The Sunday Salon: Post-Readathon Edition [10.23.11]

The Sunday

So I went to bed at midnight. Just as I expected I would. I no longer try to stay up late. It takes too long to recover. And I’m not sure “I was up all night reading” is a valid excuse for not showing up at work tomorrow.

But, I managed to do pretty well in my 16-hour readathon. My best readathon ever actually. I finished 4 books and read 1,154 pages. I was surprised at how long it took me to read Triangles (I finished the first three books in the same amount of time) but I’m still happy with my end result. I’ve never read four books in one day before.

End-of-Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Honestly, 10am. Yes, 2 hours in I was already fighting the urge to nap. After that I was pretty steady. But I also knew I was going to bed at midnight. 🙂
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder was great. 
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Maybe have the three memes – starting, midpoint, ending up a little earlier. I missed the first two because I had already posted exactly on the hour.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I think Trish and Erin did an amazing job as cheerleader captains. 🙂
  5. How many books did you read? 4
  6. What were the names of the books you read? The Phantom Tollbooth; I Heart You, You Haunt Me; Goodbye, Chunky Rice; Triangles
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I Heart You, You Haunt Me
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Probably Triangles but only because it took me so long. I actually liked the book a lot.
  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? Of course. I think I might try to do some official cheerleading next time. I haven’t done that yet.

Thanks organizers for a terrific event once again!

8 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon: Post-Readathon Edition [10.23.11]

  1. Sandy October 23, 2011 / 10:21 am

    I love the cheerleaders. I was getting messages from them even first thing this morning! I kicked the bucket at midnight too…I am not a late night person. Thank you for your kind words over at my place, but let’s just be honest – I sucked at reading this time! I need to put some more effort into picking the right books I guess. Still, my week was really productive up to that point so I am happy! (Have a great Sunday in this gorgeous weather.)


  2. Helen Murdoch October 23, 2011 / 10:50 am

    congratulations on a job well done on the read-a-thon. For me, not so great, it was my worst yet. Life totally took over and I read for about 2 hours. Quite pathetic, but nothing I can do about it. I enjoyed the 2 hours I got in


  3. Linda October 23, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    I was just a cheerleader this go around. I was glad I only added one book to my tbr pile! Four books is great!


  4. zibilee October 23, 2011 / 3:53 pm

    I had such a good time participating! It was so nice to get visits from my cheerleaders, and I got a lot done, though not as much as you did, it looks like! I am really looking forward to doing it again soon, and wish that I could have devoted the whole weekend to reading, really! Glad to hear that you had so much fun. I will be looking forward to your reviews of these books!


  5. Jules October 24, 2011 / 8:09 am

    It was a great readathon, I think I’ll always be a reader, and just pop into blogs as I go. Good job at reading 4 books, that was my goal – I was so close, but gell asleep.


  6. Alita October 25, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    You made it later than I did – I threw in the towel at 11, but I also had to be up at 7 this next morning. Congrats on a great readathon!


  7. Trish November 17, 2011 / 1:33 pm

    I might be biased, but official cheerleading rocks. (and is much easier than reading when you’re about to pop…)


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