Hour 24 – The Final Round

Hour 24 – The Final Round

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Welcome to Hour 24!!! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. I will be your co-host for the final hour. We have made it, ya’ll. We have done this!!!! As per my traditions (I have a lot of traditions) I have included the video for We Are the Champions because, to me, if you have even read for just five minutes, you are a participant and you have done a good job! I am so proud of you. I really hope that you will all be back to join us in April.

 

 

 

 

 

As a final thank you, I want to thank you, the readers, for participating in this event. We couldn’t do it without you. I sincerely mean that. Without you all signing up and participating and sharing this event with others, we never would have had an event to begin with. Thank you for coming back and reading books and making this possible. I really do hope to see you next time.

Now, let’s do these last 60 minutes proud and read until the last second!

Genre Election

And the winner, by a mere two votes is… FANTASY!!!

It was a close call, you all. It literally went back and forth several times before the voting ended. But in the end, the masses have spoke and Fantasy is the winner. I hope that you all enjoyed this time and had fun voting. We might come back next time with a March Madness, bracket style of voting. 

In case you missed the last three update, let me briefly tell you what is going on here for the rest of the readathon. This year, during these last four hours, we are going to hold our own election. The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for election on which genre is the preferred genre for readathoners. After each round of voting half of the contestants will continue to the next round and half will “drop out” of the election. I will tally the votes at quarter to the hour so I have time to make the next poll. I hope that you all enjoy this and don’t take it too seriously. It is all meant to be in good fun.

We are now in the final round. 14 genres have dropped down and only two remain. Who will be the winner? That is for you to decide. For this round, you can only vote for one genre. At a quarter till the top of the hour the voting will end and I will update this post to announce the winner. These two have led the vote each round so I am not too surprised to see it come down to Fantasy vs Young Adult. However, which one will win? I honestly don’t know. They have been within a couple votes of each other this whole time. And honestly, it’s the two I have included in my vote each time. I don’t know about you, but I am excited to see who wins! I hope you enjoyed this “Election Season” here at Dewey’s.

Final Round and it all comes down to Fantasy vs Young Adult

 
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End of Event Survey

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read?
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

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35 thoughts on “Hour 24 – The Final Round

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? this last one
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? None
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Friendlier to sleep
    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? the challenges
    How many books did you read? 1.5
    What were the names of the books you read? Confessions of a Shopaholic
    Which book did you enjoy most?
    Which did you enjoy least?
    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? yes, a reader

  2. – Which hour was most daunting for you?
    2 in the night, where i was so tired i felt asleep with a book on me. It was really hard staying up, cause i usually go to bed 10 in the evening.

    – Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Surely “The Little bookshop in Paris”. It is a must-to for every reader i think.

    – Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Mhh.. I dont know. I have really enjoyed it! Maybe more challenges? 😀 I have participated in about 8-9, and haven’t won one yet. Don’t get me wrong – i have also really enjoyed the challenges, and would like to host one myself next time if possible (:

    – What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    It’s my first one, so I can’t compare yet. But I like the hourly updates and how people are active on the social media, cheering and communicating.

    – How many books did you read?
    I currently read my second book. Thought I would read alot more, but I really enjoyed using time on the challenges and socializing also.

    – What were the names of the books you read?
    I read “Noget om Vitus” by Sigurd Hartkorn Plaetner. I dont think its published in English yet. Absolutely amazing sick-lit. Currently reading The little Bookshop in Paris.

    – Which book did you enjoy most?
    Both in their own way.

    – Which did you enjoy least?

    – How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    99%. As soon I know the date, i will book the day, as I did this year. I could very well see myself participating every time from now on. It has been absolutely amazing and I don’t want it to end!
    Thank you so much!

  3. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 22 1/2 I began to fade a bit but got up and walked around my apartment and read, so that gave me enough energy to do the rest.

    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    (I’m sure I have more…my brain is mush from reading 24 hours 😉 )
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    None that I can think of…

    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I loved the mini-challenges so much!!

    How many books did you read?
    7 + in the middle of reading as many pages as possible until the end with Alexander Hamilton

    What were the names of the books you read?

    The Art of War: Break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles by Steven Pressfield

    Don’t go where I can’t follow by Anders Nilsen

    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

    Down a Sunny Dirt Road by Stan and Jan Berenstain

    Horse Sense by Bonnie Bryant

    Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

    George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff

    Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

    Which book did you enjoy most?
    Norwegian Wood!!!!!!!!

