October 25, 2009

Hour 24: Good Morning or Good Night

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So my last update was my last hour. I read a little more but by 2 am I knew I had to go to bed. I do have a cold *cough cough* so that's my excuse. Overall, I'm happy with the Read-a-thon. I read a lot more than I thought I would.

Here are my answers to the final questions:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? It was all good until hour 17

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? French Milk by Lucy Knisley was a quick engaging book. I zoomed through it.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No ma'am.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I'm not a cheerleader but organizing those guys was probably the best improvement.

5. How many books did you read? 3 and a half

6. What were the names of the books you read? Rises the Night, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, French Milk and Confections of a Closet Master Baker

7. Which book did you enjoy most? French Milk

8. Which did you enjoy least? Well, I tried to read Sum but just couldn't get into it.

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? Sure. I'd like to be a reader again.

I just want to give a big Thanks to the organizers and the cheerleaders and anyone who visited me yesterday. It really helped!


  1. Grat job! I had a lot of fun, hope you did as well. I can't think of any readathon improvements either!

  2. I hit the wall about hour seventeen, too. It was great fun, anyhow. And have a great day (or, have great night, if you've chosen to catch up on lost sleep!)

  3. "organizing those guys" makes us sound like a bunch of rabble-rousers! ;-)

    Great readathon!! Now go take a nap.

  4. Nice! I can't wait to hear what you think about We Have Always Lived in the Castle. :)

  5. Hope you've had some well earned rest by now. And that the cold has backed off! Nothing as annoying as a cold where you are not really well but also not really sick (okay, this sounds as if I am wanting you to feel real sick, I'm not, of course, hope you know what I mean).

  6. That's part of the reason I gave up before 1 am too, I'm fighting a cold. I didn't want to have it hang around longer than necessary.

  7. Congrats, you did great! I had French Milk on my pile and almost picked it up but ending up not. I'm sure I will before too long though.

  8. Great job lasting until 2 a.m. I gave up at 11:00 p.m! Oh, well. It was all fun!

  9. You did great, Chris, especially with a cold. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  10. Feel better soon! I don't know how you lasted so long when you were sick. Impressive!

  11. You did great! I hope you feel better soon.I'm adding French Milk to my TBR list.

  12. I didn't get around to as many blogs as I'd hope yesterday, but wanted to drop by now and tell you what a FANTASTIC job you did! I really want to read French Milk and now all the more.

  13. You made it longer than I did! Congrats on a great read-a-thon :)

  14. It seems well kinda pooped out at the same time. I went in to read in bed around that time and that lasted all of a few minutes haha.

    Congratulations on a great read-a-thon, it was fun wasn't it?

  15. Great job on the readathon, Chris. Hope you get to participate next time as well.


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