Hello Readathoners! This is your host, Kate, and I cannot believe that we are already on our last hours. I have to say, this has probably been my most successful readathon ever! I started and read at least 100 pages in 10 books! I probably shouldn’t have agreed to 7 different Buddy Reads, but it kept me motivated. I only managed to finish 2 of the 10 books, but I am still really proud of my achievement this year.

I think that the Bingo board was a huge part of my success. I really wanted to achieve a Blackout and so I spent a couple hours on Friday combing through my books and making a plan. Then I create a spread in my Bullet Journal (see pictured above) and this helped keep me motivated and on track of reaching my goal. Anyone else use a Bullet Journal? Did you make a spread for the Readathon? I would love to see what yours looks like!

Speaking of Bullet Journaling and Planning, Gabby and I are super happy to announce the date of the next Readathon… April 24th!

So make sure to mark that date down on your calendars! In addition, we will be putting the call out for volunteers at the beginning of March, so if you want to volunteer in any capacity, keep your eye out for that post. And finally, we will be having another Warm Up Reading Challenge. This time, however, I will be posting it in mid-March, so there will be more time for everyone to complete the challenges!

We hope that you enjoyed this readathon and that you will join us in April 2021!

Mini-Challenge:

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall?
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
  3. What was your favorite snack?
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!

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13 thoughts on “Hour 24 – Wrap Up

  1. Closing Survey (Beth @ Librarfrog.blogspot.com)

    How would you assess your reading overall? I’m pleased — I managed to settle into some books and make good progress, and I tackled a book that has been dragging for a few weeks and polished it off.
    Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? I wanted to do some reading in each of the hours, and I managed it! I found reading sprints to be very helpful.
    What was your favorite snack? Leftover pizza
    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! Probably! But I’m fading now. I’ve read in hour 24 so I can fall asleep now.

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  2. How would you assess your reading overall?
    It went well! Minimal distractions and I still got my workout done and 5 books finished!

    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
    No, I didn’t plan at all, I just let my mood decide what each book was going to be next.

    What was your favorite snack?
    Chocolate ice cream!

    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
    Yes!

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  3. 1. How would you assess your reading overall? I did as well as expected and am always a bit shocked when I make it the full 24 hours.
    2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? I read in all formats. I think audiobooks are really important as they allow you to continue to digest literature while moving around. 
    3. What was your favorite snack? candy corn 
    4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! Maybe. I’ll look forward to future posts.

    Full wrap-up at: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/10/25/completed-24-hour-readathon-october-2020/

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  4. 1. How would you assess your reading overall? Pretty excellent actually, I finished two full books, finished two more I’d already started before the thon & got almost 200pges done of another. Not bad.
    2. Did you have a strategy and if so, did you stick to it? Yep, I switched it up between full print novels, audio & Graphic Novels, plus I managed to stay fairly alert & hydrated.
    3. What was your favourite snack? Icecream! I can’t help myself, I love it.
    4. Wanna volunteer for the next one? Maybe🤔

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  5. Closing Survey

    How would you assess your reading overall? I did ok. I wish I had finished one book.

    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Held to my strategy better but should start my print ones earlier in the day!

    What was your favorite snack? Mango dragonfruit tea

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  6. 1. I averaged 50 pages an hour (not including the time spent on an audiobook to rest my eyes), so I’m happy.
    2. I don’t do strategies much. In the past I’ve bounced around between books, switching up every couple of hours, but this time I stuck with a single book all the way through (other than the audiobook break). I also picked a theme this time (creepy reads, whether horror, mystery or SF)
    3. My favorite snack was definitely the Ectoplasm doughnut from SuziQ (best doughnuts in Ottawa). It’s a holiday limited edition: sugar covered, with a bright green apple/kiwi filling. other than SuziQ, I went with healthy snacks this time,

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  7. Thanks Kate and Gabby for an amazing experience. Loved it all. Here’s my closing survey:

    Can’t wait until the next one. I hope the Readathon goes on for years

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  8. How would you assess your reading overall?
    – Pleased
    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
    – I did a lot of audiobook for multitasking. Got a new pair of wireless earbuds before readathon to help with that. Wish they stayed charged longer, though.
    What was your favorite snack?
    – marshmallow witches
    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
    – maybe! Will consider for April but that #readathon set date is my sister’s birthday so that would be tricky.

    IG @lara.maynard
    Twitter @lara.maynard

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  9. Thank you Kate and Gabby! You did great for your first official taking the reins readathon! Can’t wait till April!

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  10. How would you assess your reading overall?
    I wound up listening more than actually reading, but I think I did a very amazing job. I managed to read or listen to a book for 21 of the 24 hours. That’s pretty amazing. I was even very successful in keeping up with my progress every single hour! I finished two books!
    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
    I made an hourly schedule out so that I could toggle reading and listening to audiobooks. That way I didn’t exhaust my eyes. I wound up altering the schedule, but I stuck with the alterations and stayed steady.
    What was your favorite snack?
    Jalepeno Cheddar Cheetos! They are just so yummy!
    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
    It would be a true honor. I put in five hours this time and it was the most amazing time for me! Interacting with everybody was just truly an experience!

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