Read-a-thon: End of Event Meme

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!


Read-a-thon: update

I haven’t done a whole lot of reading but I’ve done quite a bit of cheering. I got through Los Cuentos de Syramar by Damarys Reyes Vicente. It was a collection of short stories for children and it didn’t take me a lot of time to read.

I’ve since started The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I hope to be able to finish it today.

Diego got in on the action with his own stack of books 🙂

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The read-a-thon officially starts at 8am for me but I’m getting a head start on the cheering (I signed up as a cheerleader) and it’s so wonderful to see all the stacks of books being devoured tomorrow. I don’t know how much reading I will get done but regardless I know I’m going to have an awesome time.

Look out for other read-a-thon related posts in the near future!

Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Tell me in the comments!