    Which did you enjoy least?
    Horse Sense

    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    DEFINITELY!!! I think I’ll do the same role as reader next time too!

  4. End of Event Survey

    Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 15…I was pretty tired by then!
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Definitely would recommend Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller…that one really surprised me!
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Not really, this was my first one and I had a blast!
    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The Mini Challenges
    How many books did you read? Finished 5, read 10 chapters of another and started a third
    What were the names of the books you read? Finished: Any Duchess Will Do, Ink Inspired, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mikey’s Monster, Star Wars: A New Dawn, Ink Reunited. Made Progress On/Started: The Long Winter, The Bride Wore Coveralls
    Which book did you enjoy most? Star Wars: A New Dawn
    Which did you enjoy least? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mikey’s Monster
    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Will definitely participate again, though only as a reader.

  5. 1. When hour 19 hit, I had to take a short nap.
    2. I love doing themes, maybe the Outlander or Game of Thrones series?
    3. Not really, this was great
    4. The opportunity to connect with other readers
    5. 3
    6. Slade House, In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Harvest Home
    7. Slade House was a mind-bender
    8. I didn’t dislike any of them, although the narrator in Harvest Home made some unbelievably stupid decisions
    9. VERY likely, I wouldn’t mind hosting a mini challenge

  6. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probavly hour 22, where I started to get a little panicky that I wouldn’t complete my tbr. I just took a breath, put down my current read and read two short picture books instead

    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I have probably listed this in every comment section, hehe, but Nerve by Jeanne Ryan is a must! It is such a fast-paced read

    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Pretty much perfect just as it is. Perhaps a few more photo challenged could be added? I really liked utilizing Instagram into the challenge.

    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The hourly blog posts where all of perfect length and the hosts each had interesting but quick challenges.

    How many books did you read? 5 books and 50 pages of my current read

    What were the names of the books you read? Orange Balloon by Samantha Priestley, Underneath my Soul by Yolanda DeIluis, Nerve by Jeanne Ryan, I Had a Black Dog and His Name Was Depression by Matthew Johnstone, Quiet the Mind by Matthew Johnstone and 50 pages of The 9th Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

    Which book did you enjoy most? Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

    Which did you enjoy least? Underneath my Soul by Yolanda DeIluis

    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 100% participating again (hurry up, April!) and I would love to host one of the hourly challenges.

  7. End of Event Survey

    Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I assumed it would be waking up at 5 am for hour 1 but actually it was hours 19-21. I really struggled to keep my eyes open!

    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    I read Through the Woods by Emily Carrol and it’s a really great graphic novel.

    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Keep up the good work! I might like to have a master list of the hourly breakdown ahead of time, that’s all I can think of.

    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I thought the challenges were easy to do, I loved that they were on the Hour. The twitter hosts were fabulous and engaging.

    How many books did you read?
    2.5 novels, 1 graphic novel, 2 comic trades

    What were the names of the books you read?
    -saga vol 6
    -wink Poppy Midnight
    -ms. Marvel vol 1
    -bloodfever
    -through the woods
    – we have always lived in the castle

    Which book did you enjoy most?
    Through the Woods

    Which did you enjoy least?
    Bloodfever

    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    Absolutely! Just a reader.

  8. @JL – *shrugs* perhaps. I’ve always considered it its own genre, but to each their own. It was one of the top shelves on Goodreads and that is how I picked the genres. Children’s / Middle Grade was also a genre and you could say the same thing about that.

  9. 1.Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 10 – around 23 o´clock in Denmark.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell, One by Sarah Crossan and Den faldne djævel by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?No.
    4 What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything.
    5. How many books did you read? 7.
    6. What were the names of the books you read? Endnu en Katherine by John Green, Gift by Tove Ditlevsen, Calendar Girl: Januar by Audrey Carlan, One by Sarah Crossan, Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell, Den faldne djævel by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Oprøret by Jacob Oliver Krarup.
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? It´s a toss up between Den faldne djævel and One.
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Calendar Girl: Januar
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely, and I would be a reader again.

