Apr 19, 2009

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon 2009, Part Three

I got up for the last couple of hours to start reading again and here I am filling out the final survey. I may have only finished one book, but I'm okay with that.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 18 when I finished my first book. My eyes were hurting, I was tired, and I really needed a break.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

The Keeper of Light and Dust is a fantastic book and I was engaged the whole time, minus some self-induced interruptions. James Patterson novels should have been on my reading list too, since I can never put those down.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

No suggestions here. I really had a great time and enjoyed most of the challenges, but when you are in the last hours its hard for your brain to think or be overly creative.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I really enjoyed the mini-challenges and the hourly updates. It kept me motivated.

5. How many books did you read?

I read 1 book...sad I know. But I did start The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady this morning.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I only read one book, so I guess it can only be one answer: The Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert

8. Which did you enjoy least?
None, though I didn't like the fact that I only read one whole book.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I was a reader this year.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'll definitely participate next time, though I'm not sure if I will be a reader or cheerleader...this staying up is brutal! Yet, fun.

38 comments:

Nymeth said...

Thanks so much for joining, Serena! I'm so glad you had a good time.

Anna said...

I slept for a bit, too, but you knew that since I was half asleep when you called. But I was up again, and I finished the book. Finally! Glad you had a lot of fun.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I am so glad that you finished the book Anna...have you started any others? I started The Mechanics of Falling this morning.

Anna said...

Nope, I haven't started anything else. I just finished Guernsey about 10 minutes ago and I'm catching up with things online. I have to get in the shower soon to get ready for church. I think it's great that you started another one.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Trish said...

When I started getting tired I found myself on the computer cheerleading a lot more. I read a Patterson book and breezed through it. I've never read anything so fast in my life!

Blodeuedd said...

Great work :D
I will so participate next time

Eva said...

Congrats! You did great!

Serena said...

I want to see a wrap-up post from you Anna!

Care said...

AWESOME! applause, applause

3m said...

Great job!

It is brutal. I usually can't stay up the whole time. I almost always take a 2-3 hour nap.

Maree said...

Well done. It was fun, wasn't it :)

Serena said...

It was great fun and I didn't pretty well for my first one...at least I think so!

tanabata said...

Having fun is the more important than how many books you finished! I forget that sometimes but it's true. And it sounds like you had a great day. Congrats on your first read-a-thon!

Literate Housewife said...

I'm so happy you liked Keeper of Light and Dust, too. I was surprised by how good it was - which reminds me that I need to select my winner. Oops!

I'm glad that we were first timers together. Yeah us for doing something new!

naida said...

godo for you serena! I finished up one book too, and began a second like you :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

naida said...

I meant 'good for you'
lol, still sleepy here I guess :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Serena said...

literateHousewife: Indeed, yipee for us! We did do something new...are you going to participate in October.

Naida: Great! I'm sorry I wasn't about the Web too much while reading. I'm glad you did so well and had fun too.

jacketsandcovers said...

Great job, Serena! Enjoy your sleep.

Elizabeth said...

I think you did a great job - congratulations!

Bingo said...

I didn't do this and to me anyone who did, is a winner! WOW! Kudos!

Serena said...

Thanks so much for all your support!

bermudaonion said...

I bet you and Anna and The Girl had more fun than anyone else participating.

Dar said...

Great job Serena. I couldn't make it the whole time. Keeper of Light and Dust was great, wasn't it. That would have been a good book for a read-a-thon. Next time I would definitely start with books with shorter pages-that was a downfall for me. Glad you had fun!

Toni said...

Fantastic job..this sounds like soooooooo much fun!

Alyce said...

Congratulations on finishing the readathon!

Mari said...

Congrats on making it through. :)

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Kailana said...

Glad you had fun! And, sleep is never a bad thing!

Lorin said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Get some sleep! =)

Lezlie said...

Congratulations! Well done!!

Lezlie

Linda said...

Good job! Congrats on finishing!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Congrats! You did a great job Serena!

Beth F said...

Wasn't it fun?!

bkclubcare said...

Hey - you read 301 pages? ONE MORE THAN I DID?! Were you trying to beat me? too funny. Have you napped? tomorrow is going to hurt even worse, methinks. GOOD JOB!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Great job! Even if it was only one book. I thought I would read a lot more than I did.

Serena said...

Care: I had no idea that you read less than me...I was too absorbed in that book! I'm a bit tired today though.

Natasha: yeah one book was it, but I think I know to start with smaller books.

thatsthebook said...

Glad to see you enjoyed it. I also had to go to bed so didn't get much read. Most of that is my fault though. I hope you enjoy it next time again.

Serena said...

thatsthebook: thanks for stopping by. Next read-a-thon will be great!