We made it all the way!
Participating in the October 2014 Dewey’s Readathon was a ton of fun… and not all of the fun was just reading.
Built #10minbooktower, I mean Roman Arch! Go Team! #readathon #minichallenge (CC: @SmallTownLook) pic.twitter.com/BuXCpRQkyX
— GeekyLibrary (@GeekyLibrary) October 18, 2014
Although we didn’t get through the stack of library books Kallen checked out, we did enjoy the books we did finish.
Collectively, we completed 10 books and read 2,515 pages.
Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey | Fantasy
Biopunk: Solving Biotech’s Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages by Marcus Wohlsen | Non-fiction, science
Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz | Non-fiction, Science
Discovering Aberration by S.C Barrus | Fiction
Stardust by Neil Gaiman | Fantasy
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams | Science Fiction
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen | Horror? YA
No One Noticed the Cat by Anne McCaffrey | Fantasy
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick | Science Fiction
Quozl by Allen Dean Foster | Science Fiction
Thanks for all who voted to help choose what we should read next. That became helpful as we became tired. We spent most of our computer time on Twitter, although Kallen updated her goodreads account
Mini-Challenges Participated In:
Picture This (hosted by In the Forest of Stories)
Pet Parade (hosted by Estella’s Revenge)
10 Minute Book Tower (Hosted by The Small Town Lookbook)
Coordinated Covers (Hosted by Wishful Endings)
Book Spine Poetry (Hosted by Ticket to Anywhere)
Final set of questions
Which hour was most daunting for you?
As expected, the wee hours were challenging. Additionally, our cheerleader, co-reader, and resident statistician went to sleep at about 11pm.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Kallen and I both found fiction to be a better fit, but that’s why we write book reviews, to recommend engaging books for every type of geek.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Having each hour punctuated by a break, mini-challenge, and (for us) statistic gathering was a fun way to break up the day.
Which book did you enjoy most?
Taylor enjoyed Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency while Kallen enjoyed Stardust the most.
Which did you enjoy least?
Taylor started the event with a non-fiction book Biopunk where he would have appreciated an engrossing story. Kallen reports the format and audience for Evil Librarian wasn’t a good fit for her readathon. Of course, you’ll have to wait for our review to see how we rate these books!
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I imagine you’ll see GeekyLibrary participate in some manner—even if to cheerlead for Team Rogue!
Congratulations! That’s a lot of reading. Maybe I’ll join in next time… Meanwhile, looking forward to those reviews. (Nice arch, btw)