Read: Clarity by Kim Harrington
It's been __149__ pages and __9__ cheers since my last update.
Total Cheers: 23
Cumulative Pages Read: 301
Books Completed: 1
Eating?: Probably more of those tiny candy bars. They might be worse than crack, if only because they're so easy to acquire. =P
Despite my lack of updates, I actually persevered almost through Hour 17 (I think?). I actually finished Clarity by Kim Harrington despite my having already come to terms with how I probably wouldn't finish a book since I wasn't being very book monogamous and was cheering and may have gotten distracted by watching the last few episodes for The Walking Dead so I could be ready for the new season tonight. So, I think, for the first time in my personal Readathon history, I actually did better than I thought I would, so here's to having lower expectations and having more fun on Readathon day. In the end, it all works out!
And the end of a event meme, of course...
- Which hour was most daunting for you? - 17, I was definitely falling asleep, but I propped up my eyelids open with a few toothpicks and finished my book in the end.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? - Clarity by Kim Harrington made for a great 'thon book. Very quick read, engaging mystery, fun premise!
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? - Nope, I think I may have had one of my best 'thons ever this time around, so keep on doing what you're doing awesome organizers! :D
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? - The cheerleading seemed to be very well organized to help every reader get at least a little encouragement, at least from what I can see - I hope it's true!
- How many books did you read? - 1 and a....quarter?
- What were the names of the books you read? - Clarity and some of Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
- Which book did you enjoy most? - Both were great, but Clarity's the only one I finished. Neil Gaiman's short stories were great for an occasional change of pace.
- Which did you enjoy least? - n/a
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? - Um, keep being awesome? All the cheerleaders I interacted with as a cheerleader and as a reader were very enthusiastic and committed. I guess each cheerleading team had its own captain this time, and in my team (Go Team Fox!), Michael from Buried in Print did a great job getting us organized and keeping the participating reader list updated so we could maximize our time cheering. My advice? Sign up to cheer - it's fun and rewarding! I "met" lots of people and lots came to visit me!
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? - Extremely likely, and I think I'd sign up to be both again. It was a nice balance!