Today I went to visit some of my family in Connecticut. Every October my aunt and my cousins and I get together to celebrate birthdays (one of my cousins has a birthday in September and my other cousin and I have birthdays in October) and the only day that happened to work this year was the day after the readathon. Booo. But we did have a delicious lunch at Rein’s Deli in Vernon and we stopped at a nearby farm to check out some pumpkins. It was fun, even if I did have to cut my readathon a little shorter than I originally intended.
In readathon news…
End of event survey fun!
- Which hour was most daunting for you? I’ll have to say hour 15, which was when I finished my book and called it quits so I could wake up early today!
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I enjoyed But I Really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist
a lot more as a readathon book than I might have as a read on a regular day. Light, fun, and short.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Everything was seriously great and I could tell that a lot of planning and effort went into it. Great job, everyone!
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Twitter was particularly fun this time around.
- How many books did you read? Three!
- What were the names of the books you read? But I really Wanted to Be an Anthropologist by Margaux Motin; Seconds Away (Mickey Bolitar #2) by Harlan Coben; Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti.
- Which book did you enjoy most? All three were actually quite enjoyable. Lucky me!
- Which did you enjoy least? I picked up Terry Pratchett’s new book Dodger and only made it about 23 pages in. It’s just not for me.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I copied and pasted my assigned readers into an Evernote entry and kept them updated based on who was participating. A great way to keep organized.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Aaaabsolutely. I’m going to wait it out and see what the spring brings, but I’m sure I’ll participate in a few different ways.