Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Closing Survey


Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon has concluded, and it was fabulous! I called it a night/morning just after 5am (hour 23). I think that’s a bedtime record for me with this readathon, so I’m happy with that.

I filled out the closing survey below to recap and wrap up this glorious event.

Which hour was most daunting for you?
I started having the most trouble around 3am. I was tempted to stop, but I also wanted to finish my current read, so I ate some almonds and powered through two more hours until the book was done.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I’m all about comics and graphic novels. I found it helpful to read something longer followed up a volume of comics to change the pace. Short stories or novellas also help with pacing. I try not to read anything too long. Saga, The Wicked and the Divine, and Rat Queens are a few suggestions for comics.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope. Per usual, everything was spectacular.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I love the mini challenges for when a break is needed from reading.

How many books did you read?
I read one novella, two volumes of comics, and three novels, so the answer is six. #math

What were the names of the books you read?
1. The Diamond As Big As the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Kill Order by James Dashner
3. Rat Queens, Volume One by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
5. Shutter, Volume One by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca
6. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Which book did you enjoy most?
I really enjoyed Rat Queens. Can’t wait for the second volume!

Which did you enjoy least?
I liked all of them, but I least enjoyed The Kill Order. It was a good book, but I don’t think it was necessary for the series.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am 100% likely to participate again! I’m sure I’ll be a reader like always, but I might look into hosting a challenge or cheering others on. We shall see what April brings!

Thank you all again for a wonderful readathon! I look forward to another round in April.


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