Readathon – Hour 24 – Crossing the finishing line!

It is after 1pm now. I can’t quite believe it, but I made it. I lasted the whole 24 hours and read 5 whole books (plus 91 pages of a 6th book)

*Obligatory wrap up post*

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

    Probably round about hours 14/15/16 as it was waaaay past my bed time. After that I seemed to perk up.

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

    If you haven’t already tried them, do real The Mortal Instruments books. City of Bones was fantastic!
    Also, it is always handy to have a few quick reads to make you feel like you have achieved something. The Kindle Roulette I did got me reading 2 rather short books (Xenophobe’s Guide and a Goosebumps book) which lightening the mood and gave me confidence in that I have read 5 books during the readathon.

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

    Can’t think of anything that wasn’t great, so no suggestions yet. Although I would have liked a bit more publicity for my charity… maybe we could have a charity page?

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

    Everything worked well – there were regular updates and prizes, lots of support.

  5. How many books did you read?

    5 books plus 91 pages of Endlessly by Kiersten White.

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

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    – I Never Knew There Was A Word For It by Adam Jacot de Boinod
     A Dreadful Murder: The Mysterious Death of Caroline Luard by Minette Walters
    – Xenophobes Guide to The Danes by Helen Dyrbye
    – Goosebumps: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by RL Stine
    – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
    – Endlessly by Kiersten White (91 pages)

  7. Which book did you enjoy most?

    City of Bones. Though it is unfair on Endlessly as it is also awesome – I just haven’t finished it yet.

  8. Which did you enjoy least?

    I Never Knew There Was A Word for It – it was tedious at times. Protip: never read a book of lists at the start of a readathon. Especially not a book of lists that consists of 3 books of lists combined, one of which you have already read.

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

    Wasn’t a Cheerleader, but Chris was an AMAZING cheerleader. Thanks Chris! *hugs*

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

    Hells yes! Though probably not for the full 24 hours as I am dead right now. Might host another challenge as that was quite fun. She says before she has to read through and make a decision on winners and send out prizes… but still! I feel I could do it again XD

Finally, before I sign off this readathon, and go eat my Sunday Lunch, I have one last thing to say.

awesome

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One thought on “Readathon – Hour 24 – Crossing the finishing line!

  1. Ali (Worducopia) says:

    *You’re* awesome! You made it through the full 24 hours!

    It was fun getting to know you a bit and following your progress as one of your cheerleaders. Your mini-challenge was a huge hit with some of the other blogs I was cheering–thanks for adding that! And congratulations on the money raised for charity.

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