Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

I’m sorry I didn’t get to post again today. I did get up at around 9 am (I know that’s fairly late) and read Boy on and off between welcoming visiting family, etc. I liked the experience of my first read-a-thon and feel like I’d want to participate in one again soon (I know I’ll probably feel October is soon once it comes around).

My totals are: 500 pages read, I am not sure how many hours I’ve read, I think it’d come to about 10-12? I left a few comments, I didn’t really have a strategy for that, but I hope I managed to make some people smile.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? The first hour after waking up, it was hard to open my eyes and get started again (I know, I know, I should’ve kept awake officially).
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I’m not sure, I think “Boy” by Roald Dahl might make a good read-a-thon read, but I’ve heard lots of good things about graphic novels on fellow readathon blogs.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not really, it seems to be working really well.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything seemed to run smoothly.
5. How many books did you read? 3
6. What were the names of the books you read? Solar – Ian McEwan, God is Gek (God is Crazy) – Kluun (Dutch) and Boy by Roald Dahl.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? I enjoyed the Kluun book a lot, but it’s hard to explain since it’s Dutch. Boy made a good read-a-thon read as well.
8. Which did you enjoy least? Hard to say, I’d say Solar, as a book for a read-a-thon it’s not perfect, but I did still enjoy it a lot and am going to give it a good review in the upcoming week I think.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn’t a cheerleader, but I do feel that they contribute a lot. I personally liked it better if comments had a personal note, related to the post for example. It made the reader feel a little more special than just a line that is left at a lot of blogs (although some of the cheers were sweet as well).
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I hope I’ll be able to participate next time (planning wise), if so, I’ll be sure to participate again! I’d love to read again, but I do like the thought of being a cheerleader as well. I’d have to work on my shyness with comment-leaving though😉.

Thanks to everyone who helped organise the event and the people cheering me on. I had a great time participating.

5 thoughts on “Read-a-Thon Wrap-Up

  1. Care

    Congrats on your first Readathon! I think 500 pages is a wonderful accomplishment! I tried to read AND cheer one year and read a total of 60 pages – I get caught up in wanting to visit everyone.
    (and congrats on the progress rpt you just tweeted abt. 🙂 )

    1. Iris Post author

      I would like to visit everyone some read-a-thon, but I don’t think I’d be able to do any reading either!

      Thank you🙂

  2. the little reader

    congratulations on the readathon! it was a lot of fun, for sure.

    i definitely agree about your cheerleader suggestion. some of the cheers were nice, but it was always nice to see something a little more personal in the comments.


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