1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
2:30 am to 4:30 am. I took a nap.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I read a couple of excellent short story collections that I think folks would enjoy. Belle Bogg’s “Mattaponi Queen,” and ” Ox Tales: Earth” by assorted authors.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Some of the mini-challenges didn’t post right (on the challenge issuer’s blog) or didn’t show up on time on the main site. There also (to me) didn’t seem to be as much variety as last year.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The enthusiasm of all the hosts and participants.
5. How many books did you read?
6, including one children’s picture book
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Belle Bogg’s “Mattaponi Queen,” and ” Ox Tales: Earth” by assorted authors, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein, Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet, and Zlateh the Goat by Issac Basshevis Singer
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Ooo…that’s a tough call, but either the Agatha Raisin ones (which thoroughly amused me…even more than I expected them to) or Mattaponi Queen, with it’s well crafted stories and characters.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn’t a cheerleader, but the cheers I liked best were those that were specific to what I actually posted…not the rhymes (although those were cute and appreciated too).
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Very…unless there’s a major life event/holiday in the way. I might also try some cheer-leading next time.