October 2017, readathon

Hour 24 – Years Nine and Ten

Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook.

I can’t believe that we are already at the last hour of our readathon. I’ve had so much fun talking and interacting with everyone. I want to take a moment and thank everyone who has participated in readathon and made this event a success. Thanks to Andi and Heather for all that you do. Thanks to Gabby who has helped me so much on the Goodreads site. Thanks to the volunteers and mini-challenge hosts. The co-hosts and co-moderators. And thanks to all the readers and tweeters. To the family and friends in the background who let us have this magical day. Thank you all! And I hope to see you in April 🙂

This year, in honor of the 10 year anniversary, I decided to do something different. We will be going into the time machine and looking at the top books from the past ten years. Now, I know, these types of lists can be controversial. So for this list, I will be referencing Goodreads Most Popular Books published by year. It takes all the books published in any given year and calculates how many people added that book. I will link each years list so that if you wish to see what else was popular that year, you can.

Year Nine- 2016:

 

The #1 best selling book from 2016 was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. I have to admit, I have not read this book. I borrowed it from a co-worker but haven’t even read it. And honestly, I don’t think it will. I heard about some of the things in here and honestly, I’d rather stick to my imagination about what happens outside the original 7 books in the Harry Potter series. What are your thoughts?

Year Ten – 2017:

The year is still on-going and there are so many books to choose from. So for 2017, rather than telling you which book was chosen as the #1 book, you’re going to tell me what you think the number 1 book from this year has been. Now, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that the best book of 2017 hasn’t been released yet. In my opinion, Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (Book 3 in his Stormlight Archive series) is going to be the best book in 2017. But that could just be because I think Sanderson is a Fantasy genius. I cannot wait for its release next month.

Thank you so much for joining in on a review of the number one books over the last ten years. I hope to hear your feedback in the comment section. See you all in April!

Closing Survey! (add your link or comment below)
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

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Closing Survey!

Last Day to Read for a Year

Hashtag Challenge

10 Years in 10 Books

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46 thoughts on “Hour 24 – Years Nine and Ten”

  1. 1 – the 15th… in fact I went to sleep just after!
    2 – 2 Agatha Christie crime novels, 2 avengers comics, 2 a series of unfortunate events books, habeas corpus and I promessi elfi – but it’s not over yet!
    3 – a series of unfortunate events, and if you know Italian Habeas Corpus
    4 – I don’t know… I like the readathon like it is 😀
    5 – I’m surely going to participate again! But it’s better that someone else helps organising XD

  2. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 9. It was bedtime here in Finland. I chose sleep!
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    The vegetarian, nicky, adulthood is a myth, angel Catbird and am halfway through Cat Daddy.
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Adulthood is a myth!
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Promote more healthy snacks ha!
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Very likely. Maybe…

  3. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 23
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! The Silent Corner, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Possessions
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? The Silent Corner
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Funny pets with books pictures
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will for sure! Not sure what I’d be able to do.

  4. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably the first hour
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    The Lost Village by Neil Spring, House of The Lost by Sarah Rayne
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Both of them are really good. The Sarah Rayne one may be a bit much for some people.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Pretty much what you have been doing.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will definitely participate again. My job makes it a little hard to volunteer right now.

  5. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    – Hour 20, ithe end felt so close but it really wasn’t
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    – The Book of Dust
    – The Ocean at The End of the Lane
    – Penpal
    – And Then There Were None
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    – The Book of Dust for fantasy and Penpal for quicker horror
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    – I want something like an interactive map for people to pin where theu are reading, I was curious if anyone else from St Louis was participating
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    – Absolutely will participate and would love to help. Wanted to help so bad this time but with it only being my 2nd readathon I felt like I needed to participate only this time.

  6. Closing Survey
    1. The most daunting hour for me was Hour 17, when I finally gave up and went to bed for about 5 hours.
    2. I finished Witches of America by Alex Mar, The Witch by Thomas Middleton, and Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, and DNFed The Penguin Book of Witches.
    3. I would definitely recommend Wyrd Sisters. It was hilarious!
    4. The only thing I would recommend changing for the next readathon would be to make it a bit easier for people without URLs, blogs, Instagram, Twitter, etc., to participate in mini-challenges.
    5. I will participate in the next readathon for sure, and I’ll be happy to assist in some fashion. Thank you all so much! I look forward to this every time!

