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Readathon Recap

Phew. Well. I went to bed around 1, which I had kind of sort of totally been expecting, BUT some amazing people stayed up and up and up (looking at you, Laura). The main thing I wanted to get out of this was a deeper sense of community among the book bloggers and that...sort of happened? Kind of? Mostly on twitter?

Anyway, here's my very last posting on it for this year. I'm sure your Google Reader feeds have been slowly getting back to normal. I would like to point out that some people posted updates every hour, so REALLY this wasn't terrifically bad. Also that I love you all and shall provide you with snacks if we ever meet in person. There, that makes things better, right? Right.

End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
I mean, in terms of when I was actually participating, sadly enough, probably from 10-11 pm. I was really exhausted and falling asleep while reading about the congratulatory party for Pooh.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Er...well, Winnie the Pooh is both short and hilarious.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think we need to be better about going to unknown people's blogs and cheering for them. I "met" some new people yesterday, and that was awesome, but it's a bit daunting to look at the giant List o' Readathon Participants and just start clicking. I think some kind of randomizer you could click on and get sent to someone's blog would be cool.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Let's go with the way they've worked out time zones. If I were less lazy, I could totally have done 7 am, which was apparently the CST starting point. As it was, of course, I woke up at 9.

5. How many books did you read?
Two and part of one...

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Catching Fire, Winnie the Pooh, and part of Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Winnie the Pooh. Milne's sense of humor is amazing. I need more of it. More!

8. Which did you enjoy least?
I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that I didn't read a ton of books and I very much enjoyed all the ones I did read.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Not applicable obviously, but I'm totally going to be a cheerleader at the next readathon.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Well, there I go, answering questions too early. I definitely want to take part in the spring readathon. Hopefully I can take the following Monday off work or something so I don't have to worry about staying up late. And let me repeat myself on the cheerleader thing, because nothing makes me happier than shouting encouragement to people as I sit on the sidelines.


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