Mocha Girls Read A Thon!!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read A Thon…Completed!

I bet the last 24 hours you thought something was off.  You were getting Mocha Girl mail about Challenges and Hours.  Here what was going on…Yesterday was the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read A Thon and 442 readers participated from all over the world.  I meet (online) people from London, Canada, and Texas (lol!!  My families inside joke)  The Read A Thon helps to build awareness of reading and some people even raised money for every page read for their causes.

I wanted to tell you about a few Mocha Girls that participated in the Read A Thon.

Mocha Girl Jade of Sort of Beautiful

Which hour was most daunting for you?  I think hour twenty-three was because my eyes started getting heavy and dry from reading so long.  And I was getting the feeling of wanting to go to sleep.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  Percy Jackson and The Lightening Theif kept my attention.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  Not that I can think of off the top of my head.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  I enjoyed it and had a blast.  It was my first time participating though.

How many books did you read?  I read two and a half books.

What were the names of the books you read?  Percy Jackson and the Lightening Theif, Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home, and White Witch Pond.

Which book did you enjoy most?  Percy Jackson hands down.

Which did you enjoy least?  White Witch Pond.  It was a good story, just not as fleshed out as I would have liked for the type of story it was.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I’ll definitely participate again.  This time I was just a reader, next time I think I might like to donate a prize or hot a mini-challenge.

Reflections of a BookaholicMocha Girl Alexis of Reflections of a Bookaholic

Which hour was most daunting for you?  Surprisingly, the first few hours.  Once the here we go part wore off.  I was sleepy.  I don’t usually get up that early and I didn’t go to bed til 4AM…7AM came fast.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  All my books were pretty high interest.  The Demon Trapper’s Daughter and The Darkest Powers series were great.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Ummm…I really like it is run. I think that we should ( and I said this in the mid-event survey as well) have more linkys so that we know who is still participating at that hour.  I think this makes cheerleaders’ time more efficient.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? There were different mini-challenges it seemed and I thought they were great.  I also had more cheerleaders visit this time around. 

How many books did you read? 3.5

What were the names of the books you read? I read The Demon Trapper’s Daughter and finished the first two books in the Darkest Powers Series and half of the book in the last.

Which book did you enjoy most? The Summoner by Kelley Armstrong.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very Likely.  Reader.

 

Mocha Girl Alexis mother also particiapted in the Read A Thon for the first time, Mocha Girl Liz…  I have had a blast! I’m so glad you (Alexis) invited me to this readathon it was fantastic. I don’t think I could have made it without you (Alexis). You (Alexis) were encouraging me so much and it really made me read even more. I can’t wait until next time when we do it together. We will be able to get more reading done because we won’t have to text each other since we will be together.

Around 8 pm I began slowing down you (Alexis) gave me advice on what to do and everything worked out great. Your dad tried saying a cheer for me from the other room while he was watching a football game….you know he get’s a good homemade meal for that (while watching football) oh yes mam. lol

I can’t believe my first readathon I tried being a cheerleader as well how funny. You (Alexis) had to be a cheerleader for me…you (Alexis) were cheering for me to friend rah rah. (cute)

 

Mocha Girl Flora of A Work in Progress

Which hour was most daunting for you?  The 19th hour was the hardest.  I was so tired.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  I chose books from my TBR list.  I noticed a lot of people were reading young adult and manga, so I will add some of those to my list for next year.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  This was my first read-a-thon, and it seemed to run very smoothly.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  I enjoyed the mini-challenges and the cheerleaders were great!
How many books did you read?  I read almost 1/2 of the book I started.
What were the names of the books you read?  The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn
Which book did you enjoy most?  My book was very enjoyable.  I enjoy reading memoirs, and The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry kept me engaged.
Which did you enjoy least?  None
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I will definitely participate next April as a reader and maybe a cheerleader.
Congratulations to all the Mocha Girls who participated in the Read A Thon!  See you in April for the next one.  Mocha Girl Alysia
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  • I just got your comment Alysia. First time I’ve been online all day. I needed a little break after the read-a-thon. Great post! I love the compilation of everyone’s anwers. Hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday dear.

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  • Everyone who did this event has my respect – I can’t stay awake for that long but I loved reading your reactions!

    • Amy, you should join us next time even if it’s for a few hours. It was fun.

      • I think I just might! I’ll read as long as I can 🙂

        • The next one is in April. I’ll let you know. Trust me…you’ll have fun. 🙂

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