Hour 24

You’re sooooooooooooo close! YOU CAN DO IT! Prop those eyes open with some toothpicks or something! Warning: There are a few curse words in this clip. I usually try to keep it squeaky clean, but I counted an “h” word, an “s” word, and one muttered “f” word (but I only caught it on the second time through because I was looking for swear words). If those are going to offend you, don’t watch. If they’re not, this will convince you to stay awake through the next hour. If you don’t, I’m sicking the aliens on you personally…

It’s that time… End of Event Meme Time. Fill out these and link up to the direct post when you’re done:

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 year?
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. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

It’s been fun hanging out with you guys! I hope you’ll join us again in April!

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75 thoughts on “Hour 24”

  1. Can’t wait for April! And this time I will be sure to not cut off my finger so that I can be here for the entire thing….plus, I be needing my fingers to turn the pages πŸ˜‰

  2. Well, I made it to 4:15am here in California and am going to call it. I did a wrap up post on my blog, but I’ll check back later today to see if I answered everything I needed to. Thanks to Trish and all of the volunteers and cheerleaders! I had a great time.


    P.S. Please don’t sick the aliens on me, it’s only a half-hour early ;-).

  3. There, done my wrap-up bit here, though I’ll probably post a separate entry later. I’m going to read for the last ten minutes and then go make soup for lunch.

    (After that, I’ll finish up the book I’m only partway through. I’m in a reading mood, still.)

  4. Congrats to everyone that stayed up. I crashed in hour 20 and woke up to the alarm just now. So bummed I didn’t make it again, but it was still tons of fun.

  5. I thought they were going to throw up a survey, but I don’t see one, so I’m just going to link to my wrap-up. Awesome time, everyone! Thanks to all the wonderful cheerleaders and mini-challenge hosts!!!

  6. I’m tired, but I managed to do about 22.40h of reading (1.20h of breaks!), read four books, 1576 pages. And I stayed up the whole time.

    Yes, I’m proud of myself.
    And I’ll be back in April.

    Great job everybody!

  7. I think I’m getting old. Gave up around midnight and slept for 6 hours. Still need to fill out the end-of-event meme and prepare my summary or wrap-up post.

  8. Since the Meme never showed up, I stole questions from someone else’s blog, I guess they were from last year *shrug* Better than nothing, but I gotta get to bed… zzzzzz! Had a great time during my first Read-A-Thon

  9. Well, since there doesn’t seem to be a meme posted here, I just used the update template that was suggested early on. Hope that’s sufficient. πŸ™‚ Thanks for another awesome read-a-thon and WELL DONE everyone involved!

  10. Thanks for all the hard work, guys! My first experience in the read-a-thon was a blast and I’m so impressed with all the input, challenges, and cheerleading. Can’t wait to participate again!

  11. Thank you, guys, for organizing another successful readathon! Congratulations to all the readers and the cheerleaders for the awesome job! Till next readathon!

  12. Wow I actually enjoyed it and posted my end of event meme on my blog! Whew what an accomplishment kudos to my fellow readers & cheerleaders!

  13. I had so much fun with this readathon! Those cheerleaders are the best. I must say that was the best part for me!

    Wouldn’t it be cool to do a one book, one readathon type thing?

  14. I used the questions from the last Readathon too. It didn’t ask how many pages we read or how much time we spent reading, and I forgot to add that to my end of event post.

    Here ’tis: 7 hours, 35 minutes of reading (not including blogging, visiting, challenge hosting) and 522 pages read. I made it to Hour 18.

  15. I fell asleep around 2 or 3, but woke up around 5 am. Probably because my reader was on my stomach, my laptop open beside me, and my bedroom lamp was on. Can’t imagine why I wouldn’t have woken. LOL.

    I managed to finish 3/4 books. Thanks again for a fun time!

  16. Congrats to everyone who made it to the end! You are made of much stronger……or possibly much more caffeinated ………stuff that I! Woot!

    I linked to my early wrap-up post.

  17. I did 11.5 hours over the 24 and read in total 585 pages.

    My books were:

    ‘C’ by Tom McCarthy – finished off last bit – 40 pages
    ‘Parrot and Olivier in America’ by Peter Carey – read 218 of 454 total pages
    ‘The Paris Vendetta’ by Steve Berry – read 327 of 418 pages

  18. Found the meme on someone else’s blog so I wrote up my blog wrap-up and end-of-event meme.

    Totally enjoyed this read-a-thon experience and definitely plan to participate again. The cheerleaders were terrific and really added to the experience. Loved the Twitter readathon group. Great job.

    Final blog post link:

    Stop by and say hi!

  19. I still can’t believe I read for 23 hours. My eyeballs STILL hurt lol.
    Had a lot of fun though, will join in again when I recover from this one πŸ˜‰

  20. I read for at about 23 hours (24 hours minus a few breaks) I completed four books and 50 pages of another one for a total of 1263 pages.

  21. I totally enjoyed this! I just wish I found it sooner! I was getting irritated though because when I was responding to everyone, my name kept popping up and BookJunieMom instead of BookJunkieMom. So I checked my info on my settings and it says BookJunkieMom. So I am lost. But besides that, I had a blast. Well, besides what I said in my wrap up post about the list of people hosting a mini-challenge. Sorry I couldn’t get around to everyone! I REALLY wanted to! But thank you all for stopping by and participating!

  22. Belated End-of-Event meme linked up! Thank you so much for hosting this, thank you for being so awesome, cheerleaders, mini-challenge hosts, participants in general, and see you around next time!

  23. Better late than never. Here is my read-a-thon report.

    My first time was fun. But the next time will be better.

    Thanks to all those who cheered me on.

    See you all in April!

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