Saturday, April 9, 2011

24 Hour Read-a-thon

I'm going to be participating in Dewey's 24 Hours Read-a-Thon today! I definitely won't be reading all day, especially since my hours started at 4 this morning :P And I'm cheering for part of the time. But I do plan to finish at least one book and possibly two! Yay reading!

These are my answers to the welcome questions:

1)Where are you reading from today?
2)Three random facts about me…
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?

1) Oregon, United States.
2) I'm a lefty, I have diagnosed mild epilepsy, and I go to the greatest Christian college!
3) 3 right now... but it might change: The Mountains Bow Down, Let Me Be a Woman, and Beside Still Waters.
4) Just to finish at least one book! Hopefully I can accomplish that :P
5) This is my first year! :)

Edit: I passed the half-way mark when I was shopping in Salem so this is late... I have made terrible progress so far.

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
9. Are you getting tired yet?
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

1. STILL The Mountains Bow Down.
2. That's the only one :/
3. Finishing this one and moving on to Let Me Be a Woman!
4. Not really. I've done a lot wth friends which has left little time for reading.
5. Just family. I can't really say anything to my mom :P
6. How much I enjoyed reading once I got into it, since I've been in a bit of a reading slump.
7. Definitely block the day out ahead of time to keep from having other plans.
8. Spend more time both reading and cheering.
9. Not really. It's only 6:40PM here.
10. Lock yourself in your room. It really works.

EDIT: End of challenge.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
5. How many books did you read?
6. What were the names of the books you read?
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
8. Which did you enjoy least?
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?

1. All of them!
2. Yeah, hopefully I can pull them out next year.
3. Plan ahead.
4. The cheerleaders!
5. 0... :/
6. -
7. -
8. -
9. Just keep going!
10. I think I will, but I will definitely be planning ahead.


  1. Welcome to the read-a-thon!!! Stay hydrated and enjoy your books. Happy reading!!

  2. Grab another book
    off your readathon pile
    All the pages you'll read
    Will surely stretch a mile!
    Go, Readathon!

  3. You're doing great!!! Happy Reading!


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