Oct 25, 2009

This Is the End...Or Is It?

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

16th hour was tough and I eventually succumbed to sleep.  But I did get up again about 5:50 AM to finish my 3rd book by 8 AM and the end of the read-a-thon!

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

Sookie Stackhouse series is great to keep you awake and giggling.

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

On suggestion would be to have fewer challenges that require readers to post on their own blog.  You may be too exhausted to participate.

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

The hosts were great and the cheerleaders made the rounds.

5. How many books did you read?

I finished 3 books, the last book right down to the wire at 8 a.m. here.  That's 439 pages.  That's a record for me.  These are the books I finished:

1.  Carta Marina by Ann Fisher-Wirth

2.  More of Me Disappears by John Amen

3.  Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

6. What were the names of the books you read?

Oops, I alread answered this question!

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

I really enjoyed John Amen's More of Me Disappears and Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris best.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Carta Marina by Ann Fisher-Wirth

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

I wasn't a cheerleader, but I think they did a great job.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I will participate in the next one, though I leave in what capacity up in the air and up to my whims.


Anonymous said...

I agree cheer leaders were great. Congrats on completion of the readathon..

Eva said...

I'm glad you liked the cheerleaders! Congrats on finish 3 books! :D

Violet said...

3 books sounds good to me and yes, the cheerleaders were awesome as always.

Marie said...

Congrats on your readathon! :-) That's 3 less books on your TBR pile now! :-)

Nicole said...

Great job with your reading. 3 less book to read, Marie is right, but three more reviews to write too. Just sayin' lol

naida said...

Great job Serena!

Care said...

WOO HOO! applause, applause! Cheers, m'dear - I'll be back to blog at ya more later, really! I will. promise. (I need my first nap of the day...)

She said...

Awesome! 3 books-- way to go!

Meghan said...

Congrats on your awesome reading! I also read a Sookie Stackhouse book - that series is perfect read-a-thon material. =)

bermudaonion said...

Glad you had so much fun - you did great finishing 3 books!

Vasilly said...

You did great! I agree with you on #3. It would've been easier if more challenges could have been posted on the host's blog instead of reading posting on their own.

Anna said...

You did awesome! And it was so fun doing our congratulatory dance whenever someone finished a book...though next time I hope someone can do that dance for me. I failed big time, but I still had a great time and that's all that matters.

Diary of an Eccentric

Esme said...

Serena-sounds like you and Ana and The Girl had a great day-Love the video. I am pitching a big sleepover reading fest next time.

Alyce said...

Congrats on the reading that you got done!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't that fun?! I'm already looking forward to the next one.

3m.michelle said...

I tried to get up again after a nap -- but I failed! Still had fun, though!

Great job!

Jenners said...

You did awesome! I love you and Anna supported each other (of course!). I'm still catching up from the Read-A-Thon ... hence my late visit!