Hour 24

THE LAST HOUR!!! If you’ve made it this far, congratulations!! Don’t give up now!



This hour, we’ll ask you all to fill this end of the event meme:

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?

When you’re done, come back and enter the link to your post in the Mr. Linky below. There will be prizes, yes. The winners will get to pick from whatever hasn’t been claimed yet from the prize list. (Don’t worry, there are still some good prizes up for grabs!)

There will also be prizes for:

Most enthusiastic cheerleader (participants: Please vote by e-mailing deweyreadathon AT gmail.)
Most time spent reading (if you think that might be you, please leave a comment here with your total reading time.)

The winners will be announced once we’ve all had the chance to recover, so keep an eye on this blog for a wrap-up post. We’ll also be announcing the winners of the remaining mini-challenges.

Also, the winner of Jessica’s mini-challenge is: Eva

Congratulations, Eva! Please get in touch with Jessica about your prize.

Thank you so much for participating, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful time!

Still happening:

Debbie’s mini-challenge (last hour for this mini-challenge)
Participants in all 4 read-a-thons: leave a comment in the hour 20 post
Vote for the winner of Kim’s comic mini-challenge
Participants who did fund-raising: enter your name on the Mr. Linky from hour 23.

43 thoughts on “Hour 24”

  1. Jodie – Probably. I can’t tell you for sure because it’s Hannah who’s doing the prizes, but she’ll finish putting the winners in touch with the prize donors in the next few days.

    And I was hoping the LOLcats would provide come inspiration 😀

  2. Jessica Marie, we’ll announce that in the wrap-up post either later this Sunday or on Monday. It’s that there are entries both in the comments and in the Mr Linky, and Eva and I don’t trust our brains to organize it all into a list without messing up right now 😛

    Don’t worry, everyone – all loose ends will be tied.

  3. Thank you so much for all your hard work hosting this event! I had a really fun time! My reading time was 860 minutes–14.33 hours.

  4. the LOLcat is precious.

    just checking in to say I’m still at it. Tho this hour i’m cheeleading instead of reading.

    this was great. can’t wait for #5

  5. Nymeth, just wanted to pop in one last time to thank you again for all your hard work, for giving up loads of sleep just to give others a good time, and for keeping Dewey’s spirit alive! It is so very much appreciated!!! I know there’s still half an hour to go, but after that…GO GET SOME SLEEP!

  6. I know I won’t win total number of pages read, but I’m really happy with those numbers: 1085 pages!

    And that despite being trapped at a baby shower by a flood!

  7. Thank you thank you thank you. You guys did a superb job. We really appreciate all of your efforts to make this event so successful and special. 🙂

  8. Thanks to all the organizers for doing this. I had a great time first time out. I read for the first 18 hours, pretty much straight, though I think with breaks that’s about 17.5 hours, but I’ve been up reading since six and I hope to read until the end…so I’d say total 19.5 hours reading time.

  9. Debbie Nance, do you know your total in hours/minutes? It’s that we’re using time instead of pages so that it’s fair for those who read more slowly. 1000 pages is great! You have every reason to be satisfied.

    Trish – lol! You really want a prize, don’t you? 😛

  10. Congrats to everyone who made it the full 24 hrs. I crashed around 1:30 and my planned 2 hr nap turned into 5….oops. it was fun though and I look forward to trying to beat my time in October. Thanks again ladies for taking the time to organize and host this challenge.

  11. The lolcats are awesome! 😀
    I is tired, indeed!

    Thank you so, so much for everyone who worked on this! It has been an amazing experience and I’ll be looking forward for the next RAT! 😀

  12. Hey thanks for organizing such an event.
    I would like to host some mini challenges too next time or help you guys in whatever way i can.
    Congrats.. this read-a-thon was a success… 🙂

  13. Running total of time spent reading since I started: 21 hours 20 min

    That’s with all breaks taken off, otherwise, I spend the whole 24 hours reading.

  14. I’ve said it before, but you guys are Made of Awesome, and it was really a fun event. Thank you for all your hard work and I’m looking forward to the next one! 🙂

  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all three of our fabulous co-hosts for this read-a-thon. I think this was a huge success, and I’m already looking forward to the next read-a-thon!

  16. It was a great experience! A big thank you to our hosts, all the helpers, and the wonderful cheerleaders! And of course a big thank you to those who participated in any way and shared the experience!

  17. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for taking the reins on this project. I am so happy to see the Read-a-Thon (and Dewey’s love for the book blogging community) survive. It was really a wonderful weekend.

  18. I really enjoyed participating in this event. This was my first time and I hope to join in again in October. Thank you to all of you and your hard work.

  19. Thank you Trish, Nymeth and Hannah for all your hard work in making this a fun event. Thanks to all the mini-challenge holders and prize donors too!

  20. Quick question, is this last meme only for those that went the entire 24 hours? Or is this for anyone that participated? I did almost 22 but couldn’t last.

  21. thank you so much to hannah, nymeth, trish and aerin for making this event happen! i had such a blast and can’t wait til next time! 🙂

  22. i fell asleep with about an hour and a half to go …

    i’ll come back and link my end-of-event survey.

    thanks so much to hannah, trish, nymeth, all the cheerleaders, and everyone else! it was great fun! i’m looking forward to october!

  23. That was a lot of fun, thanks to everyone who hosted and was a cheerleader. I tried to stay up afterwards but kept falling asleep so went to bed at 3pm Sunday and got up again this morning at 9am!

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