April 2012, readathon

Hour 24 – I Can See Clearly Now the End Will Come…

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and you have made it to the finish hour. Can you see the finish line? No, seriously, it is right above. Can you see it? Well done everyone!!! Whether you have done 24 hours or just 1 hour, you have done amazing! It has been so much fun hanging out with you all and I eagerly look forward to our next readathon. Thank you to all the cheerleaders and volunteers. We have had a lot of fun!

Random Fact of the Hour:

One more: The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth. So next time you bite into one, you know the real origin of its name! Enjoy!!!

Current Minichallenges:

Mad Lib The Hurgry Readers
End of Event Meme We’re Hosting

Winner:

Beth from Too Fond is the winner of  Read-a-thon-a-crostic mini-challenge, hosted by Martina from Book Drunkard

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.

46 thoughts on “Hour 24 – I Can See Clearly Now the End Will Come…”

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 23 was pretty hard, my caffeine was beginning to run down by this points.
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Really it depends on the reader in my opinion, genre preference really makes a big difference.

    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    I am quite happy with how it goes.

    How many books did you read?
    3

    What were the names of the books you read?
    Jenna Starborn, The Academie, Sixteen Brides

    Which book did you enjoy most?
    Sixteen Brides

    Which did you enjoy least?
    Jenna Starborn

    If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I most definitely will do this again in october, and I would like to do both reader and cheerleader next time.

  2. I noticed that too. I don’t know what Ashley wants done with that. I just put my link to my post so I am on there twice; once for the starting and once for the end.

  3. My brain may be fried after all the reading but… the Mr Linky is for the end of event meme, right? I entered my link, and then realized it was already there as a starting meme entry… *puzzled*

  4. OMG! I really really enjoyed it! Thank you so so much to you all who have put together this amazing event and all the mini challenges! 🙂 It was an awesome experience!

    See you in October 😉 <3 <3

  5. Oh, now I know what could be an improvement… 😉
    A newsletter of some sort that alerts me to the next read-a-thon? I am useless with RSS-feeds, I subscribe and then never read them. And perhaps an update on the homepage with dates of the new read-a-thon?

  6. I had a ball and wish I could do as well as some of the other readers who made it the whole 24 hours. See you all next fall.

  7. Which hour was most daunting for you? The first one. 8am is way too early for me.
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Try the links to the mini-challenges before you post them.
    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Cheerleaders.
    How many books did you read? Read 7, finished 5.
    What were the names of the books you read? Iron Kissed, Moon Called, River Marked, Aisling Books 1 & 2, Dark of the Moon, BRZK
    Which book did you enjoy most? Aisling Book 2.
    Which did you enjoy least? BRZK
    How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Reader. I may do mini-challenge host again. I enjoyed that.

  8. 1.Which hour was most daunting for you? The last few hours. I made it until 10pm and then fell asleep.

    2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? No I made a poor choice for the books I chose for the readathon.

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

    4.What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The encourgement from the cheerleaders.

    5.How many books did you read? Completely read one, started one and could not finish it..
    6.What were the names of the books you read? Patriot’s Game by Barbara Hambly

    7.Which book did you enjoy most? None

    8.Which did you enjoy least? Christmas Guest by Anne Perry, started it and could not finish.

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

    10.How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would love to participate again and as a reader and next time hope to read more than one book 🙂

  9. Interesting … I went to the Mr. Linky and provided a link to my End-of-Event Meme and then started looking at who else had provided a link. Lo and behold! There was my link to the MidEvent Survey. I don’t know whether you guys planned to use the same Mr. Linky for that or not, but that’s what happened.

    I really enjoy the Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon. I look forward to it each time, and even though I’m getting to the age where it’s just flat-out impossible to keep reading for 24-hours, I still have fun with the whole thing. I’ll be back in October!

    http://reading.elsi123.net/2012/04/deweys-read-thon-end-of-event-meme.html

  10. This is the first time I joined the cheerleading squad. I had fun and it didn’t interfer with my reading much, in fact it provided much needed breaks in between. Will definitely sign up again.

    Also, I saw someone suggested a twitter challenge as one of the mini challenges. Tweet about the plot or something. I like that idea a lot too.

  11. My first ‘thon and I made through hour 20 and the Sandman wouldn’t go away. The words were like blah-blah-blah to me. I had a great time. October is not far away!

    Thanks to all those that host this, the challenges and the cheerleaders!

  12. Which hour was most daunting for you?

    Hour 21 – so close to the finish but I just couldn’t fight past my tiredness at that point. So I waved the white flag and went to bed.

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

    All the books I read were really good. But Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda definitely gave me that second wind I needed to make it as far as I did.

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

    You guys do a great job…keep up the good work!

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

    Cheerleader encouragement is always wonderful…both on twitter and with blog comments.

    How many books did you read? 3

    What were the names of the books you read? The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman, Body Check by Deridre Martin and Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

    Which book did you enjoy most? Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

    Which did you enjoy least? I really enjoyed all the books I read this year!

    If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was a reader. =)

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

    As long as I am free I will be participating and I’ll be back as a reader.

  13. End of Event Meme

    1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour Fifteen – getting sleepy eyes

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Anything by Diana Palmer, Suzanne Brockman or Sandra Brown
    (although I didn’t read a book by them this time – they are still my all time favorite authors)

    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    No

    4. What do you think worked really well in the year’s Read-a-thon?
    Changing scenery helped this time (I didn’t feel as exhausted as I did last read a thon
    (going to Starbucks to read, going to Cici’s Pizza for supper & to read)

    5. How many books did you read? 3

    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Bachelor’s Puzzle by Ginger Chambers
    The Sheriff’s Secret Wife by Christyne Butler
    Gentle Persuasion by Sharon Sala

    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Gentle Persuasion by Sharon Sala
    (but The Sheriff’s Secret Wife is amazing too and it was hard to choose)

    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Bachelor’s Puzzle by Ginger Chambers

    9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    Wasn’t a cheerleader but my best friend was –she did an amazing job!!!

    10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    Most Definitely……as a reader

  14. End of event meme
    Which hour was most daunting for you? there wasn’t a particularly daunting time for me, mainly because I had to take time out to see to my partner’s needs so I had the opportunity to refresh the batteries.
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I wouldn’t necessarily recommend any of the books I read this year – they were chosen to be undemanding reads
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? not really. This was my first time and the only thing I thought missing was the lack of a countdown message (to countdown to the actual start) on the website.
    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleaders were very good.
    How many books did you read? I read 3 books and started on the 4th.
    What were the names of the books you read? Spin a Wicked Web by Cricket Rae, Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen, Little Girls Lost by JA Kerley and I started reading Blue Monday by Nicci French
    Which book did you enjoy most? Spin a Wicked Web by Cricket Rae
    Which did you enjoy least? I enjoyed all of them
    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? Yes I’ll do it again as a reader.

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