With my MLIS degree complete and my first part-time real librarian position in high gear I find that my pleasure reading has gotten back on track. I figured now would be the time to get back to blogging. Let's hope I can keep on top of my books.
So with my trusty Pomeranian dog "Spike" stiill by my side I will continue the challenge to read 1001 books.
I shut down before the final questions were up for the end of the Dewey Read-A-Thon, so here are my answers. Also, my reviews are probably going to go up tomorrow as I have homework to get done today.
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I'd have to say between hours of 15 to 18 when my reading slowed and I got very tired. But I got a second wind and made it to the 24th hour! 2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? For me any Harry Potter would keep me interested,even with their length. 3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? As this was my first "Dewey" I would have liked a little clearer idea of what was going on and how to post. The other read-a-thons I have been involved in you just posted to their site your updates. Maybe a 'newbie' page? 4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked the hourly update on the site. 5. How many books did you read? Six 6. What were the names of the books you read? LAST NIGHT I SANG TO THE MONSTER by Benjamin Alire Saenz--239 pgs. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY by Oscar Wilde--218 pgs. THE PEARL DIVER by Jeff Talarigo--240 pgs. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells--187 pgs. RUNNING THE BOOKS by Ari Steinberg--399 pgs. CLONE CODES by Patricia, Fredrick and John McKissack--177 pgs. 7. Which book did you enjoy most? I'd have to say THE PEARL DIVER, with RUNNING THE BOOKS coming in a close second. 8. Which did you enjoy least? Probably CLONE CODES as there was not enough meat to the story, but it is the beginning of a trilogy. 9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Not a Cheerleader. 10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would definately participate again and would be a reader.