Read-a-thon Wrap-up Post


1. Which hour was most daunting for you? About hour16. One of my sons wasn’t feeling well and wanted me to lie down with him. I knew if I did, I would probably go to sleep and I did. Luckily I woke up a few hours later and read some more.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Fables series by Bill Willingham (graphic novels), Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry (play), anything by Shaun Tan, Black Swan, White Raven edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (short stories). There’s a lot of books I can recommend so I’ll write a post before the next read-a-thon.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the read-a-thon next year? None.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s read-a-thon? Twitter. By using Twitter we had so many people sign up and it was also an easier to cheer people on.

5. How many books did you read? 8

6. What were the names of the books you read?

  • Angels in America by Tony Kushner
  • The Professor’s Daughter by Joann Sfar
  • Amulet 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kubuishi
  • Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kubuishi
  • Imogene’s Antlers by David Small
  • Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
  • Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and DeanHale

7. Which book did you enjoy most? I loved them all.

8. Which did you enjoy the least? None

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Don’t feel overwhelm. I learned with this read-a-thon that though it’s possible to reach a lot of blogs, you won’t be able to make it to each one unless you’re only cheering.

10. How likely are you to participate in the read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I’m definitely participating in next year’s read-a-thon. I’ll probably just read next time instead of reading and cheering.

Big thanks to Wordlily, Nymeth, Trish, and Eva for hosting!


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18 Responses to Read-a-thon Wrap-up Post

  1. kay says:

    Sounds like you had fun! 😀 I hope you’re son is going better, too.

  2. Chris says:

    Wow you did awesome Vasilly 😀 Reading and Cheering and still reading 8 books!! That’s incredible. I’ve had the Amulet books on my wishlist for so long…I really need to get to those eventually.

  3. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for cheering me on yesterday! You were a super cheerleader and still read 8 books – I’m impressed.

  4. vivienne says:

    Well done on reading so many books in such a short space of time.

  5. claire says:

    You really did great! My kids were over-demanding yesterday so I didn’t get so much reading time as compared to the previous one. Hope your son is feeling better..

  6. Carrie K. says:

    You did so well – especially with sick kids!

  7. Laza says:

    It is really hard to read and cheer. But as long as you’re ok with doing both at a lower level than doing one or the other, it’s still pretty darn fun!

  8. Andi says:

    Great read-a-thon, Vasilly!!! You did excellent, and thanks so much for your role as head cheerleader. 😀

  9. You did so well! I’m very proud of you and hope I can participate next time. Everyone looks like they had a great time…as usual!

  10. Jodie says:

    Wow impressive total there!

  11. Shanra says:

    Whoah, impressive totals. And you cheered people on! I focused on only cheering a few people on and I already found that incredibly tough.

    I’ll have to see if I can find ‘Sleeping Ugly’. Yolen is slowly making her way onto my ‘most-read author’ list. ^-^

  12. Jenners says:

    I can’t imagine pulling off reading and cheering … but you did a great job at it — but I imagine it was not easy for you!

    Thanks for your support, and I agree that the Read-A-Thon was very well organized.

  13. 3m says:

    Eight books is fantastic — great job!

  14. Michelle says:

    Congratulations on a great read-a-thon. Impressive string of books you read. I took the opportunity to read Tan’s The Arrival as my first book and it was beautifully illustrated. 🙂

  15. Just stopping by to say thank you for cheerleading during the Read-A-Thon. It does make a difference.

  16. stacybuckeye says:

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a little love during the read-a-thon. As a first-timer, I really appreciated the support 🙂

  17. wow you did great! I hope the kiddo is doing better. Have a great week

  18. Joanne says:

    Way to go! It’s good to see you enjoyed all your read-a-thon books!

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