Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Mini-Readathon Mini-Challenge #5

Sarah at Sarah Says hosts Summer Mini-Readathon. The last mini-challenge is a simple end-of-the-event survey.

1. How many books and/or pages were you able to read?

I read one book and approximately a half of the second book or 460 pages.

2. About how many hours were you able to read for? (Were there many distractions, breaks, etc?)

I read for six hours. I spent a lot of time online blogging, checking other blogs and tweets, watched news (some at least), had some snacks – no ice-cream, though, took my cat out and some other minor things one has to do and time flew.

3. Do you have any likes/dislikes about the 12-hour readathon, compared to a 24-hour readathon?

This was my first readathon. I was thinking of joining a 24-hour readathon in the past, but I have a lot of things to take care of at home, so I just can’t afford myself to commit so much of my time. Plus, I need my sleep. I have been up for 24 hours only one day in my life so far.  12-hour period is much better. It allowed me to do quite a lot of reading and still do all the other things.

4. Favorite and least favorite books that you read today?

Of the two books I was reading, Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night by Kresley Cole was my favourite – it was far more interesting and better written. Although both books seem of the same easy-read type based on genre and titles, they are quite different. It Must Be Love by Rachel Gibson was a really easy easy-read, predictable, and writing was really nothing special (plus I read it in Slovene translation and there were a few awkward translations). Cole’s book was much more suspenseful and the writing is enjoyable, too. 

5. Do you have any suggestions for things you'd like me to do differently if I host another mini-readathon?

I honestly have no idea – and the summer heat here is killing my thinking capacity.

I think you did a splendid job. This was a really well-organised event and I loved the mini-challenges, which were all fun to participate in.

1 comment:

  1. You got a lot of reading done! Way more than me in any case :-)

    Thank you SO much for joining Pepca, and make sure you keep an eye on my blog Tuesday to see who won the prizes!


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