It was a blast participating in the Spring 2015 24-hour readathon. I have to say, it was quite a workout.
Collectively, we completed 25 books (including picture books and graphic novels) and read 2,820 pages.
Some of the Books We Read
Prudence by Gail Carriger
Sidekicks by Dan Santat
Saga, Vol 3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (A Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story finalist)
Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child
Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka
Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach
Make sure to check out all our readathon posts. We also spent plenty of our time on Twitter, updating and seeing what other readathoners were posted.
Hour 2 #readathon , Minnie the cat has taken over as chief editor! Kal 2 pages, Lisa 29 pages. pic.twitter.com/v0Bjg8XVA7
— GeekyLibrary (@GeekyLibrary) April 25, 2015
Mini-Challenges We Participated In
Classic Words of Wisdom (hosted by A Literary Odyssey)
Book Cover Treasure Hunt (hosted by Boghunden)
Book Spine Poetry (hosted by Ticket to Anywhere)
Plan a Bookish Party (Hosted by Christina Writes)
Get Fit and Read (Hosted by The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog)
Bookish Brews (Hosted by Fig and Thistle)
Shelfie (Hosted by The Book Monsters)
Here's a dragon (and airship) themed bookshelf! #shelfie #readathon pic.twitter.com/Yj5DjJf3aW
— GeekyLibrary (@GeekyLibrary) April 26, 2015
Final set of questions
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 22. Very late, but not quite the end. Caught a second wind short after.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Picture books and graphic novels were our key to success this year.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Readathon next year?
Curate the Mini-Challenges. I would like to see more variety (it seemed some were very similar to each other) and some just didn’t really work for the hour they were posted.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Readathon?
I love following the #readathon hashtag on Twitter. That was very entertaining for us.
5. Which book did you enjoy most?
Kallen: Saga was a great choice for me. I don’t read many graphic novels but this was very well done with a stirring storyline.
LisaKaren: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor was clever.
6. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again?
GeekyLibrary had a lot of fun and I’m sure some of our reviewers will be back again.