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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dewey's Recap/ End of Event Questions





Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon
End of Event questions
and Re-Cap


I did the Introductory Questionnaire before I headed to bed then woke up and got on the computer just in time for the Mid-Event Survey. I read, visited, made dinner, ate, went shopping, then had some stuff to do at the printer and got distracted by LibraryThing. I checked the clock just in time to do the Final Post. Did I meet my goals? . . .

~*~ My GOALS ~*~
Read and review What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries? no
Read a "Q" book to finish a challenge?  no
Visit at least five other blogs? yes but didn't comment on all of them :-(
Do 2-5 challenges? just one, Cheap Thrills at Fiction State of Mind
{edited to add: I did another one, Armchair Traveler at A Reader's Respite, and WON}
Read one title from each group? no
800 pages? no. I was able to read 425 pages


~*~ End of Event Questions ~*~


1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
 . . . around 15 or 16. Husband was still up and I hadn't planned food very well.

2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
 . . . I read middle school books and erotica this year. Ready to Wear by Chloe Taylor was great and is the first of a series.

3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
 . . . I wasn't involved enough to have an opinion
 
4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
 . . . the hourly hosts!

5) How many books did you read?
 . . . I finished one book. Started/finished two others. Started one. Read some of another.

6) What were the names of the books you read?
 . . . Saddles and Memories by Bailey Bradford, Ready to Wear by Chloe Tayler, A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, Nothing to Lose by Lee Child, Dragon's Heart by Stephani Hecht 

7) Which book did you enjoy most?
 . . . Ready to Wear by Chloe Tayler

8) Which did you enjoy least?
 . . . Nothing to Lose by Lee Child (This surprised me! Reacher is usually much smarter then he is in this one and I'm having trouble staying with it)

9) If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
 . . . not a cheerleader - I think that next time I'll have a sticky post with my progress so it is easier to find for them.

10) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?
  . . . fairly likely, depends on the timing

11) What role would you be likely to take next time?
 . . . I'd like to make bookmarks for prizes (thought of it too late this time), donate a specific title instead of just money, maybe host a mini challenge (if I can think of something fun/cute)


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3 comments:

vikk simmons said...

Congratulations! Given that you started mid-event, it sounds like you were reading at the pace you set with your goal. Great job!

Book Dragon said...

Thanks Vikk, that's a great way to think of it.

Linda said...

Yeah, not planning food in advance can make things suck. I either make sure we have enough prepared food or send the hubby out for food. Great job!

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