2015 Reading Challenge [Closed] discussion

26 views
Read-a-thons > Third Read-a-Thon - Wrap Up!

Comments Showing 1-11 of 11 (11 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (last edited Dec 06, 2015 09:36PM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
Give yourself a big ol' high five! You did it! You're awesome! Whether you read 10 pages or 10,000 pages you were part of this Read-a-Thon and that's something!



So, now that we're all done, tell us what you thought...

Did you enjoy this week long format?
Did you enjoy the challenges?
Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
Give us all your feedback!

PS: If you missed any games/challenges you are, of course, welcome to go back and do those now. Just 'cause the read-a-thon is over doesn't mean the fun has to be! :D


message 2: by Laura, Mod (new)

Laura | 599 comments Mod
I think the read-a-thon went pretty great! If I do say so myself ;)

But for real, though. Please give us feedback! It's great to here everyone's thoughts before we try to plan a new event.

I personally liked the week long format. As a grad student, something is always going on so it seems like I always am too busy during the 24-hour events. I really liked being able to read when it fit, even if I didn't get as much reading done as I would have liked.

Please visit the activities if you haven't already! Especially the recommendation train. That's something we could keep going all year :)


message 3: by Ana A (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 414 comments I agree with Laura, I want the recommendation train to be yearlong, too.

Did you enjoy this week long format?
--I'm kind of mixed here because it seems like there were more replies to the games and stuff when it was just 24 hours. It seemed more special if the time limit was shorter.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
--Yeah..but I didn't actually read a whole lot since this whole week was really busy for me.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
--None that I can think of right now.


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne Mey Did you enjoy this week long format?
Definitely ! Having more days to read is great and i could actually read several books.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
There were nice ideas out there. I chose to participate in the ones that i liked the most and could do.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
It's nice as it is for now i don't have any more ideas.

I enjoyed being able just to share what i had read each day that was nice. I didn't keep a pages count though so i just said which book i was reading. It helped me keep motivated and focused. I really liked to be trying to read more with other people.
Thank you for that and i really hope you'll do this again next year.


message 5: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Did you enjoy this week long format?
Absolutely! I'm a slow reader, so it allowed me to make more of a dent in my reading! And it was fun to have the different games each day/time to participate in them throughout the whole week.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
Most of them! I didn't participate in some though :/

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
I don't think so, this was my first read-a-thon and I loved it!

Give us all your feedback!
I really like the idea of the recommendation chain, and I hope that we can do the week-long read-a-thon again!


message 6: by Zaz, Mood Minion (last edited Dec 07, 2015 09:03AM) (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
Did you enjoy this week long format?
Yep, it was nice, I'd more time to do other things during the weekend and it was nice to actually finish some books.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
Most of them. I lacked inspiration for the ones I didn't participate.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
No, it was nice like this. Maybe for another we could add a little something to read together. It could be nice to do a read-a-thon next year with one of the BOTM.

Give us all your feedback!
I gave it all :p


message 7: by Ebb (last edited Dec 07, 2015 03:34PM) (new)

Ebb (ebbsbooks) Did you enjoy this week long format?

I loved the readathon week long format. I think I read more in this period thank I ever have in a week period, so thank you for that :)

Did you enjoy the challenges?

I completely forgot to do the challenges but I think I'll have a look and complete them anyway.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?

Everything was great.

Thanks so much for setting this up, I will definitely do it again!


message 8: by Marta (last edited Dec 07, 2015 07:59PM) (new)

Marta (gezemice) Did you enjoy this week long format?
Yes! I can't do 24 hours, too much in my life, last time it happened I recall had zero time to read. Plus I get tired easily and can't stay up late. This way was not so much pressure but more fun.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
Yes, They were really thoughtful and fun and well conceived and moderated. You guys did a great job, hats off! Also, it was real fun to read the responses.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
Maybe there were a bit too many challenges, I could not get to all of them. I think one per day woukd be enough.

Give us all your feedback!
It was awesome, mods did an amazing job! I enjoyed it a lot, albeit I think I probably read about the same as I would have otherwise, it was fun to do it together.


message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 122 comments Did you enjoy this week long format?
Yes. I have some days that I can spend a lot of time reading and some days where I have almost no time for reading. Having a week long format allowed flexibility in my schedule.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
Yes they were so much fun and helped me think about the books I've read so far. It was fun to read other people's responses too.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
I think everything went well.


message 10: by Francesca (new)

Francesca | 391 comments Did you enjoy this week long format?
I loved it. It's the first read-a-thon I've actually been able to participate in. I'm rarely able to read for an entire day, due to other things happening or that I have to do, but with the week long one I was able to just read whenever I could. So the week long one felt more inclusive.

Did you enjoy the challenges?
I loved them! There were a few I didn't do as I couldn't think of anything for them, the cover ones mainly, but all the challenges and games were really great ideas and I loved the ones I did do.

Are there any areas you'd like to see improved?
I can't think of anything.


message 11: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 531 comments I loved the week-long format - I couldn't participate in either of the others, so this was my first. I think with a week, most people who want to participate can, even in a small way. The challenges were fun!

Huge thanks to the mods for everything - it was a blast.


back to top