October 2012, readathon

Hour 24 – Crossing the Finish Line

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and you have made it to the final hour (as well as the final post). Whether you have done 24 hours or just 1 hour, you have done amazing! I have had so much fun these last four hours chatting with you all and reading your posts and your tweets. You have all made this another great event and I eagerly look forward to the event in April.

Random Fact of the Hour:

Dolphins typically do not live alone, but rather in schools or pods. They have a complex social structure and seem to have a wide range of emotions, including humor.

Current Minichallenges:

New:

End of Event Meme… See Below

Still Ongoing

Diagram a Sentence

Book to Movie Challenge

Winner’s Announced:

Carolina @A girl that likes books (The Ice Princess)

Nicole Mac Farlane

nea barabea

Marina @ Texas Book Woman

Joy Renee @ Joy Story

End of event meme

A Readathon tradition! In your final Readathon post, answer these questions and then link to it with the Mr. Linky, below.

  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 has been a pleasure reading and tweeting with you all. Good luck on this last hour and get plenty of rest today.

60 thoughts on “Hour 24 – Crossing the Finish Line”

  1. @Kathy – Unfortunately, I don’t know how to do Mr. Linky. One of the other hosts might add it later when they check back in. I am sorry for my massive fail!

  2. 1.Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 12, that was midnight to 1am here and I ended up falling asleep

    2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    I’d say just read young adult books because they’re so quick and easy

    3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    Nope

    4.What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Everything! I especially loved the challenges.

    5.How many books did you read?
    I finished 2 and was part way through another 3

    6.What were the names of the books you read?
    Finished – Starters, Brave New World
    Not Finished – The Casual Vacancy (344/502), Parry Potter and the Phiosopher’s Stone (100/223), The Perks of being a Wallflower (58/297)

    7.Which book did you enjoy most?
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    8.Which did you enjoy least?
    Brave New World

    9.If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    I wasn’t

    10.How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I’d love to be a reader again next year! I just wish they happened more often 🙂

  3. Is there any way we can see the Read-a-thon book list? It will let me submit more books but I can’t see all the books others have read.

  4. Congratulations to all the participants and the gracious cheerers and event hosts! 🙂 It was a pleasure to be in your company even though I was unable to interact much. you are all awesome 🙂

  5. Thanks again, everyone, for making this ANOTHER great Read-a-Thon! I love this event and I love all of you for making it happen!

  6. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 10, not really sure why. I was really slogging through a book, tired, headachey, etc.
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Anything with big print, lots of pictures.
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    If I could win a prize, that would be the best. Otherwise it’s perfect!
    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    the twitter community was fun, and the mini-challenges were pretty cool this time.
    How many books did you read?
    Six
    What were the names of the books you read?
    Secrets of Sommeliers, Corduroy, Frumpy to Fabulous, Color of Magic, I Love Your Style, Food Rules
    Which book did you enjoy most?
    Color of Magic or Corduroy
    Which did you enjoy least?
    Secrets of Sommeliers
    If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    N/A
    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I’ll be reading again in April…. that’s like next week right?

  7. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hours 18-19. That’s when I really started getting tired and actually fell asleep until the start of hour 23.

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    I recommend reading a few graphic novels. Easy and fast to read, plus it’s nice to read them in between novels as a sort of palate cleanser.

    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    Maybe if I could win something? That would be great!!

    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I loved how prizes were offered if you participated, not just for completing the challenges.

    5. How many books did you read?
    4. I so wish I could’ve gotten more read.

    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
    Runaways: Parental Guidance by Brian K. Vaughan
    The Trouble with Valentine’s Day by Rachel Gibson
    The Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman

    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Probably This World We Live In, with The Trouble with Valentine’s Day as a close second

    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    The Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. Not sure if I couldn’t get into because of the storyline, or because I was so tired!

    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’ll definitely participate next time as a reader!

  8. Thank you so very much, organizers and co-hostess! What a fun event–and I am so sad it is over. 🙁 It is amazing to me how fast the day goes when just sitting and reading. 🙂 I took a much more relaxed view of things this go ’round due to some medication issues, and it was still so enjoyable.
    Again, thank you for such a great time!
    ~*smiles*~

  9. I loved this! It was my first readathon. I can’t wait until April. I will definitely plan better next time (snacks in house, dinner in crockpot, and errands run the day before) I read 4 books off of my TBR pile this time.

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