My first ever Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon is over and I had a blast!! I even won a door prize during hour 23 (I Was asleep by then, but I still won LOL)
Oct 2014 Wrap Up
I made it 19 hours, falling asleep around 2am. I tried setting alarms on my fitbit for every 30 minutes, but when I woke up this morning I found out why that didn’t work… I took it off while I was sleeping! LOL I guess I didn’t want to wake up!
I’m really happy with how I did – sure I wanted to make it all 24 hours, but for my first time I think 19 hours is pretty good. I’m really glad I went with my plan to eat healthy, because after sleeping in this morning, I feel good and ready to go.
I had a really good time too – I did a lot of the challenges and got more into the social side than I thought I would. The cheerleaders were awesome and really kept me going!
For the final challenge – here are my answers for the End of Event Meme:
1.Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 19, since that was the last hour I survived…
2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Selection really kept me engaged this time. I kind of wish I’d left it for the end, I might have made it longer.
3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Fewer pictures in the challenges – they’re fun, but too many of them take a long time away from reading.
4.What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The cheerleaders were awesome! I wish I knew who they were so I could cheer them too!
5.How many books did you read?
6.What were the names of the books you read?
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo(Audiobook)
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutoski (Audiobook) – didn’t finish and need to start over, was too tired.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis (ebook)
The Selection by Kiera Cass (paperback)
Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson (paperback)
7.Which book did you enjoy most?
The Selection by Kiera Cases was awesome!
8.Which did you enjoy least?
Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson
9.If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn’t one, but I loved them 🙂
10.How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I will definitely participate again – probably same role as a reader.
I Read for Charity!
I’ve been inspired by Felicia @ Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog to read for charity – I’ll be supporting the Dallas Public Library. I have to cap my monetary donation at $100 but if we surpass that, I’ll donate volunteer hours.
Charity total: $78.35
Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment or tweet and support my goal! I’m really happy with how much I earned and will update y’all in my Sunday Post about my donation.
How my totals are determined:
- $5 for every book read (and finished):$20
- $2 for every hour listened:$8
- 10 cents for each comment: $2.50
- 5 cents for every tweet I received about the #ReadAThon: $3.85
- $2 for every hour missed: $10
- $1 for every hour participated: $19
- $1 for every mini-challenge completed: $15
So for every dollar up to $100, I’ll be donating to the Dallas Public Library. I plan to use their Book Hero program, so I’ll share details once the donation is complete.
I hope everyone had a blast!