Sunday, October 25, 2009

End of Event Meme

Thought I'd complete this before I hit the book one last time...

1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
Honestly, I think the last two are hardest.

2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I liked "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James
"The Little Prince" by Antoine de Sainte-Exupiry
any of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich

3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

4) What do you think worked really well in this years' Read-a-thon?
I really enjoyed the mini-challenges, the cheering, and getting to read so many book blogs.

5) How many books did you read?
I'm going to predict that I'll have 5 finished, even though I'm not quite done with number 5.

6) What were the names of the books you read?
-"Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story" by Christina Thompson
-"The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop" by Lewis Buzbee
-"All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque (not too sure of spelling right now)
-"The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James
-"A Royal Pain" by Rhys Bowen

7) Which book did you enjoy most?
It's a toss-up between Turn of the Screw, Yellow-Lighted, and Royal Pain, all for different reasons.

8) Which did you enjoy last?
Without a doubt, hands down, "All Quiet...". It's a wonderful book and very affecting (effecting?), but not a good motivator, kind of gross to listen to while eating, and generally depressing. I liked the book very much, but it was NOT a good pick for me for this 'thon.

9) If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year's Cheerleaders?
I wasn't a Cheer-er this year, but I'm thinking about it for next time.

10) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you likely take next time?
I'll read again for sure, and maybe cheer. There were lots of good mini-challenges, so I'll think about doing one too.

Now...finish that darn book!


  1. Looks like you enjoyed a fun readathon! If you're still up, pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Wow, you even completed the meme. Way to go!!

  2. Great job with five books read. Oh I'm thinking about the bit with the horses in 'All Quiet...' now, sad.

  3. Congrats on your finished books! I've read The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop and really enjoyed it. :) I'm glad you're thinking about cheering next time-I'm a bit biased, but I think it's loads of fun! hehe

  4. Great job. You accomplished quite a bit, and I'm glad you had a good time!

  5. I really like your collection of books. Let me know what you thought of the NZ one. I also LOVE All Quiet on the Western Front, so I hope you enjoyed that one a lot, too.