Read A Thon Recap

Dewey's Read A Thon is over and I had fun participating. I managed to read a sum total of 2.5 books and 762 pages. However Father gave me a bonus of 20 pages since he interrupted my reading to talk about his electronic project. We decided to donate .10 cents per page read to The American Heart Association and I just going to round it off to an even $100.00

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

I read during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With all of life's interruptions, I managed to read a total of 8 hours which means I read about 100 pages an hour. Not bad. The most daunting hour would have to have been the last hour.

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

Not really, because a book that will keep me engaged, won't necessarily do it for another person. Really depends on what they like. I would suggest suspense thrillers or if you want to learn something about art, one of Iain Pears Art History Mysteries.

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

Oh Mercy no. Nymeth, Trish, and Hannah did an absolutely fantastic job and big Thanks to all you. You guys Rock!

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

Well, since I've never participated in the Read-a-thon before, it seemed everything worked well from the read fead to the Cheerleaders. Much thanks to all of you who were out there cheering me and everyone else on. It really helped.

5. How many books did you read? 2.5

6. What were the names of the books you read? "Mercy Street" by Mariah Stewart, "The Titian Committee" by Ian Pears and half of Patricia Briggs "Iron Kissed" The plan had been to read 6 but got derailed by life.

7. Which book did you enjoy most? I was actually enjoying "Iron Kissed" the most which is why I was really bummed couldn't finish it last night. My eyes got all blurry and my brain just wouldn't comprehend the words anymore. I should have read it first, but was, you know, saving the best for last.

8. Which did you enjoy least? I liked them all

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

No advice - they did an excellent job. Thank you!

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 100% likely and I'll make sure I don't have to work that day. I will still be a reader, but I would have liked to have been a cheerleader too. I just didn't have the time to get round to other folks blogs, nor did I have the time to actually do any of the mini-challenges. Next year, my calendar will be totally free and no AT&T account reps coming round to tell us we are wired for fiber optics. A wonderful distraction, nonetheless.


  1. It's great that not only did the readers benefit from reading great books, but the charities that everyone chose are benefiting too! Congrats on all that you accomplished!

  2. That's a wonderful donation! You did a great job with the read-a-thon and you had fun - that's the most important part, I think.

  3. Oooh! What a beautiful donation to charity!

    And you should be proud of all that you got read! Even with life throwing (pleasant) spanners in the works for a while there.

  4. Job well done! Glad you enjoyed the RAT and want to do it next year! It was fun.

  5. Congrats on finishing! That is great! I am so happy to hear about the donation! I think that is so great.

  6. WOW you did an amazing job.. I didn't participate because I never expect I could sit down and read for all those hours.. I could barely finish around 200 pages a day if I push myself really hard :)

    Anyways I'm here to pass an award to you.. please come pick it up here :)

  7. Whoa! I'm IMPRESSED. there is no way I could get through one book in a day. Well, if I had NOTHING else going on I guess I could. Thanks for a great recap!

  8. Congrats on your accomplishments :-) I think you did really well!
    See you next time, I hope.


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