Ok folks. You’re wondering why it’s taken so long for my wrap-up post? I fell asleep in hour 18!! (I made it an hour further than April’s read-a-thon!!) I’m disappointed I didn’t make it the full 24, but I did get through three books! (Todd got through 1.5 and he’s thrilled) For our closing we’re supposed to answer the following wrap-up questions:
1.) Which hour was most daunting for you?
Kim: Hour 17 was most daunting for me. It’s my “death” hour and when I start getting tired.
Todd: Hour 10. (I had to stop and take a nap)
2.) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Kim: I think books comprised of short stories and graphic novels are pretty fast paced and can keep a reader going. Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris both write humorous memoirs that fall under the short story format.
3.) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Todd: I think posting the winners of the mini-challenges on the Dewey’s site would improve the tracking of the challenges and would make it a little easier for those entering them to see if they won.
4.)What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Todd: I think that the hourly posts were really well done and on time! I liked the fun ideas and videos that were posted to get people motivated and keep them entertained. Well done!
5.) How many books did you read?
Final Tally – Kim 3, Todd 1.5
6.) What were the names of the books you read?
Kim: Graphic novel version of Emma, Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Sebris, and The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst
Todd: Hope by Victoria Ferrante and The Ups and Downs of Being Dead by M. R. Cornelius
7.) Which book did you enjoy most?
Todd: The Ups and Downs of Being Dead
8.) Which did you enjoy least?
We enjoyed all of our books!
9.) If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10.) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
We will definitely be back for the spring read-a-thon! We’d like to take a more active role whether that be cheerleaders or a mini-challenge host.