Sunday, October 19, 2014
Readathon: End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Unfortunately I woke up 3 hours (5am) before the event started (8am). That spelled disaster. I finished my third book at 10:30pm and couldn't concentrate I wandered around the house, visited a couple of readers blogs, looked at some of the mini-challenges, read a few tweets, checked my email, and went to bed. I was too tired to even tweet that I was stopping.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Two Wiley Cash books: This Dark Road to Mercy which I read for the April Readathon and A Land More Kind Than Home which I read this time. Both have interesting characters, tense situations, and good pacing.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Maybe some standards for the mini challenges? When entry links go in a Rafflecopter (or some other form where only the sponsor can see the URL) readers don't have access to the entrants' blogs, tweets, etc. to see the fun pictures & comments. I know the ones that use comments must be hard to manage. The Linky form seems like a good option.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Hard for me to comment since I was lagging behind from the beginning. This time the event didn't work as well for me as the April one, but I still had a great time.
5. How many books did you read?
6. What were the names of the books you read?
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Who Is Martha? by Marjana Gaponenko
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
No favorite-these are all great books.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
I loved them all.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am very likely to sign up as a reader. I might put together some sort of prize package.