Which hour was most daunting for you? None. I went to sleep and totally forgot about the read-a-thon.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? A few titles off the top of my head: The Hunger Games, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (chunkster but a page turner), and Boneshaker by Cherie Priest.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The different hosts who alternated through the event. They kept things fresh.
How many books did you read? I read five books, dnf one, and started two more.
What were the names of the books you read?TheWyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett, Gideon by Olivier Dunrea, Gideon and Otto by Olivier Dunrea, Bake Sale by Sara Varon, and Lunch Lady and the Mutant Mathletes by Jarrett Kroscoka. The DNF (did not finish) book was A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. The two books I started were Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman (for school) and MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertische.
Which book did you enjoy most? It’s probably a tie between The Wyrd Sisters and Bake Sale.
Which did you enjoy least?A Homemade Life. I was expecting it to be more like Michael Lee West’s foodie memoir Consuming Passions but it’s not as interesting or funny. I should have just re-read Consuming Passions.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn’t a cheerleader this time around and I have no advice to give.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely. I’ll probably sign up for a few committees and cheerlead next time.