  7. Most popular books & bestsellers… I always wonder how many of those are actually read or are just bought and gifted because they are popular and end up collecting dust on some shelf. Over the years I have run away from a lot of popular books, because the hypemade me deeply suspicioud in a lot of cases. For example, I love Harry Potter, but I did not get that book up above. Was it any good?

  8. 1. Probably hour 10, that was the first time I had to take a nap, so I could continue reading.
    2. Not much this time around…. I’ve finished Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl, read a graphic novel Moby Dick by Christophe Chabouté and a short story by Neil Gaiman How to Talk to Girls at Parties. I also started with Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking, and hopefully I’ll finish Headhunters by Jo Nesbø today 🙂
    3. Graphic novel Moby Dick by Christophe Chabouté and Headhunters by Jo Nesbø.
    4. Nothing comes to mind right now, but just the fact that there are so many readers from around the world that are participatin in the readathon makes me smile every time 😀
    5. I’m definitelly participating, but don’t know my exam schedule for April 2018 so I can’t promise anything in terms of organization 🙁

  9. 1- The 15th hour! I just had to sleep…
    2- Lolly Willowes, by Sylvia Townsend Warner; Miss Marjoribanks, by Margaret Oliphant; and Zoe, by Geraldine Jewsbury.
    3- I recommend all of the above, they were great! Especially if you enjoy Victorian Lit, the last two were fantastic.
    4- I love the Readathon as it is!
    5- I will definitely take part! 🙂

  10. 1) I really started to feel it around hour 19
    2) So I didn’t get too much reading done by I started Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
    3) I’m going to rec my fave book I read this year – Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall
    4) I don’t know about differently, but the challenges are always fun! Maybe more announcements in the lead-up about when twitter chats will be held?
    5) definitely want to participate again! Possibly try my hand at volunteering but it’ll have to be in a small capacity

  11. 1. Hour 1! Saturday is usually my day to lounge around doing nothing so I almost had to force myself to actually get started.
    2. I read/finished the majority of An Enchantment of Ravens and read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
    3. If you enjoy YA Fantasy that has some romance I think you should check out An Enchantment of Ravens if you haven’t already
    4. I just love the support by everyone and seeing so many people enjoying time reading.
    5. As long as I have nothing going on during the next one I will be participating!

  12. Thank youuuuuuu once again for organising! Loved participating again and had some great reads!
    See you next year (or on twitter/insta 😉

  13. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    — probably Hour 3-4. That’s when people started waking up and being distracting!
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    — Lumberjanes vol. 2
    — Lumberjanes vol. 3
    — Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
    — The Princess Saves Herself On This One by Amanda Lovelace
    — The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow and Other Tales by Washington Irving (abt. 10%)
    — Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (abt. 10%)
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    — Literally every one of them!!
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    — Hydration/snack reminders?
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    — 100% interested but ability to participate depends heavily on my schedule closer to the event.

  14. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Once it hit 11pm in my time zone, and my husband was snoring in bed next to me, I was done for.

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Looking for Alaska
    The Worrier’s Guide to Life
    The Thing with Feathers

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    I find it’s easier to keep going when I read contemporary books, and mixing it up with graphic novels.

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    I don’t know about something different, but I love the hourly check ins on the blog.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I’d definitely participate again!

  15. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Tie between 10pm and 7am

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    I finished Wonderblood by Julia Whicker. Started Black Panther, The Dead House, and Fahrenheit 451.

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    Fahrenheit 451 is an all-time favorite.

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    A readathon playlist!

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I am very very likely to participate in a future readathon.

  16. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    None, really, I took my breaks as I pleased
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    I finished “Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman” and “When Breath Becomes Air”. I read volume 3 of the Rick and Morty comics. I made progress in “Weapons of Math Destruction” and “Is That a Fish in Your Ear?”.
    I read almost 400 pages total and listened to 3 hours of audio.
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    “Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman” is an interesting look into the mind of Feynman. He’s a really interesting person.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    More pet pictures!
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I am probably participating again next time if my schedule allows it, no volunteering though

  17. 1. Hour most daunting for me was hour 16 – I fell asleep reading and didn’t wake up until 6:30 am. Oh well! I had tickets to the symphony with my husband so I had a really long break between dinner and the end of the concert – especially considering the Atl traffic.
    2. All the books I read – I finished two I had been about 1/2 way through: Peter Pomerantsev, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible – a book about Russian television in the Putin era; and Dinaw Mengestu’s The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, the story of an Ethiopian Immigrant and the gentrification of Logan Circle in DC. I started Masha Gessen’s book on Vladimir Putin, The Man Without a Face and got 97 pages in. I also listened to about 4 hours of John Scalzi’s Lock In, read by Will Wheaton, and right before bed, about 20 pages of Stephen King’s It.
    3. To other read-a-thoners, I would recommend Mengestu. This was a book that deserved all the critical accolades it received.
    4. I agree with the read-a-thon playlist idea. Everything y’all did this year was fun.
    5. I will probably do the read-a-thon next time, especially if I don’t have some big concert thing to go to!

