I'm so damn thankful though to Heather and Andi for continuing on the readathon in her tradition though. Seriously....there's not enough words for what you two ladies do. It's so much more than just this event. It's the sense of community, the memories, the entertainment, and of course the hard hard work that you all do. You two are amazing and I love you to death!
So I ended up reading three books total and I started two more. My downfall was reading nonfiction. Should've never gone there, ESPECIALLY after reading something as awesome as The Graveyard Book graphic novels. Anything would've been hard to read after those books. And it's not even that the book was BAD! I started Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlyn Doughty and I'm actually really loving it, but I've learned that nonfiction requires a totally different part of your brain to process it and that part of my brain was not a happy camper after about 16 hours of reading. So then I moved over to The Last Policeman by Ben Winters and that went MUCH better but I only read 100 pages before calling it a night at about 2 in the morning. I actually started reading at 5 in the morning (2 hours before the start) as I had woken up at 4 :/ My total page count for the day was 872 pgs. which is actually my worst in readathon history but I'm ok with that as my goal yesterday was just to have fun!
Here's my end of event meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Probably right at about hour 16 for me...I started crashing hard and picked the totally wrong book AND was coming off of the high of a totally awesome book which would've been hard to follow with anything.
2. Could you list a few high interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Constable & Toop by Gareth Jones was incredibly awesome and so good that I flew through it and The Graveyard Book graphic novels by Neil Gaiman were so. damn. good. As in, I may have liked them even better than the novel novel. Which is saying a LOT.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the readathon next year?
Nope! Just keep doing what you're doing :)
4. What do you think worked really well in this year's readathon?
Like I said above, no complaints here. I think everything worked great. I really love the sense of community during these events and I think that just gets better each year!
5. How many books did you read?
I completed 3: Constable & Toop by Gareth Jones and The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vols 1&2 by Neil Gaiman and I read about 100 pages each of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty and The Last Policeman by Ben Winters
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Sheesh...read the questions first Chris....see above.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Definitely the Graveyard Book graphic novels
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes but only because it wasn't right for this event. I fully intend to finish it and enjoy the hell out of it. It's a fascinating and often hilarious book, but not for 16 hours into a readathon.
9. N/A for me
10. How likely are you to participate again? What role will you be likely to take?
I will definitely be a READER again in April :)