Monday, June 30, 2008

24 Hour Read-a-thon: Wrap Up

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 21 - I had just woken up from an impromptu nap and was having a hard time wanting to stick my nose back in a book.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley was hilarious, and each essay was fairly short, which kept things moving along. Also, if you like ancient mythology, all of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series is a blast, and as children's books, just fly by.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
No, it was very well run.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Seperate posts each hour (on Dewey's site, as well as my own and of other readers) made it easy to know what was currently going on.

5. How many books did you read?

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley, The Titan’s Curse (Book 3 of the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series) by Rick Riordan, Red Eye, Black Eye by K. Thor Jensen, Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot, Best Food Writing 2007 (haven't finished it yet)

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley - I will now be recommending/buying copies of it for everyone I know.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
Red Eye, Black Eye by K. Thor Jensen - random musings of the author as he roamed around the country. It felt like there was a lot left out (because, obviously, 60 days on the road would leave you with a lot of material).

Also, Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, which is now my least favorite work of his... although, I still enjoyed it for the Chuck-isms - the pacing, the rhythm, the language...

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I was a Reader, and was quite focused on my books.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'd like to, but if it's in October, school might be taking up too much time - maybe as a Cheerleader.


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