Final Read-a-Thon Update

April 22, 2012 Readathon 6

In terms of reading this read-a-thon was a fail (not an epic fail) but a fail.  I did manage to complete 2 books, both of which I really wanted to finish, so I feel pleased about that, even though my goal was 5.  But I’ll have some time to read later so that makes up for it.

In terms of fun this read-a-thon was flippin awesome!!  Kate, Steph and I had sooooo much fun.  There was obviously a lot of talking involved but that’s ok because we had a good time.  We also had way to much food, but that’s better than having not enough right?  We crashed around 6am so I feel pretty good that we made it 22 hours, even if it wasn’t all reading.

My Final Stats
Books Read
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (375 pages)
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (277 pages)
World by Jon Stewart (10 pages)
The History of the World by Wylie Overstreet (50 pages)

Pages Read

Time Read
Not enough

Time wasted talking to Kate and Steph
The perfect amount :)

Here is the Final Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 21.  I wanted to sleep soooo bad.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
YA books are a good choice because they are usually a bit shorter and a quicker read so it’s easier to feel accomplished.  The DUFF was really at keeping my interest in the later hours.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  I really liked the challenges.  I thought most of them were pretty interesting.

How many books did you read?

What were the names of the books you read?
Pandemonium and The DUFF

Which book did you enjoy most?
It’s a tough call but I would have to say The DUFF

Which did you enjoy least?

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  I was not a cheerleader, but I might be next time.   Though I would encourage everyone to take off their word verification.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I would definitely participate in the read-a-thon again.  As a reader and hosting another mini challenge.

How did your read-a-thon go?


6 Responses to “Final Read-a-Thon Update”

  1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I don’t think you failed at all! I mean, sure, you didn’t reach your 5-book goal but you read over 700 pages! That’s awesome! And even more awesome because you were hanging out with two others the whole time! Great job, Kim!

  2. Bittner

    It sounds like you guys had such an amazing time! Andrea and I have decided that we are going to meet up for part of readathon in October! And I am very impressed with how much reading you managed to get done, although I’m on team Kate! Graphic Novels and audio books are totally the way to go!

  3. Bittner

    P.S. Yes, I have read Paper Towns! Out of the first three John Green novels PT is definitely the funniest! However TFIOS is on a whole other level!

  4. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    It was just the right amount of talking! But in October, I think we should just plan to hang out the entire weekend, and do what you said, focus on reading during the day time and talking during the evening.

    And for October we should definitely get Andrea and Bittner on Skype so we can all chat every four hours or so…

  5. Jenny

    Yes! I’m glad you liked The DUFF and that it kept you entertained. I started it one night and stayed up most of the night to finish it! So good! I’d love to get together with other bloggers like you did for a read-a-thon. I know we’d spend most of the time talking too.

  6. Kate

    Sounds like you had a great time! I’m jealous that you got to spend the read-a-thon with other bloggers :)