24 Hour Readathon Conclusion

October 14, 2012 Readathon 12

lg-new-readathonbutton-borderSuccess! Seriously guys, I am so pleased with the success of this readathon! I’m cutting out a bit early, because I got lots to do later today!

I spent the day with Kate (Midnight Book Girl), Steph (The Fake Steph Dot Com) and Katie (KT’s Reading Rainbow) and we had fun, we chatted… AND WE READ!! That’s right, we actually got some reading done!!!

I read
Venom by Fiona Paul (finished last 100ish pages)
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally (finished)
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (finished)
Ruined by Paula Morris (read 56 pages)

Venom and Stealing Parker were absolutely amazing! Seriously, I LOVED both books so much!

The Vincent Boys was good, but I had an issue. Though to be fair, I knew I was going to have an issue going into the book so… I can’t fault the book to much for that. But see, I want to read The Vincent Brothers, so I obviously had to read this one first.

I started Ruined and so far it’s good.

Mini Challenge #24
Which hour was most daunting for you?
I guess hour 19, that’s when I cut out to go to sleep. I probably could have made it a bit further, but I have things going on this afternoon so I needed some sleep.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Anything short. Seriously. That helped soooo much this time to pick books that were all less than 300 pages.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not at this time.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The extra readathon prizes were a nice and encouraging to other readers. Twitter was really active, but that could be just me thinking that because I actually used twitter this year.
How many books did you read?
2 complete, 2 partial
What were the names of the books you read?
Completed Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally and The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines. Finished Venom by Fiona Paul and started Ruined by Paula Morris.
Which book did you enjoy most?
Venom was amazing! But I only had 100 pages left and I already knew I loved it so I’ll say Stealing Parker instead. Which was also, amazing!
Which did you enjoy least?
The Vincent Boys. It wasn’t bad or anything, but it couldn’t come close to Stealing Parker or Venom.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I don’t really have any advice for Cheerleaders, I saw people out there doing it, but I do have advice for participants. Seriously, turn off CAPTCHA. I can barely handle CAPTCHA under normal circumstances, but after hours of reading my eyes are soooo tired and that makes it worse. Also, I think people should not be participate via Facebook. This is just my personal opinion, but I didn’t come across anyone participating on Facebook that allowed me to comment, or even see that they were posting anything readathon related. I know that participation should be open to anyone and everyone and by no means do I think you must have a blog, but Twitter and Goodreads are much better suited to readathon. Again, that’s just my opinion.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I’ll definitely participate again! I actually had a better time this time around by not doing a mini challenge so sadly that’s what I’ll probably stick with in the future. But I had a great time cheering, so I’ll definitely do that again!

Kimberly

12 Responses to “24 Hour Readathon Conclusion”

  1. Tanya Patrice

    Woohoo – congratulations on completing the readathon – and getting through so many books. I didn’t participate but enjoyed seeing the updates from everyone.

  2. Jenny

    I’m glad you had fun! I agree with you about CAPTCHA of course and it drives me crazy that people still freaking use it!

  3. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    I love doing a mini-challenge… but Hour 21 was ridiculous! It kicked my butt! I do like being up in the later hours, simply because everyone who’s on twitter is kind of punch drunk and crazy from being up (or just waking up for round 2 with readathon). But I don’t know… not sure it’s worth it. Although next time, I will get sleep the night before! I should have taken some kind of sleep med Friday night, but that first mini-nap really helped, so naps in future is a good idea.