1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
For me the hardest part was reading in the early morning – around hour 14. I just wanted to go to bed!
2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
For me the trick is to read short books so that you can incorporate variety into the challenge, but that’s just my preference.
3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
I didn’t really see any of the cheerleaders in action this time around. I think it’s a big task to cheer a group of people through the challenge, so maybe that aspect needs rethinking. You could put people into small groups based on time zones to cheer each other on. This would mean that everyone in the group is likely to be feeling a similar level of fatigue, given the local time.
4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I thought that the website updates were great! Loved the format, and very encouraging.
5) How many books did you read?
6) What were the names of the books you read?
Jamilia, Son of Rosemary, Eileen, Beatrice and Virgil, Carrie, The World According to Anna
7) Which book did you enjoy most?
Beatrice and Virgil – preferred it to Life of Pi!
8) Which did you enjoy least?
The World According to Anna.
9) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I’ll definitely take part again!