April 2017

Hour 24 – The winner will be chosen…

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 October. In the meantime, the Facebook group remains active all your long.

 

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!

Battle of the Genres – Survivor Style

And we have a winner. Science Fiction was eliminated to make Fantasy the winner for the second season in a row. Next time we will try single vote eliminations. Where you only get one vote per a round. Just to see if we can maybe get some surprise upsets.

In case you missed the last few updates, 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 playing Survivor, Genre style. The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for a vote 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 be eliminated. YOU ARE VOTING ON THE GENRES YOU LIKE THE LEAST! I will tally the votes at quarter to the hour and update this post with who the winner is. 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 of voting. 14 genres have dropped down and only two remain. Who will be the winner? That is for you to decide. The results were very close in the last round of voting and Young Adult nearly crept in. It wasn’t until the final five minutes of voting that it was edged out… but nevertheless it was. So this final round will be Science Fiction vs Fantasy. For this round, you only have ONE vote and you must use it to decide who should be eliminated. Remember to vote for the one you love the least of the two!

Science Fiction vs Fantasy… You decide. One vote per a person

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Closing Survey! (add your link or com
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?

Mini-Challenges

Closing Meme

Still Going

Once Upon a Time

Draw It Out

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35 thoughts on “Hour 24 – The winner will be chosen…”

  1. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I was pretty tired from the get-go unfortunately, but I would say Hour 22 was the hardest. Then I made coffee.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? I read Murakami’s “The Strange Library” in about an hour. While I don’t think I loved “Woman in Cabin 10”, it was definitely an easy read.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I was following your website consistently throughout the readathon, but there didn’t seem to be anything posted after Hour 12 until Hour 22 or 23. Was that my computer? With all the different social media outlets, I think it is nice to have things posted on the website.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I enjoyed the excitement that was building before the readathon with all the practice readathons. At one point, someone suggested listening to audiobooks when your eyes can’t focus any longer, or you need to move around. That was a fantastic idea.
    5. How many books did you read? I read 5 1/2
    6. What were the names of the books you read? 1) “High Fidelity” 2) “How Reading Changed My Life” 3) “The Strange Library” 4) “Why Not Me?” 5) “Woman In Cabin 10” 5 1/2) “Tuck Everlasting” (almost completed)
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? “The Strange Library” – In true Murakami fashion, it was a strange short novel that included some humor and some disturbing moments.
    8. Which did you enjoy least? “How Reading Changed My Life” – I despise when authors mention the endings to classic novels. This particular author seems to think that every reader has read countless classics. I have read Dickens but not “A Tale of Two Cities,” so thank you for ruining that ending for me.
    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. Unfortunately, while I will try to make sure everyone I know is aware of this (I promoted it at the library I work at this time around), I do not think I will try to make it 24 hours next time. 🙂

    Thank you for a great readathon!!!!

  2. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Somewhere around 20 I was fighting the sleep, but then I got some energy back.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    Nimona if they love graphic novels, The Alchemist because it is short enough to not drag along, and the His Dark Material series is always a go-to for me.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    A few more tweets for the latest hour sets to keep us active and cheering each other to the end would be nice.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I loved getting to interact once I got used to instagram and twitter (which I usually don’t use) and I feel like we fostered some really good positivity for the entire event. I also like all the Book Riot posts leading up to it, because that is how I learned about this about a week ago.
    5. How many books did you read?
    4
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Nimona, The Man in the High Castle, Beacon 23, Odes to Common Things
    I also listened to a 4th of The Subtle Knife for when I had to be out and about and I am going to be reading Preacher graphic novels for this last hour for some easy cool-down reading.
    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Nimona
    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    The Man in the High Castle seemed to drag on for years, I didn’t take breaks and it still took way too long to read.
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I definitely will. I want to participate even more in the social aspect since I have a better handle on it now.

  3. Posting my answers here not to clog up my Twitter. @Xeyra

    1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    The last couple of hours because of distractions that made my reading time very limited.

