Monday, August 10, 2009

Mystery Read-A-Thon Wrap-up Meme

1. Give us some stats: How many hours did you read? How many pages? How many books?
I ended up reading for almost ten and a half hours. I read 564 pages which was one short-story anthology from start to finish. I ran out of time but also wouldn't have been able to get very far into a new book if I had started one.

2. What did you enjoy MOST about the event?
I enjoyed picking up a book that would have sat in my TBR stacks for a while. I know that I have many other books that I need and want to read soon so I might not have even picked this one up until next year.

3. Do you have suggestions to make this event better?
Of course, I would love to see more participants. I didn't even know about it until the day before when Wendy (Caribou's Mom) said she was participating.

4. Would you participate in another Mystery Read-A-Thon?
Sure! I will definitely have to manage my time better and do my errands earlier though.

5. Did you read a book for this event that you particularly liked and would recommend to other readers?
I really liked a few of these short stories and I will be investigating the other works of the author further. I hope to also introduce my readers to some new authors through this experience.

Thanks again to Wendy for being the glue of this read-a-thon. This was something that I enjoyed and would like to try in various different ways in the future.

Marveling at the complexities of life's mysteries,


  1. I'm glad you jumped in at the last minute! It was a small group participating...but it seems like we all had a good time. I'd love to see more participation in the next one.

  2. Woo hoo, won Malice by Lisa Jackson! Email me with your snail mail address at caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com!

  3. Glad you enjoyed it and it looks like you got a lot of reading done. Hopefully see you at the next one.

  4. Good for you! I've never done one of these read-a-thons but perhaps in the future (when it is more general and I can get my husband to watch the kid for me....a big if.)