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#Readathon: The End

Local time: 13:00
Hours spent reading: 20
Hours awake: 7
Pages read: 1358
Books finished: 4.5
Feeling: in need of a reading break

I’m pretty chuffed at what I got through this time. I usually read 3.5 books…plus I don’t feel too knackered.

Half read: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa
Read: Tinder by Sally Gardner, Landline by Rainbow Rowell, Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield, Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Pages read since last update: 143

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 18 a.k.a. waking up and carrying on after only 4 hours sleep.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Anything by Rainbow Rowell is a pretty good bet for readathons.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It’s probably too early to tell but seems a lot of the prize winners were US when there’s lots of international/UK prizes. Would like to have seen a more even split. But maybe people haven’t checked yet! Plus if any UK/int people want a prize and didn’t get one I might be able to sort you out after all the hourly winners have been allocated πŸ˜‰

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The sheer number of people and all the activity on Twitter was fantastic. Although at times a bit distracting! Had loads of support in Instagram too.

How many books did you read?

What were the names of the books you read?
Tinder by Sally Gardner, Landline by Rainbow Rowell, Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield and The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa.

Which book did you enjoy most?
Friday Brown

Which did you enjoy least?
Sad to say the first half of The Forever Song has been a bit disappointing.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I’ve been doing this 3 years now so YES. Probably as a reader and will help behind the scenes again if I can.

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  1. Jillian

    I too only had four hours of sleep the night before, and also read 4.5 books πŸ˜€ Glad you had fun, and see you next readathon!!

  2. Ellie

    *runs in carrying pompoms* *collapses in a heap* *leaps up again* JUST KIDDING I'M FINE. Not bad for only half an hour of cat-interrupted snoozing! Wait until 4pm, that's when I'll suddenly find out if it's really possible to fall asleep standing up. πŸ˜€

    Dude, you did so much, with the challenge and the Tweeting and the reading and the actually getting sleep and managing to get up again AFTER the sleep and still doing all the other things… you rock. *whirls away again in a frenzy of sleep-deprived sugar-fuelled activity*

  3. Riv

    Twitter was definitely distracting in regards to reading itself. You've got some mad readathon skill, though – 4.5 books is a lot. Plus, I can't imagine how it is to sleep four hours and then continue – I had trouble getting up after 7 hour sleep :p

  4. Unknown

    Well done!! It seems like such a fun experience. Definitely want to get involved next year πŸ™‚ x

  5. Anonymous

    Congratulations! You got through a huge mountain of pages, and you sound like you had a lot of fun, too. πŸ™‚

    I did better this time by reading shorter books and varying the genres. As much as I love classics and heavy stuff, I think next read-a-thon I won't include either, no matter if they are under 300 pages. I found that the more somber themes and dense language slowed my reading and made me much more sleepy. Next time: more humor, more graphic novels, more short story collections, maybe some young adult (which I don't often read.)

    Until next read-a-thon!

  6. Unknown

    Holy shite! :') Well done! I wish I could read half as much as that in a week! πŸ™‚

    I am glad you enjoyed Landline. I have read 2 other books by the same author and andored them! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing and I am enjoyed your books! πŸ™‚

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

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