It is after 1pm now. I can’t quite believe it, but I made it. I lasted the whole 24 hours and read 5 whole books (plus 91 pages of a 6th book)
*Obligatory wrap up post*
- Which hour was most daunting for you?
Probably round about hours 14/15/16 as it was waaaay past my bed time. After that I seemed to perk up.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
If you haven’t already tried them, do real The Mortal Instruments books. City of Bones was fantastic!
Also, it is always handy to have a few quick reads to make you feel like you have achieved something. The Kindle Roulette I did got me reading 2 rather short books (Xenophobe’s Guide and a Goosebumps book) which lightening the mood and gave me confidence in that I have read 5 books during the readathon.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Can’t think of anything that wasn’t great, so no suggestions yet. Although I would have liked a bit more publicity for my charity… maybe we could have a charity page?
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything worked well – there were regular updates and prizes, lots of support.
- How many books did you read?
5 books plus 91 pages of Endlessly by Kiersten White.
- What were the names of the books you read?
– I Never Knew There Was A Word For It by Adam Jacot de Boinod
– A Dreadful Murder: The Mysterious Death of Caroline Luard by Minette Walters
– Xenophobes Guide to The Danes by Helen Dyrbye
– Goosebumps: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by RL Stine
– City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
– Endlessly by Kiersten White (91 pages)
- Which book did you enjoy most?
City of Bones. Though it is unfair on Endlessly as it is also awesome – I just haven’t finished it yet.
- Which did you enjoy least?
I Never Knew There Was A Word for It – it was tedious at times. Protip: never read a book of lists at the start of a readathon. Especially not a book of lists that consists of 3 books of lists combined, one of which you have already read.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Wasn’t a Cheerleader, but Chris was an AMAZING cheerleader. Thanks Chris! *hugs*
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Hells yes! Though probably not for the full 24 hours as I am dead right now. Might host another challenge as that was quite fun. She says before she has to read through and make a decision on winners and send out prizes… but still! I feel I could do it again XD
Finally, before I sign off this readathon, and go eat my Sunday Lunch, I have one last thing to say.
One thought on “Readathon – Hour 24 – Crossing the finishing line!”
*You’re* awesome! You made it through the full 24 hours!
It was fun getting to know you a bit and following your progress as one of your cheerleaders. Your mini-challenge was a huge hit with some of the other blogs I was cheering–thanks for adding that! And congratulations on the money raised for charity.