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    Graphic Novels are always a great way to get motivation back, because they’re short, quick and pretty! So it’s always nice to use one or two as a palate cleanser when you’re a bit too tired from other books.

    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Not really, I think it’s been fine as it is.

    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    The organization is always stellar.

    5. How many books did you read?
    2 and a graphic novel. Though one book I’d already started so it wasn’t a complete novel.

    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
    The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
    Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)

    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Saga, without a doubt, because I’ve really been liking this graphic novel series. The illustrations in The Invention of Hugo Cabret were beautiful too, though.

    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Probably The Invention of Hugo Cabret in a way, because the story parts were less interesting than the illustrations themselves.

    9. 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 try to participate as a reader again next read-a-thon.

  4. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 22. Boring boring boring book and just sick and tired of reading bad books.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    The Princess Bride
    Wonder
    Fangirl
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Less time consuming challenges.
    A working web site.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Interaction on Twitter.
    5. How many books did you read?
    7 books.
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Frost Moon, The Twits, The Magic Finger, Batgirl, Vision, Wonder Woman, Captain America
    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    The Twits
    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Frost Moon
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    Probably be joining as a reader again.

  5. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I would have to say hours 7-9 all together were the most daunting. I kept getting interrupted and everyone kept wanting to talk to me. I didn’t get much reading done those hours.

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    I’m really bad at recommending books. I would just say to choose whatever looks really good to you. Or, save something you’ve really wanted to read for the readathon as a sort of motivation for you to read. That’s what I did this time.

    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Nope. I think you ladies do a wonderful job. This is only my second readathon and I think everything ran pretty smoothly except the problems with the website.

    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I really liked that there were pre-readathons to get us warmed up.

    5. How many books did you read? 3

    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Hello Darkness by Sam Best
    Ape House by Sara Gruen
    The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    The Girl Before

    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Ape House

    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?
    I will most definitely participate again!
    What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I would like to be a cheerleader.

  6. Closing Survey

    1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 24- I’d been listening to audiobooks for 14 hours (spread over the weekend with sleep time & meals/snacks thrown in.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge Sula by Toni Morrison
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Reading challenges for how many pages people can read in x amount of time.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Voting off least favorite genres. That was fun!
    5. How many books did you read? 6
    6. What were the names of the books you read? Message from Joshua Part Two
    Sula
    Ethan Frome
    Chronicles of a Death Foretold
    Passing by Nella Larsen
    Castle of Water
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? Castle of Water
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Chronicles of a Death Foretold
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Very. Have participated in every session since 2013.
    What role would you be likely to take next time?
    Reader
    Pre Readathon post

  7. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 24 which I woke up to discover was upon me
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    The Handmaid’s Tale: Special Edition is a must read!
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    Have the mini-challenges open longer
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I napped instead of forcing myself to stay awake and get my brain all wonky
    5. How many books did you read?
    2
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Tricky Twenty Two by Janet Evanovich and The Handmaid’s Tale Special Edition by Margaret Atwood
    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    I can’t choose I loved them both
    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Neither
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I will definitely participate again as a reader.

  8. 1. Around hour 14-15
    2. Poison study by Maria V. Snyder and The shamer’s daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl are the only ones that pop to mind
    3. Not really
    4. I really liked the challenges and following the social media – it made some nice breaks from
    5. I did not even finish one book
    6. Hunted by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
    7. Hunted by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast, since I only been reading one book
    8. None
    9. I would like to read again during the next readathon

  9. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I was very grumpy for the first 7 hours. Hour 7 was the hardest because Splintered put me to sleep.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? Kimi no Todoke, Emma (manga), Yotsuba.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I’d like if all of the challenges didn’t end until after Hour 24, so that I could catch up after sleeping. I’d also like at least one very social challenge during the first hours.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The challenges and twitter presence!
    5. How many books did you read? 12 manga completely, 3 audiobooks in progress, 1 DNF.
    6. What were the names of the books you read? Kimi ni Todoke v12, Kimi ni Todoke v13, Revolutionary Girl Utena v1, Yotsuba v1, Born a Crime, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Splintered, Emma v3, 17 v1, Clockwork Planet v1, Heroine Shikkaku v4, Kitchen Princess v2, The Ancient Magus’ Bridge v4, The Ancient Magus’ Bride v5, Chi’s Sweet Home v5, and I’m forgetting one?
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? A lot of them! Utena, Yotsuba, and Bride I gave high ratings.
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Clockwork Planet sucked. Splintered also stinks.
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? EXTREMELY LIKELY! I would like to host a challenge on my channel next time ^__^

