Local time: 13:00
Hours spent reading: 19
Pages read since last update: 430
Total pages read: 1164
Books finished: 4
Books read: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Pyongyang by Guy Delisle, Ten by Gretchen McNeil, The Divine and the Wicked volume 1 by Kieron Gillen + Jamie McKelvie + The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Since Scully didn’t let me have a lie in yesterday, I did struggle a bit more with tiredness. She did sleep for a lot of the time she was with me during the event though and helped keep my legs warm. I think I struggled a bit with getting into books; I really enjoyed The Raven Boys by the end but I was very slow starting and I have also not been taking enough of The Road in this morning. I’m definitely glad I had some graphic novels on hand.
Don’t forget I’m leaving my mini-challenge open for another couple of hours.
End of Event Survey
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 14 I gave in and went to sleep for four and a half hours.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Books by Sarah J. Maas, Holly Smale, Holly Bourne, Laini Taylor and Jojo Moyes are all good options.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Nope, I think it went swimmingly. I mean I did try and visit a bunch of blogs from the participants list and around half didn’t seem to be participating but there’s not much organisers can do about that.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The no official cheerleaders cheering was a great idea. I felt more people, myself included, put effort in to interact with others, whatever platform they are using.
How many books did you read?
What were the names of the books you read?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Pyongyang by Guy Delisle, Ten by Gretchen McNeil, The Divine and the Wicked volume 1 by Kieron Gillen + Jamie McKelvie + The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Which book did you enjoy most?
The Raven Boys but I also really liked Pyongyang for different reasons. Both on par for enjoyment.
Which did you enjoy least?
Ten *but* it was a really easy read and kind of what I was expecting so I wouldn’t dismiss it as a readathon read.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
99.9% sure I’ll be doing it all again in April. Mostly reading but I will offer to help with other things again. It takes a lot of effort behind the scenes to organise and I’m more than happy to help.
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