I don’t know about the rest of you, but I needed a few days to recover from the read-a-thon!
Thanks to Hannah, Eva, and Nymeth for helping make this read-a-thon fantastic! 😀
Also thanks to our volunteers, Beth Fish, Trish, Jodie, and Darren. You all were invaluable!
One of our drawings in Hour 5 was a random drawing of two cheerleaders. One of the cheerleaders that we drew wasn’t able to end up cheering, so we’ve redrawn a new winner! Lynn from Chronicles of an Infant Bibliophile wins a book of her choice from the Prizes page and one of the following (given out on a first come, first served basis):
- Laura’s bookmark set
- 2 sets from Katrina (winner gets one of these, but we have 2 to give away)
- Kim’s bookmark
- a set of literary stamps
- Read-a-thon mug
Here’s some winners from mini-challenges we didn’t have a challenge to announce during the actual read-a-thon:
The winner of Dana at Scraptherapy’s mini-challenge Four That Never Bore was Mervi
The winner of Trisha at The Book Case’s mini-challenge Re-Reading the Classics was Tami & Dave.
Now for winners who we had to draw after the read-a-thon was over:
- Most time spent reading: Liyana Liyana Land with 24.5 hours! Liyana, you’re our hero.You’ve won a $15 Amazon gift card!
- Most pages read: Deborah from Books, Movies, and Chinese Food with 6,882. LOL. I think we all wish we could read this fast. 😉 You’ve also won a $15 Amazon gift card!
- Most enthusiastic cheerleader was Jill from Fizzy Thoughts. Everyone loved your cheers, Jill! 🙂 You get a $25 Amazon gift card
- The other most enthusiastic cheerleader was Eva from A Striped Armchair. Congratulations! You’ve won a $20 Amazon gift card!
Winners of the end-of-event meme:
Winners, please email deweyreadathon at gmail to claim your prize.
Money for Charity!
As far as we can tell, $956 was raised for charity! You guys are awesome! (Probably more money was raised but it’s hard to keep track of everyone!)
Other cool stuff
We have a French version! They had their first read-a-thon in June and had 10 people participate. They’re already planning another read-a-thon for 2010!
Begging and Pleading
Unfortunately for me, Eva and Nymeth have decided to not to co-host in the future. So we’re now in need of at least two more co-hosts for April. I can’t say exactly what you would do as far as co-hosting before the read-a-thon, because we split up the duties so one person isn’t saddled with everything, but things that we do pre-read-a-thon and that you may or may not end up doing include: soliciting prizes, getting mini-challenge hosts, organizing the cheerleaders, answering questions, divvying up the prizes for the various hours, etc. Duties during the read-a-thon are more universal and include: posting during each hour of your shift (shifts are 6 hours), being the back-up for someone else who is posting for their shift, monitoring Twitter, going around to participants as needed, following up with mini-challenge hosts, etc. If you’re interested in co-hosting or volunteering in some other way, please send an email to deweyreadathon at gmail.
The next read-a-thon…
The date for the next read-a-thon is April 10, 2010. Mark your calendars!
(Originally I’d set this date for April 3, 2010, but April 4th is Easter, so I switched it.)