Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 2012 #Readathon Wrap-Up

Posted by Unknown at 2:05 PM

Great Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! Thanks to everyone behind the scenes who makes it possible. I will be back in the Fall…hope others will join me!

Reading Results: By clearing my calendar, I had a pretty good readathon!

Books Read

Pages Read



Reading for Charity: I committed to donating $25 per book read. That means that both Room to Read and Project Read will be receiving $125 each. However, I had also offered to donate $0.10 per book read for anyone who registered with me (there were 442 people signed up). Unfortunately, only Shaunesay registered;  so, I’ve decided to donate an additional $40 ($10 per book she finished). I’m disappointed more people didn’t signup. So that is a total of $330 donated to these two great organizations: Room to Read and Project Read.

My First Mini Challenge: I hosted my first mini challenge this year. It was a survey on reading habits particularly targeted to people who read ebooks. 110 participates completed the survey while 27 gave up. I will post a summary of the results soon with a more detailed look later. Julie Merilatt of was the winner of the $25 amazon gift card for completing the survey. The survey is still active if you want to participate – you just won’t be eligible for the gift card. I actually look forward to doing another one next year.

What I Read: Notice I had to go to shorter, simpler books the later it got

Title Author Start Hour Finish Hour Completed Pages
The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons (Light Dragons, #2) MacAlister, Katie 8:00 11:41 Hour 4 342
Acceptable Risks Natalie J. Damschroder 12:00 18:26 Hour 11 386
For Services Rendered Patricia Kay 17:00 23:11 Hour 16 228
With This Ring Patricia Kay 23:30 3:00 Hour 20 201
Honorable Intentions Catherine Mann 3:00 8:00 Hour 24 192

End of Readathon meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 22…it was 4:30am
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    While I enjoyed the books I read, I’m not sure how much  any of them would appeal to others.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    Even after 3 years, I struggle with reading, blogging, reading blogs, and participating in challenges. There is a lot going on!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read?
    5 books completed; 1349 pages read
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    See above
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    Not sure I can pick…they all offered different things.
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    I enjoyed them all..but if I started to read a sample book and couldn’t get into it I set it aside because I knew I needed books that would keep me going.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
    I wasn’t a cheerleader.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I plan on participating again!


shaunesay on April 22, 2012 at 2:28 PM said...

Woot! You are super generous my friend! I think it's just that people are so focused on their own read-a-thon experience they don't have a lot of time to visit and really read through what others are doing. I try to as a cheerleader, look down through their whole line of posts so I can comment intelligently, but it's such a hardcore day! *hugs* glad we do it together though!

Unknown on April 22, 2012 at 2:45 PM said...

Shauney!! I'm so glad we do it together also. At 4am this morning I was wishing we had gotten hotel rooms in one city and were all together. Meet me in St. Louis!!!

Elsi on April 22, 2012 at 5:28 PM said...

I had no clue how to register ... but I'm going to make my own donation to Literacy Texas. Ooooh! Meeting up at a hotel and ordering in good eats would be a great idea.


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