Sunday, October 19, 2008

24 Hour Readathon End Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? the wee morning ones.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No suggestions. It was great like always.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked everything. I loved the countdown widget especially.

5. How many books did you read? Nine.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
Darkside by Tom Becker
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch
Poison Ink by Christopher Golden
The Tale of Despereaux: Graphic Novel.
Humpty Dumpty Jr. hardboiled detective: the case of the fiendish flapjack flop by Nate Evans, Paul Hindman, and Vince Evans.
Toy Dance Party by EmilyJenkins.
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr.

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Anne's House of Dreams

8. Which did you enjoy least? Humpty Dumpty Jr.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Wasn't a cheerleader.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Of course I'll be joining in. I dont' think anyone could stop me :)

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Debi 9:54 AM  

Nine books!!! Oh Becky, you continue to amaze me! Congrats on finishing, and finishing with so many pages under your belt!

chrisa511 4:39 PM  

Nine?! Nine! That's crazy Becky, lol! Congrats on doing so great with this challenge. It was tons of fun!

Anonymous,  8:39 PM  

What a great job Becky!! Nine books is amazing!!

Anonymous,  12:32 AM  

Great going, Becky!

But then, we don't expect anything less from you!

shelburns 7:26 AM  

Nine books; that's awesome! Did you enjoy Poison Ink? I read it for a review at The Well Read Child. Hopefully it will be posting soon so I can cross post at my site.

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie 5:33 PM  

Wow Becky, you did an outstanding job!
I agree about The Graveyard Book, once I picked it up I couldn't put it down :)

Rhinoa 5:22 PM  

Glad you enjoyed it and that is an impressive list of books you read.

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