This post marks the end of yet another readathon. Justin woke up in time to finish the last hour with me. Dog is present but unconscious, sleeping upside down on the couch. This is my final update, and the end-of-event survey hosted by the main site.
Total books read: 5
- Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer
- A Bride’s Story (Vol. 4), by Kaoru Mori
- Bossypants, by Tina Fey
- Embassytown, by China Mieville
- A Bride’s Story (Vol. 5), by Kaoru Mori
Books in progress: 1
- The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch (194 of 690)
Total pages read: 1353
Total time spent reading: 20 hours, 8 minutes
End of event survey from 24hourreadathon.com
1. Which hour was the most daunting for you?
This was my first go at holding a mini-challenge, and I was nervous. Turns out, it’s easy!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I love the manga series A Bride’s Story, by Kaoru Mori. It’s about brides and families living along the silk road in the 19th century, and the art is so intricately detailed and beautiful.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
None in particular.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I didn’t do a good job of keeping up with all the activity once the readathon started, but I really enjoyed all the run-up in the Facebook group the week prior to the event.
5. How many books did you read?
Five in total, and I made a not-insignificant dent in a sixth.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
See update above.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Not applicable! No least favorites this time around.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Extremely likely. And I’m game to host another mini-challenge as well.