Hour 24 – Closing Survey and Summary

I had a lovely long sleep and woke up about 8am. I’ve been dozing between reading since.

I have completed 2 books since my last post. The first was Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones and the second was not on my original tbr list, but merel a book I decided to read on my kindle as it was easier than holding up a paperback or hardback. It was The Story of Doctor Dolittle. It was so fun!

While there is still nearly a full hour left of the readathon, I’m unsure if I will finish any more books. I’ve been reading The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and I’m 47 pages in, and I probably could whizz through Saga Vol 7 but I’m feeling quite chill right now.

It’s been a wonderful readathon!

Now for the survey.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

None! I thoroughly enjoyed reading and I didn’t deprive myself of sleep.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?

I always vary my tbr list and include graphic novels and short stories to give a sense of confidence and accomplishment. This year I found my inclusion of a poetry book to be a good idea. I read the poems aloud and really enjoyed it.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

I think it was great 🙂 I don’t know how to improve it. I suppose I missed the hourly prize announcements but even still, I accomplished my goal of reading a lot, s it doesn’t matter to me!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I loved the build up with the Goodreads and Facebook groups sharing ideas on books and snacks.

5. How many books did you read?

7 books.
6. What were the names of the books you read?

Wintersong – by S Jae Jones
The Story of Doctor Dolittle – by Hugh Lofting

Goblin Market and Other Poems – by Christina Rosetti

Short Stories
Kindred Spirits – by Raibow Rowell
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 3

Graphic Novels
Bee and Puppycat Vol 1
7. Which book did you enjoy most?

The poetry was fun to read aloud but I really enjoyed Wintersong. It was gorgeous!
8. Which did you enjoy least?

Scary Stories 2 – it was not scary and I had to force myself to finish it. I nearly didn’t bother with Scay Stories 3 but luckily it had a couple of redeeming stories.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I quite enjoy being a reader with no additional responsibilities. I’ll be back for the 10th anniversary Oct 2017 Readathon for sure!




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