Sunday, October 14, 2012

End of Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Definitely Hour 17, because I kept dozing off over my book!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  A couple of Read-a-Thons ago, I read some of the Lonesome Dove series.  Those were good for the RAT.  But, really, anything you're into is good.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? was so good this time around!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  Love that they brought back so many random reader prizes (even if I didn't win any) and kept all the mini-challenges, etc.
  5. How many books did you read? One magazine and part of one book.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  Every Day with Rachael Ray and The Shelters of Stone
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?  The Shelters of Stone
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  Every Day with Rachael Ray, but it was still good.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  I was not an official Cheerleader, but I did pop around to people's blogs to cheer them on.  Getting cheerleading messages is fun.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  Oh, I definitely will be reading again in April!!!

I made it to through Hour 17 and finally threw in the towel at 1 AM.  So I didn't QUITE make my goal, but I am still really happy with that.  I haven't stayed up till 1 AM in...well, I don't know how long.  I credit a good book and Diet Mt. Dew.  Here are my final stats:

Title of book(s) read since last update: Every Day with Rachael Ray (magazine); The Shelters of Stone by Jean M. Auel
Number of books read since you started: one
Pages read since last update: 25
Running total of pages read since you started: 481
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 35 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 810 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: Introduction meme; Oldies but Goodies; Turn to Page; Mid-event Survey; End of Event Survey
Other participants you’ve visited: Deb Nance at Readerbuzz; Chris at Northern Stories; Becca S at The Sanborns; Alysia at My Little Pocketbooks; Courtney at Stiletto Storytime; Marina at Momma Writes About Books; Paulina at Two Canadian Readers; coffeymuse at Living to Think; Vincent at Vincent Does the Readathon; Christina at chimpanzee that; Melanie at Bookaholic's Bookcase; Alexa at Pages of Forbidden Love; Nadi at Lover's Indulgence; Bitsy at Ex Libris Bitsy; Mer at Boats Against the Current; Olivia at Down the Rabbit Hole; Lorren at The Story Girl; Bybee; Shel at The Hungry Readers; Jencey Gortney at Writer's Corner; Caitie at Pub Writes; Mango at liratouva2; D. Ann at Overflowing Bookshelves; Christina at Ardent Reader; Somer at The Further Adventures of Somer; and Kate at Midnight Book Girl
What I've eaten/drunk: two Ooey Gooey Chips Ahoy cookies (RAT breakfast of champions, baby!); a bottle of water; 1/4 of my leftover Obscenely Loaded Fries from Hurricane Wings (lunch the other day); Publix cola; a couple of pimento-stuffed green olives; TGI Friday's sliders (for lunch); some gummi bears; a bottle of water; the rest of the gummi bears; two-thirds of the remaining Hurricane Wings cheese fries; another Publix cola; leftover pad see-ew from lunch yesterday; some frozen pizza; a bottle of water; gum; some gumdrops; BEST SNACK OF THE DAY - TGI Friday's potato skins; a Diet Mt. Dew (because when you eat all that junk, you need a diet soda).

Thanks SO MUCH to the organizers, Cheerleaders, Angels, donators of prizes, participants, and just EVERYONE who makes this event so much fun twice a year.  You've made April and October two of my favorite months of the year, and you've helped my husband get back into reading.  And thank you most of all to Dewey, whom we miss so much.  Without her, we wouldn't have this event.  See you all in April!


Jane said...

Congrats on your readathon!


Rachel Bradford said...

Good job! I only made it 15 hours. So I think you did fantastic. :D

Lexi said...

Thanks, y'all!!!