Overall I spent more time reading during the 24 hours than I expected I would be able too. I read most of the day (9am - 5pm) with short breaks for minor household tasks, talking to my family, and blogging/checking in with the readathon. I had a social event to go to in the evening, but read for about 2 hours after I got back, then slept for a couple hours before reading some more. I woke up early this morning and read a little more just before (and a bit after) the readathon ending hour. Overall a very productive, pleasant reading day and only a reasonable amount of ribbon candy was consumed.
Here is my wrap-up questionnaire:
- What book(s) did you read during the event? I re-read "Murder in the Cathedral" (and wrote a post about it) ; I made good progress (the whole first epoch and a couple chapters into the second) on The Woman in White; and I read The Phantom Tollbooth.
- What book(s) did you finish? "Murder in the Cathedral" and The Phantom Tollbooth.
- What did you like about our event? I liked having a whole day scheduled for reading and I enjoyed the comments and posts from other participants. I really liked that it was laid-back and each reader set their own goals. Progress is good--whether it is a lot or a little--it's all progress. I liked the questionnaires, it was interesting to read the answers from other participants.
- Do you have suggestions for future Readathons through The Classics Club? I thought it was excellent, and I liked the supportive, but not pressuring vibe of it. I would have liked to see a couple more check-in posts at the Classics Club blog (maybe one every 6 hours?) If the checkin posts had a survey question for participants (like, are you enjoying the book you are reading more or less than expected?) that might have been interesting.
- Would you participate in future Readathons? Definitely. And next time I will be better prepared thanks to the excellent advice for participating in a readathon from Down the Writers Path