Local time: 13:00
Hours spent reading: 19
Pages read: 1362
Books finished: 4

I’m pretty pleased with the amount I read and I generally enjoyed all the books I picked up. It didn’t seem as social to me as some of the previous ones but that might be my fault for not getting around so much and I don’t think so many people I know where doing it.

I finally tucked into my carrots, cucumber and hummous in the final hours. I have that weird tired feeling which is a bit like being hungover now, so plenty of fluids and some vaguely healthy food is in order. I will probably even do a bit more reading today after a bit of a break.

Pages read since last update: 226

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Weirdly hour 10 which isn’t very far in but it was 10pm my time and I’d usually be going to bed with a book or a TV show around then. Yeah, I’m a real party animal. I perked up a bit before the time I decided I was going to nap, which was slightly annoying!

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

If you like Bill Bryson, I think his books are great as you don’t need to worry about keeping up with a plot but they are easy reading.

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

I’m not sure if the Twitter cheerleading really worked, I didn’t really see them in action, although I know they must have been spread out over a lot of people. Maybe people who want the cheering can be put into groups, based on their preferred platform, and cheer for each other? I would have visited more blogs but I found them a bit hard to find this year as the list was just non-Twitter people and every time I clicked on a random linky link, I got a Twitter or Goodreads. So I just stuck to a few people I know and Instagram.

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

I think the whole thing is great and all the volunteers do a great job. The site updates are looking much swishier than they did when I started.

How many books did you read?

Four and a bit.

What were the names of the books you read?

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, Five Ghosts Volume 1 by Frank J Barbiere + Chris Mooneyham, Shtum by Jem Lester, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson + The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson.

Which book did you enjoy most?

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

Which did you enjoy least?

Five Ghosts

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

Definitely. I missed being a challenge host so I’d like to think up something for the next one.