Sunday, October 19, 2008

Read-A-Thon - Hour 24... done!


Title of book(s) read: finished One True Thing by Anna Quindlen (which I started before); started and finished Number the Stars by Lois Lowry and Speak by Larie Halse Andersen; got half-way through The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien; got 3/4 of the way through a Polish book by actress Krystyna Janda
Number of books finished since you started: 3 (one of which I started before the read-a-thon)
Pages read since last update: 27
Running total of pages read since you started: 609
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 25 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!) 8 hours 20 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: Intro Meme, Sarah's Foreign Language Mini-challenge, Grains of rice
Other participants you’ve visited: Nymeth, Alessandra, Lezlie, Sarah, Joanne, Valentina, J.C. Montgomery, Tammy, Iliana
Prize you’ve won: 0

Wow, I can't believe it's over, it was so much fun! Now for the End of the Event Meme:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 9 because it was bedtime... I did the last hours after sleeping for a long time so they weren't bad at all!

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (in fact anything by Lois Lowry, I would think) and Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope, it was pretty much perfect they way it was! I wish I was more organised in my visiting of other blogs, but that's a note to me, nothing to do with the briliance of Dewey and everyone else involved.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Everything! The mini-challenges were a nice addition, they made me want to check-in once in a while.

5. How many books did you read?
finished 3 (one started before) and got through parts of 2 others

6. What were the names of the books you read?
finished One True Thing by Anna Quindlen (which I started before); started and finished Number the Stars by Lois Lowry and Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen; got half-way through The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien; got 3/4 of the way through a Polish book by actress Krystyna Janda

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen

8. Which did you enjoy least?
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien - it's not that I'm not enjoying it, it's just not the right book for a read-a-thon, too complicated. I'm halfway through it and I still don't know what's going on!

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn't one, but I thought they all did a fantastic job!

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 deifnitely participate as a Reader again, I loved it! Thanks to all involved for organising and running it, it's been an amazing experience to read with so many other book lovers around the world!

12 comments:

Veens said...

YAY good job!!

we have completed it! LOL! i mean u did it

it was insane..was fun…and AWESOME

joanna said...

It sure was!!

gautami tripathy said...

I find some great titles here!

Lezlie said...

Fantastic job, Joanna!
Lezlie

Nymeth said...

You read some great books! I'm glad you had fun :)

Robert Burdock said...

Joanna - I was too rubbish a reader to get to fellow read-a-thoners during the event so I'm doing it now.

Congrats on getting through it unscathed :o)
Rob (RobAroundBooks)

joanna said...

Thanks to all - if only I could get that much reading done every weekend! :-)

Lenore said...

Well done!

One True Thing was a good book but a hard one for me to read (hit too close to home).

joanna said...

Hi lenore - I don't think I can even imagine what reading that must have been like for you...

Amanda said...

Congratulations! What great books you picked!

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

Congrats! You did such a great job.
I have never read any Lois Lowry but I will definitely look for some next library visit :)

Chain Reader said...

I have Speak but haven't read it yet. Maybe next year . . .