There wasn't none because I'm not hard core enough - instead of battling through 24 hours, I read very slowly, watched a movie and had 7 glorious hours of sleep. But I think that's the way for me to go, I wouldn't want to be zombie because of a reading event for the whole following week (I do feel a bit zombie now simply because I went to bed some hours later than usually).
Not naming titles, I think it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy your selections, but there is some truth in "short matters" when it comes to reading intensely for hours in a row :) Also for the later hours of the readathon one might want to consider something "lighter", maybe nothing from heavy classics or on rocket science...
Not really, it seems to be working fine.
Well, it's quite obvious - Twitter, aslo the official readathon page was very helpful with hourly updates! Great job there.
I finished one and then started another one, so I'd say 1.25 books.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows) and Andeka kingsepa surm (Smrt talentovaneho ševce in Czech) (Vaclav Erben).
I haven't finished one yet, but I enjoyed Guernsey a great deal - it's a good pick for bookworms and those who are interested in war-time literature.
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I'm very likely to take part again, given that life does not get in the way. I am very low key though, so will probably remain reader.
This sounds like a good read-a-thon and your approach to it seems very sensible. I read Guernsey several years ago and really enjoyed it. Maybe next year I will join in.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mary. I think reading events are good in the way that everyone can have their own approach that works for them, and you don't need to do everything just because everyone else does. :)Delete
I'm in recovery mode today from the event. But I really enjoyed my reading, so any grogginess is worth it for me.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a happy reading day! I haven't read The Guernsey, etc., but I've heard good things about it. It sounds like a good book for a read-a-thon - not horribly long, and a good blend of low-key and thought-provoking content. I might have to try it during a future event.
I was a bit woozy the whole rest of the Sunday afternoon :) You are right, Guernsey did make a good readathon pick thanks to its size, the format and diverse contents :)Delete
Sounds like a great read-a-thon! Glad you enjoyed Guernsey -- that's a favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
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Thanks, Joy! The Guernsey... is a lovely book.Delete
You read good books and you did a fantastic job being encouraging online! And your photos... so awesome! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for kind words, Jillian. And I'm glad you like my photos! I think readathon was a great success.Delete
pretty nice blog, following :)ReplyDelete
GO RIV! I've really enjoyed your updates and photos, and kudos on getting in some decent reading AND a good night's sleep. That's how I did my last Dewey - when I was working both days - and I still read more than usual and got in some blogger socialising time, which is, after all, one of the biggest parts of any readathon!ReplyDelete
I definitely agree with your 'light and short' book advice too; the last thing you want when you're reading for a prolonged amount of time is a book you KNOW is going to be a bit of a slog, whether it's because the print's tiny, or the chapters are long, or the book as a whole is 600 pages and you won't really feel like you've accomplished much by the end of the day. I don't mind during a week-long RAT like Bout of Books, but during Dewey speed is definitely more fun! :)
Thank you very much, Ellie - and sorry for the super late reply, my mailbox has been in an overwhelming condition lately. I enjoyed visiting your updates during the Dewey's (even though I fell asleep at night and in the morning felt like I had missed out majorly!)Delete
Yay! I noticed you had a nice, relaxed manner during the readathon. I spent so much time on Twitter and participant blogs, I realized I could have been reading and think I will participate in October. :)ReplyDelete
I think the best thing about readathons is that there really are no rules or requirements - you can choose what you want when you want, how much you want - there really is no point comparing yourself to others :) The main thing is to come out of it feeling good about the experience. You should definitely give it a try at least and maybe you'll like it - the interaction with other readers is one of the best parts of readathon :)Delete
I might do this next year, sounds exhausting though. I think your approach was very sensible! SDReplyDelete
It's a bit exchausting, even when you are being sensible, but definitely an experience worth trying! :)Delete