Yesterday I participated in my first read-a-thon, and it was a lot of fun. It was the perfect time for me to do something like this, because my bar results come out tomorrow, and I’m kinda stressing about them. The ability to ignore what’s going on in my head and just concentrating on some fun books was really, really nice.
- Which hour was most daunting for you? 24? Not that I stayed up all night, but I planned on waking up and reading for the final hour, so I could say I’d read in both hour 1 and 24. I didn’t end up waking until after the end of the read-a-thon, but I did wake up and finish the book I was working on when I went to bed last night.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I really liked reading Tamora Pierce’s Immortals series. I’d think any of her books would be good choices.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope!
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I thought it was very well run.
- How many books did you read? Two entire books, plus parts of two more, including one I finished this morning after the readathon.
- What were the names of the books you read? Completed: Emperor Mage, Tamora Pierce; Aya of Yop City, Marguerite Abouet. Worked on: Maps, Nuruddin Farah; The Realm of the Gods, Tamora Pierce (now complete)
- Which book did you enjoy most? The Realm of the Gods
- Which did you enjoy least? I enjoyed them all! although I was disappointed that Aya ended on such a cliffhanger, and I don’t know if I can get the third book 😦
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was not a Cheerleader
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’d definitely participate again. Certainly as a reader, and possibly as an official cheerleader or a mini-challenge host.
I’ll probably read a bit more today. I’ve got another graphic novel checked out from the library, Americus, by MK Reed, that I planned to get to during the read-a-thon. Plus, I still want to finish Maps, and I’ve only got about 50 pages left.
What are your reading plans for today? Or are you wiped out from too much yesterday?