Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring 2015 Dewey's Readathon Wrap-Up

I am still trying to recover from the readathon on Saturday. I discovered about halfway through that I had managed to catch Munchkin's cold so really had to push through the exhaustion.  I wasn't as social this time around as I had hoped but I definitely got into the reading mode and kept it there for hours.
You can see my original signup post HERE
End of Event Meme
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably Hours 22 & 23 when I had to get back up with Munchkin and finish reading.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I really focused on the GNs this year and Saga was definitely a huge hit for me. I also enjoyed Into The Wild, a MG novel is great because you can finish it in a sitting.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I didn't participate so much this year except in the reading so I don't have any suggestions
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? There was definitely more Cheerleading presence this year which was great.
  5. How many books did you read? 17
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Go Go Go, Ponies Love Pets, Mr. Noisy, Just Saving My Money, Just a Little Music, Ares Bringer of War, Ravine Vol. 1, Rush, Into the Wild, Wheedle and the Noodle, Hinterkind Vol. 1, Time Together Me and Mom, A Cuddle for Little Duck, Goodnight Moon, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See, Whatchagot Stew, Saga Vol. 1.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I really enjoyed Saga Vol. 1 (and actually read Vol. 2 Sunday afternoon).
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Ravine Vol.1 even for a graphic novel there was just too much world building and I was struggling to place all the characters and the pieces together.
  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? Absolutely, I am not sure if I will focus so much on the reading or try to be more social, I guess it will depend on the mood I am in and how my schedule works out.
So let's check on my goals:

 1. Read/listen for 18+ hours : Check, I read for 18.5 hours total
2. Finish 13 books: Check I read 15 books total (2 were re-reads and 1 was a finish)
3. Read at least 1,100 pages: Check, I read 1,362 pages (and 2:43 hours listening)
4. Update regularly on Twitter: Check, I think I posted just about every new book I started
5. Post updates here every 4-6 hours: Check, I posted 2 updates, I should have posted one more though
6. Visit at least 5 new blogs: Fail :(
7. Participate in at least 1 hourly challenge/mini challenge: Fail :(
8. Keep up with reviews: Fail but working on reviews now.
9. Read and have fun, of course!: Check, I really did enjoy spending so much time reading!
So how did your readathon go? 


  1. I spent most of my time reading too. The social stuff is fun but the reading is the most important so I don't feel guilty.

    1. I don't really feel guilty either, I just keep promising myself to be more social but it is really outside my comfort zone. I always revert back to being holed up with a book. One of these times I will sign up to be cheerleader and have no choice but to socialize!