  10. 1. The 5am hour here in Sydney was the hardest for me
    2. The Hatching definitely kept me awake, And I Darken was another favourite for me this year.
    3. I’d make it easier to add your Litsy account to the signup page
    4.The mini challenges!
    5. 4.5
    6. Bird Box, Sparkling Cyanide, Dragonflight, The Hatching, 1/2 of The Museum Of Extraordinary Things.
    7. Bird Box, it was creepy, menacing and a very different type of horror.
    8. The Museum Of Extraordinary Things, mainly the size of the font.
    9. Definitely again! A reader and Litsy cheerleader.

  11. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 6 and hour 22 was the toughest for me, I just wanted to nap.

    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? You will not have my hate by Antoine Leiris. Journals from a man who lost his wife and mother of thier baby boy, during the terrorattack in Paris last November.

    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Not at all, it’s perfekt! 🙂

    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything.
    How many books did you read? I read 4 books.

    What were the names of the books you read? You will not have my hate, by Antoine Leiris. One, by Sarah Crossan. The Strange Library, by Haruki Murakami. The Girls, by Emma Cline.

    Which book did you enjoy most? The first book I read, You will not have my hate.

    Which did you enjoy least? The Girls, by Emma Cline.

    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I hope to participate again. In april I’ll have a newborn though, which will most likely keep me from participating. Maybe I will just cheer other readers on..

  12. Which hour was most daunting for you? The afternoon hours.
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Graphic novels (like Relish) seem to work well for me 🙂
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Not that I can think of–great experience!
    How many books did you read? One and a half
    What were the names of the books you read? The Woman in Cabin 10 and Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction
    Which book did you enjoy most? I’m still reading Thrill Me now…great book!
    Which did you enjoy least? The Woman in Cabin 10 was a little disappointing after all the hype.
    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Most definitely! Thanks to all the organizers!

  13. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I went to bed at 4am after a quick Zero Hour thing, and wanted to get up at 5. Instead, I slept till noon.

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Perhaps The Virgin Suicides or Welcome to Night Vale?

    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Nope! I loved the interaction, the different sites available for that, and the challenges! Great job!

    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Having everyone act as a cheerleader! It was a good reminder for all of us to support each other!

    5. How many books did you read?
    4! I only really used 10 hours, so I feel ok with that! But I really wish I’d been able to make a dent into a couple more!

    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Three Hotels – audiobook, play
    The Bad Beginning
    The Little Mermaid – ebook
    Nickel and Dimed

    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    I really enjoyed 3 of them for very different reasons, but the actors in Three Hotels & the personal relevance of the subject made it special!

    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    The Bad Beginning. I just can’t handle children being abused for… entertainment value?

    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    100% likely! As long as the date works for me! And a reader, since this was my first readtahon!

  14. 1. Around hour 15, I became very tired and started falling asleep.
    2. Next year I would suggest novels that are written in verse.
    3. n/a
    4. I love participating in the mini challenges and updating on Twitter.
    5. I only finished one book.
    6. Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith
    7. Pasadena
    8. n/a as I only read one and enjoyed it
    9. I will definitely participate as a reader again next time.

  15. Mos daunting hour? The 18th.
    High interest books? All depends on the reader.
    Suggestions to improve? Love it just the way it is.
    How many books? Three.
    Names of books? Sweetbitter, Behind Closed Doors, and Chasing Fire.
    Enjoyed the most? Chasing Fire.
    Enjoyed the least? Sweetbitter.
    I will always participate😊 da a reader and cheer on my fellow readers.

  16. I answered most of the survey questions (more or less) in my readathon wrap-up blog post except these ones:

    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

    List the participants blogroll differently. I went to do some cheerleading in hour 4 or so, and it was difficult to find somewhere to cheer. Either blogs were listed multiple times, people listed their Goodreads profiles, Instagram, or Twitter accounts instead of their blogs, or the blogs I clicked hadn’t been updated for this year. A different set-up or perhaps more vetting of the list (although I recognize that this is quite time consuming) would make it easier to cheer for fellow readathoners.

    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

    The pre-readathon preparation suggestions were very helpful to me, as was participating in the groups and discussions in the lead-up to the event.

    I also enjoyed the sprints and the hourly discussion questions.

  17. 1 Which hour was most daunting for you?

    I only did 20/24 but hour 16 and 17 were difficult because my spouse wanted me to interact, which I did.

