The 24-Hour Read-A-Thon- Finishing Line
October 14, 2012 23 Comments
It’s the end of the 24 Hour Read-a-thon! More than 400 book bloggers and other book lovers all over the world have read as much as they can within the last 24 hours. Some have read 6 hours, some have tried to read the full 24 hours.
End of Event Questionnaire:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 24, because even though I had slept for 7 hours from hours 12-19, I still had an after lunch dip in the final hour (it’s 2pm here).
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie is an engaging read and I’m planning to keep reading it today.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, all is fine.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The posts on the readathon page seem all to go up on time and there were some great mini-challenges.
- How many books did you read? 3.5
- What were the names of the books you read? Mrs Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn, Tweestrijd [Duel] by Linda Jansma, Strangers on the 16:02 by Priya Basil and (not finished) Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie.
- Which book did you enjoy most? I actually enjoyed them all, but Forgotten is a great read.
- Which did you enjoy least? None.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/a
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely. Reader and maybe cheerleader.
In my earlier post, you can read what I did during the 24 hours. In short, I read for 17 hours (about 45 minutes of each of those 17 hours, because I checked other people’s blogs and tweeted too). I slept for 7 hours from hour 11 to hour 19. I finished 3.5 books and have 1.5 books left from the to-read pile. But I knew I was never going to read them all, so I’m pleased with that result.
Total pages read: 1143
These were the books on my to-read list for the readathon:
That’s three English books and two in Dutch:
- DONE – Strangers on the 16:02 by Prya Basil – Less than 100 pages, for an interlude between bigger books
- HALF – Way – Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie – easy-going chick-lit
- DONE – Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn – a fun book about the queen going undercover.
- DONE – Tweestrijd [Duel] by Linda Jansma – a Dutch thriller
- The Red House by Mark Haddon – My back-up book for if one of the others is a disappointment, or if I finish them all
Have you participated?
How many hours did you read?