April 2009

April 2009 Read-a-thon Wrap Up

Hi, everyone! Since this is our first time doing the read-a-thon without Dewey, I hope you’ll forgive us as we’re very late in picking a few winners!

First, we have five winners from the end-of-event survey! They are:

Next we have most time spent reading, which, from what we were able to determine was:

Samantha read for over 21 hours! She’ll get one book up to $25 from Amazon, which was donated by Laura from Laura’s Reading Reflections. I know she’ll be like a kid in a candy store!

We had a tie for most enthusiastic cheerleaders, which was:

Both Eva and Beth will get a $20 gift certificate to Powell’s. Lucky girls!

We also randomly picked one participant from all four read-a-thons, and that was:

Joy wins a box of 14 new releases from Hachette. Woo hoo! That should give you plenty of books for the next read-a-thon, Joy! 😉

Finally, we just wanted to announce that Vasilly was the winner of Eva’s Dewey mini-challenge. Congratulations, Vasilly! She won a box of Earth Day books and a set of two of Nymeth’s homemade bookmarks.

Many people who participated in the read-a-thon committed to reading for charity. Some of the charities that will receive a donation are ProLiteracy, Books for Africa, Book Wish Foundation, and Living Water International, just to name a few. Readers did a fantastic job raising a combined total of $1,478.94!

Of the readers who read for charity, we picked a random reader, which was:

Michelle won a box of Earthday books and a set of homemade dishcloths donated by Dar.

Winners, please contact Hannah at wordlily at gmail to claim your loot!

We hope you’ll participate with us in the October 2009 read-a-thon! Dates have not yet been chosen, but we will let you know as soon as we have the October dates!

8 thoughts on “April 2009 Read-a-thon Wrap Up”

  1. Hey, wow, thanks! I didn’t even realize there were still prizes up for grabs… so it was a nice surprise. And I do look forward to the next read-a-thon!

  2. OMG!!! I can’t believe I was winner. I thought the cheerleader prize had been given out long ago. I’m thrilled — but truly being a cheerleader was so much fun, it doesn’t seem right to get a prize for it. But I’m going have fun spending my gift card.

  3. I would love to talk with someone about the next Dewey Read-a-Thon — I have some ideas I’d like to discuss about how to get indie bookstores involved. I think it could be good for everyone. Who should I contact? Thanks for your time.

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