Sunday, October 25, 2009

Final hour of Read-a-thon

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Because of the time zones I didn't find too much daunting. Basically I started and then went straight to bed, and it is just coming up to my normal bed time! Having said that, my back is a bit sore, and I am struggling to type accurately.

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

How many people were reading Suzanne Collins this year. Hunger Games and Catching Fire seem to be good suggestions, although I haven't read Catching Fire myself yet.

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

It worked really well this year. Only thing is to maybe try not to schedule it on the weekend that the clocks change over.

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

The teams of cheerleaders worked very well. The idea of having to comment on nearly 400 blogs whilst cheerleading is incredibly daunting.

5. How many books did you read?

Only finished two, but got quite a bit of another one read, and started two more.

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

Finished reading Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Emma by Kaoru Mori. Read quite a bit of The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick and started Heart of the Sea by Nora Roberts and Disco Boy by Dominic Knight.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

I am glad to have finally finished Emma as I have started it a couple of times.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Devil May Cry. These later books in the series are a bit hit and miss, and trying to read the various gods and pantheons warring got a bit confusing after a while.

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

Cheerleading is so much fun. If you haven't tried it, then give it a go! Twitter makes it incredibly easy as well, although it obviously doesn't work for those blogs who aren't on there.

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

I would participate again. I think I just missed the first one. I will both read and cheer again, although I would really like to get more read.

Final update re the dishes - they are mostly done! Looks like I will nagging about them again tomorrow! Once we get to the end of readathon, I might go to bed and read!


  1. I'm glad the cheerleading teams worked for you Marg! :) Sadly, I didn't have time to be on Twitter at all, but I'm sure it was a blast! :D

  2. Great job. You accomplished quite a bit, and I'm glad you had a good time!

  3. I will definitely participate again, but haven't decided if it will be as a full time reader or cheerleader. Thanks for all the comments during the read-a-thon.

  4. comment on 400 blogs? wow, just reading it makes it sound so daunting

  5. You did an terrific job cheerleading. :)

  6. Thanks for coming by and cheering me on yesterday! I agree that twitter makes it especially easy and I enjoyed getting comments and tweets to motivate me.

  7. Great job, Marg!! I didn't spend much time on twitter this read-a-thon, just didn't want to get sucked in. Maybe next time!

  8. I enjoyed Tweeting with you, Marg :-) You definitely helped me stay up just a little longer... before I then gave up.

    How's Hollick's book going? I finished The Lantern Bearers, and while it's more a prequel to the whole Arthurian saga, it was good. Can't decide if I should go for another Arthur book or finally pick up Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Both options are really, really long!

  9. Congrats on a successful read-a-thon!
    And yay, I'm glad you finally read Emma. The first volume is just really the introduction, I think the series gets better as it goes along.
    Now, I'm off to bed! :)

  10. Thanks for stopping by and cheering yesterday and congratulations on completing the read-a-thon!

  11. It was a lot of fun, wasn't it? Thanks for stopping by to cheer me on.

  12. Congratulations! I too liked the cheerleader idea. I tried to comment and post some stuff AND listen to an audio book at the same time. Very hard. :)

  13. Hope you have recovered by now?? I slept 11 hours yesterday LOL

  14. I loved all the cheerleaders. I think I'm going to devote some time to cheering next year, now that I realize how energizing those comments can be.

  15. Thanks you so much for cheering me on :) As a first-timer, I really appreciated all the support.

  16. It is really hard to cheer and read! But I think cheering at all no matter how much is really great!

  17. Congratulations on all your accomplishments during the Read-A-Thon!

  18. Great job on the readathon, and thanks for stopping by my blog. Encouragement is always welcome!