Sunday, October 25, 2009

Final Hour

down to the last hour of Dewey's Fall Readathon and time to fill out the survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? the one where I fell asleep - Hour 4

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I just started Alexander McCall Smith's "44 Scotland Street" and may just stay up reading it - it comes in small chunks and really grabs you - wonderful writer

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I really don't know - this is my second readathon and for me it is was so different but then I missed the 6 hours when I was asleep

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Great cheerleaders and lots of small, easy mini-challenegs

5. How many books did you read? 3

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Pride and Prejudice
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
44 Scotland Street

7. Which book did you enjoy most? 44 Scotland Street- hard to put down

8. Which did you enjoy least? What We Talk About When We Talk About Love - it was okay and I'm glad I read it - Carver is considered a modern master and I don't remember reading anything of his before

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

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would definteitely read again as long as it fits into my schedule


Eva said...

I'm so glad you liked the cheerleaders! And Pride & Prejudice is one of my favourite books ever! I read 44 Scotland Street during one of the earlier read-a-thons. :)

Nicole said...

Great job. You accomplished quite a bit, and I'm glad you had a good time!

Aarti said...

I love P&P, so I'm glad you read it. I have never read any Alexander McCall Smith, but he seems like a really witty writer, so I hope he was a good pick!

Anna said...

You did great, even if you did sleep! I only slept the last 6 hours, but a lack of focus kept me from finishing the one book I'd been reading all day.

P&P was a great choice!

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trish said...

Hi, Fiona! Could you email me at trish(at)heylady dot net? You won something and I need your email address. :)

Joseph Lupoli said...


I wish there was such a thing as a read-a-thon when I was a kid...not for me, but to benefit those who didn't read much.

By age five I was already a bookoholic...and there's no 12-step program for that.