The event’s coming to a close in the next hour. I definitely could have read more (if I’d stayed off Twitter) but I enjoyed the challenges & interacting with others. Definitely taking part next time & highly recommend to other readers!
End of Event Meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you?
The first hour – didn’t know where to look for challenges etc
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I’d suggest some short story collections so you can pick & mix.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It’s been great, hard to think of anything.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The hosts were great & all the links worked.
How many books did you read?
What were the names of the books you read?
The Monogram Murders & A Twist of the Knife.
Which book did you enjoy most?
Which did you enjoy least?
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? n/a
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 100% taking part again, as a reader again, then maybe get more involved in
Best of your reading year
Best book: Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty – shocking and stunning My review.
Best cover: Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly. This has been my favourite cover all year & it’s a great book too!
Book 1 completed (21 hours in!) 🕙:
140 character challenge
@TraceyWalsh_: Even though I’m still on Book 1 I’m loving this #readathon. So much going on & lots of book chat with other readathoners & twitter folk 👍😊📚📖
Show It Off Challenge
Has to be my signed copy of Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
I’m swapping some books about – removing A Tap On The Window from my stack & slotting in a short story collection A Twist of the Knife by Peter James, which I’ll start as soon as I’ve completed book 1.
Name Your Readathon
From my TBR – I name my readathon “A Twist in the Tales”
(A Twist of the Knife by Peter James & Tell No Tales by Eva Dolan)
I’m not a book hoarder but I do keep signed books & proofs – here’s my shelfie
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Blackburn, England, UK
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Falling by Emma Kavanagh – been on TBR ages
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Cheese, crackers & wine
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Crime fiction addict, especially psychological thrillers. Recently discovered a talent for haiku poems.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
Seeing if I can read past usual bedtime!
I’m taking part in another readathon (I love readathons!) This one is a 24 hour readathon that takes place twice a year. Check out http://www.24hourreadathon.com for details.
From 1pm Saturday 18 October, I’ll be doing as much reading as I can fit in to the next 24 hours.
Having checked my TBR pile I expect to read some or all of:
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
Falling by Emma Kavanagh
A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay