The read-a-thon is almost over and I feel great about having participated in this event. I had the best time reading blog posts, looking through Instagram and Twitter and seeing the wonderful readers from around the world come together. I even won a prize! And I never win anything, haha.
I want to thank the organizers, the hosts, cohosts, and readers for making the read-a-thon such a success. There was an incredible feeling of community throughout. I can’t wait for the next read-a-thon. I enjoyed sharing the day with my son, who is only two and a half but had no problem putting his own stack together and going through it in about 10 minutes while I read along side him. I also read his picks to him which made me think, parents are often engaged in read-a-thons of sorts. I know my son doesn’t let a day go by where we don’t read to him at least two books.
For my last read-a-thon post I am answering the closing meme:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 20, my eyes were tired and burning and I just couldn’t read anymore. I fell asleep! But I am back for the last hour.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I don’t have any titles per se but I think it’s a good idea to have a couple of short reads/novellas in your stack. These are quick reads and will give you a feeling of accomplishment and some much needed momentum when you finish them.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I can’t think of anything right now. I think the event was organized beautifully.
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The hosts and cohosts were really on their game! The posts and challenges went up every hour on the hour. It was amazing.
- How many books did you read? One and a third. I read a short story collection for children and read about 30% of The Thirteenth Tale (which I am loving btw!)
- What were the names of the books you read? Los Cuentos de Syramar and The Thirteenth Tale
- Which book did you enjoy most? They are both good reads but The Thirteenth Tale would be my choice.
- Which did you enjoy least? Neither
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Enthusiasm is contagious. Cheer loud and cheer proud! My only advice is to have fun. I spent most of my read-a-thon time cheering and interacting with other readers. I loved it.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am DEFINITELY participating next time! I will be cheering and reading again and if I can participate even more I will. 😀
See you next time!