Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Wrap-up

So I'm way late on getting this post up.  I honestly thought I was going to manage it on Sunday, but that didn't happen because it was the Game of Thrones premier.  Next thing I know it's now Wednesday and as I'm remembering I need to type a review, I realize that I hadn't actually sat down and written a wrap up for Saturday.  So, now three days late, my wrap up from Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-Thon.


The Stats:

Book Finished: The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2 - Neil Gaiman,P. Craig Russell,P. Craig Russell   and   The Devil You Know - K. J. Parker  

Books Started: A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls - Jessica Spotswood   and  A Criminal Magic - Lee Kelly  


Pages Read: 445 pages


It was honestly a really fun day, and we even got a big of sunshine so I could carry my reading nest outside with cats.  Sadly though neither me or my flatmate read all day long.  Someone was sneaking and while she was snacking signed us for HBO Go for Game of Thrones, and around hour 15 I heard a very familiar opening title song and was sucked in for a few hours.  I also re-read The Devil You Know yesterday before I wrote my review.  It was probably my favorite read all day.


The date has already been set for the next Read-a-Thon, October 22, 2016.  I'm already planning on trying to get my shifts changed around so I'll have all day to dedicate to reading.  Hopefully, baring any distractions.


End of Event Survey:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? - Hour 15, that's about when Game of Thrones was turned on.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? -The First Law Series - Joe Abercrombie &The Dagger and Coin Series - Daniel Abraham &The Riyria Revelations/Chronicles - Michael Sullivan
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? -Nope.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? -Honestly, I think the entire community involved with Dewey's is what always works well. It was a lot of connecting with other readers on Saturday.
  5. How many books did you read? - 2
  6. What were the names of the books you read? - The Devil You Know The Graveyard Book Vol 2
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? - The Devil You Know
  8. Which did you enjoy least? - As excited as I was to pick it up, Criminal Magic.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? - Very likely, and as a reader/blogger.


Well, there it is a full day worth of reading.  I didn't do as much reading as I thought, but I had a good time with it.  My fingers are crossed I can wiggle my October schedule about to get a Saturday off.  Who knows.  By then our new store will be open.  Though we'll be getting more snacks next time.  That was one thing we were missing, snacks.