END OF EVENT SURVEY
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Around hour 16, when I finished my book and could NOT find another book I wanted to read. So I went to bed.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? It seems to me I need some suggestions myself!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not that I can think of right now!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The ability to get the word out was amazing–so many participants!
5. How many books did you read? 5
6. What were the names of the books you read?
- The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans by Rick Geary
- I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Lewis Black (audio)
- Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
- Rape New York by Jana Leo
- Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Hello Kitty Must Die, definitely. It’s a very amusing book, which made it a perfect readathon book.
8. Which did you enjoy least? Okay, so Rape New York wasn’t really a great readathon book based on the subject matter alone, but the book itself didn’t really work for me.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? More Jill– but in checking that link I see that she won’t be around for the October readathon either, so ummm… BOO.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’m not quite sure what I’d like to do next time; this year I was VERY involved and ended up burning out early.
The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans
by Rick Geary
Format: Graphic (in the cartoon sense) Non-Fiction
Good for the Readathon? Great for the readathon, thanks to the format, and a book I probably wouldn’t have picked up otherwise. Nothing like a good book about a mysterious serial killer to kick off the read-a-thon.
I’m Dreaming Of a Black Christmas
by Lewis Black
Narrated by the author
Format: Audio book, 5 hours (Non-fiction/comedy)
Good for the Readathon? I love Lewis Black, and this book is quite entertaining thanks to his narration. Even though it is, at least in name, a book about Christmas, Black (who is Jewish) goes off on tangents that are very funny and keep it relevant even in April
Sleeping Murder (A Miss Marple Mystery)
by Agatha Christie
Format: Mass-market paperback (Mystery)
Good for the Readathon? I’ve read several Christie novels before, but this was my first Miss Marple mystery. She’s rather endearing (and the obvious influence she had on the creation of Murder, She Wrote is evident). A quick, entertaining read.
Rape New York
by Jana Leo
Format: Paperback (Non-Fiction/Memoir)
Good for the Readathon? Not particularly, as I don’t think books about rape are generally considered A+ for a readathon, but I really wanted to finally finish this book.
Hello Kitty Must Die
by Angela S. Choi
Format: Hardcover (adult fiction)
Good for the Readathon? Absolutely hilarious and with a body count that Ms. Christie would never dream of.