Sunday, April 19, 2009

Read-a-Thon April 2009 -- Hour 24

I made it! I finished Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett this hour.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

The last one, it was really hard to stay awake.

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

My books were pretty good overall, but nothing special enough to recommend specifically for the read-a-thon.

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

Nope! It is great as is.

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

The cheerleaders were relentless with their encouraging comments.

5. How many books did you read?

I read from 5 books and completed 4.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

  1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

  2. On Love and Death by Patrick Suskind

  3. Silver Canyon by Louis L'Amour

  4. Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

  5. The Graveyard Book by N. Gaiman

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

The Graveyard Book, not only because it is a great story, so far, but also because I am reading it to my seven year old son.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Red Harvest, but that may be just because it was my last read and I am so tired.

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

I was a reader.

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

I am definitely game to be a reader again!

Final stats -- 709pp in 15:57:17 | 5 books read from, 4 books completed | awake for 24 (well, actually 25 1/2) hours.

To my fellow readers, good night or good day in whatever part of the world you live. Go to bed! To the cheerleaders, thank you for your encouragement. Finally to the organizers, thank you for making this event possible.


Eva said...

Congrats! You're awesome! :D

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Congratulations 5 books is great!

3m said...

Great job -- glad you'll participate again!

Literate Housewife said...

You did so wonderful, Joseph! I can't wait to read Neil Gaimon. I'm thinking of making an upcoming month Neil Gaimon month. He's such a stand up guy (he stayed a couple of extra hours signing books at the National Book Festival when he didn't have to). Plus he's a fun follow on Twitter. :)

Blodeuedd said...

Woohoo congrats :D
I sure need to read that Gaiman book

Gavin said...

Well done! Cheerleading was great fun put I plan on reading next time!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, those sound like great books you read. I agree that the cheerleaders did a great job.

Maree said...

Well done! I'm running a little late, but I'm trying to get around everyone.
I *love* The Graveyard Book, and it's so great you're reading it to your son. :)