    2 Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

    I planned to read a bestseller but my attention wandered. Maybe a book that lots of people read at the same time?

    3 Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    I thought it went very well.

    4 What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

    The interaction over different types of media. I am on twitter but more as a reader than poster, so having the facebook and goodreads groups let me feel like I was participating.

    5 How many books did you read?

    6- two MG, two grahic novel omnibus, two novels- read ten to twenty pages of several things to see if i wanted to keep reading them.

    6 What were the names of the books you read?

    “Dragonbreath” and “Dragonbreath: Curse of Were-weiner” by Ursula Vernon
    “Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft” Joe Hill
    “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Crucible” Roberto Aguirre-Sarcasa
    “The Storied Life of A J Fikry” Gabrielle Zevin
    “Everything I Never Told You” Celeste Ng

    7 Which book did you enjoy most?

    Really liked the sly humor of the Dragonbreath books. I was already a fan of Ms. Vernon from “Castle Hangnail” and “Harriet the Hamster Princess” books.

    8 Which did you enjoy least?

    ”Locke and Key” was more unrelentingly violent than I expected. Horror, yes but just endless violence.

    9 How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?

    Very. I think I could go all the way if the spouse was otherwise occupied.

    What role would you be likely to take next time?

    I might be able to do more cheering and mini-challenges next time, since I have a better idea of what the reading load feels like.

  18. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 13, when I went to bed. It was 3am where I live, and I had been awake for 18 hours by that point. But I came back at Hour 19!

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    The Invisible Library – Genevieve Cogman
    Fables – Bill Willingham
    Armada – Ernest Cline
    Alex + Ada – Jonathan Luna

    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    I think the blogger roll call should be randomized each time you click on it, so that any blogger has the chance to be first. I’m saying this because when I went to cheer, it is easy to start with the first bloggers and work through part of the list, so probably bloggers on top and bottom places in the list would get more cheers than those in the middle. I’m not personally interested in it, after all I was in twitter where it is easier to cheer on those who are readathoning, and this all voluntary.
    Just thought it would be a cool thing to do, but it is by no means necessary! You are all doing a great work with RAT and I think it worked quite smoothly this year.

    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Everything! Mini-challenges were on point, every update was on time, twitter was magnificent. You guys outdo yourselves every year.

    5. How many books did you read?
    3, almost 1000 pages (977). Not my best year, but a fun one anyway!

    4. What were the names of the books you read?
    Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1 – Kurt Busiek and George Pérez
    The Invisible Library – Genevieve Cogman
    Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book One – Bill Willingham

    5. Which book did you enjoy most?
    The Invisible Library! It was a great fun to read, fast-paced, very plot-oriented and quite bookish. I wanted to read the next one immediately, but I didn’t have it at home.

    6. Which did you enjoy least?
    Avengers Assemble. Started out great, but became a bit clunky and repetitive by the end.

    7. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    100% unless real life gets in the way. Reader and voluntary cheerleader 🙂

  19. 1. Hour 20. I kept rewinding my audio book because I was nodding off.
    2. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
    3. No, I thought it was easier this season. Not as confusing.
    4. The website was easier to follow.
    5. I finished one book and 70% of another.
    6. Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer and Frost by Night by Sara Raasch
    7. Beyond the Kingdoms
    8. Frost by Night.
    9. I will very likely be participating in the next one.

  20. Ending Survey:
    • Which hour was most daunting for you?: (The first because it meant getting up at 2AM & then I accidentally fell asleep reading hours 20 & 21 which was a bummer.)
    • Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? (My best were classics & short and a little creepy: We Have Always Lived in the Castle and Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
    • Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? (Not really. The start time was hard personally, but I don’t see that changing!)
    • What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? (The cheerleaders were great. I ended up joining at the last minute & just sticking to Litsy for the challenge & Liberty & the cheerleaders were great. It felt like too much for me to reach out to other social media sites or blog & I didn’t do the challenges but I might try to do them next time. I did interact a good amount on Litsy.)
    • How many books did you read? (4 and 2/3 of another)
    • What were the names of the books you read? (We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Madame Presidentess, At Risk, & got 2/3 through Stiff.)
    • Which book did you enjoy most? (We Have Always Lived in the Castle-I had been wanting to re-read it!)
    • Which did you enjoy least? (I ended up deciding to commit at the last minute based on seeing so many on Litsy doing it, so I should have been more prepared with rest and food beyond snacks.)
    • How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? (Very likely)
    • What role would you be likely to take next time? (I would like to read but also volunteer for some cheerleading shifts.)

