Sunday, October 25, 2009

End of Readathon

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

The wee morning hours. I didn't make it past two.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

I'll suggest what I always suggest Life As We Knew It :)

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Not really.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Everything was fine.

5. How many books did you read? 9 (and a half)

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

Piper Reed, Navy Brat; Piper Reed, The Great Gypsy; Piper Reed Gets A Job. All the Piper books are by Kimberly Willis Holt.

I've also read Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech.

I've reviewed: The Walls Have Eyes by Clare Dunkle, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell In Love by Lauren Tarshis, Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Practicing the Piano by Peggy Gifford, and Strawberry Hill by Mary Ann Hoberman.

I finished Never Slow Dance with a Zombie by E. Van Lowe.

And I made it over halfway through Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey.

7. Which book did you enjoy most? I *liked* all the books I read. Sacred Scars was the most intense though.

8. Which did you enjoy least? I didn't have a least favorite.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? n/a

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I can't see me not participating. And I love being a reader.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Megan said...

In hindsight, I totally wish I would have read Life As We Knew It instead of one of the books that I chose. *sigh* Oh well, better luck next time, right?

Glad you had a good 'thon! =)

Lenore Appelhans said...

I saw a lot of readers enjoying Life As We Knew It, so it's a great tip!

She said...

Holy cannoli! 9 books, that's awesome! I also found the early hours the most daunting. I think I almost started to get delusional at one point ;p

chrisa511 said...

How am I not surprised that you read 9 books? :p You did awesome as always Becky!! And I only made it an hour and a half past you...I was zonked out by 3:30 :p

Unknown said...

I cannot believe I didn't realize Sacred Scars is out. I've been waiting so long! I'm ordering that PRONTO!

Great job during the thon! 9 books is killer.

Anna said...

Wow, I'm impressed! You did a wonderful job.

Diary of an Eccentric

Michelle said...

Congratulations on a great and successful read-a-thon!

I read The Dead and The Gone and was a bit underwhelmed by it. I really liked Life As We Knew It and had high hopes (mabye too high) for the second. I think not having as much of that element of surprise and unknown detracted from the story for me. There were plenty of differences but ultimately I still kinda knew the course of the story from the start. I'm interested to to see how the third plays out.

3m.michelle said...

Congrats on a great readathon. I really liked Life As We Knew It, too.