Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon

This year I chose to participate in Dewey’s 24 hour readathon for the first time and I must tell you it was A LOT of fun! I’ve had 4 hours of sleep and 4 books later, it’s finally done. I chose not to update my blog during the readathon, because I preferred to spend the time reading, so my laptop was tucked far away and the only two apps I had open on my iPhone was Twitter and Goodreads 🙂

I read:

The Book Thief by Mark Zusak – This was a book I was already busy reading and just couldn’t put it down, so I started at 59%, so for the 41% I’ve read it’s roughly 226 pages

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – 127 pages

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl – 120 pages

When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon – I’m not done with this one yet, but read 110 pages

That’s a total of 583 pages. I’ve really tried to get to 600, but…

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you?

I think that was between hour 11 and 12, which was around 1:00am the evening for me. I wasn’t tired, but my eyes was, so I had to take a nap, which lasted 4 hours!

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

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
And anything by Roald Dahl!

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

Because this was my first year, I think that I enjoyed myself a little too much to notice anything that I think wasn’t “working’ for me. I think it was well organized, but maybe next time I will have more input to give.

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

The readers and the interaction with each other!

How many books did you read?

Almost 4 books…

What were the names of the books you read?

The Book Thief, The Old Man and the Sea, George’s Marvelous Machine and When the Cypress Whispers

Which book did you enjoy most?

The Book Thief by far, because if you don’t know me yet – I’m a total junkie for WWII fiction

Which did you enjoy least?

The Old Man and the Sea

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

Yes, don’t judge me 😉

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

I will most definitely like to participate again and I’ll probably sign up to be a cheerleader