Sunday, April 19, 2009

Final Read-a-Thon Update

Final Read-a-Thon Update

Books Finished:
  1. The Sword Thief (156 pages, 1 hour 41 mins, 1.5 pg/min) (4 out of 5)
  2. Tithe (331 pages, 4 hours, 31 mins, 1.3 pg/min) (3 out of 5)
  3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (146 pages, 3 hours 16 mins, .74 pg/min) (5 out of 5)
  4. The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (156 pages, 1 hour 45 mins, 1.6 pg/min) (4 out of 5)
  5. Fade (248 pages, 2 hours 40 mins, 1.6 pg/min) (3 out of 5)
  6. The 13 Clocks (124 pages, 1 hour 5 mins, 2 pg/min) (5 out of 5)
Books Partially Read:
  1. Interworld (52 pages, 5o mins, 1 pg/min)
Total Pages: 1222
Total Time Spent Reading: 15 hours 40 mins

Genres:
  • 4 Young Adult
  • 1 Novella
  • 1 Middle Grade
  • 1 Graphic Novel
Author Gender:
  • 4 women
  • 3 men
Total Donation to Action Against Hunger: $335

End of Event Survey:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

The last hour I was awake (5-6 am eastern) because I knew I couldn't make the next 3 hours. And when I was reading The 13 Clocks. I was absolutely dying then.

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

Short young adult or middle grade books. Fade was probably my quickest read

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Not really, it was awesome.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The dedicated blog with updates every hour was great. I also the cheerleaders did an AWESOME job.

5. How many books did you read?

6 finished, 1 started

6. What were the names of the books you read?

see above

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

We Have Lived in the Castle. So creepy and wonderful/

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Tithe. It wasn't awful but it felt like it took forever.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

N/A Thought they did great.

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

ABSOLUTELY will participate again.

9 comments:

Kailana said...

Congrats on finishing all those books! It must be a nice sense of accomplishment. :)

Nymeth said...

Well done, Laza! You did great, and I'm glad you had such a great time :)

Molly said...

Your final stats are SO impressive!

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Gavin said...

Congratulations and well done!

Beth F said...

Good job! Wasn't it fun.

Robert Burdock said...

Congrat on getting through the Read-a-Thon in such style Lauren. What a great reading total!

thatsthebook said...

That's a great sum of money to donate. Well done, I like the breakdown of the books you've read.

Maree said...

Great totals! :)

Anna said...

You did awesome! Congrats!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric