Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wrap Up Post: October Read-a-Thon 2011!

We made it to the end of the read-a-thon! Nice work everyone! After coming home from the park we ate some dinner and I was reading in bed so my boyfriend could watch TV in piece and things were fading fast. The book I was reading was great but full belly and comfy bed means sleepy time is calling my name! So I didn't finish that third book I was hoping to but I did make a solid dent in it. 

So let's talk stats:
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Definitely the last hour I managed to stay awake, like 11pmPST. Normally my bedtime anyway, I was hoping I could stay up longer but alas, no luck. 
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Sure! How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche (this is a great, short, interesting book) and I'm about halfway through Her Sister's Shadow by Katherine Britton but it is incredibly engaging!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Don't make us West Coasters start at 5am? I kid, I kid!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked the reminder emails!
  5. How many books did you read? 2.5 - So close to reaching my goal. I blame the kick-ass weather!
  6. What were the names of the books you read? How Shakespeare Changed Everything by Stephen Marche, Sherry and Narcotics by Nina-Marie Gardner, and (the first half of) Her Sister's Shadow by Katherine Britton.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? See question 2. 
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Sherry and Narcotics by Nina-Marie Gardner. It wasn't bad, just a little melodramatic for my taste.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely participate again and would be a reader again!
So my totals are:
Pages Read: 560
Hours Read: 9
Books Read: 2.5

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who visited yesterday's read-a-thon post! I will be donating $1 for each of your comments to the American Red Cross!

Here's the charity totals:
Hours amount in dollars: $45
Comments amount in dollars: $15
Total donation to American Red Cross: $60!


  1. I can't stay up past my bedtime any more either, definitely not when reading. I think you did well! I don't like my start time either - it's 1 pm, which means I have to read half of Saturday and half of Sunday. I feel like the East Coast has the best time. Oh well, I hope you had fun anyway!

  2. You did great! I loved learning about the Shakespeare book -- sounds terrific!

  3. Yay! You did great :) I managed to stay up through hour 20, but that 5:00 am start was VERY tough!!!

  4. Congratulations on a great readathon!

  5. Yeah, you! Glad you had such a successful Read-A-Thon!

  6. Congratulations on finishing the Read-a-Thon!

  7. Wasn't it fun? I forgot you were donating or I would have come by and left more comments :)


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