Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon | Wrap-Up

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Well.  7 hours later, I can do my wrap-up post.  Oops.  Fell asleep around hour 18 and woke at hour 24 for the last hour of reading. BIG thank you to #TeamWordsworth for their cheering!! Managed to finish 3 books (1 was more of a short story...).  Had to run some Sunday errands but here I am!  

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Well, I suppose hour 18 when I just couldn't keep my eyes open any more.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Honestly, I felt like Fangirl was a good first read for me because 1) I loved the shit out of it and 2) I absolutely had to keep reading it.  I think it depends on your fave kind of book.  Sometimes sleep wins - as much as I was enjoying Conquest by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard I just could not stay awake.  I would read a paragraph, fall asleep for a few minutes, and then have to read the same paragraph again.  I should have napped at hour 12.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I really don't.  I thought it was amazing - and so FUN!

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The cheerleader organization!  I mean, that was AMAZING.  I was a cheerer and everything was laid out for me.  All I had to do was cheer - Heather did an awesome job with all those spreadsheets.  Also, I didn't know there would be co-hosts on the readathon blog - that was pretty cool.

5. How many books did you read?
Ending up finishing 3 books total, 876 pages, totaling about 12 reading hours (and, as a first-timer, I'm letting go of the fact that my goal was 16 hours of reading time).

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
His Need, Her Desire by Malia Mallory

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Definitely Fangirl which I was happy about cause you guys hyped the crap out of it!  Got 5 stars from me - review coming soon (I took notes, guys).

8. Which did you enjoy least?
Ha - His Need, Her Desire  it's a short, adequately written erotica novella.  Barely any plot, but the MCs met on a vacation which is one of my fave tropes, man.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
If you're cheering on Twitter, definitely use TweetDeck.  I just discovered it and it was amazing,

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Uh, I will absolutely be participating as a reader AND cheerer again in October.

I'm off to check everyone else's wrap-up posts!  Great Readathon! 


  1. Fangirl seems to be one of the most popular choice this year, as it is so seemingly fast-paced and a true page turner! I also had tons of fun cheering people, even though I didn't even sign up to be a cheerleader! The community is awesome :) And 876 pages is so good, congrats!

    1. I loved cheering people also! It was so fun interacting with the community! THanks for the kind words. :)

  2. Congratulations on 12 hours!! Even if it's not 16, I think that's a great feat. I've heard a lot about Fangirl but I wasn't sure whether to check it out or not. I will have to sign it out from the library.

    1. I'd recommend giving it a try, if only because I've not come across (or actually looked for) a book that accurately encompasses the goings on of a fandom. Cath was VERY relatable for me and I loved that. It also made me a bit nostalgic for college.

  3. Really glad to hear you loved Fangirl and look forward to seeing your review! Glad you had so much fun!

    1. I feel like I have to write the review immediately before I forget all my feelings. That's what always happens!

      THanks for stopping by. :)

  4. Congrats on finishing your first Dewey Readathon, even if you didn't quite make your goal! You still did great! :D

    Angie @ Pinkindle