Sunday, October 23, 2011
Good morning Saloners and fellow readathoners! Ok, so we're bordering on afternoon, but who's keeping track?
I wrapped up the event totals on my last update post, but in short I finished one book, made it through 2/3rds of the cheerleading list, and participated for 17ish hours. It was an AWESOME day.
If you skipped over my readathon posts, I don't blame you, but I did have a somewhat peppy cheer vlog at 6:45 yesterday morning. Most of you have probably seen me vlog before, but if not--nice to meet you.
End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 17 was the most difficult. My pinky seriously does hurt from hitting that shift bar so many times. Ha! I was tired and finding it really hard to concentrate knowing that I needed to head to bed at midnight (top of hour 18). Even when I crawled into bed my mind was still reeling!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Go for short books, lots of variety, graphic novels, maybe audio books. I think the key is variety!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I saw a few people mention that they didn't know what to do when the readathon started. I think we take for granted all of the veterans who already know what to do? Also, we had opt-out for those who didn't want cheerleaders, but maybe also stress the opt-out for those who can't participate any more.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I'm not going to lie--I didn't really pay attention to the actual readathon as I was so focused on the cheering aspect. It seemed to work really well and I think everyone had a really great time!
5. How many books did you read?
One - Maman's Homesick Pie by Donia Bijan
6. What were the names of the books you read?
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
the one I finished :)
8. Which did you enjoy least?
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Whew. How about YOU guys give ME feedback? I'd love to hear how you thought it went--whether you were a cheerleader or just a reader.
But a big huge shoutout to all of the cheerleaders. Especially Erin who did all of the legwork in getting the Cheer HQ site together and setting up the cheer squads. You guys certainly put the Rah Rah in this event! ;)
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
If I can, I'd love to. Elle will be a year in April, so it's tough to say. I LOVED cheering but I also felt a little disconnected from the normal crowd I cheer on. But, I think I do better as a cheerleader than reader.
As aways, a special note to Dewey. Thank you for starting this readathon. You cannot imagine how much joy you continue to bring to people. xoxo.
How was YOUR weekend? Crazy baseball games? Crazy football games? Fall festivals??