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#readathon finito

#readathon finito

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.

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1 Comment

  1. Ellie

    Naw, I felt the same about the social thing. I stuck to you, a couple of other bloggers, and Instagram. It felt more like I was blogging into a void this time, instead of being like a book party online. Hardly anyone stopped by and I got about three comments all day (two of them yours – THANK YOU!). Maybe everyone's just been a bit overfaced by the sheer number of participants and social media options this time around? I was thinking the same thing – that maybe cheerleaders or participants could be divvied up a bit by preferred social media so there was more of a sense of community within each platform. I also got really tired really early, so maybe the Ellie Army Hive Mind is stirring again… πŸ˜‰

    I really want to get to the new Bill Bryson – I got it for Christmas so there's really no excuse. I'll boost Amy and Roger up the TBR for summer too. Maybe get a playlist going of some of the songs mentioned in it!

    Aaaanyway, glad you had another great readathon, and it's been lovely having someone to sort of read alongside for the duration! πŸ™‚

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