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Read-a-Thon: Memes and Mini-Challenges

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If you want updates on my Read-a-Thon progress, visit this sticky post at the top of the page!

End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting to you? I think right around Hour 7 I was feeling tired and bogged down reading Food Fray. But then I finished and did actually read much after that since Jenny and I went out to hang with her friends.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I’m not sure any of the books I read would qualify for that, even if I enjoyed them!

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I’m not sure if I can think of anything – fun as always.

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

5. How many books did you read? 3

6. What were the names of the books you read? 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, Food Fray by Lisa H. Weasel, and Strange Bedfellows by Howard Richler.

7. What book did you enjoy most? 84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff was charming.

8. Which did you enjoy least? I didn’t dislike any of them, but Strange Bedfellows was an odd Read-a-Thon choice. If I’m going to do nonfiction again next Read-a-Thon, I’ll pick more narrative nonfiction than straight nonfiction.

9. If you were a cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s cheerleaders? They were great this year, congrats cheerleaders!

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Most definitely! I hope I can be a little more focused next time, although getting the big break in the middle was a lot of fun. I’ll try to do more mini-challenges next year, too. And cheer more.

Hour #1 Meme

Where are you reading from today?

Ames, Iowa!

3 facts about me …

I’m work as a journalist for a trade magazine. I have a cat named Hannah. I mostly read nonfiction.

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

8 nonfiction, and 1 fiction I added at the last minute.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

I have a few review books I’d like to finish. I think if I read three books today, that would be awesome.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Turn off word verification!! For realz. Otherwise, I don’t think I’ve read before, so that’s all the advice I have. Happy Read-a-Thon!

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  • Trisha October 9, 2010, 6:42 am

    So I already told you about my cousin in Ames, but here’s another fun connection: his sister is named Hannah…spooky. 🙂 Happy Readathon!

    • Kim October 11, 2010, 7:44 pm

      Trisha: That is spooky!

  • Anastasia October 9, 2010, 7:58 am

    A character in the book I’m reading now is named Hanna! Weird connections, yay~

    • Kim October 11, 2010, 7:44 pm

      Anastasia: Weird connection! I love those so much.

  • Amanda October 9, 2010, 8:21 am

    I continue to be impressed with your nonfiction. I know I say that a lot, but I can’t help it.

    Happy reading!

    • Kim October 11, 2010, 7:45 pm

      Amanda: Ha ha, thanks. I think narrative nonfiction reads a lot like fiction, which is I think why I can read so much of it. My brain stalls out with too much straight nonfiction.

  • debnance at readerbuzz October 9, 2010, 10:18 am

    I love nonfiction, but, for today, I’m just reading titles from the 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

    Good luck!

    • Kim October 11, 2010, 7:45 pm

      debnance: All the nonfiction might have been ill-advised for the read-a-thon; my brain got a little tired.

  • Sheila (Bookjourney) October 10, 2010, 8:37 pm

    YAY for the read-a-thon! You did fantastic! I napped part of hour 8 ans crashed at hour 17 🙂

    • Kim October 11, 2010, 7:46 pm

      Sheila: Yay for the Read-a-Thon is right! I didn’t nap, but crashed out pretty late at night and had a loooong break during the day to hang out with my sister.