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 3 AM (hour 20). I was at the point where I kept whining at people about how tired I was instead of reading, so you know that meant bedtime.

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

Which hour was most daunting for you?
My trouble came around 1 AM (hour 18) and didn’t stop until I called it a couple hours later. I’m not good at taking naps or pulling all-nighters so that was bound to happen.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
Comics are the route to go if you need to stay engaged and feel like you’re accomplishing something. I read a few yesterday that kept me going between books (see list below).

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the readathon next year?
Never! It’s amazing, and the women who run it are amazing. Dewey would be incredibly proud.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s readathon?
Mini challenges always help break up the day when your eyes need some time away from the pages.

How many books did you read?
I read one book of poetry, three volumes of comics, and one novel. I’m also in the process of another book, so I guess that’s 5.5 books. Total pages: 903

What were the names of the books you read?
1. Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan
2. The Beauty by Jeremy Haun
3. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
4. Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn
5. Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick
5.5. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Which book did you enjoy most?
I’m enjoying Notorious RBG, but I was really impressed by The Beauty.

Which did you enjoy least?
I liked all of them, but my least favorite from the list was 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl.

How likely are you to participate in the readathon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am 100% there as long as nothing crazy happens with my schedule. I might sign up to host a challenge, but I tend to struggle enough with focusing on reading so that also might not happen.

Thank you all again for a wonderful readathon! I look forward to another round in October. Now, time to finish RBG.


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