I did it!!!! I'm celebrating with a little bowl of ice cream that I'll regret later today (it's 6:20 am now), but I don' care! At 7:00 on the dot, Maggie and I are retiring to bed. Woohoo!
UPDATE FOR HOURS 23&24
Since last update:
Pages: 107 (Tales of Beedle the Bard-finished!)
Time: 60 minutes
1034 pages read
792 minutes reading (13.2 hours)
410 minutes blogging (6.8 hours)
170 comments left (probably more)
5 books finished (The Outsiders, Catch Me If You Can, Sam's Letters to Jennifer, Fun Home, Tales of Beedle the Bard)
5 caffeine beverages
11 mini challenges
20 minutes exercise
35 minutes driving
0 Prizes (infinite sad face!!)
End of Event Meme
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 22--I started to fall asleep at the end of Fun Home. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't meet my time goal and actually did worse than last year, but I wouldn't trade that for the commenting I did.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
All of my reads were very quick, but Fun Home was outstanding.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Everything was great!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The enthusiasm of everyone
5. How many books did you read?
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Outsiders, Catch Me If You Can, Sam's Letters to Jennifer, Fun Home, Tales of Beedle the Bard
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Tales of Beedle the Bard (too tired to really grasp anything)
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Comment comment comment. :)
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Same. Reader most of the time, cheerleader when I can be
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of your supportive/funny/insightful/inquisitive questions. I really cannot tell you how much they kept me going. For me, the interaction is what makes this event so special. Reading straight for 24 hours is productive, but not nearly as fun.