Sunday, April 19, 2009

read-a-thon wrap-up post

I guess it wouldn't be very sporting of me to go copy and paste the answers I used during one of the previous read-a-thons, would it? ;)

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
--Don't think I can narrow it down to a single hour this time...the last four have really been kicking my butt!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
--Graphic novels are great!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
--I love how Nymeth tried to keep us engaged during those last several hours when it was getting tough to keep going. Lots of fantastic mini-challenges.
5. How many books did you read?
--Three. And about a third.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
--The Castle Corona, Skim, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. And I started The Hunger Games.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
--I always hate this question. I honestly don't think I can pick a favorite.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
--Seriously, they were all winners.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
--Only unofficially cheered.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
--At this point in time, I honestly don't know.

Okay, off to try to knock out a few more pages during this last half hour!

Many, many thanks to everyone!!!


Nymeth said...

So basically, your favourite part was the LOLcats? ;)

I'm glad all your books were winners, Debi! Thank you for being so wonderful and supportive <3

Blodeuedd said...

You have done so well :D
Glad the books were fun

Trish said...

It's amazing to me how much smoother this one went than last time--hardly struggling at all. Loved the LOLcats also.

Thanks for being so fantastic, Debi

Eva said...

Enjoy those last few pages! :) I loved how Nymeth kept us motivated too.

Care said...

CHEERS! (throwing confetti)

Amanda said...

Yay for FINALLY reading The Hunger Games! It was one of my favorites of last year :)

3m said...

Glad you liked all your books. I did, too!

Maree said...

Glad you had fun! :)

DesLily said...

congrats on all the reading you accomplished!

valentina said...

well done fellow readathoner!
and thanks for being supportive through the darkest hours:)

Scrap girl said...

Well done - you did so well. You must be very tired now. Fantastic job.

Carl V. said...

So, did you make it all 24 hours then?

I agree with your comment on graphic novels. The last thing I read before sleeping was the House of Mystery comics (equivalent to one and a half 'graphic novels' of this series) and the combination of the visual images with the words really perked me up.

I understand about the limerick. I was trying to do a Haiku for that one challenge around midnight and the creative part of my brain was mush!

I'm so glad you read Edward Tulane. I adore that book. I need to buy myself a copy. I checked it out from the library when I read it. I believe that it is my favorite DiCamillo book...close tie with Despereaux though.

Linda said...


Beth F said...

Good job!

Kim L said...

Hey, three books is pretty darn good! I'm impressed. I didn't quite make it that far. I should have had more graphic novels, though.

Melody said...

I'm glad you all had fun cheering and reading!!!

BTW, I've passed you an award, Debi! :)

Chris said...

Oh no! I didn't comment on this post, lol. I'm so proud and impressed with you Debi!! I could've never made it the whole time. You kept me going through so much of this and I thank you for that my dear, dear friend. I really did have a good time.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

You'll love The Hunger Games! Well done!

Grad said...

Thanks for leading me to the Read-A-Thon. I didn't know Dewey, sadly. What a great way to remember her.

gail@more than a song said...

You should be tired! I don't know how everyone does this for 24 hrs but I read it about it in several places! A good way to get some reading in though.

thatsthebook said...

I think next time I'll have graphic novels to read. I've been wanting to get my hands on Skim! I hope you enjoyed it.

Kailana said...

Glad you enjoyed all of your books. I had them all on hold at the library, so I guess they will stay there and I will just wait for them to come in! Congrats in staying awake!