Ahhhh. I'm after shower, I washed up and tidied a bit around and now it's time to do a wrap up of these very intense 24 hours of reading and blogging. I really enjoyed myself but if there's something I want to improve next time is the amount of reading. I think I took too many breaks and could have read another book easily. Also I should probably drink more coffee so I could stay awake more. I did 19 hours, I could have done all of them if I were a bit more caffeinated! I loved blogging about my reading straight after finishing a book. It helped to process what I had read and to prepare the ground for the next one. I think I should do that more often! Now for the questions...
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?Hour 15. It was 3 a.m., didn't have enough caffeine in me and decided it was time to sleep a bit. I set the alarm for 9 a.m. but I was already awake at 8!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Definitely Coraline by Neil Gaiman, all the Dangerous Angels series by Francesca Lia Block, and also Oranges in no man's land by Elizabeth Laird, because it's very short but satisfying.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It was perfect the way it was.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I was amaze how quick the new posts for each hour went up. There were prizes for everything which was great, and the support from the bloggers was always there. Loved it.
5. How many books did you read?
Four, but the first I had already started before the read-a-thon. So 3 and a half.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The white tiger by Aravind Adiga, Oranges in no man's land by Elizabeth Laird, Cherokee Bat and the goat guys by Francesca Lia Block and Coraline by Neil Gaiman.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Cherokee Bat and the goat guys. But the rest were good too.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
The white tiger, for various reasons, but it kept my interest up so I didn't hate it.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn't one but I think Nymeth had a good idea about having a cheerleader assigned for certain blogs, although you will probably need a lot more cheerleaders to cover all the blogs the whole time. I wouldn't mind being one next time even for one hour!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Very likely! If I can I will. I want to be a reader, but I could do some cheerleading as well, for an hour or two.