My first #Readathon over

I really gave it my best shot, with work commitments and family distractions, making it to the end was hard. I did manage to finish one book, thankfully, because it is due back at the library tomorrow. I also listened to an hour or so of another. Learnt to better prepare myself, get books I know I want to read, set aside healthy snacks and if the next one falls on a work night, get the morning/day off.

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? The first. I couldn’t keep my eyes open and fell asleep before it started. Sorry. But I made it to the end!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Anne Hathaway’s audible narration of The Wizard of Oz.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? One of the mini challenges required us to list answers in a reply. You could therefore read other’s responses and copy from them. Perhaps suggest ways of asking for answers that minimises cheating. Promise I didn’t cheat. I sent an anonymous message to the host & I honestly didn’t know any of the answers!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The mini challenges & the co-hosts.
  5. How many books did you read? 1 total, 1 part
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson, Up Till Now by William Shatner
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Rapture. It’s the first book I’ve read that really refers to Heaven and Hell within a YA novel, rather than just Angels & Demons.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I only had one or two comments from two cheerleaders throughout the entire 24 hours. Maybe I had too many ways to be contacted.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Wasn’t one, but really get involved. Don’t hold back with the messages and perhaps make them more personal so the readers feel more appreciated.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely going to sign up for October. Will try get others from New Zealand to participate so it doesn’t seem so lonely on this side of the world. Will be a reader for sure but might sign up for a few hours of cheer leading so I can understand what it’s like.

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