April 19, 2009

Read-a-thon Wrap-Up

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I promise this is the last post for the Read-a-thon. First, I want to thank everyone who came by to cheer me on. Whether you are a regular visitor or you came by for the first time, thanks! You guys really helped.

Second, I won a prize. Yay!

Third, from what I can see, I think I might be the slowest reader in the Read-a-thon! lol

Here are the survey questions for the wrap-up:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Obviously, it was 1 am (Hour 16), I fell asleep. I mean lights out!

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
High interest? Well, The Importance of Being Earnest was pretty fun. YA books are pretty fast an engaging: Coraline, Skeleton Creek

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not really!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The blog devoted to the Read-a-thon was a good idea. I also loved Twittering. We had a hashtag: #readathon.

5. How many books did you read?
2 and a half (see my slow reader comment!)

6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Disappeared, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cousin Kate

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I enjoyed and am still enjoying Cousin Kate but Earnest was really fun.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
The Disappeared

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
N/A

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'd do it again, for sure! And as a reader again

Finally, a big THANK YOU to Read-a-thon organizers: Trish, Hannah and Nymeth. You guys did a great job. I'm so glad Dewey's Read-a-thon continues on.

21 comments :

  1. Thank YOU, Chris! It's you guys who make it fun.

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  2. As long as you had fun! Everyone reads at a different pace.

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  3. I really loved cheering. Wasn't it fun.

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  4. Congrats Chris...you did great :) I had a blast :)

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  5. I fell asleep as well... around 2am. Then I decided to pack it in. Great book suggestions!

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  6. You did great Chris! Congrat on finishing and getting a prize!

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  7. Congradulations on completing the read-a-thon.
    Just stopping by to let you know I have an award for you in my blog. I forgot to let you know I awarded you it. :) (non read-a-thon related, but thought I'd kill to birds with one stone)

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  8. I fell asleep in hour 3, and didn't get back to reading until hour 11, and then again in hour 18! Very sad effort on my part! I will do better next time...maybe!

    Good job on all that you achieved during this read-a-thon

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  9. Well, you read more than I did! lol I am not the fastest reader and I skip around between books like Hugh Hefner skips around playmates. I didn't finish any books! Besides, what is important is that we participated and enjoyed ourselves!

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  10. Sheesh. You aren't slow!! I think you did great!! (See...more cheerleading!)

    Seriously, I think you did fabulous! Congrats on the win too!

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  11. Well done! You did great! I fell asleep somewhere in the middle when I did it too, last October. Nothing to be ashamed of :-)

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  12. Chris, I think you did an awesome job :-) And congrats on winning a prize!

    I absolutely love The Importance Of Being Earnest and am currently working my way through Wilde's plays...

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  13. You did a fantastic job!!! Congrats!!

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  14. Great job! I fell asleep, too, but woke up a couple of hours before it ended and finished my book. I read only 2. It was a lot of fun though.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  15. Great going! Twitter was a big help. :)

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  16. Chris, congratulations on the Read-a-thon. I wasn't able to participate this year -- it was the same day as Baltimore's CityLit Festival -- but I was with you and thee others in spirit.

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  17. Jules- Thanks, I'll check it out!

    Thanks everyone! I had a lot of fun.

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  18. Yay for the prize, Chris! I figure if I keep joining these things sooner or later I'll end up with one. :P

    Congrats on the great night!

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  19. Way to go! I think you did fantastic, it's not about how much you read, it's about how much fun you've had :)
    Congrats on your mini-challenge win!

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  20. You did great, glad you participated and congrats on winning a prize :)

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