Sunday, 5 May 2013

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon, Meme and Stats

End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I got very sleepy around hour 11, which was 23:00 local time, but I managed to push through it and kept awake for another 4 hours.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Here are some pageturners I’ve read this year:
Joe Scalzi, Old Man’s War
Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho
S J Watson, Before I Go to Sleep
Rachel Hartman, Seraphina
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
As this was my first Read-a-thon, I do not have enough perspective to answer these questions. At least not yet.

5. How many books did you read?
2 finished, 4 tackled.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl
Dava Sobel, Longitude
Lynn Fllewelling, The Bone Doll's Twin
Ahmed Khaled Towfik, Utopia

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Goose Girl.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
The Bone Doll’s Twin

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn’t a Cheerleader.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Will definitely participate as a reader. 

Read-a-thon in Numbers

Book read at some point during the Read-a-thon: 4
Out of those, completed: 2
Pages read: 704

Time Breakdown:

Pure reading time: just over 12 hours
Sleep: 5 hours
Blogging/internet: 3-4  hours
Errands: 2 hours
Food/hygene/misc: 1-2 hours

Average reading speed: 60 pages/hour

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