End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I believe that award would have to go to hour 18 or so. I was all I CAN’T DO THIS ANYMORE and then I went back on twitter and changed my mind.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I was so disappointed with my reading choices this year; nothing was appealing to me! I did listen to two audio books of Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series, both of which managed to get Ethan really, really interested.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Continue to be awesome. Also everyone can for real turn off their word verification because there is nothing worse than an angry cheerleader at hour 22.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Using twitter, which helps you stay connected and reminds you that you aren’t the only one left awake! Also, I am so happy I decided to try out being a cheerleader. It was even more fun than I had thought it could possibly be! Not to mention Jill, who is the best head cheerleader I’ve ever met.
5. How many books did you read? Three.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
- Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman (302 pages)
- The Final Detail by Harlan Coben (9.5 hours)
- Final Mistake by Harlan Coben (7.5 hours)
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Final Mistake
8. Which did you enjoy least? I didn’t listen very attentively to The Final Detail at first.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Try going through the list of readers and leave a comment on each one’s blog. I did this (it took me HOURS) and it made me feel so accomplished. (Warning: start this project earlier than hour 18, unless you want to risk the tears of frustration word verification can bring.)
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I think the readathon is one of the best community events hosted by book bloggers because it is just SO MUCH FUN, so I’ll definitely be participating. I’ll definitely be a cheerleader again, too.
Number of books finished: 3
Number of hours listened: 15 hours
Number of hours reading print: 5.5
Pages read: 354
Mini-challenges completed: 4
Total comments left: 401
Prize you’ve won: I won Lynne’s awesome Pet Picture mini-challenge from hour 10; I also won the cheerleader prize for hour 21!
Goals Completed: All three! I made it to hour 22 (goal was hour 20), I left a tad bit more than 50 comments, and I read one adult, print book.
Best Cheer: From Bookish Butch: “Bitchin’ bookcase. Rah,Rah,Rah.” A+ my friend, A+.
The tricky part about going to a wedding where your date is the photographer is that there end up being zero photos of the two of you! So we muscled ourselves into this photo. The brides, unfortunately, were captured without their photo ready smiles, so I cropped them out of the photo. That white fluff next to me is part of one of the lovely gowns.
Did I mention I had no idea how long the festivities were going to be running? The wedding itself, the pictures, the dinner, and then a rather fabulous party became about ten hours of the day. It was a lot of fun, don’t get me wrong, but I thought it was a bit ironic that I had to give up on the readathon early so I could go to bed so I could wake up in time for a weddingthon.