Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – End of Event Survey

October 23, 2016     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Personal, Reading

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Anything from about 18-on. I got really tired and just kind of threw in the towel (but was still really proud of myself!)

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
These weren’t from the readathon…
Newsflesh series by Mira Grant (including all the novellas because they add so much to the story!)
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
The Others series by Anne Bishop
Throne of Glass series (including novellas) by Sarah J Maas
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Not specifically. I would love to see how cheerleaders work, because I felt a little lonely on the blog at times. Otherwise I thought it was great!
For me personally, not deciding the night before might be a good thing. I chose some bad books to read and I didn’t have any snacks prepared.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I have nothing to compare it to, because this was my first time.

How many books did you read?
I read 4.75 books!

What were the names of the books you read?
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah’s Scribbles
(most of) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Which book did you enjoy most?
Adulthood is a Myth.

Which did you enjoy least?
Lily and the Octopus. It made me very sad.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I will definitely be participating again! I am going to try and do some artwork to donate as a prize. I would love to host a challenge…
At the very least, I will be a forever cheerleader!

Talk bookish to me!