Alas, Dewey’s 24 hour readathon has ended. Even though my ‘numbers’ (which I’ll add later) may not show it, things went very well this time! I rediscovered my love of reading; so much that I wish the event could continue for another day! Maybe it’s a good thing my Lynley mysteries didn’t arrive in time for the weekend — when I’ve finished my current book they’ll probably be here to help me keep my mojo. Without the help of a RaT. And anyway, the community –YOU– will be still around for motivation!
End of the Event Meme
- Which hour was most daunting for you?
None in particular: all of them due to the pull of social media and mini challenges. Of course I went to bed at three to sleep for a few hours.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
A sequel in a series you like and acknowledged page turners in a favourite genre.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope. It’s perfect!
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The possibility to pick a medium of choice for updating; not just blogs AND the warm-up tip to use Storify to keep everything in one place! Here’s my story.
- How many books did you read?
Four (not all finished yet).
- What were the names of the books you read?
Oorlog en terpentijn (finished)
Timothy’s Book: Notes of an English Country Tortoise (finished, after three years on hold!)
Housekeeping – on audio
Ik kom terug
Handleiding voor poetsvrouwen
- Which book did you enjoy most?
The book I’m currently reading: Ik kom terug. Loving it and I want to own a copy after I give it back to the friend who lend it to me.
- Which did you enjoy least?
Maybe Housekeeping, just because audio isn’t as intense as reading a book yourself. That I enjoyed this one least of all four does NOT mean I don’t like it!
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Be strict about the amount of time allotted to cheering… I found myself spending way too much time in cyberspace instead of in a story. Make a choice — and stick to it.
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
YESH! I can’t wait! I’ll sign up as reader-cheerleader again and hope to keep a better balance. ;)
A big THANK YOU to Mr Gnoe, my Instagram and blog followers, all readers, organisers, cheerleaders, challenge-hosts (and anyone I may forget) for making this event such a success. WOOT!