Sunday, October 19, 2014

And it's over

1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
Many of them were but late afternoon and after midnight were the worst.

2)  Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? 
If you like mysteries, I would suggest anything by Sara Paretsky or Sue Grafton. Don't overlooked self-published and free books. I got Elusive by Sara Rosett for free, and it was a great read. One of my favorite sci-fi series, Wool by Hugh Howey, was self-published  and low cost.

3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think it was done very well. My only suggestion is for my self to read more and get extra sleep the night before.

4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I liked the mini-challenges.

5) How many books did you read?
I only read 2. Since I don't get to read much I still feel like I accomplished something.

6) What were the names of the books you read?
Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout by Rick Rigsby and The Last Firewall by William Hertling

7) Which book did you enjoy most?
The Last Firewall

8) Which did you enjoy least?
I enjoyed them both. Maybe next year I will read enough to have a least enjoyable book.

9) If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Not applicable

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Mid-event survey

1. What are you reading right now?
The Last Firewall
2. How many books have you read so far?
1 1/2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Litigators by John Grisham
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I've had a lot of self-imposed interruptions: cooking dinner, a nap, Facebook. I'm just taking my time and enjoying more reading than usually fits in my day.
5. What surprises you most about the read-a-thon, so far?
I thought I would have read more by this point.

Reading for 24 hours give or take

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
West Texas
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I have two books in progress I am looking forward to finishing: The Last Firewall by William Hertling and Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout by Rick Rigsby.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Iced tea and honeydew melon
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am a former journalist and a current educator. 
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my second read-a-thon but I didn't post last year. I am going to try to remedy that this year.