Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

By April 19, 2009 culture No Comments

I made it!

I finished two books: The Legacy of Sovereign Joy (148 pages) and Into the Wild (203 pages); and I read part of another: Maybe Life’s Just Not That Into You (54 pages).

I got extra sleepy in Hour 23 but kept reading.

Here are my end-of-challenge responses:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? It’s a toss up—hours 22 and 23 were full of heavy eyelids and disturbing head bobs.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Into the Wild (Krakauer); King Leopold’s Ghost (Hochschild); The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Shaffer and Barrows); A Long Way Gone (Beah)

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not at this sleepy moment. 🙂

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The mix of activities and options.

5. How many books did you read? Two plus some

6. What were the names of the books you read? The Legacy of Sovereign Joy (Piper); Into the Wild (Krakauer); Maybe Life’s Just Not That Into You (Bolton and Dickson)

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Piper wins out slightly over Krakauer

8. Which did you enjoy least? Maybe Life’s Just Not That Into You

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? If you host a mini-challenge, prepare as much ahead of time as possible so that organizing and processing doesn’t steal away too much reading time.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? highly likely! I would love to read and host a mini-challenge, as well as read for a charity

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