Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I’m here for the final 60 minutes! If you’re participating in BINGO on the Goodreads Group, this is your final chance to complete those last categories.

Can you believe we are in the final hour and every minute that goes by is one minute closer to being able to crawl into bed and surrender to sweet, sweet blissful sleep…

I have enjoyed spending these last several hours with you and getting the chance to get to know you all better. I so look forward to spending more time with you in the Spring (unless we get surprised with another Reverse Readathon…)

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

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20 thoughts on “Hour 24 – 60 More Minutes… You Got This!

  1. 1. Hour 22 was the most brutal for me…started fading fast so I got up to shower and switched to an audiobook and started knitting to keep busy/stay awake!
    2. Finished The Bat by Jo Nesbo, read The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists, read 200 pages of I’ll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, and currently about 7% into Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
    3. The Sandman series gets me every time.
    4. Keep the challenges and other fun ways to interact.
    5. Likely to participate again! Maybe eventually host a challenge.

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  2. Ah, Kate, alas, I was able to read for only a few hours and spent a few hours listening to my audiobook. This year the event snuck up on me, and I had another day-long commitment. I love the readathon, and the BINGO was a terrific addition! I will always participate in the Read-a-Thon, even for a few hours. My goal is to get to 24, but this body needs sleep to function in polite society–LOL!
    The only thought I had is… perhaps we can create a thread for people to coordinate local meetups for parts of the read-a-thon? It would be fun to meet in a local library, bookstore or cafe to chat with fellow readers and read a bit…
    Thank you to you and the other organizers for a fun event! I look forward to it each year!

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  3. I posted all three surveys to my blog. You can find it by searching Willow’s Thoughts And Book Obsessions. I tried to share them, but they were marked as spam.

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  4. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 22 was hard. I was so tired and my head hurt. I switched to my audio book so that I could close my eyes and give them a break.

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty
    Perfect Little Stitches br Deborah Sheldon
    The ones you trust by Caroline Overington
    Alias Vol 1 by Brian Michael Bendis

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    I really enjoyed some of the short stories from Perfect little stitches. But honestly am enjoying all my books so they are all worth a read!

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
    I agree with the poster who suggested local group meet ups. That would be fun.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I would definitely participate again.

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  5. Closing Survey!
    1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Around hour 14 when I could no longer keep my eyes open and I wasn’t even half way through my first book

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    I’ve still not managed to complete one but have read 200+ pages, am totally going to keep reading this afternoon, wanna try and finish this book.

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    If your a crime and science fan I’d recommend reading some of Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series, they aren’t big books but do have lots of sciencey bits and you get to play “who dun it” with the detectives.

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
    This was my first Read-a-Thon so I’d be happy to keep it the way it is, I like the mini challenges cause they give you something extra to do when you need to put the book down for 5. Although I do find trying to keep up with all the different social media feeds difficult so I may focus on one site next time.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I’m looking forward to trying again next Read-a-Thon (assuming I’m not in work) gotta beat my current “score”. I don’t think I’d be ready to help organise or prep yet, maybe do a few more first

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  6. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 1. Actual Hours 1-3. I never manage to wake up for them. It didn’t help that I sorta stayed up late the night before reading the book I had meant to entice me to wake up on time.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Books I opened:
    Flip the Silver Switch (finished)
    The Last (finished)
    The Magical Misfits (finished)
    Stiff (audio — a chapter or two)
    Lady Rogue (had a bookmark — read to the end)
    The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths and Magic (few pages in the middle)
    Dragon Storm (chapter in middle)
    Across the Dark Water (first 150 pages)
    The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray (first 120 pages)
    Blue Window (first few chapters)
    Otherworld (first half)

    And a lot of fanfiction.

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? All the middle grade books were fun.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy? Easier way to report reading in smaller than book chunks — as you see when I got tired I started grazing and switching books and not finishing things
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Sure — this is fun! I’ve done challenges and stuff before, and I will again; this year I wasn’t sure if I’d be available so I didn’t want to commit (and then I managed to wiggle out of everything at the last minute)

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  7. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 12, I was already half asleep!
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Nancy Drew, Miss Marple, and several shirt stories anthologies
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    Nancy Drew is always a nice reading
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
    I’d really like to have the hourly mini-challenge back, I think they’re almost necessary to really create participation!
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I’ll participate for sure 😀

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  8. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Right around 2 or 3am; I was into my book, but my eyes started burning so I had to nap.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Heart-Shaped Box and Day By Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Both books I read were fantastic.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy? I don’t know the readathon is already pretty rad
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Definitely! Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? Honestly I’d love to; however, I don’t think I could be reliable.

