Sunday, October 10, 2010
428 pages read
500 minutes reading
1 Book Finished: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
100 minutes blogging (includes Twitter)
310 minutes cheerleading
315+ minutes sleeping
10,000,000 Exclamation Points
6 mini-challenges: intro, childhood, 6 word, bookshelves, shake your pompoms, halfway meme
Highlight for me was definitely being dared by Jill to do a cheer vlog wearing my snuggie. Usually my silliness doesn't come until the wee hours, but since I was sleeping then it was fun to get it out early. I also vlogged my intro--coming up with a rhyme at 6:30 in the morning was pretty tough!
Around 11 pm (hour 17) I started to get physically sick so I headed to bed. Got up at 4 (hour 22) but it was so quiet I headed back to bed at 5:45 (almost hour 24!). Wanted to cheer during the homestretch, but I found myself searching for people still awake. Bummer, but ahhhh well. Um, I'm obviously scheduling this post...and hoping the meme hasn't changed since a year ago. :P
Overall, a successful readathon. Though my minutes reading is more than my cheerleading minutes, I really feel like this was where my focus was. I didn't meet my goal of finishing two books or hitting every participant (not by a long shot), but I had a blast trying. Readathon will always be my favorite Book Blogging event.
Dewey--what a blessing you are. I'm glad we can continue to get together under your name and honor what you started.
End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
After 16 hours I had to go to bed--was a bit sick--but woke up at hour 22 refreshed.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Graphic Novels! Catch Me If You Can, Stardust, Ethan Frome, Hunger Games
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Things seem to be running smoothly. Might help in the wee hours to have a check in (Mr. Linky?) to help cheerleaders find those awake.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Loved how the mini-challenges were announced ahead of time and given in hours rather than time zones
5. How many books did you read?
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie ;)
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Well, when you only read one...
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Pre-write some really fun cheers. Also with so many participants try to figure out a system of how to tackle as many as possible. Try to find something in the post to comment on--cheers are fun but let the person know you read at least part of his/her post.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
In some shape or form I'll most likely participate. LOVE the readathon!
How was YOUR Readathon Experience?