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Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon 2009, Part Three

I got up for the last couple of hours to start reading again and here I am filling out the final survey. I may have only finished one book, but I’m okay with that.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 18 when I finished my first book. My eyes were hurting, I was tired, and I really needed a break.

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

The Keeper of Light and Dust is a fantastic book and I was engaged the whole time, minus some self-induced interruptions. James Patterson novels should have been on my reading list too, since I can never put those down.

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

No suggestions here. I really had a great time and enjoyed most of the challenges, but when you are in the last hours its hard for your brain to think or be overly creative.

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

I really enjoyed the mini-challenges and the hourly updates. It kept me motivated.

5. How many books did you read?

I read 1 book…sad I know. But I did start The Mechanics of Falling by Catherine Brady this morning.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I only read one book, so I guess it can only be one answer: The Keeper of Light and Dust by Natasha Mostert

8. Which did you enjoy least?
None, though I didn’t like the fact that I only read one whole book.

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

I was a reader 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’ll definitely participate next time, though I’m not sure if I will be a reader or cheerleader…this staying up is brutal! Yet, fun.