TSS: 2012 Fall 24-Hour Read-a-thon Wrap Up Post

October 14, 2012 Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon 12

Well, while I technically didn’t read for the full 24-hours, I feel this read-a-thon was my most successful. For the past few years, I’ve stop when I get tired & head to bed. With a family with active and busy weekend plans, I have to be awake and on my toes. It’s worked quite well, especially when I can get a lot of reading in!

Here are my stats from this read-a-thon:

Pages read: 1553
Total time spent reading: 13 hours, five minutes

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Since I take this all sort of casual, none of them were truly difficult.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I read a lot of thrillers. TEN by Gretchen McNeil was exciting, short, and kept my attention.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? None :)
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I think everything worked out well. While I don’t participate in the challenges, they were fun and engaging.
  5. How many books did you read? To completion, six. I did start one, read 100 pages, & stopped.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? All Seeing Eye by Rob Thurman, Dolly by Susan Hill, Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr, All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn, Haunted by James Herbert, TEN by Gretchen McNeil
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Probably Haunted. Spooky & short!
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Nothing against the book, it’s actually a favorite of mine, but GHOST STORY by Peter Straub. I started it, read 100 pages and realized it was too complex for a read-a-thon book.
  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 definitely will, once again as a reader.

12 Responses to “TSS: 2012 Fall 24-Hour Read-a-thon Wrap Up Post”

  1. Marie

    Yay! Congrats on your readathon success! Sounds like a great day. I wish I had been able to plan better and participate this time around. Next time!

  2. Melissa Caldwell
    Twitter: lexley

    I read TEN this ‘thon too and I loved it! It was definitely a good book to start off the fun! Congrats on all the reading! See ya in April? :)

  3. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    You did great on the readathon! I didn’t do as well but I had a nice relaxing day and did get some reading done. Now to catch up on all the housework I missed!

  4. Megan

    TEN was the fifth book I read and it was perfect for the 3-6am time slot! What a page-turner!

  5. Jennifer
    Twitter: jenhartling

    Congrats on a great readathon :) I had so much fun, it was my first and I can’t wait to do it again!

  6. bybee

    I need to learn to take it casually. Been building up all these grandiose plans then when I can’t execute them, I go into a funk.

  7. Laurie C
    Twitter: baystateRA

    Sounds like a fun day! Reading thrillers for it was a good idea. I haven’t seen TEN yet, will have to look for it.

  8. Rachel

    Wow. 6 Books! That’s fantastic! I only finished one book. I guess I wasn’t organized enough. Good job!