The End!

Posted October 23, 2011 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Oh my word, you guys. I barely made it. I’m not even joking. But I did! I didn’t read a zillion books like some of you guys did, but who cares??? My books weren’t itty bitty and I was goal-free to prevent feeling bad about myself. And you know what?? IT WORKED! 

1.  Which hour was most daunting for you?
It was hardest for me from 3:30 am til 6:00 am. At that point, I stopped visiting other blogs and cheerleading (sorry guys!), turned off my computer, and left Twitter alone. It was just me and the book. I dozed off a time or two. But I made it. 

2.  Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Well, everyone has different tastes, so I’m not sure that my recommendations would really mean a hill of beans to anyone else. I WILL SAY that it was a REMARKABLE decision to save Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me for the middle of the night. That was a book that I really wanted to stay awake for. It was DELICIOUS. 

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

More cheerleading, maybe? I’m sure some of the blogs got tons of cheerleading, but my experience in my own blog and interacting with some of the other blogs is that not all of them did. Readers shouldn’t feel like they’re reading alone — that’s the point of this event, right?

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I really loved the collective list of everyone’s blog on the cheerleader’s page. I didn’t sign up to cheer, but cheered about 1/3 of my time. I used this list for the full 24 hours. It was a GREAT thing!

How many books did you read?

2.5 — I’m totally happy with that! 

What were the names of the books you read?

Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 
We The Animals by Justin Torres — still not finished, this book deserves more than a quick readathon breeze-thru. It’s amazing. 

Which book did you enjoy most?

It’s a toss-up between Dead of Night and Shatter Me — two very different books, and very awesome. 

Which did you enjoy least?

None, I made great choices for the readathon! I don’t think it is fair to remark about We The Animals since I’m not finished with it yet. So far, it is amazing.   🙂

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

I wasn’t an official cheerleader, so…
But I cheered my butt off anyway. 

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I’ll really have to think about it…. 

About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

You can find her somewhere in North Carolina, daydreaming about the ocean.

Find Asheley on Litsy @intothehallofbooks!


6 responses to “The End!

  1. Yay cheering!! I've seen a lot of stuff about We the Animals, so I'm thinkin' about checking it out. Post your thoughts when you're done!

    Also, WOW, you stayed up. I'm hugely impressed by anyone who managed that. Hurray!

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