Dewey 24 Hour Read-A-Thon End of Event

It's over!  I went to bed at 4am and woke up (was awoken) at 7:15 by my son so I could keep reading a bit more.  


Here's the pile of books I read!




Here are the notes I took for reviews.





1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Probably the ones where I really wanted to be reading but was interrupted by responsibilities.  It happens.  =)
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  
I think that really depends on what you like to read, but I was enthralled by Marching For Freedom and Almost Astronauts.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  
Fewer challenges... I was a bit overwhelmed.  Also I didn't have nearly as many cheerleaders this year, but it was OK.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  
Having a plan in advance, breaking things up into hour-long chunks.  
5. How many books did you read?  
39
6. What were the names of the books you read?
see below
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Almost Astronauts and Marching for Freedom
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Do I Need It? Or Want It? 
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? n/a
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Absolutely yes, unless there is an unavoidable conflict, and even then I would do what I could.   I will stick with being a Reader for now.



Here's all 39 books!


Sweethearts of Rhythm Nelson 48
Marching for Freedom Partridge 72
Anne Frank Case Rubin 40
Monarch's Progress Harley 32
Stitchin' and Pullin' McKissack 32
Jellaby Soo 144
My Uncle Emily Yolen 32
Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born Curtis 32
Do I Need it? Or Want It? Larson 30
Uncle Bobby's Wedding Brannen 32
Home on the Range Hopkinson 48
Minerva the Monster Kirwin 32
Book of Beasts Nesbit 64
Librarian of Basra Winter 32
Back of the Bus Reynolds 32
But who Will Bell the Cats? von Buhler 32
Ashley Bryan's ABC of African-American Poetry Bryan 32
Rabbits Marsden 32
Odd Egg Gravett 32
Boy Who Cried Fabulous Newman 32
Crow Call Lowry 32
Is There Really A Human Race? Curtis 32
Molly's Family Garden 32
I and I Medina 32
Mermaids on Parads Greenberg 32
Where Do Balloons Go? Curtis 32
When I Was Little Curtis 32
Today I Feel Silly Curtis 32
Harry's Box McAllister 32
White Swan Express Okimoto 32
Silly Little Goose Tafuri 32
King & King de Haan 32
Tell Me A Dragon Morris 32
Everywhere Babies Meyers 32
Listeners Whelan 40
Sisters Caseley 32
Chair for Always Williams 32
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers Whelan 32
Almost Astronauts Stone 132
One Beetle Too Many Lasky 48
TOTAL pages 1626

I had so much fun.  Thanks to everyone who encouraged me and all the organizers for putting on a great event!

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