  18. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 12 I went to bed for about 6 hrs.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Little Women, Doctor Who The School of Death, Nancy Drew and The Message in the Hollow Oak, French Milk, Nancy Drew and The Haunted Bridge and I started The Dark Heart of Italy and I am about 113 pages in
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Graphic novels and Juvenile fiction for those hours when you are tired and need a mental break.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Not sure.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will try to participate again if my schedule allows.

  19. 1. I think the very last hour was daunting! I was feeling really excited about the readathon and the ending in my book was filled to be brim with suspense!
    2. I read two books: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory and Last Sext by Melissa Broder 🙂
    3. I would recommend another historical novel I read last month called The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. It was intriguing and complex.
    4. You could introduce some fun (bookish) challenges during reading breaks!
    5. YES I’d love to do Dewey’s 24 hour challenge again next year!

  20. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 20. Had to get some sleep.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Mother Night, Reading with Patrick, The Ocean st the End of the Lane, 5 issues of my Serial Reader app classic book (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’ s Court) and started 1776 by David McCullough
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? None in particular, but I would encourage readers to choose outside of your “comfort” zone.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Asking participants to recommend favorite authors or books based in the countries or localities where they live.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will definitely participate again.I don’t feel that I have the technical savvy to organize and prep, though I am always willing to learn!

  21. 1. The first three hours I was in a swimming pool, but would rather read …
    2. I finished The Wise Mans’s fear (last 3 hours), read the entire Harry Potter and the Curest Child in a sitting, and 80 pages of “As long as the sky is over the earth”
    3. Simon and homo sapiens agenda. (Quick and fun)
    4. Something around the world stuff, to see where everyone comes from.
    5. At least I will attend next, but we’ll see what more 🙂

  22. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Probably hour 12. I’d just got in from the theatre wanting to read more and fighting tiredness, I did give in a sleep for a couple of hours but I woke at 6am ready to go again.

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    The Worst Witch All At Sea by Jill Murphy
    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward
    The Worst Witch Saves the Day by Jill Murphy

    and I’m still reading:
    Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
    The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
    Ministry of Pandemonium by Chris Priestley

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    Through the Woods and Bleeding Earth

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    Have a buddy system, I don’t use twitter, I use instagram a bit. It would be nice for a bit more social interaction that’s not Twitter based.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I’ll definitely be reading again if it’s my weekend off work.

  23. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    The wee ones. Which is why I couldn’t make it. lol. Slept from 1am-5am.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Skeleton Crew, The Shining, The Drawing of the Three, Hearts in Atlantis
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    The Shining
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    I dunno, it’s already pretty rad! There’s so much interaction and cheerleading!
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I will definitely be participating again!

  24. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to – those hours, because I wanted to read so much!
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and started Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Definitely Hillbilly Elegy.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Just keep doing what you’re doing!
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Definitely going to participate again and already sent in my information to help volunteer next time!

  25. My pick for #1 book of 2017 may be Jesmine Ward’s Sing Unburied Sing

    1. Hour 21 must have been the hardest because I fell asleep then.
    2. I didn’t finish them all, but enjoyed The Heart Goes Last (Atwood), The Three Musketeers (Dumas), My Life on the Road (Steinem), and Ship Fever (Barrett)
    3. Steinem’s story is fascinating.
    4. Give us “pen-pals”
    5. Very How likely are you to participate Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

  26. What fun! Thanks to everyone @DeweysReadathon!
    1. 3am….couldn’t keep my eyes open.
    2. Read 3.5 books:
    Man with No Name (Amos)
    Survival Lessons (Hoffman)
    Archie Volume One (Wade, Staples)
    3. Survival Lessons, Archie
    4. I had trouble linking to some of the challenges. Overall, everyone ROCKED!
    5. See you next April!

  27. Closing Survey! (add your link or comment below)
    1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 17. Bed time. And I missed the first hour, again sleeping
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    The Booksellers Tale and a short story by One Story
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Pobby and Dingam
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I would do it again, although I’m not someone who fully participates. I use the challenge to read more than I usually do, but I don’t do all the challenges nor to I hard core read. You wouldn’t want me planning anything.

