Read-a-Thon Recap

After some much needed sleep, I bring you my final summary.

  • Books Read: 2 (and 11 pages into a third)
  • Pages Read: 582
  • Hours Participated: 18
  • Pages per minute: 1.9 (although I didn’t spend every minute reading)
  • Mini-challenges entered: 6
  • Blog Posts: 6
  • Tweets: 70 (wow – did I annoy my non-readathon followers or what?)

I had a blast.  Thank you to all the cheerleaders who left me comments and tweets to keep me going.  I am trying to individually thank you all throughout the day.  It has inspired me to sign up as a cheerleader for at least a little while next time.

This was my first Read-a-Thon and I learned a few things.  (1) I should choose short books to keep me motivated; (2) I need to plan meals in addition to snacks and snacks should be healthier; (3) It’s ok if you take breaks – some hours I only read for 20 or 30 minutes.

I was reading for charity.  My husband and I both planned to donate $10 in addition to our usual gift to his parents’ Breast Cancer 3-Day Fund.  Unfortunately, we only managed to finish a combined 3 books.  So that’s only 30 dollars.  Next time we do this, we’ll do it by page number or some other stat.

I will definitely be doing this again in the spring.  Follow Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon to learn when the next event will be.

I had a great time interacting with everyone – both people I’ve “known” for years and people I just met yesterday (my google reader just increased exponentially).

8 thoughts on “Read-a-Thon Recap

  1. Vasilly October 25, 2009 / 11:53 am

    So glad you enjoyed the read-a-thon. Congratulations on finishing.

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  2. Vishy October 25, 2009 / 2:05 pm

    Congratulations! Glad to know that you had a wonderful read-a-thon!

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  3. chowmeyow October 25, 2009 / 2:43 pm

    Congrats again!

    I had so much fun, and am really glad you were doing it too. 😀

    Also, I just have to say that I am ridiculously excited for you to get to “Heaven to Betsy.” No pressure.

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  4. Lucia October 25, 2009 / 3:55 pm

    Congratulations Michelle!
    The Readathon sounds really fun, I’m thinking about participating in the next one 🙂

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  5. Belle October 25, 2009 / 10:49 pm

    Congratulations! I’m glad you had a good time – this was my first time participating (I only cheered) and I enjoyed it so much! I don’t know if I’ll be participating in the next one as a reader, but if I do, I’ll definitely keep your tips in mind!

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  6. Dominique October 27, 2009 / 6:18 pm

    Congrats on finishing! Great effort 😀

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