Sunday, October 21, 2007

a Readathon wrap-up

I can't believe it's over...what a truly, truly fun time it was! I honestly don't know how to say thank you enough to Dewey for hosting this! She was just so incredible!!! She worked so hard, and made it all so fun, and had it running so smoothly...I just don't know how she did it! THANKS DEWEY!

As a wrap-up activity, Dewey has asked us to answer a post-game survery...

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
*Not sure I could pick just a single hour. But that time between about 2:00 and 4:30am was really, really rough! That's when I ended up taking an hour long nap.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
*I never know how to answer for someone else. For me, I wish I had a James Patterson book to read. I think that would have been great, both because they're suspenseful and keep me going, but also because of his really short chapters that really make me feel like I'm getting somewhere. As Dewey mentioned before this readathon, some short YA books are a good choice, too. They leave you feeling like you're getting somewhere. One thing, I will definitely keep in mind for next year, is to make sure I've got some books with larger print for those wee morning hours.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
*Well, this is by no means a criticism, but I think the only thing I might change would be having fewer challenges. I know, that sounds so dumb, doesn't it? The challenges were so much fun! But that was the problem, sometimes I had a hard time saying "no" to them, and didn't get as much reading done as I should have.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
*Oh my gosh...what didn't?!! Seriously, Dewey did an AMAZING job!!! I can't believe how well she planned seems like she thought of everything!

5. How many books did you read?
*Only read 1 in its entirety. Plus I finished one I already had started. And started 2 others, one of which I only read 80 pages of, and one which I almost finished.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
*The Halloween Tree is the one I read in its entirety. Finished up A Time To Kill. Started The Cobra Event. Started and almost finished The Wright 3.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
*I might have to take a pass on this one. All four books were so different from one another, and all were very good. Just don't know how to pick a favorite. Maybe I can answer that later...after some sleep and some time to ruminate.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
*Again, I just don't know. Maybe The Cobra Event, but that's really not fair, because I just haven't gotten far enough to know for sure.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
*Not applicable.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
*Just try and stop me from reading again!

My final stats (as pathetic as they are) are listed in the previous post.


kreed said...

Hooray for you! Sounds like you had a blast - I am so glad you got to do this and that your loving hsband whisked the boys way for you!

clairec23 said...

She did do a great job, didn't she? Well done on all the reading you did :)

BookGal said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Hope you get a nap in later today.

Literary Feline said...

Congratulations on reaching the finish line. You did greta!

Chris said...

:D That's so awesome Debi! You did an amazing job! I don't know if I could've made it that long. It looks like you had so much fun. I'm definitely in next year!

Jean said...

Wow! That's it. Just WOW!

3M said...

Great job! It was a blast.

Eva said...

Congrats on partipating in the read-a-thon! This was so much fun. :) I agree that Dewey's pretty amazing!

alisonwonderland said...

well done! it was sooo much fun!