  21. Whoops! I interpreted the 6th question about the readathon in general–not a book. For me the least successful book was Stiff by Mary Roach–which is good and funny but maybe too much detail for tired reading. I replaced it with a thriller and didn’t end up finishing it during the readathon time.

  22. Which hour was most daunting for you? The morning/getting started! This is pretty typical of me though with most things, lol. I need a kick getting started and then I’m all good.

    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Short novels are a good choice, I think. I read Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson and it had me in from word one.

    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I would love to be able to have Litsy linked up in the way the Twiiter/Instagram and blogs were this year. I joined the FB group and loved reading the posts and comments but wasn’t active there. All of my Readathon tags and comments were on Litsy. (I am @Lola over there)

    How many books did you read? Two

    What were the names of the books you read? Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming, both by Jaqueline Woodson. They were a perfect pairing. I listened to the audio of BGD when I couldn’t sit and read. I also (finally) started Slade House by David Mitchell.

    Which book did you enjoy most? I loved both of my finished book and Slade House has me hooked.

    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? I’m in! Likely just as a Reader. Thanks to all who put this together, keep it going and make it so much fun! Participating really helped me get over a reading slump I was in and also got me to finally tap into books that have been in my TBR for too long.

  23. 1. None really. I took my time and really enjoyed reading for the pleasure of it, not for the numbers or to strain my eyes.

    2. I always say to go for what you enjoy and what will keep your interest, not what everyone else is reading.

    3. To be quite honest and this has been setting on my heart about this beautiful, great event for sometime….this time more than others I sadly noticed a number of participants getting frustrated at themselves because they finished “only” one book or couldn’t speed read through a dozen books like others. I wouldn’t mind seeing an emphasis on reminding about the true theme of this Readathon and that’s to simply read, enjoy and take pleasure in it. We should help everyone, fast paced readers, slow readers, speed readers and readers who actually read every word and everyone in between to feel comfortable with what they’re reading and embrace that instead of numbers. I’ve been around long enough to see the pattern increasing of more bragging and more emphasis all around about numbers, how much and how fast one has read and not necessarily the fun and enjoyment of reading and talking to fellow book enthusiasts about books, etc. I felt bad seeing tweets of Readathoners excited they finished a book to feel down that it pales in comparison to those who finished a high number. I hate saying this but the event feels more like a competiton sometimes as opposed to a marathon of reading books for the love of it. If I was a new member to this, this would be discouraging enough to me to not attend this again. Reading should be for relaxation, not overthinking.

    4. I really enjoyed the hosts and the creative ways they (as well as those who hosted fun challenges) came up with ideas and such to keep us going. You could feel the enthusiasm and get motivated to keep going. I enjoyed how active the hashtags were, even into the wee hours.

    5. Again, the #1 theme.

    6. The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen, Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen and Falling by Jane Green

    7. Sarah Pekkanen’s book drew me in right away with her great storytelling and wonderful, compelling characters.

    8. Jane Green’s Falling was a disappointment. I wanted to like it but the pace of the story was so tedious and slow. I couldn’t connect with the characters.

    9. I’d love to come back again and I truly enjoyed my time, especially this one. But I have to think about the next time as I almost didn’t sign up for this month’s. I attribute it to finally finding my niche in how I enjoy this event best – reading for pleasure and not being pressured to finish or choose books in a hurry just to up the numbers but to revel in my chosen books and truly relish them for fun. I love participating in the challenges and I loved talking to fellow readers. But the emphasis on numbers, bragging and pressure to read so much just to up numbers is not my idea of relaxing fun and truly celebrating the love of reading.

  24. 1. Which hour was daunting for you? It was 2 in the morning
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The excitement and happiness for the love of reading.
    3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? To have more surprises.
    4.What do you think worked really well in this year Read-a-thon? Taking of your self.
    5. How many books did you read? I read 1 book.
    6. What were the names of the books you read? I read Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning.
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? I enjoy reading Bloodfever

    8. Which did you enjoy least? Some of the Characters.

    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Yes .I’m going to participate in Read-a-thon next year.
    What role would you be likely to next time? Cheer for the readers and keep on reading.

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