Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dewey's Read-a-Thon: Final Survey

Well, I lasted about fifteen minutes after I posted that final blog post.  I put the laptop away, grabbed my book, and literally faded into sleep.  Talk about a quick transition!  I still think it was successful day all-round, for all that I was able to read and get accomplished.  Besides, it's nice touching base with so many other great bloggers and readers.

Here's my final survey, before I head off to catch up on our Great Gastby ReadAlong post for this last week and I can maybe even get a couple of reviews written for this week!
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  1:30 am, after Prom.  I just couldn't do it!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  I always recommend you break things up with a great graphic novel.  For me, it gets me going.  Outside of that, I just started Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed and absolutely love it.  I literally think I'll be up this evening finishing this one up, and I just started it!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  Nope.  I think they are so well run.  Thanks to everyone who puts so much time and effort into these!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  Everything. It's like a well-oiled machine by this point, to those of us on the outside.  Nice job!
  5. How many books did you read?  1 1/2--but I only was able to read for about 5 1/2 hours or so?
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  Relish by Lucy Knisley, and about another 200 pages in three other novels.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?  So far, Cinders and Sapphires.
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  None of them.  I would have tossed them aside if so!  :)
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  N/A
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I love participating in these.  They do tend to be tricky for me, as they are always during the school year, so I do the best I can.  I'd love to host another challenge again though.  That was really fun a year ago.


  1. I had pretty much the same experience as you (well, minus the prom :) but only ended up with about 5 hours of time and 1 book read. And my book was a LOT shorter than yours!

  2. Maybe some day you'll be on vacation during the Readathon and read all day! :)

  3. Sounds like a successful Read-a-Thon for you!!! Thanks for joining us! And I'm glad our machinery looks well-oiled from the outside. lol