I managed 18 out of 24 hours of reading for the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. I admit it, I am too old for to stay awake all night, but I never thought to take a nap, which would have helped me.
This year went much better for me and I look forward to next year. I appreciate everyone who stopped by to cheer me on and leave sweet messages, each one helped me to continue. Thank You!
I learned not to save the most anticipated book for last. I did that assuming it would help me be motivated in the end. Actually I was so tired I only read a little ways into it.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 16, my brain was so very tired.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I read some excellent Suspense Thrillers listed below. They are great at keeping the adrenaline flowing.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I truly enjoyed the whole event and the cheerleaders were the best!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleaders, they were brilliant! Without them I would have given in earlier.
5. How many books did you read? I have read and reviewed 5 books totaling 2,028 pages and began my 6th book.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
- The Taken by Inger Ash Wolfe 496 pages
- Cold Kiss by John Rector 273 pages
- Cold Shoulder by Lynda La Plante 467 pages
- Perception by Julie Metz 342 pages
- Beyond Justice by Joshua Graham 440 pages
7. Which book did you enjoy most? I really lucked out and enjoyed all 5 immensely.
8. Which did you enjoy least? I gave up twice on The Lost Dogs by Jim Gorant. I hear the ending is brilliant but it was so sad and depressing, I felt terrible and sick while reading it.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was not, so no help I am sorry.
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 definitely participate as a reader again!