  10. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Between 5pm and 6pm. I had 60 pages left in A Prayer for Owen Meany and my friend, who I was meeting at 7, wanted to meet at 6:15 instead. I haven’t sped read so fast in a while. Thankfully it was mostly speeches so I was able to get to the fantastic ending in time!
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? I really enjoyed Gil’s All Fright Diner and The Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? I feel like there’s almost too many places to check things. It makes it hard to keep track. Also the website seemed to not update well.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I really enjoyed the Goodreads group. I feel it had the most logical flow for me to check out quickly.
    5. How many books did you read? 6
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Gil’s All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez
    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe
    The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse (Flavia de Luce, #6.5) by Alan Bradley
    Quite Ugly One Morning (Jack Parlabane, #1) by Christopher Brookmyre
    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? Gil’s All Fright Diner
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Quite Ugly One Morning
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will participate again as a reader

  11. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Not sure if it was hour 1 or hour 19 – those were the super tired hours.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? Any of the Saga comics
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Can’t think of any?
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? There was a nice variety of hosts – none of the challenges were predictable or boring.
    5. How many books did you read? 4 start to finish, finished 3 others
    6. What were the names of the books you read? The Falconer, Binti, This Savage Song, Fellowship of the Ring, Saga Volumes 4-6
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? Saga Volume 6
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Fellowship of the Ring
    9. 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, may try doing some stuff on twitter next time

  12. These last few hours were the toughest.
    I need some short reads next time.
    I will be joining with the next one.
    I wish my local library would host this. Sometimes it is easier to stay awake with a group.

  13. I’ve put my answers on my tumblr:

    I would ask one thing though, where can we actually see the list of books people read? I can only see the submit button in the sidebar links.

  14. Hours 23-24 were the hardest. It’s the middle of the night! I think we are all different and what is high interest to me might bore others, but a thriller is most apt to keep me awake even though it isn’t what I normally read. I get confused as to where I should go for news and still concentrate on reading. This year, I stuck to my e-mail for challenges. Twitter a little bit. Neglected Goodreads. I love photo challenges. I read out of three books, but did no finish any. I read Lonesome Dove, The Shadow of the Wind, and The Girl on the Train. I like them all. I am likely to do this again as a reader, but maybe more–who knows? Thank you all.

  15. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 20 did me in.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    The Secret life of Bees.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    I can’t think of any.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Everything
    5. How many books did you read?
    41/2
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    The Secret Life of Bees
    Imagine Wanting Only This
    Don’t Call Us Dead
    Curious Minds
    The Reactive
    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    The Secret Life of Bees.
    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Curious Minds
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I will participate next time. Same role as this time, reader.

  16. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 23. I really struggled with closing eyes in the final stretch and ended up falling asleep 40 minutes before the end!
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? We Were Liars, The Accident Season, Animal Farm, When Breath Becomes Air, and Goblin Market.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? It is pretty perfect exactly as it is!
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Having photo challenges pre-released. I could take the photos before the start of the readathon and focus on reading throughout
    5. How many books did you read? 5
    6. What were the names of the books you read? This Song Will Save Your Life, When Breath Becomes Air, Animal Farm, Blood Sisters, and Messenger of Fear
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? When Breath Becomes Air
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Messenger of Fear
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 100%. Just put in a holiday request for work, as soon as I saw Oxtober’s confimred date. I’d like to take part in Goodreads discussions again

  17. The most daunting hour was the first one, slept right through it. I am not a morning person. AND midnight. I just can’t do all nighters anymore.
    I would recommend The Essex Serpent, which comes out in June. Although it’s not a short read. Very captivating though.
    No suggestions.
    The photo challenge from Figs & Thistles kept me involved but also kept me from reading. I loved scoping everyone’s posts on IG.
    I read Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica–dislike
    I also read but didn’t finish The Keeper of Lost Things. Recommend.
    I don’t know if I will do this again bc I am not cut out for 24 hours of reading. So maybe I will just be a cheerleader which I feel I did more than read this time.

