Read-a-thon End of Event Meme

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Around 6am. I took a power nap but it wasn’t powerful enough, and I worry that if I take another nap I will just sleep through it.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Books that are fast paced. Considering what I read isn’t what most people read, I am not sure if my suggestions are good. I would imagine things from James Petterson, with very short chapters, fast action, will fit the bill. And some manga. For me, it’s what subject that fascinates me in the non fiction genre.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Really like the mini yoga challenge. Maybe we can do more of that.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The diversity of challenges.

How many books did you read?
Six. Two cover to cover, the rest either started before the event, or started during the event but not finished.

What were the names of the books you read?
The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
Memsahib by Elaine Dandh
Graphic Classics: Robert Louis Stevenson
Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario
Soup by Jon Gordon
Odd and the Frost Giant by Neil Gaiman

Which book did you enjoy most?
Definitely Enrique’s Journey. It’s at times haunting, at times uplifting. This detailed reporting about illegal immigrants has earned the author a Pulitzer Prize.

Which did you enjoy least?
The House at Sugar Beach. It’s a book with good review I just somehow don’t find her life very interesting for me.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Most certainly will! Hopefully I can be off work again next time.
I will stay a reader, because I am not sure I know what to say as cheerleader. I certainly can’t make up little songs.

Published in: on October 23, 2011 at 9:20 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. I’ve enjoyed reading your updates throughout the Read-a-Thon. I just couldn’t stay awake — I need some new strategy to help me stay focused.

  2. I plan on being a reader next year (again) as well. I think I may try a power nap next time, looks like it might help

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