I ended up bailing from the read-a-thon with a little over four hours to go. I think I could have forced myself to stay awake, but I also know that I wouldn't have enjoyed this morning's church services near as much as I did if I hadn't gotten some sleep. (I'm still going to need a nap after I eat lunch.)
Here is my end-of-event survey:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 21, when I decided to call it good, was the hardest hour for me. I just wanted to lay on the sofa and "pretend" to read!
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
In general, I think young adult novels are the best read-a-thon picks.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
This was my ninth time participating in the Read-a-thon, and I thought it was great!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Although I wouldn't have forgotten, I enjoyed getting the reminder email the day before the read-a-thon.
5. How many books did you read?
One and a part.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum. Part of The Death Cure by James Dashner.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Both books were/are great!
8. Which did you enjoy least?
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
If at all possible, I will participate in the next read-a-thon! This is one of the few things I do that is just for me. I'd like to be a reader again - and I'm already thinking about going to the library for a part of the day, so I can separate myself from the household chaos around me.