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October 19, 2008

readathon: hour 24
posted by soe 7:09 am

Sun’s out. Farmers’ market opens in an hour. Must help Susan move…

Must doze first…

No more books finished, but I did start another one.

Here’s the final meme of the readalong:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 12 was tough, as was Hour 19.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Hmmm… My brain isn’t working too well right now. Mysteries, probably.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

I thought it worked really well this time. Kudos to Dewey and her cadre of volunteers, organizers, and cheerleaders.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

All of it?

5. How many books did you read?

I finished three, read portions of three others, and listened to part of a chapter of another.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

I finished Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Carnet de Voyage, and Book of a Thousand Days. I read/listened to portions of Stardust, Death of a Gentle Lady, Little Women, and Around the World in 80 Days (in both French and English).

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Probably Book of a Thousand Days.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Carnert de Voyage.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

N/a, but I do appreciate the comments from the Cheerleaders who stopped by yesterday.

10. 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 read again. I’m not sure if I’d take on other roles or not.

Other pertinent Readathon info:

Number of books read since you started: 3+
Running total of pages read since you started: 820 pages of paper + 6 Daily Lit entries + half an hour of audio.
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 20ish hours

Category: books. There is/are 5 Comments.

I found 1:30 am very daunting. I simply couldn’t read!

Comment by gautami tripathy 10.19.08 @ 8:30 am

WOW! All 24! Go you!

Comment by Meryl 10.19.08 @ 12:10 pm

Sprite – Just wanted to drop by and congratulate you on a fantastic reading effort. I hope you’re sleeping now (I’m punishing myself because I fell asleep for 4 hours around 1am….ohhh the shame of it! :o))

Comment by Robert Burdock 10.19.08 @ 4:53 pm

I hope all those stories you crammed into your head made for fantastic dreams.

Comment by Grey Kitten 10.21.08 @ 1:58 am

Terrific job! I hope you had a fun time 🙂

Comment by Joanne 10.21.08 @ 5:02 pm