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 April.
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!
Random Facts of the Hour
Anyone who has ever made these late night hours knows that I love to include random facts of the hour. So here are a couple random facts for this hour:
- People in India are the world’s biggest readers, spending an average 10.7 hours a week.
- The slowest-selling book is reputedly a 1716 translation of the New Testament from Coptic into Latin. The last of its 500 copies was sold in 1907.
- One in five adults around the world cannot read or write, with the highest rates in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
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Which hour was most daunting for you?
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
How many books did you read?
What were the names of the books you read?
Which book did you enjoy most?
Which did you enjoy least?
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?
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