Sunday, October 13, 2013

Readathon Wrap-Up

Wow!  It's 7:00 a.m. once again and the readathon is over.  I never accomplish quite as much as I planned, but I always have a great time.  Here are my final thoughts:
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Evidently Hour 19 - that's when I finally HAD to go to sleep, but I came back for hour 24
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  The only book I finished was Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg.  Very good!  For the later hours I had to move on to a thriller by James Patterson because they are always page turners and don't require deep thought.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  No - they are always amazing!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  I especially enjoyed the Twitter conversation - that seems to be growing with every readathon.
  5. How many books did you read? I finished 1, but read from 6.  I have to jump around to keep myself alert.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  Tapestry of Fortunes; You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado; The Sallie House by Debra Pickman; Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite; Mistress by James Patterson
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Tapestry of Fortunes
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  The Sallie House - interesting true story but by an amateur writer.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  It takes more time than you realize.  I tried to cheer for 3-4 blogs/hour but it was tough to do and still participate in reading and challenges.  Next time I will probably devote a block of time to do nothing but cheer.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  100% chance that I'll participate again!  I think I have tried all the roles now - reader, mini-challenge host, cheerleader and host.  I may leave the hosting duties for the younger ladies who are more informed on all the social media, etc., but I will definitely do all the others again.
Thank you, Hostesses and Coordinators, for all your hard work and commitment.  This is an amazing event.  I'm already looking forward to April!


  1. Glad you had a good readathon!! Maybe we can find a day to host our little T and T Readathon?? It was great fun and I hated the 24 hours to come to an end. Glad you introduced me to it Sis!

  2. I could see how it would be difficult to wear a lot of different hats during the read-a-thon. Just visiting blogs takes a lot of time.

  3. We just love you, Tami. Thank you for all you do! --Andi