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Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Finish

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon ended about 1 1/2 hours ago. I thought I might be up at the end, but having stayed up until the beginning of hour 19 (2am here), I ended up sleeping in this morning.
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 18 was tough. I was determined to finish reading The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. It seems like it took hours to read the last 20 pages! I kept having to re-read sentences because I was falling asleep.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I thought Smile by Raina Telgemeier was a great way to get started. It was a quick and entertaining read.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No suggestions for me. I tend to focus on reading but I did stop by and check out the website a few times. I even participated in a couple memes.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The website was very well-organized this year. It was easy to see the hourly posts and the current memes. I was cheered a lot too, which was fun.
  5. How many books did you read? I read 2 1/2 books.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Smile by Raina Telgemeier, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, and I finished The Organ Takers by Richard Van Anderson.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? These were all such different books, and I liked them all, but I guess I'd say I enjoyed Smile the most.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Again, I enjoyed all of them, but The Invisible Man was the most difficult to read, mostly because I was reading it in the middle of the night!
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I hope I'm able to carve out the time to read again. I've signed up many times and only end up reading for a few hours. This year, I think I managed to read for about 8-9 hours. That's a lot for me!


  1. Well done!

    I also thought the website was very clear. I wasn't cheered afaik.

    Well, an early night, tonight!

    1. Looking back at the comments, I'm not sure I was really cheered either. It may have been just people visiting to comment! It was nice anyway. Ha!

  2. Awesome job! 2.5 books is great! I think the more we get used to the readathon the more we get used to organizing our time.


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