It's now after 9 PM on Sunday here in Japan and the read-a-thon has officially ended. Wow! The time just flew by! I kind of gave up on reading during the last couple of hours and spent the time bloghopping instead. Along with a dinner break. So I didn't quite make my goal of 1000 pages but I had fun all the same, and it was great to see so many people reading together this weekend.
Total Time Spent Reading: 8 hours 35 min.
Total Pages Read: 723
Books Completed: 3
Food/Drink Consumed: We ordered sushi for dinner, which we had with more green tea.
Mood: Amused. As proof that I'm in the wrong time zone, because even though it's getting late, and I'm a little tired, I usually read at night in bed so I'm now in the mood to read again! LOL.
End of Event Meme:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 6 since that's 3 AM in Japan and by then I was having trouble concentrating so I headed to bed for a few hours.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, or any fast-paced YA fiction. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi, or any graphic novel, or manga. Generally anything fun, and easy to read.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope. You guys do such a fantastic job making this a truly wonderful event! Thank you!!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? All of it. Everything seemed to work seamlessly.
5. How many books did you read? Only 3 this time around.
6. What were the names of the books you read? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 by David Petersen, and The Vampire of Ropraz by Jacques Chessex
7. Which book did you enjoy most? All of them for different reasons. Don't make me choose!
8. Which did you enjoy least? See #7.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn't an official cheerleader but I tried to bloghop some and visit other readers. It took quite a while though and I wish I could've gotten around to more. I apologize if I didn't get by yours, but I hope you had a wonderful time! I really appreciate all the people who cheered, their support and enthusiasm truly helps to make this event so enjoyable!
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Oh yes, I'm sure to participate again! I still struggle with balancing reading and computer time so I think I may just do one, then the other next time (12 hours reading, 12 hours cheering), instead of trying to do both throughout. But it's such a fun event, I'm already looking forward to April!
Thank you Eva, Nymeth, Hannah and Trish! Dewey would be proud!