Sunday, June 29, 2008

Readathon: The Post-Event Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting?

Hours 5-8. I kept dozing off every few words. After that, I didn't have any real problems.

2. Ideas for high-interest books?

Next year, I'm going to keep some YA nonfiction at the ready. More graphic novels. Something with a "cliffhanger" chapter ending is good, although in my real (non-Readathon) reading life, I'd feel manipulated. Finally, I wish I'd turned to some of the humor books on my shelves. Speaking of humor, I also wish I'd had the new Sedaris book.

3. Suggestions for improvements?


4. What do you think worked really well in this year's Readathon?

The challenges were a lot of fun. I really liked Jessi's. She had a video with authors' photos, and we had to identify as many as possible. I also liked that Dewey had several tasks to keep us busy during the last two hours when we weren't quite as fresh as before.

5. How many books did you read?


6. What were the books you read?

Grizzly! Real-Life Animal Attacks - Allan B. Ury

Monday Mourning - Kathy Reichs

Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi

The Witch Of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare

7. Which book did you like the most?


8. Which book did you like the least?

I ended up liking all of them, but I wasn't sure about The Witch Of Blackbird Pond at first.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, what advice would you give to future cheerleaders?

I wasn't a Cheerleader.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Readathon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I'm very likely to participate again. Next time, I'd like to be a Reader for the first half and Cheerleader for the second half.

Dewey! Thank you for hosting this! Now that it's all over and I've slept a bit, I feel sad.


Susan said...

Congratulations on doing it, Susan! I wanted to,but my little ones have a hard enough time seeing me pick up a book - they are now at the stage of talking at me when I'm trying to read! - that i"m not sure any of us would have survived if I'd tried to do the readathon! I really want to, so I'm hoping Dewey will keep this up. and great books read, I was so jealous when I saw you'd read Joe Hill, I still have to pick it up.

Bybee said...

I was hoping you'd show up, but then I thought about your three young children. Did you see how a couple of participants checked themselves into a hotel? LOL!

Dewey said...

I'm glad you had a good time. :)