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).