose motivation. But at least you know so you can prepare better next time!


  4. Well done and I'm listening to The Casual Vacancy now and it could not be more different than the HP series.

  5. That's good they do these questions at the end of the readathons to see what works with people and what doesn't so they can "fine tune" them as they go along! I'm curious what a cheerleader does? Gives support to those participating in the readathon?


  6. Good job! See, you make me feel better. I read from a few different books, and finished one...everyone else seems to have read like 6 of them! It was a lot of fun, though, wasn't it?

  7. I've participated in 2 read-a-thons but didn't manage this one. I did do a mini-challenge so I got to see your hosting skillz :) Great job and way to step up (I'd be too nervous myself!)