Sunday, 19 April 2009

Read-a-thon: The end!

Pages read since last update: 24 + 108+ 14= 146
Total Pages read
: 612
Books finished: 2 + 2 halves (which should make a whole one but, er, no)
Mini-challenges: 0
Mini-challenges total: 4
food and drinks consumed: more grapes and tucs.
Number of times I filled my hot water bottle since the start: still 5.
Random thoughts: I'll leave it for the final meme. The only thing I want to add is that I've realise just now that I've been counting the pages all wrong so I have to back and edit the posts!! jayzes...

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I don't know, it kind of flew by and I never thought I couldn't stay awake anymore. But I suppose hours 19-20, when I had my second cup of coffee, were the hardest.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Loser by Jenny Spinelli. Such a charming book!
Also: Graphic novels, graphic novels, graphic novels. You'll feel you are cheating a bit, but it'll boost your page-count enormously!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I loved it just the way it was.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The feed blog was a great addition. And everything was so very well organized!
5. How many books did you read?
I finished 2 books, Loser by Jerry Spinelli and Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi. I read about 160 pages of The Poison Throne which I'm eager to finish (it's 468 pages long, but I had already started it before, so now I'm halfway throught it). The last hour I've read half of Laika by Nick Abadziz. Also I've read one short story by Charles de Lint "Big City Littles) and in the morning at the beginning, I finished the last 10 pages or so of Safe Area Goradze by Joe Sacco.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Answered above.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I loved everything I've read, especially the two I've finished!
8. Which did you enjoy least?
See above.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
me no cheerleader.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
If I can, I'll do it again and again and again...Next time I'd like to be a reader, but also host a mini-challenge.

Special mention: I've won one prize at Bart's for guessing the covers. Yuppi! Also I think I might have been assigned a book at Debbie's but I'm not sure now.

And that's it. I got to Mabon now.


Fran said...

Congrats! I think I'll check Satrapi! :)

Btw, I only finished reading 3 books...

3m said...

Great job -- over 600 pages is awesome!

My difficult hours were between 12 and 3am. Had to take a nap, but it really helped.

Blodeuedd said...

Yay good job :D
And congrats on the books

Elizabeth said...

You did a great job - congratulations!

Elizabeth said...

p.s. I'm giving you an award - you can stop by my blog tomorrow and see. =)

Kailana said...

Congrats on the great reading!

Nymeth said...

Well done, Valentina!!

Melody said...

Sorry I wasn't able to cheer you all... but I think you guys had done a great job!!! :D

Rhinoa said...

Cool stats, looks like you had a lot of fun and some yummy food. Graphic novels and manga are a great read when you are starting to get really sleepy.

thatsthebook said...

Some great suggestions there. I have Laika on my list of books to read now. Several people have read that for the read-a-thon.

Maree said...

Great going! :)

Trish said...

You did Awesome Valentina!! I'd LOVE to hear about your potential mini-challenge. I think it would be fun to host one, but knowing me I'd get stressed out. :P And yes--graphic novels!!