April 2013, readathon

Hour 24 – We are the Champions:

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 three 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 October.

Random Fact of the Hour:

The Library of Congress (Washington DC) contains 28 million books and has more than 500 miles of shelving. It would take you eight hours to pass every single book, if you were driving in a car at 70 mph. I’d hate to be the one in charge of dusting.

Mini Challenges

End of Event Meme – See Below

Still Ongoing

Nikki present Guess the Author Photo Challenge

Rachel Cabbit presents If It Were a Movie

Winners Announced –

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

I really wish that I could pick everyone but unfortunately I could only pick five winners. I used random.org to pick the winners. Thanks all for your participation!

Kathrin @ Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic
Isabel @ Books With Benefits
A. @ Literary Mafia
Angie @ Pinkindle
Sharlene @ Sharlene Says

Cheerleaders Winners Announced –

Tallulah (From Hour 22)

Ali (From Hour 23)

Jenn and the Cats (From this Hour)

Update our Books Read database HERE!

 

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.

26 thoughts on “Hour 24 – We are the Champions:”

  1. Thanks to all our readers and everyone behind the scenes once again! In seven readathons…this has been the best yet for me personally! We made it! Everyone should be very proud and enjoy that very well earned sleep…the sun is rising here and I am off to bed! Happy Reading & Happy Dreams to all! Thanks for taking us through the home stretch Kate!

  2. I didn’t mention my finished book’s title: Walking Through the Bible: A Journey Through the Five Books of Moses. Interesting combination of travel narrative, history, and spiritual journey. Tried to sleep but my brain won’t shut down. Looking for thin book…. This has been fun and nice to share another reading experience with everyone.

  3. Thanks for your comments, Courtney! I am glad this has been such a good readathon for you. Hope you come back next time (sounds like you will)!

  4. Thank you to all the volunteers who posted throughout the night, the cheerleaders, the giveaway donors, the challenge hosts and all the readers for making this readathon awesome. Now it’s time for me to sleep and then pull another all nighter studying. *groans*

    Anyhow I had so much fun this year and looking forward to the next event! 😀

  5. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably around hour 17
    Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I really enjoyed the Sue Ann Jaffarian series.
    Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Can’t think of anything right now.
    What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I really liked the mini challenges
    How many books did you read? 6
    What were the names of the books you read? Thugs and Kisses, The Generous Gardener, House at Sea’s End, Let’s Meet at Platform 8, Buried in a Bog, Corpse on a Cob
    Which book did you enjoy most? House at Sea’s End
    Which did you enjoy least? Let’s Meet at Platform 8
    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? Unless something comes up IRL I definitely will participate again next year.

  6. 1.Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I must admit, I fell asleep at 3 a.m. , hour 21, and slept the entire hour away.

    2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I was lucky enough to think all five of my books were great, probably Family Pictures by Jane Green would be of most interest.

    3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    This was my first Read-a-Thon so I fumbled around alot the first few hours. I felt like I needed a mentor to show me the ropes early one.

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

    5.How many books did you read?
    I read 5

    6.What were the names of the books you read?
    Tofu Quilt by Russell (a fast start); The Comfort of Lies by Meyers; The Uninvited Guests by Jones; Family Pictures by Green; The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Mcnees.

    7.Which book did you enjoy most?
    This is like asking a mother which is your favorite child. I liked them all for different reasons

    8.Which did you enjoy least?
    See question 7; I made some lucky choices.
    9.If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    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?
    Not only would I consider participating as a Reader, but I would encourage my reading friends to do so too.

  7. I made 19 hours of reading and really enjoyed it thoroughly this year! I was just finishing my ending post when Word Press went down completely, so hopefully the post wasn’t lost. I will link up as soon as possible. Thanks everyone for a great Read-a-Thon!

  8. Awesome read a thon! I had a blast and it sounds like a lot of people would agree 🙂

  9. I had a lot of fun being a cheerleader this year. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who made their goals!!!

  10. The most daunting hour was hour 12. I was driving home from a previous engagement of attending a baby shower and I was exhausted. I slept for an hour when I got home and then read for another 6 hours.
    Way to improve? I know some people were reading for charity. I would love to incorporate that for next time. Maybe some suggestions or ideas how to be involved with something like that would be helpful.
    Worked well? This is my first readathon and I thought it was great!
    I only got to read 3 books. I had a previous engagement I had to get ready, drive to attend, drive back, so that took several hours away from reading. I hope next time I can set aside the whole day but as we know, life tends to happen.
    Books read: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Salt Letters, A Year in Provence.
    Wasn’t crazy about The Salt Letters but really enjoyed the other two.
    Yes, I can’t wait for the next one and I’d like to read again, hopefully for charity.
    Thank you to the cheerleaders! They made it so much fun 🙂

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