Sunday, April 19, 2009

Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
The last hour from 11pm to midnight. Especially since I foolishly chose a horror story!

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff was a short, AWESOME read, especially for us book lovers.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Mini-Challenges that don't take up much time such as more personal question surveys.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I really liked having people comment on my posts and cheer me on.

5. How many books did you read?
Eight books with 1,736 pages

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury, 5 of 10 stars
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Maclachlan, 5 of 10 stars
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, 10 of 10 stars
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Vaughn, 7 of 10 stars
The Phantom Tollbooth by Juster, 6 of 10 stars
Hot Six by Evanovich, 7 of 10 stars
And Then There Were None by Christie, 9 of 10 stars
The Mist by King, 6 of 10 stars

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Hands down, Charing Cross by Hanff. I laughed so much while reading it. I wasn't expecting it to be so funny.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
I should have picked an easier book to start with than Fahrenheit 451. It was a bit of a slog as it was rambling.

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. I'll be a reader and donor again. I'd like to create a mini-challenge but not run it.


  1. Wow! You read some of my favorite books. I keep Milo from The Phantom Tollbooth at the top of my blog these days.

  2. Applause, applause, applause!

  3. Applause, applause, applause!

  4. I've got to get my hands on 84, Charing Cross Road. I don't think I've ever heard a word against it.

  5. Congrats on finishing 8 books and reading so many pages!

  6. Those are some great books that you've read there. I also agree that simple mini challenges are the way to go. 8 books read is impressive.