  28. 1. I’d say the 15th, my last hour before going to bed. It was 6 A.M. in Croatia, and I really needed to get some sleep. I had so many typos in my tweets it’s embarrassing >_< 😀
    2. I managed to read books 3 & 4 from the SPQR series, both of which I enjoyed immensely & even listen to an audiobook before going to bed. The audiobook was Aaronovitch's A Rare Book of Cunning Devices! Loved the experience.
    3. Huh, that's a tricky one, but I love the type of book you read through like a breeze, those that aren't a bore to read, and are just pure indulgent enjoyment. For me that's some sort of historical crime novel like the SPQR series or urban fantasy like the Peter Grant series or Harry Dresden books 🙂 Those are great books for the read-a-thon too I discovered 🙂
    4. Since this was my 1st year participating everything was amazing and funny and great. 🙂 Maybe next year when I have more experience 🙂
    5. Deffinatly in this for the long haul. Would love to volunteer and help with something. 🙂

  29. 1. I made it 15 hours this year. A record! Hour fifteen was the hardest. Hopefully I can push it to sixteen next year!
    2. I read Bellweather Rhapsody, Signs Preceding the End of the World, and about half of Still Life by Louise Penny
    3. I would recommend Bellweather Rhapsody for sure! It’s longer for a readathon, but you just want to keep going.
    4. I’m not sure. Everything was great!
    5. I’m definitely going to participate again. Because of work, I can’t do the April ones. But next October I might be able to help.

  30. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hours 18-24. Good gravy. Had to sleep.

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    The Yellow Arrow, A Room of One’s Own, The Crying of Lot 49, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Motion of Puppets.

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    The Yellow Arrow

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    Short of figuring out how to distribute extreme caffeine to all of us via drones, I can’t think of anything. Y’all are beautiful.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    Absolutely will participate. And kind of interested in volunteering. I will be filling out the form.

  31. One more thought: what about “post challenge,” especially for those, who for one reason or another, could not participate as much as they had hoped to? Perhaps a week to read a book in their readathon stash. There were a number of participants whom I felt were discouraged or frustrated and, since the Readathon is a celebration of reading, it would be in the spirit of the challenge to help everyone feel that they contributed to the success of the event. Just a thought…….

  32. 1. Hour 11 was hardest for me. It was 3pm where I am and I was getting tired and having a hard time staying awake.
    2. I finished Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper (middle grade fiction), Splitting an Order by Ted Kooser (poetry), and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I listened to half of Be Frank with Me.
    3. I recommend all of them!
    4. Videos
    5. Yes I for sure want to participate tender tine and would be happy to try and help if it works out scheduling wise.

  33. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    -Definitely the late teen hours, I wanted to read 10 books and I still had 2 to go. I went to bed around 21.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    -Elizabeth and Zenobia, TeenBoat!, Pashmina, Nightlights, The Devils You Know, Garbage Night, Knife’s Edge, Murder, Magic, and What We Wore, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol 6, Cast No Shadow, and half the Iron Lake audiobook
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    -I really loved Pashmina and Murder, Magic, and What We Wore
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    -I enjoyed the mini challenges, especially the creative photography ones.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    -I will absolutely participate in the Read-a-thon again!

  34. 1. Hour 19, I ended up taking a short nap! But then woke up to finish what I was reading and go to sleep at hour 21…
    2. Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
    Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic
    Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
    The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    And I started/continued The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin; Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and War of the Worlds on audio.
    3. Definitely the Graveyard Book, Harry Potter and Kindred. The Turn of the Screw is a little bit too slow going for good nighttime readathoning! It was a bit of slog even though it was only 121 pages!
    4. Everything you guys do already during Read-a-thon makes me smile!
    5. I will definitely participate again. And I might be interested in volunteering, it will just depend on work!

  35. I’m really disappointed in the organization this year. I was unclear on the start time, the use of too many platforms was confusing, some of the links for mini-challenges were dead, it was unclear how winners of mini-challenges would be announced. Overall, this is the worst readathon experience I have had out of the three Dewey’s and three 24 in 48 I have completed. I am unsure if I will do April’s readathon. I’m sorry to be so critical, but it wasn’t a fun readathon for me.

  36. If you have any comments for me, please reply here because I accidentally listed the wrong email for subscription on the last one.

