1.Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hours 20 and 21. It's when I first started to get really sleepy, and when I started to catch myself dropping my book over and over again.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I always enjoy Shirley Jackson so keep my blood and adrenaline pumping. Otherwise if you have a book or two from a series you know you already enjoy, that's always something to look forward to. I've read books by Rhys Bowen the last 2 times, and they've been a treat.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope! Really, I'd just like to have them more often (though some people probably think twice a year is enough), thought I know it takes oodles and oodles of work behind the scenes.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year's Read-a-thon?
I liked that the mini-challenges were posted early on so I could plan on little breaks every few hours or so.
5. How many books did you read?
I finished 7 1/2 by the end of the time, but I'm going to say 8 for simplicity's sake since I kept on reading to finish it up. So 8.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
"Maus" by Art Spiegelman
"Troublemaker" by Janet and Alex Evanovich
"Hood" by Stephen Lawhead
"Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher (audio)
"Royal Blood" by Rhys Bowen
"Enthusiasm" by Polly Shulman
"Finn Family Moomintroll" by Tove Jansson
"The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollet
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Finn Family Moomintroll. I started it at just the right time (late in the challenge when my brain was just starting to go mushy) so its magical, child-like wonderfullness would wash over me and sweep me away. It was great.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
I didn't really have any duds, but "Humphry Clinker" would be the one I enjoyed the least. It was charming and funny, but after a while I just wanted it to be over.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year's Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
EXTREMELY! I was even thinking of doing my down version in a month or two since I enjoy it so much and I get a lot of good reading in.
Everyone setting this up and executing it was absolutely wonderful, and I'm really thankful. I don't know how you guys do it!
Now I'm looking forward to visiting the threads of all the cheerleaders who posted here and just be nosy. Sleep well tonight!