  18. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably Hour 20…. I tried to stay up but fell asleep anyways…
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? I mean the easiest things for me to read are YA Romances. So maybe try authors like Kasie West, Morgan Matsom, Becki Albertalli, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour & Adam Silvera.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? PLEASE DO ANOTHER INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE!
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The instagram challenge was definitely one of my fave things. The community interaction was awesome.
    5. How many books did you read? 4. I started 2 other books as well.
    6. What were the names of the books you read? I Let You Go, Saga vol 7, Sweet Tooth vol 2, and Lumberjanes vol 6.
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? Saga vol 7
    8. Which did you enjoy least? Probably I Let You Go
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Pretty likely! I like being a reader 😊

  19. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 17…I was trying to stay up with a friend but she fell asleep and I fell asleep soon after!
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    Although I still haven’t finished it, I did really enjoy going back and forth between It by Stephen King and my other reads. It’s a very engaging book despite it’s size. The Paper Girls series and Monstress were a lot of fun too, good shorter reads if you like graphic novels.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    This was my first time so I’m still taking it all in! As far as I can tell it went very efficiently, I was very impressed!
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I liked being able to have different choices about which social media to post on. It was a lot of fun to see everyone’s book/reading companions on Instagram and litsy!
    5. How many books did you read?
    I got 5 books done. Four graphic novels and a novella.
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Paper Girls 2, Ms. Marvel 1 & 2, Monstress, and Binti. I also continuing my reading of It and Everfair in-between the shorter books.
    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    I really enjoyed all of them to be honest! Out of the graphic novels Monstress and Paper Girls were really gorgeous, interesting reads.
    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    I’d have to say Everfair is the book I enjoyed the least. I’m still finishing it and it isn’t bad, it just can be a little confusing with the amount of jumping perspectives.
    9. 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 be participating next time! I’ll probably stay just reader unless I am able to get time off for Read-a-thon.

    Thanks for the experience guys, it’s been great!

  20. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 17 was when I really started to struggle.
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    Illuminae/Gemina, The Selection Series, Harry Potter, The Female of the Species (TW: Rape, Violence), Saga Graphic Novels
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
    No, this was my first time and I had a lot of fun! Looking forward to the next one!!!
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    Having multiple social media channels for updates, interacting with others, showing support, etc was nice!
    5. How many books did you read?
    Started 6, finished 5, 1 of which I had started prior to the ‘thon, DNFd 1.
    6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Frostblood (this is the one I had started prior)
    The Girl Before
    Adulthood is a Myth
    Amulet Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves
    Amulet Vol. 6: Escape from Lucien
    Bayou Magic ( MG book that I decided to DNF about halfway through)
    7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Frostblood although super predictable, it was still fun to read.
    8. Which did you enjoy least?
    Bayou Magic. Just had a hard time really getting into the story.
    9. 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 in readathon again! I’ll probably just be a reader for the next few times but eventually I think it would be fun to hide a mini challenge!