  37. I just thought of another suggestion for the next read-a-thon (after I’d already posted my closing survey). I added it to my blog post, but I thought I’d put it in the comments too:

    *The Goodreads cheerleading challenge gave me an idea . . . Perhaps you can have an all-day cheerleading challenge for the read-a-thoners where we can use the random # generator to select 5 read-a-thoners from the Master Linky and post a cheer to them . . . then a couple winners can be selected every 5 hours or so . . . I know we all love (and miss) the cheerleaders, so I’m trying to think of something we can do to try and bring that back

  38. I also really like the idea of a “buddy system” that I’ve seen some people suggest. I’ve been trying to think of an easy way to implement that . . .

    What if we had separate sign up sheets during Hour 0 of the readathon – one for those participating via Twitter, one for those participating via blogs, ect. – and then pair people off of those lists?

    I think the “buddy” sign-up sheets shouldn’t be made available until the start of the read-a-thon (or at least no earlier than a couple days before the start) in order to ensure that the read-a-thoners are being paired with someone else who is truly participating (and not have to worry about people being partnered with someone with dead links or an inactive reader. . .)

    Just a thought . . .

  39. 1. Went to sleep halfway through 20
    2. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green, The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, Regatta Mystery and other Stories, Agatha Christie; (part of) Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer; (3 stories from) Rogues, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
    3. From yesterday’s reading? Any of them.
    4. No idea — it already makes me pretty happy!
    5. Participate: Schedule allow, 100%. Help: Maybe one day but not this year.

  40. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? In the actual readathon, hour 23. I set my alarm to wake up early so that I could participate in the last few hours. Instead I hit stop instead of snoozed and woke up 10 min before I had to leave for my event this morning (the whole reason I had to shift my hours). I wasn’t able to do any reading in the last 9 hours.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Heart of Tin
    The Man in the High Castle
    City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
    All My Friends are Superheroes
    The Grownup
    The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession
    Gork, the Teenage Dragon
    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
    The Furthest Station
    Redemption in Indigo
    Part: The Throne of Fire
    Part: The Song of Achilles
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? I love the Rivers of London series (The Furthest Station) so that’s always a recommendation. I also liked City of Light, City of Poison about late 1600s Parisian nobility.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?I’d like to have more non-picture challenges or maybe non-picture options in those challenges. None of my books are physical copies so it’s difficult.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will definitely be participating. I don’t know if I’ll have the time to help.

  41. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 20 because exhaustion was setting, and I realized that I could not finish my third book before the end of the event.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    I finished
    The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs
    and
    The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo.
    I started
    History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund.
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    Short, light books or those that you KNOW will captivate you.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
    Offer humorous site badges or stickers.
    (Perhaps a certain coffee franchise could offer complimentary pins, swag, products to participants during event. I drank enough of their coffee during this event, lol)
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I am already planning my TBR stack, but will know my availability better in January.

  42. Thanks for another AMAZING readathon!

    1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 3 pm & 2 am
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Finished: The Butterfly Summer, Bounced Around: Lincoln on the Bardo, Keep Me Posted, & A Cornish Affair
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? The Butterfly Summer was SO gripping and kept me flipping pages.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? Not sure. I really love it as it runs! 🙂
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Yes and Yes. I’ll try to make school less nutty for the next one (it was end of term for this one, so I was grading papers after every book I read).

  43. 1. Took a 7-hour nap in between, so it wasn’t that bad, but my arm was starting to cramp up by hour 22 and I had to stop myself from skim reading a couple of time in hour 24 to make sure I finished the book I had before the readathon end

    2. Kingdom Come (Mark Waid), The One Who Swam With The Fishes (Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan), The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad (Twinkle Khanna), Turtles All the Way Down (John Green), and How to Be a Bawse (Lilly Singh)

    3. Kingdome Come (the artwork = mindblown) and How to Be a Bawse DEFINITELY

    4. Readathon swag!! Badges for our blogs!

    5. Most certainly doing this in April. Try to work up the courage to sign up as a volunteer.

  44. Read-a-thon wrap up
    1)Which hour was most daunting for you? 17th hr.
    2) Tell us Alllll the books you read? I didn’t finished reading any books.
    3) Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? The Coldest Winter by Sister Souljah
    4) What’s a really rad thing we do during the next Read-a-thon that make you smile? For the people that do not win the challenges get something. The people that win should receive their prize.
    5) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon ? Every year
    Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Yes I would write one of the challenges and host in one of the challenges!!!

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