Dewey's Read-a-Thon buttonGood Morning! Welcome to a special edition of Sunday Salon, featuring the end-of-event questions for Dewey’s Read-a-thon. I participated in the read-a-thon yesterday, although I did more cheering than reading. My earlier update posts:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
The ones in the mid-afternoon where I was trying to decide if I should read, cheer, or plant the veggies and herbs that I bought at the plant sale in the morning. I ended up doing a bit of all of that.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I kept going to the one on my phone, the second in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. Funny!

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Perhaps a Google+ Community

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

I can’t summarize this, at all, without a spoiler to the first book in the series — so go read The Name of the Star!

4. What do you think worked really well in this yearโ€™s Read-a-thon?
I loved the spreadsheet for the cheerleaders!

5. How many books did you read?
Parts of 3.

6. What were the names of the books you read?
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Changeless by Gail Carriger

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

8. Which did you enjoy least?
I like Quicksilver but it’s starting to make me feel like a failure as a reader that I can’t finish the darn thing! I don’t like it when books attack my self esteem.

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next yearโ€™s Cheerleaders?
I loved how the spreadsheet was so motivating. I wanted my initials on every line and that kept me going! I may have been a teeny bit giddy when I finished.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Cheerleader and Reader, but I need to be realistic that I won’t be reading that much especially if something like my garden also calls for attention.

Did you participate in yesterday’s Read-a-thon? What are you doing to recover today? I’m going to do a bunch of social media, like I didn’t have enough of that yesterday. I want to visit the Weekend Cooking and Saturday Snapshots posts that I neglected yesterday. I also want to see everyone else’s wrap-up posts for the Read-a-thon. And, I was so busy with blogs yesterday that I mostly ignored the Twitter party, so I want to revisit that and maybe find a few new people to follow.

What are you up to this fine Sunday?

Signature of Joy Weese Moll


Wrap-up of Dewey’s #Readathon + #SundaySalon — 12 Comments

  1. Yesterday was my first readathon and I loved it! Did more cheering, chatting, and blog reading than actual book reading, but it was so much fun to meet new bloggers and readers. I’ll definitely aim to do it again in October.

  2. I had a lot of fun on twitter, and I got cheers from the team of cheerleaders chosen for my blog, it was great.
    I also met a lot of people and did a lot of minichallenges (I think I accomplish ten of them!).
    Next year I think I’ll apply to be a cheerleader and a reader. I was born to be a cheerleader ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Maybe Quicksilver is one of those slow reads, you know the ones where it just takes you a lot longer than average books to read? I hope you enjoy your day.

  4. I didn’t participate officially because it was a Saturday with a three year old… but I got a surprising amount of reading and cheering done – even though she was a whole lot of nuts.

    I thought I might have my own personal readathon midweek – but I don’t think it’s nearly as much fun that way.

  5. Ha! A friend of mine has exactly the same thing with Quicksilver. I must still try the book myself.

    And I participated in the readathon as well! I recovered by relaxing, watching a movie (HP and the half blood prince), reading up on blogs, some studying. And I just started a new book! And now I’ll be off to a shower and I’ll tuck in earlt, since I’ll have a busy week ahead.

  6. Looks like you had a great Readathon! I thought “Soulless” was fun, so I’ll have to read “Changeless”. Thank you so much for cheering for me. I liked your comment about it being motivating to want to see your initials in every line on the spreadsheet – so true!

  7. I didn’t try out the spreadsheet myself, but it seemed really wonderful – and I saw so many people around that enjoyed it. I think it was a very good readathon and I hope you have recovered well ๐Ÿ™‚

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