Monday, October 14, 2013

Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

I totally meant to get this wrap-up done yesterday but then I ended up having problems with my washing machine (it put moldy residue all over my white comforter) and that claimed all of my attention for the evening.

Anyway, here is the final questionnaire --
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? It's actually hardest for me to get going in the morning. I never know if I should shower, dress and eat or just start reading and then fit the other stuff in after I have some pages under my belt. (I usually choose reading first!)
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Any of Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series would be great
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I never do. I think it's such a flexible event that however it's run, it seems to work perfectly.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I loved that the main blog updated right on time each hour. It kept me on track and always coming back.
  5. How many books did you read? Four
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, The Asylum by John Harwood and Grimm: Volume One by various authors and illustrators
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Probably Which Witch?. It kind of bugs me that it came out in 1979 so I could have read it as a kid but I didn't.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Grimm. The story was okay but it was a little bit repetitive, both between the collected issues and in relation to the tv show. I did like the way the characters were written though. The dialogue was near perfect.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I still haven't officially cheered but maybe I will next year. They always make the day better!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Unless something unavoidable comes up, I will definitely participate again (and again). It's such a fun time and I end up reading far more than I ever think I can.
So my final stats were --
Books: 4
Pages: 789
Time spent reading: 10 hours, 35 minutes

I call that a productive day, especially since I got a reread in there (Coraline -- much better the second time!). I look forward to the next read-a-thon.

Already reading again,


  1. Awesome job!!!! I've heard good things about Bradley's books. I need to check them out!

    BTW, I hope your comforter is okay! It's that time of year that you really need it!

    1. Oh, they're so fun! And my comforter only had to be washed three times to come clean. :P Thankfully, I discovered washer cleaner!

  2. I just came across "Which Witch" in my (22-year-old) daughter's closest! I never read it back in my day either. I'll need to add it to the pile for April's Read-a-Thon. :)

    1. Oh, you should definitely read it. It's quick and fun!