Posts and Videos
I started out by recording a video and writing a post showing my reading options:
Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon (video)
Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: April 26, 2014 (blog post)
Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Wrap Up (video)
Then I posted twice during the event:
Readathon: Let's Get Started!
Burning Up Twitter
I spent a lot of time on Twitter using the #readathon and #teamrogue hashtags. I hear that #readathon trended and am not surprised since we were burning it up!
You can find me on Twitter as @TerriTalksBooks if you want to chat.
#TEAMROGUE rah. rah. *\o/*
The #teamrogue hashtag refers to the unofficial rogue cheerleading team that got started by joking about it on Twitter the night before Readathon. Andi from Estella's Revenge (and one of the people that make this event happen) referred to Team Rogue as "cheerleaders without borders." We were the bunch that didn't sign up to cheer ... but did so anyway. In true rogue fashion, we were not organized and visited people at random. We did have a little structure by trying to visit and cheer for those readers who signed up after the cut-off date. There were a lot of you! (You rogue readers know who you are.) We were so rogue I'm not sure who all was cheering as part of #teamrogue. Here are those I know about:
Memory Scarlett @xicanti
Becca Lostinbooks @imlostinbooks
Megan S @toadacious1
Literary Feline @LiteraryFeline
Kristen M @WeBeReading
If you were cheering as part of #teamrogue and I didn't mention you, please let me know and I'll add you to this list!
|Yeah, that's me going rogue.|
End of Event Meme
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 21. I did just GREAT until then. Probably running on caffeine and adrenaline. Then I pretty much passed out with a book on my face.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Really, you should pick whatever interests you and meets your reading goals. I did find that having shorter books, short stories, essays and graphic novels to read was helpful. I also had a fair selection to choose from and would not have hesitated to go pull from my fearsome TBR (to be read) pile if I suddenly found myself uninterested in my arranged reading stack.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
What do you think worked really well in this year's Read-a-thon?
The cheer teams seemed highly organized (except for #teamrogue of course) and did a fantastic job visiting readers on their chosen social media site. I also noted that international readers were able to receive prizes this time and I think that inclusiveness is awesome!
How many books did you read?
Which book did you enjoy most?
Since I only read two, it doesn't really apply. I finished both Show Your Work by Austin Kleon and Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion.
Which book did you enjoy least?
See previous answer.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year's Cheerleaders?
No. I'm a rogue. *smile*
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 again! I might even sign up as a cheerleader. You know, like, officially.
- To all readers for participating in one big READ for 24 hours.
- To my fellow #TEAMROGUE members (whoever you are).
- To all the other cheerleaders and hosts of various events and on various social media sites.
- To anyone who worked hard that I don't know about. You are appreciated!
- Most especially to super organizers Andi and Heather! I stand in awe of your love and dedication to this event.
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