Hello again, this is the last update for the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. The event is over and I have to say I had way more fun than I thought I would! I didn’t stay up the full 24 hours and I also didn’t read that many books, but I’m surprised to say I’m completely okay with that. These are my answers for the End of Event Meme, I hope you guys had as much fun as me.
- Which hour was most daunting for you?
I think hour 19 was the hardest for me. It was about 2 am and I was extremely tired, but I knew I really wanted to finish the book I was currently reading (My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak) because it was my goal for the start of the read-a-thon. I was basically trying to keep myself awake for most the hour, but it’s okay because I did it! And I’m really proud of myself.
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I don’t know a specific book, I think a second book in any fantasy series can keep a reader engaged. Fantasy for me has always been a quick read. As well as lighthearted contemporary reads (most of the time). I also recommend graphic novels/manga for when you want to take a break. They’re super quick reads, but they also have great stories inside them.
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Honestly I think you guys are doing a great jobs. When I wasn’t sleeping I was checking the website every hour and every time there was a new post. It’s crazy to think how much time and work the creators put in this read-a-thon. So thanks creators, you guys are awesome!
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The cheerleaders were awesome! I got most of my messages at late hours and they really helped me try to finish the book I was reading. I didn’t think I would get messages for the cheerleaders because I knew that there were more readers than cheerleaders so I was a bit nervous for how much the cheerleaders had to do. So many people, it’s amazing you guys got to everyone. 🙂
- How many books did you read?
In total 4. 3 of them were manga (graphic novels). I also started Every Day by David Levithan after I finished My Life with the Walter Boy. I was going to stay up the full 24 hours to finish it, but I realized I was exhausted and went to bed.
- What were the names of the books you read?
Gakuen Alice Volume 10, 11, and 12 Tachibana Higuchi, and My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak.
- Which book did you enjoy most?
That’s such a hard one! I loved them all? Can I say that? Well I’m saying that.
- Which did you enjoy least?
This one is hard too! Um, maybe volume 10 of Gakuen Alice? Yeah that one, it was good, but it was mostly a filler book.
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Wasn’t a cheerleader, whoops, but good luck to the next years cheerleaders!
- How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I definitely will participate again, I’ll probably stick to be a reader, but who knows. I might decided I want to cheer for other readers instead.
Page Count (not counting manga/graphic novels): 354
Total Page Count: 962
I had so much fun and I can’t wait to do this read-a-thon again! If you didn’t participate in it you totally should, just remember not to stress out. When I’m stress I can never concentrate enough to read. And I know everyone says this, but it’s true. Remember to have fun. No one forced you to participate, you chose it, and why would anyone want to do something when they’re not having fun? I know I wouldn’t. Bye guys and happy reading!
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