Sunday, October 23, 2011

End of Event!

Last hour stats

Pages read: 316 (illustrations!)
Time reading: 50 min
Books completed: 1
Blogs visited: 0
Mini-challenges completed: 0

Total pages: 1,226
Total time reading: 17 hrs 14 min
Total books completed: 10
Total blogs visited: 8
Total challenges completed: 3

End of Event Meme

1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
Surprisingly, 1am, which was around hour 20. I'd finally gotten warm and the book I was reading was oversized and heavy. There were quite a few head-nods that I couldn't avoid.

2) Could you list a few high-interest books that would keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Nothing that I really read this time would cut it, but I like reading parts in a series so if you happen to not be 100% awake and you missed something, you could fairly easily figure out what was going on.

3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
The only thing (and this is minor) would be to have a list of the participants that was up before the event starts. I like to poke around on blogs and mark people to come back and check up on throughout the night.

4) What do you think worked really well in this year's 'thon?
I don't know - most things? Nothing is really popping out as being outstanding, I just enjoyed it all.

5) How many books did you read?

6) What were the names of the books you read?

"Stiff" by Mary Roach (on audio)
"Bet Me" by Jennifer Crusie (on audio)
"Moomin: The complete comic strip Vol. 2" by Tove Jansson
"Half-Minute Horrors" by Various
"The Pedant and the Shuffly" by John Bellairs
"The Vampyre" by William Polidori
"The Family Under the Bridge" by Natalie Savage Carlson
"Radiator Days" by Lucy Knisley
"Alice in Sunderland" by Bryan Talbot
"Deadly Desire" by Keri Arthur

7) Which book did you enjoy most?
"Alice in Sunderland", definitely. It was visually beautiful, full of interesting historical links, funny - it was an awesome book that I picked up on a whim, and I'd love to own a copy.

8) Which book did you enjoy the least?
"Stiff", but only because there are so many parts that describe leaky, rotting bodies in scientific detail (usually with quirky analogies that were smart-funny) and it really turned my stomach. I think I would've been better reading this one in print, rather than on audio. It's hard to "skim" while you're listening, you're forced to hear every single word and can't pass a paragraph or two to avoid the ick. It's a great book, and I liked it, but it was very hard to listen to without wanting to hurl.

9) If you were a Cheerleader.... N/A cuz I wasn't!

10) How likely are you to participate in next year's challenge? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'll be a Reader again for sure, and I'm thinking about doing some Cheering too. Since I do several R-A-T's throughout the year (most of them do not involve staying up for the whole 24 like this one does) I feel less "pressure" to get a lot accomplished. And, I know how much a cheering comment can boost you up, having previously not received any, so that would be a fun break and would keep me going.

Thanks so much to everyone for hosting, cheering, and for reading along!

1 comment:

  1. You did it! Congratulations!! Hope you had lots of fun! :)