Pages read: 432 (yay for pictures!)
Time reading: 1 hr 38 min
Total: 14 hrs 8 min (3 hr 40 min audiobooks)
Books completed: 7
Blogs visited: 0
Mini-challenges completed: 2 (“Collaborative Fiction” and “In Other Words”)
1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
They were both near the end, but between 3 and 4 am was pretty bad (and unintentionally funny), and the last hour between 6 and 7 am. Focusing was something I had to really concentrate one.
2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Hex Hall series by Rachel Dawkins really worked for me this time around. Previously though, I've had a lot of luck with books by Rhys Bowen, Shirley Jackson, and the Womens Murder Club series by James Patterson.
3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
The only thing that I enjoyed the previous time was having a list of all of the mini-challenges posted at the beginning. That way I could plan on having some breaks ahead of time.
4) What do you think worked really well in this year's Read-a-thon?
Everything else! I eagerly wait for this event every 6 months - any way to make October happen any sooner?
5) How many books did you read?
I finished 7 and read from 3 more.
6) What were the names of the books you read?
I read from and didn't finish "Eat, Pray, Love", "Matched" by Ally Condie, and "The Royals" by Kitty Kelley.
I finished "The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries" by Emily Brightwell
"Feng Sh*t" by Anna Crosbie
"Henrietta Sees It Through" by Joyce Dennys
"Daddy Long-Legs" by Jean Webster
"Demonglass" by Rachel Hawkins
"Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights" by Sophie Dahl
"Amphigorey Also" by Edward Gorey
7) Which book did you enjoy most?
Demonglass, for sure. The wait for book number 3 is already driving me crazy, and this one was just published!
8) Which did you enjoy least?
Of the ones I finished, "Feng Sh*t". The ones I didn't finish, "The Royals". It was just too much of the same thing after 2 hours to keep hacking away at.
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?
A Reader, for sure. I'd think about being a Cheerleader, but I so enjoy that long (usually) uninterrupted stretch of reading time that right now it's hard to think about breaking it up at all.
Alright, I think it's time to make some breakfast (at 12:30 in the afternoon), watch some mindless TV and take another nap or two. See you all later!