Sunday, October 18, 2015

The end

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon came to end with me falling asleep before finishing my second book. Other responsibilities and my own lack of sleep got the best of me again this time.

1 read 260 pages, and that's a good deal more than I get to read in the average day. I'm anxious to finish Stardust as it's been a great read so far.

The readathon also reminds me how much I've neglected blogging. It has me thinking of changing the blog focus or creating a new blog to reflect my teacher interests.

Closing survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Most of them actually. I started off well but got interrupted by work and then just got lazy.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
If you are scifi reader and a child of the '80s, I would definitely suggest Ernest Cline's Ready Player One or Armada. I am really enjoying Stardust, so some of Neil Gaiman's shorter works might work well for others, too.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
No, I think it works just fine as it is.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I really liked the GoodReads forum. I've added some books to my to-read list from others' suggestions.
How many books did you read?
Two halves
Which book did you enjoy most?
It's really a tie so far.
Which book did you enjoy least?
See above.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I definitely will keep coming back as a reader.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mid-event Survey

It never seems to fail that something comes up on readathon day. Today it was a welding job with the guys. I had  good time and got to make a new friend so it was all good.

Had some lunch and made it home to crack open the e-reader and promptly feel asleep within a few chapters.

Got back on track a few hours later and finished Armada by Ernest Cline. It's a great read for children of the '80s, as is his Ready Player One.

Here's my mid-event survey an hour-and-a-half late.

1. What are you reading right now?
I am just starting Neil Gaiman's Stardust that has been on my to-read list a long time.
2. How many books have you read so far?
I've only finished one so far.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Definitely Stardust.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
See above. It always seems to happen things come up but I think the main thing is I get more reading in than I usually have time to do.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That it passes so quickly and it never goes as I plan.