Sunday, October 21, 2007

Read-a-thon Wrap Up

First of all, I just want to draw attention to the absolutely amazing job that Dewey at the hidden side of a leaf did in organizing the 24 Read-a-thon this weekend. With so many participants, and challenges going on, she did a perfect job of keeping everything together without a glitch. Great job, Dewey!!!!!!

One of the best things about the read-a-thon, is that I got to know some bloggers a little bit better, and met a whole lot of new-to-me ones! This is what made participating so much fun. It was also pretty cool to win one of the mini-challenges, especially one of the two I participated in when I woke back up in the middle of the night!

Post Read-a-thon Survey:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

I cheered on and off the whole day, I don't profess to staying up the whole night!

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Based on the updates I read in Readers' blogs, YA fiction and other shorter, easier to read books were a big hit. Newbery award winners were quite popular. I think graphic novels would also be good entertainment for the wee hours.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Nope, not really. I thought things went very smoothly!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Everything! I also think Dewey created a great atmosphere for building comraderie between all participants.

5. How many books did you read?

I was a Cheerleader. I read a grand total of 30 pages yesterday. :)

6. What were the names of the books you read?

Not really applicable.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?


8. Which did you enjoy least?


9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I found it a lot of fun to stick around for large parts of the day, rather than only 'cheer' for one hour. From reader feedback, even a little comment can go along away in the middle of the read-a-thon.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I hope to participate again next year, as a reader this time.


3M said...

Thanks so much for cheerleading. It really did make a big difference.

Literary Feline said...

It was a lot of fun, wasn't it? I am sure all the cheerleaders were very appreciated for their efforts.

alisonwonderland said...

you are absolutely right that the cheerleaders' comments had a big impact. thanks so much for all you did!

Nyssaneala said...

3m - I'm glad to hear that!

literary feline - It was fun, wendy. I really hope to participate as a reader next year!

alison - you don't need to thank me, it was a lot of fun!