Sunday, April 26, 2015
Dewey's Readathon - Final Thoughts
I had a great time participating in the readathon. I really couldn't remember if I had done it before, but I do know that I was amazed at the number of people that joined in. I volunteered to help cheer and was assigned to Team Mr. Popper. It was a lot of fun to go around and see what others were reading, what they were eating, and where they were from. This thing is worldwide. Just amazing! And I was astounded at the amount of work it takes to sort everyone out and keep up with all the challenges and cheerleaders and prizes and winners and so many social platforms. Wow!
I was very unstructured in my aims today, other than cheering. I managed to make it to all the blogs my team was cheering for, plus a bunch more that weren't on my team. I took a break early in the day - morning - to go walk at the gym/rec center and run a few errands. I mostly listened to books today, managing only a few pages in regular books. Probably about 50 or so, but I didn't keep up really.
I listened to over 4 hours of audiobooks. I finished The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling. That is the book selection for my mystery book group that will meet next week. I won't be reviewing that one until after the book group meeting. I began another book, an Agatha Christie favorite, Murder On The Orient Express, and got a few minutes into that one.
I knew going in that I wouldn't be staying up and reading far into the night. So, I took myself off to bed at around my usual time. Overall, I managed about 12 hours - probably half of it reading in some form and about 6 hours cheering. It was fun. It was exhausting. And I'll likely do it again if things allow in the fall.
Thanks so much to all who worked so hard to make this event a success! And thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and cheer me on!