Sunday, April 11, 2010

Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

24 hour readathon  It was absolutely fantastic.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 23 was the most daunting. It was the hour I didn't finish. Hour 24 was spent peacefully sleeping.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Voices of Dragons was fantastic. by page 6, I was enthralled.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?Hmm. I believe there is always room for growth, yet I can't think of anything apecific to share. I plan on having pre-cut veggies next time round.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I really loved the peppy videos of the last hours. They made me stop and smile, even have a laugh. Also the cheerleaders were fantastic. In the last few hours, the cheerleaders awake were very interactive on twitter. It was definately encouraging.

5. How many books did you read? I read 7 books (three from start to finish)

6. What were the names of the books you read?
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (finished)
  • The Selfless Gene (progress Made)
  • Rumors (finished)
  • Night Flight (started and finished)
  • Voices of Dragons (started and finished)
  • Beautiful Creatures (started)
  • Magic Tree House Research Guide (started and finished)
7. Which book did you enjoy most? I would say Voices of Dragons way my favorite. I am thrilled that I picked it up for the readathon.

8. Which did you enjoy least? The Selfless Gene. I snuck it in early to try and push through as much of it as I could. I did manage 62 pages.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Did not cheerlead this year.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am definately going to read again next year and cheerlead for a couple hours too.
Total Pages Read: 1023

Total Hours of Book Reading: 12 hours 51 minutes


  1. Congratulations on a successful readathon!

  2. Congratulations on completing the Read-a-Thon! Fun! :) Sounds like I definitely need to read Voices of Dragons.

  3. Wow, you did great! My 9-year-old daughter and I made it to between Hour 16 and 17. I'm still recovering!

    Diary of an Eccentric