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  9. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? – Probably the first. I am not a person that does well waking up at 5am.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! Still Life by Louise Penny, The Soul of America by Jon Meacham, The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith, Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby. I also read a few pages of Russka by Edward Rutherfurd on my phone while I was walking to the voting station, until the battery started to die, and I powernapped to The Rogue Prince by GRRM.
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday – or really anything by Alexander McCall Smith. It’s a gentle and fast read, so you get the satisfaction of finishing a book fairly easily, while being soothed.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy? Just having them makes me happy. Though I did miss the assigned hourly challenges, as I wasn’t as invested in checking in online as much this time.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I’ll definitely participate again. I’m too overloaded to help with organizing at the moment, but if they’re still going on when I’m closer to retirement (or at least down to one job)…

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  10. 1. None of the hours seemed daunting to me, but this was my first and I feel like I was just getting my feet wet. I tried to be very laid back and use this as a trial run.
    2. Fall of Giants, Nancy Drew #30, Black Klansman, Princess Jellyfish 8
    3. Oh I’m terrible at recs.
    4. I really enjoyed bingo and the hourly check ins/discussions.
    5. I’ve already put the April date in my calendar 😊 While I don’t think I will volunteer for the next one, I can see myself doing so in the future (more likely in the spring as football becomes an issue in the fall.)

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  11. 1. Hour 21 was most daunting for me. I took a break and listened to a bookish podcast and woke at beginning of hour 24.
    2. I finished The Paris Architect, read the whole of Hunger: A Memoir, and listened to first quarter of Days without End.
    3. I would recommend Hunger, definitely.
    4. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a map locating participants’ locations. I have no idea how this could be done.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

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  12. Closing Survey!

    1. Which hour was most daunting for you? At 5am I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore and I kept dropping my Kindle. I took a shower, went outside but that didn’t help. Had to throw in the towel, sadly.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! The Yellow Wallpaper, The Haunting of Hill House, Smile, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Mike 81, and started Night Shift.
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Short ones! Finishing them was encouraging and it was helpful to switch writing styles often.
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy? I love the hourly challenges. It’s an added incentive to stay awake and I miss them a lot. Maybe have a few surprise pop up challenges? I really enjoyed the BINGO, too. So definitely bring that back!
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I love this event. I’ll be back as long as it’s around!! I would love to help out in any way I could and I would very much love to host another mini challenge. It was so much fun to collect everyone’s responses! Can’t wait to pick a winner at random 🙂 I’m a freelancer so my schedule is very flexible and this event is very near and dear to my heart. I’ll never forget my first readathon in 2008 and am eager to help out however I can.

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  13. Closing Survey!

    1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    Hour 10 (12am), kept falling asleep, and just gave in to it starting hour 11.

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    – The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (finished)
    – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    – The Sandman #2 by Neil Gaiman
    – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
    – EMDR by Renee Beer & Carlijn de Roos

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    American Gods & 1Q84

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy? –
    Less hourly discussions, and maybe more of a competitive/game element instead of discussions?
    Bring back the mini-challenges to let’s say 6 and post them at that hour instead of having them all posted in advance.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I will definitely participate (if I’m not away on holiday) but don’t think I will have the time to help organise I’m afraid…

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  14. I like to challenge myself with reading at least 100 pages during the read a thon.
    That’s all I can do in one consecutive time block and have a life .
    Congrats to all those who can do more !

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  15. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I’d hoped to make it later into the night, but at around hour 19 I was falling asleep, so I called it good and went to bed.
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    Check Please!, Muse of Nightmares, Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, The Poet X, City of Ghosts, Lizzie It looks like a lot, but only one was a long read; the others were all middle grade, graphic novels, or novels in verse.
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    I loved Check Please! and Muse of Nightmares
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
    I think y’all already do an amazing job.
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    I am 100% going to read again. I am reluctant to sign on for helping, although if you do another reverse read-a-thon next summer, I’d have the time to help then.

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  16. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 23
    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! It was a slow day. I only read two: Poisonous by Allison Brennan and Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles
    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Mississippi Blood and the rest of Greg Iles Natchez series
    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? I’ll be back

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  17. 1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    – Hour 15

    2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
    – The Martian by Andy Wier
    – Sandman: Volume 2 by Neil Gaiman
    – The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
    – Sandman: Volume 3 by Neil Gaiman
    – Fierce Fairytales by Nakita Gill

    3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
    – Fierce Fairytales by Nakita Gill! If you like the idea of poetry and badass feminist fairytale/myth retellings then this is the book for you.

    4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you happy?
    – Like others have said I like the hourly (or maybe every other hour) challenges better. It kept me interested whenever I started flagging. I knew I could and see what the new challenge was if I needed to take a short break.
    – I know Twitter is the main Social Media platform but I would really like to see a little more involvement on Instagram. Especially if you are going to do another hourly photo challenge. Maybe whoever is hosting can post a photo for that hour. Or at least repost a few other people’s pics.

    5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
    – Definitely going to do this again. My friend and I are already making plans for April.

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