Whew! You wouldn’t think reading all day would leave you exhausted, but here I am, ready to spend all of Sunday being lazy and watching football. I finally called it a night about 1:30 a.m., but managed to sneak in a few pages after my last formal update. Here are my final Read-a-Thon stats:
Pages Read: 956
Books Finished: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin, The Black Count by Tom Reiss
Books Partially Finished: The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone, The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (audio book)
Total Time Reading: 10 hours and 37 minutes
Total Time Listening: 33 minutes
Total Time Reading/Listening: 11 hours and 10 minutes
Comparisons to Prior Read-a-Thons
- October 2011: 1,113 pages in 9 hours and 20 minutes
- April 2011: 1,420 pages in 8 hours and 52 minutes
- October 2010: 376 pages in 4 hours and 15 minutes
And finally, here are my answers to the End of the Event Survey:
Which hour was most daunting for you?
I actually didn’t find any of them daunting – I took a walk when I was getting punchy around hour 10 and headed to bed when I got tired late in the evening. Maybe Hour 1, since I didn’t wake up in time?
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
This probably isn’t for everyone, but I thought Pitch Perfect was absolutely delightful.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope, it looked like everything went really smoothly.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I liked a lot of the mini-challenges, even if I only completed a few of them.
How many books did you read?
I finished three, and read/listened parts of two others.
What were the names of the books you read?
The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone (partially finished), Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin, The Black Count by Tom Reiss, The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
Which book did you enjoy most?
Which did you enjoy least?
None of them.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Oh definitely, when it works with my schedule. I didn’t sign up to be a cheerleader this time and I sort of missed that. I might be a cheerleader again in the future.