I made it through the entire 24-hours without even a catnap. I’m very happy with my progress. I completed 3 3/4 books, and it would have been a complete 4 if I had not let the website being wonky distract me so much. I love to participate in the hourly challenges and such and I spent a little too much time one hour trying to access it before giving up and realizing that the website was just a no-go. Kudos to the mods for the hard work they put in trying to fix the issue. The eventually sent links to all of the challenges and such through the twitter feed and that worked out great. But excuses, excuses, I did great and I’m proud of my progress.
My Complete and Nearly Complete Pile
- Day By Day Armageddon By J.L. Bourne | 200 pages
How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written By Sterling Archer |164 pages (of hilarity)
- Parnassus On Wheels By Christopher Morley |160 pages
Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod #1) By Heather Brewer |133 of 184 Pages
For a grand total of: 657 pages read, And 3 3/4 books read. Individual reviews will follow.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I thought it would be somewhere around hour 18-20 when I started getting drowsy and I had to get up and walk around while I read my book. But then I seemed to get a second wind and I was fine up until the final 20 minutes of the readathon. Those were some daunting mintues, but I was too close to quit, so I started thinking about Europe song The Final Count Down and in the final minutes the Busta Rhymes song featuring Linkin Park We Made It and I wanted to be able to sing those words at 8:00am so I powered through! And I did sing that song!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? The book that kept me the most energized (if you like Horror/Zombies) was Day By Day Armageddon By L.J. Bourne. It’s about the world falling into the zombie apocalypse and it was exciting following the protagonist through his survival as there was danger around every corner. Also if you like humor How to Archer By Sterling Archer was a laugh-riot and really perked me up. I was actually laughing out loud during various parts of the book.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? The mods seemed to handle everything very well, especial when the website was on the fritz. So they should just keep doing what they’re doing.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Pretty much everything worked well. The hourly updates/surveys/challenges were fantastic and even when the site was down they made sure to post links on twitter, goodreads and facebook so everyone could get to them. Well done!
5. How many books did you read? 3 3/4 books read
6. What were the names of the books you read? Day By Day Armageddon By J.L. Bourne, How To Archer By Sterling Archer, Parnassus On Wheels By Christopher Morely, and Eight Grade Bites By Heather Brewer
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Um…all of them? I suppose if I had to pick just one I would go with Day By Day Armageddon. It kept in its grip until the very end.
8. Which did you enjoy least? None. I enjoyed them all! I made good picks this time
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will 100% be participating in the next readathon. I don’t know that I’m ready to host and hour on the website or twitter, but maybe, possibly I would be interested in hosting on the goodreads, or maybe host a mini challenge. But who can say what I’ll be interested in by October. Maybe I’ll think I ready to host on twitter, but probably not, lol. I think I like participating in the fun more so than hosting it.
All-in-all I had a great readathon this time around and I am really looking forward to the next one which will be October 21, 2017–one day before my daughter’s birthday, so there will be no b-day interruptions this time!