It's eleven in the morning. I've gotten very little sleep. My dog insists on walks and attention (which is normally cute when there has been sleep.) Welcome to the day after Readathon.
I just want to say that this readathon was one of my most fun, successful, social reading events I've participated in.
So since my brain is mush and i cannot seem to find coffee in my house I will leave with a short end of event survey. I'll be back with many reviews and bookish thoughts soon!
Which hour was most daunting for you?
I kind of gave in around hour 18. It was 2 am. Three Dark Queens was interesting but my eyers were no longer willing participants. However I put on the Sorcerers Stone audiobook to help me fall asleep and actually wound up actively listening for the majority of the night.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
For me I LIVE for short story collections during readathon. I still only count them as one book but it's easier for me to feel motivated in the mid hours of the readathon when i can think "30 pages until the next story" instead of "200 pages until the best book."
I really liked the format this year. I thought it was just interactive enough, and the mini challenges were fun and I didn't feel so overwhelmed that I had to stop reading to participate in all of them.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Like I said, I think this year flowed very well. I really like how active the twitter space was, it was a very nice social cushion when reading for hours on end got tough.
How many books did you read?
What were the names of the books you read?'
The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang
Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling
Which book did you enjoy most?
I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed We Have Always Lived in the Castle! I bought it last year to try and boost my end of the year book numbers with a quick, short read and couldn't get into it. This time around I was in love with the style and the story and it was just the right level of creepy for a chilly October night.
Which did you enjoy least?
This is probably the first time in my life that I haven't completely been about Harry Potter. I was fully prepared to fall asleep but my brain was not on board. I'm glad I had the audiobook to listen to but I would have been equally happy being a well rested reader today.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I wouldn't mind hosting a mini challenge or doing some co hosting for an hour or so next spring. I think it would be a fun way to break up the day.