Sunday, 13 October 2013

#Readathon Over

The end: local time 13:00
Total pages read: 1125
Hours spent reading: 21
Books finished: 3
Coffee count: 5

Pages read since last update: 61
Snacks eaten: buttered crumpets and honey loops
Drinks drunk: coffee

Wooho, we made it! Huge kudos to anyone who has been awake AND reading for 24 hours. I had a nap but my concentration in the last few hours has gone, and The Echo has a lot about sleep in it so far, reminding me that I haven't had much! Though it does help put me in the character's frame of mind... Looking forward to returning to it once I've recuperated. I think I might watch some TV for a bit and see if I fall asleep (but not too long, need to not be awake all night).

Thank you for all your effort on the Book Jenga challenge. I will peruse all your towers and select a winner or two later today. I think we all need a little rest.

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Trying to wake-up at hour 18 after less than 3 hours of sleep was tough but also didn't get much reading done after hour 22.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Anything by Jojo Moyes if you don't mind crying!

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I would like to see the start times rotated between time zones. I always wonder if I would do better not starting in the afternoon.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Fantastic organisation as always, lots of activity on Twitter too.

How many books did you read?
3 and a bit.

What were the names of the books you read?
Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire, Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes and The Echo by James Smythe (started).

Which book did you enjoy most?
Tough one, they were all really good.

Which did you enjoy least?
None! My readathon book selection is obviously improving.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Unless I have something super important on then definitely. Would stick to reading and challenge hosting.


  1. WOW to the pages read and that paragraph is perfect!

  2. Oh man, I hate reading stuff about sleeping when I'm tired. It's the book equivalent of having someone keep walking past and yawning extravagantly! Also, if I read a tear-jerkery book during a readathon my eyes get tired and I need more naps, which kinda sucks. :(

    Have a lovely afternoon of telly and rest, my dear - you earned it! - and you should also know that I'm going to spend the rest of MY afternoon at work going round and looking at people's Book Jenga towers. I might make one tonight just for the lols. WHY HAVE I NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE?!

  3. Congrats on reading so many pages. I only caught up on your book jenga challenge and some of the entries this afternoon but I love it, definitely the challenge that snagged most interest I think. :)

  4. Congratulations on getting so much done! I think start times rotating is a good idea as well.

  5. That's an impressive amount of pages read. Congratulations.


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