The Sunday Salon: Read-a-thon Wrap Up

October 19, 2014 Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-thon, read-a-thon, The Sunday Salon 6



Good Morning!! To all the Read-a-thoners I congratulate you on your participation.  It’s not about how much you read or how long you read, you participated, you shared your progress and hopefully you were able to cheer on either friends or strangers on in some way.  So here are my stats:

  • Time Started 10:30 am
  • Time Ended 3:30 am
  • Book completed 2, and one e-novella
  • Pages Read 591, and 81 minutes of audio
  • Read: Horrorstör, Not My Father’s Son, and The Whisperers, part of The Burning Girl
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  My last hour
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    I recommend looking for shorter length books, nothing over 300 pages. Variety is key too.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    This event ran smooth and was awesome!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I liked how my cheerleader team knew they could find me on twitter!
  5. How many books did you read?
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  Horrorstör and Not My Father’s Son.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Both equally good.
  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?
    This is was my fourth read-a-thon, and I’ve learned a lot. First time was a major fail, I was disjointed, and had also signed up to cheer, I didn’t focus.  Three years have taught me that planned breaks from reading actually do help. Next event I plan to sign up as a cheerleader again, hoping others enjoy using Twitter as I do, it’s so much faster than visiting so many blogs. I’d like to help Andi and Heather by taking an hour or two as host and running the Twitter @readathon too.  I can see how much prep and then actual day of work this event takes.  We all plan and read uniquely.  I need breaks, I loved connecting with others online, so why not do it to help the greater good.

In other book news I completed Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican this week, look for a review on Tuesday.  I started a new audio, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg, love the book and author read audio, but dang what a long title!!

My week was fairly quiet, which is nice.  Today I’m recovering, I got about five hours of sleep, so I’m sure I’ll nap at some point.  I need a few things from the grocery store.  Kevin is out washing cars.  We’ve had a bit of cooler weather, highs only in the low 80’s and overnight and morning lows in the 60’s…less humidity.  Within the next few weeks I should be able to turn of the A/C some and enjoy more fresh air.

Have a wonderful week!!!

6 Responses to “The Sunday Salon: Read-a-thon Wrap Up”

  1. litandlife

    I need to come up with a better plan for the next readathon. I really enjoyed the cheerleading but didn’t even think to do it on Twitter. I like the idea of planned breaks. My big thing next time will be to find a different place to read – the family room is not conducive to avoiding interruptions!

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