Final Update ♦ Wrap-Up ♦ Read-A-Thon 04/09

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

Guess who fell asleep at hour … fell is actually a little too soft of a word. Plummet would be better. Around hour 15/16 I decided to cook up a stir-fry, thinking it would give me a nice boost and it worked – I read for about another 2 hours. After that I was out. Don’t think I’d moved until around noon-ish when the dogs starting wrestling on top of me and rolled me right off the sofa.


End Of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Considering I remember being wide-eyed and awake one minute and the next thing I know hitting the floor under a pile of growling fur and teeth … probably the most daunting was long after the Read-A-Thon had ended :P

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
No specific titles, I think the key is to stock your pile with books you’ve been dying to read, various lengths, types and formats. Variety is the perfect way to tackle all your moods during the 24 hours.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
No. The Read-A-Thon was perfect. Organizers and Cheerleaders were amazing as always!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything worked well, the excitement and enthusiasm were the main thing that made this so great. Also it was totally awesome to see readers doing vlogs – those were too fun!

5. How many books did you read?
6 in total. Although one was an audio-book (On Writing) and one I listened to for an hour but then continued reading the actual book version (Haunting of Hill House)

6. What were the names of the books you read?
PrettiesDead Is The New BlackOn WritingLife Inside: A MemoirHaunting of Hill HousePride & Prejudice & Zombies

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Actually, I enjoyed all of them.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
I’d have to say Life Inside: A Memoir – even though I enjoyed reading it, I think because it is a non-fiction dealing with pretty serious issues reading it slower and allowing for more time to digest the information may have made it more enjoyable.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
No way, the Cheerleaders were fantastic! They did a wonderful job!

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Definitely I’d like to participate again. This time I enjoyed the Read-A-Thon in a relaxed manner, concentrating on having fun. So I would love to be a Cheerleader next time, visiting all the readers and offering support and enthusiastic motivation.


 Books I Read

 Thank You For A Fantastic Read-A-Thon

The following are people I would like to say thanks to, whether they were Read-A-Thon Organizers, Cheerleaders or they just stopped by to say hello. Thanks so much to all these wonderful people who offered support during the Read-A-Thon. And a huge thanks goes out to Dewey for inspiring so many people to follow in your footsteps and keep the Read-A-Thon going. Here is some more information on the History Of The 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.

B. Kienapple @ A Certain Bent Appeal Jessica @ The Curious Reader
BermudaOnion @ BermudaOnion’s Weblog Jodie @ Book Gazing
Bethany @ B&B Ex Libris Kailana @ The Written World
Blodeuedd @ Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness
BlondieRocket @ Reading Comes From Writing Kim L @ Blue. Bold. Adventure.
Buckeyegirl31 Kool-Aid Mom @ In The Shadow of Mt TBR
Bybee @ Naked Without Books Lena @ Save Ophelia
Care @ Care’s Online Book Club Lenore @ Presenting Lenore
Carrie @ Dark Novels Lezlie @ Books ‘N Border Collies
Chris @ Book-A-Rama Linda @ Silly Little Mischief
Chris @  Stuff As Dreams Are Made On Lorin @ Arch Thinking
Christina @ Reading Through The Night Maree @ Just Add Books
Dar @ Peeking Between The Pages Mari @ MariReads
DreamyBee @ Subliminal Intervention Megan @ Leafing Through Life
Elizabeth @ As Usual I Need More Bookshelves Melissa @ Melissa’s Bookshelf
Fyrefly @ Fyrefly’s Book Blog Nymeth @ Things Mean A Lot
Gavin @ Page 247 OlympianLady @ The Phantoms Lair
Hannah @ WordLily Stephanie @ Confessions Of A Book-A-Holic
IceDream @ Reading In Appalachia Trish @ Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?
J.S. Peyton @ BiblioAddict Trish @ Trish’s Reading Nook

© 2008-2010 Joanne Mosher of The Book Zombie. All rights reserved.


Nymeth said...

Aww, thank YOU, Joanne! Don't feel bad for falling asleep - you were still awesome.

And I agree that the vlogs were a lot of fun :D

Maree said...

It was a fun readathon all right. :)

bermudaonion said...

I'm so impressed with all of the books you read. Way to go!

The Book Gobbler said...

Holy guacamole! That's amazing! Maybe next year I shall give it a go too!


Chris said...

Well done Joanne! I don't think I've ever slept as well as I did last night! I passed out at about 4:30 am and next think I knew it was 2:00 pm :p

jessi said...

Great job! P&P&Z is on my wishlist, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. :)

christina said...

Thanks for the props. You're blog was one of my favorites to visit. :)

Ali said...

"Plummeting to sleep," I like that. Reminds me of those days with a newborn, where falling asleep felt more like getting hit by the semi truck of sleep. Whump!

Stephanie said...

I think you did fantastic!! The vlogs were cool. I still don't think there is any way I'm ever going to do one though!

Congrats on a GREAT read-a-thon!

Lenore said...

6 books! I am seriously impressed :)

Marg said...

Great post! I didn't get to go around to visit anyone during the read-a-thon so I am slowly making my way around to everyone!

Anonymous said...

Im really excited for the next one. :)

Dar said...

You did great Joanne whether you fell asleep or not. I love it though-waking up hitting the floor in a pile of growling fur and teeth. That made me laugh this morning.

I'm not sure what I'll do next time-read or cheerlead. If I read I'll make better plans. Thanks for stopping by my blog too and offering encouragement!

Serena said...

Awesome job! This was my first read-a-thon and I read one book of 301 pages. I think that's pretty good and I had fun with the mini-challenges.

I'd love to do it again! Are you planning to review all of those books you read? I really liked Stephen King's On Writing when I read it.

Great "Thank You" graphic by the away.

Anna said...

Even though you fell asleep, you still managed to read a lot of books. Great job!

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Great job!!

Jodie said...

Thanks so much :) I'm glad you had lots of fun. Cheerleading is definitely as fun as being a reader. Come to the cheerleader side - we have rara skirts!

Anonymous said...

Everyone did a great job, especially the organizers on a wonderful job. I really want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, seems like a number of people read that during the read-a-thon.

bethany said...

THANK YOU! You stopped by and made the event so much more fun for me. It sure was fun, and I can't wait to do it again. Well, I am still really out of it and trying to get over my cold+sore throat, but after that :)

Kailana said...

Yep, by the sounds of it after the read-a-thon was the most daunting for you! lol Congrats on finishing six books... It justifies the bookish shopping day from the first part, huh? lol

Blodeuedd said...

It was sure fun :D
Next time I will be a reader, but I am sure to fall asleep :)

Trish said...

I promised myself I was going to cheerlead for an hour this year but never really got around to it. Although, I did spend 7 hours blogging, so I guess I must have done some!! But I agree--cheerleading is a ton of fun and the full-timers do such an excellent job!

Yay Read-a-thon!! :D

naida said...

great job joanne!! you got some great books read!