Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon: The End!


Wow! What a day! What a day! We made it!

This was my second read-a-thon and it was such fun. I think I enjoyed it more than my first, where I was, to be honest, rather overwhelmed by everything (readathoning with two littles?!??!). This time around was technically tougher, as the husband was out most of the morning and working from home the rest of the day, so it was up to me to do most of the parenting! Luckily the Read-a-thon magic worked! The kids played together now and then (there were still the usual fights over the same toy to sort out), and they both had naps!! I can’t believe it either!!!! We even went out for lunch, dropped by the library, and I cobbled together something for dinner! And still managed to read and drop by some blogs! Hurrah!

Here’s what I read:



The Lady Astronaut of Mars – Mary Robinette Kowal (an e-book novelette at just 19 pages)



Strangers in Paradise pocket book 2 – Terry Moore (comics print version – 344 pages)

annafrenchkissAnna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins (YA e-book – 372 pages)



I also made it about 15% of the way through The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters before calling it a night!

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you?

I made it to Hour 18 or thereabouts, so I guess that?

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Anna and the French Kiss was fun. The Lady Astronaut of Mars, which was a SF novelette, provided a whole new world to venture into. Strangers in Paradise (the series) was at times funny and shocking. The combination of the three worked great for me.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

I thought it was great!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The hosts and cheerleaders were all fantastic!

How many books did you read?

3 – see above

What were the names of the books you read?

See above

Which book did you enjoy most?

The Paying Guests

Which did you enjoy least?

I enjoyed them all!

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I’ve got the date pencilled in!