  21. It was a great readathon! Thanks to everyone who helps put this thing together!

    I put my wrap-up in the linky thing, but for some reason this website is not letting me comment with the link here as well, keeps calling me spam. 🙁

  22. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I thought it would be somewhere around hour 18-20 when I started getting drowsy and I had to get up and walk around while I read my book. But then I seemed to get a second wind and I was fine up until the final 20 minutes of the readathon. Those were some daunting mintues, but I was too close to quit, so I started thinking about Europe song The Final Count Down and in the final minutes the Busta Rhymes song featuring Linkin Park We Made It and I wanted to be able to sing those words at 8:00am so I powered through! And I did sing that song!
    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? The book that kept me the most energized (if you like Horror/Zombies) was Day By Day Armageddon By L.J. Bourne. It’s about the world falling into the zombie apocalypse and it was exciting following the protagonist through his survival as there was danger around every corner. Also if you like humor How to Archer By Sterling Archer was a laugh-riot and really perked me up. I was actually laughing out loud during various parts of the book.
    3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? The mods seemed to handle everything very well, especial when the website was on the fritz. So they should just keep doing what they’re doing.
    4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Pretty much everything worked well. The hourly updates/surveys/challenges were fantastic and even when the site was down they made sure to post links on twitter, goodreads and facebook so everyone could get to them. Well done!
    5. How many books did you read? 3 3/4 books read
    6. What were the names of the books you read? Day By Day Armageddon By J.L. Bourne, How To Archer By Sterling Archer, Parnassus On Wheels By Christopher Morely, and Eight Grade Bites By Heather Brewer
    7. Which book did you enjoy most? Um…all of them? I suppose if I had to pick just one I would go with Day By Day Armageddon. It kept in its grip until the very end.
    8. Which did you enjoy least? None. I enjoyed them all! I made good picks this time
    9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will 100% be participating in the next readathon. I don’t know that I’m ready to host and hour on the website or twitter, but maybe, possibly I would be interested in hosting on the goodreads, or maybe host a mini challenge. But who can say what I’ll be interested in by October. Maybe I’ll think I ready to host on twitter, but probably not, lol. I think I like participating in the fun more so than hosting it.

  23. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

    Most of them, this time. I read 7 1/2 total hours, participating in most of hours 1 & 2 and part of the evening. I read and participated at least a little bit for most of the hours in the last half of the readathon, but I didn’t hit the 12 hrs or so that I thought I would. I followed the GoodReads group and the website, and did one of the mini-challenges.

    2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
    The sf/horror novel [book:Annihilation|17934530], which I listened to earlier this year, is about the right length to fit into a readathon (6 hrs). [book:Two Plays for Voices|117693] (a full cast audio book of two short stories, “Snow, Glass, Apples,” and “Murder Mysteries”) is 2 hours. [book:Stories of Your Life and Others|28503870] is an excellent collection of 7 stories that I read earlier this month.

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

    Can’t think of any.

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

    Pretty much everything, the people moderating did a great job. I really liked the hourly discussions in the GoodReads group.

    5. How many books did you read? 5
    6. What were the names of the books you read? [book:Eifelheim|416327] by Michael Flynn (I had started this before the readathon though), Death: the high cost of living/Death: the time of your life by Neil Gaiman, [book:Two Plays for Voices|117693] by Neil Gaiman (audio CD) [book:A Thousand Mornings|13588404] by Mary Oliver. I started Echopraxia by Peter Watts but didn’t have time to finish it.

  24. I was so grateful to have finished that I forgot to come back here to share my Closing Survey. (I did submit my Linky, though!)

    Anyway, as usual for me this Readathon, I wrote my Closing Survey on my Tumblr, but shared it via my Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/Jen_fromWA/status/858656404906934274

    Also, I figure I read for 20 hours: 13 thanks to audiobooks, 7 with a print book. Plus a 3-hour nap and 1-hour of social stuff without audio = 24 hours. 😀 😁 😉 ❤

  25. 1) Which hour was most daunting for you? 22 hours.
    2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I am Nujood Age 10 and divorce by Nujood Ali .
    3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon? Different activities and ideas.
    4) What do you think worked really well in the year’s Read-a-thon? The Challenges on the Read-a-thon.
    5) How many books did you read? 2 books so far.
    6) What were the names of the books you read ? Vampire Knight Vol 3 and Vampire Knight Vol 4 Masturi Hino.
    7) Which book did you enjoy most? Vampire Knight Vol 4.
    8) Which did you enjoy least? None!!!! they are great reads.
    9) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Every year.
    What role would you be likely to take next time? To host one of the Dewey Challenges.

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