Hour 48: The End!

WE DID IT! We made it the full 48 hours and I could not be more thrilled (or tired). I’m insanely proud of all you readers, all 1,150 of you (can you believe it?).

So that we can all get to bed, let’s get some of this nitty gritty out of the way.

Three last door prize winners to announce:

Miss Ariel

Britain Callen

Dee (@Lucky_LaDee on Litsy)

The winner of Hour 42’s literary dinner party challenge is:

Hannah @ Book Freak-Out

Can I come to all of your dinner parties? They sound fantastic!

If you can, I’d love to know how this readathon went for all of you, anything you’d change, your favorite books, etc. So leave a comment with this closing survey:

  1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
  2. How many hours did you read?
  3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
  4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
  5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

And thanks to our friends at Book Riot, all readathon participants will be getting an email with a 25% discount code for their store. So keep your eyes peeled for that. Thank you to the whole BR gang for going above and beyond for this ‘thon.

Since I know you’re all dying to mark your calendars, the next 24in48 readathon will be held on:

July 22-23, 2017

Lastly, if you finished a full 24 hours of reading, you’re eligible to win one of three amazing prize packs. Fill out this form, including your proof of hours read, before midnight ET on Tuesday, January 24th.

It’s been amazing, guys, once again. Thanks for joining me!

87 thoughts on “Hour 48: The End!

  1. reganws says:

    Thanks so much – It was awesome. I didn’t think I could do it but managed to fight through the last hour to get it done 🙂

    I am tired…sleep is calling…i will dream of the next 24in48 and respond to the questions tomorrow.

    So. Much. Fun. Zzzzzz

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    • reganws says:

      1. Finished One audio book (6 hours); started another (1.25 hours); finished two books (total 640 pages); started another (kindle so not sure how many pages)

      2. 24 hours. Struggled to keep my eyes open for the last half hour. Finished with an hour to spare but shut my eyes when I got to 24 hrs.

      3. Loved the challenges and questions every three hours. Although at the end I had wished I spent less time building book stack rainbows and more time reading lol. Kidding though – my son loved it and I loved our time building them.

      4. I can’t think of anything – my son would say more challenges but I thought the mix was perfect.

      5. Definately- although the next one is scheduled on my birthday – will it seem rude to just ask everyone to leave me alone on my b-day so I can read? Lol

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  2. Ada chivers says:

    1. I didn’t keep Tracke of the Pages, I finished 3 graphic novels, and kept Reading the books I was already Reading.
    2. I knew I was nota going to read 24 hours, I planned to read at least 10 and read 11+ hours, and I am Very proud of myself!
    3 and 4. It was amazing!!!
    5. what about next weekend??? 😋

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  3. My final totals: ~25 hours of reading, including 3 hours of listening to an audiobook. I finished 1000 pages plus 3 hours of audiobook.

    Books completed: Death of a Peer, by Ngaio Marsh (quite good, murder mystery set in London among rather peculiar members of the upper class); One Hundred Names, by Cecelia Ahern (good story about journalism, ethics, and the notion that everyone has a story worth telling)

    Other Books Read: The House of Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne; The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Donimation, edited by John Joseph Adams.

    It was fun, though no one on tumblr or facebook this year seemed to be participating much(which was good cause I could focus more on reading, but annoying since there was no one there to chat with during reading breaks. I’ll be glad when I can afford a cell phone so I can use apps like Litsy.

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  4. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    I read 349 pages but didn’t make it to 24 hours, from three different books. I finished Requiem by Lauren Oliver I had started earlier this week, got through the chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the magic book club ans started Illuminae, loving the style of the book!

    How many hours did you read?
    5 hours and 46 minutes, it was still fun though.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I think it’s a great idea because we still have time to sleep and eat and do other things. Also the spacing of the updates was perfect, enough time to join in between reading.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    On your part, I think it’s already very well executed. On my part, I wanted to participate more, next time I’ll clean during the week so I’ll have more time on Saturday.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Yes, I already wrote it down on my calendar. July 22 – 23!

    Thanks for hosting it, I look forward to see what you do next time.

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  5. Thanks again for organizing!!

    1. Read 4 books, 3 graphic novels, and 2 audiobooks. Read a total of 1833 pages and 8 hours of listening

    2. Read 24 hours and 5 minutes.

    3. The challenges were a lot of fun. And it was nice seeing so many other readers participating.

    4. It’s hard with all the different time zones to keep track of when there will be a challenge and when we will have to complete it by. Maybe a slightly more detailed schedule?

    5. Oh yes!!

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  6. Lizpixie says:

    1. I finished 6 books & read 4 chapters of a 7th
    2. 27hrs49mins32sec!
    3. I loved the challenges, being able to use Litsy this time & the door prizes (even though I missed out😔)
    4. More challenges, maybe posting more on Litsy?
    5. Definitely, it’s been a blast!

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  7. Jessica S says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    6 books (2 graphic novels, 1 short story, 1 essay, 2 memoirs)

    How many hours did you read? 15 hours, 15 minutes

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    Love the challenges! Super fun and motivating.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    I guess I didn’t know exactly how to participate until partway through the readathon. Maybe a tips on how to participate page?? Even how to copy a post to the comments here. I’m pretty intuitive with technology but it took me a bit to navigate everything to make sure I was participating appropriately (still not sure I was!)

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes!

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  8. 1. I read 6 books, and started a 7th. I did not keep track of the number of pages
    2. I read for 24 hours and 41 minutes
    3. I loved the check-ins every 3 hours! The prize form was set up nicely, and I loved the prize pack options. Plus I loved how the Marches were tied into some of the challenges. There was such a sense of community and solidarity, which was great for those of us who couldn’t go out and march!
    4. More prize packs??
    5. Absolutely!!

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  9. Joy Bishop says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    8 complete books, 3 books started.
    Approximately 3000 pages

    How many hours did you read?
    24:04

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    The check ins were a great way to keep focused!

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Absolutely !

    Thanks so much for putting this on! It was awesome!

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  10. Read: 16 hours
    Liked the check-ins
    Was intrigued by the names/initials of those who won prizes. For example many A’s and K’s (even Katie/Katja in Hour 24 plus other Kates in other Hours)
    Would have liked accommodations for those who are unable to use audiobooks. I’m deaf; I was not the only deaf participant. My eyes were worn out and dry — sure did wish I could use audiobooks to help increase my hours.
    @Betty on Litsy

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    • Rachel says:

      Betty, I’m not sure what kind of accommodations you have in mind. You didn’t have to use audiobooks…but they were an option for people who wanted them, since I usually get questions asking if they count. There were many people who didn’t use audiobooks at all and hit 24 hours. If you could elaborate by what you mean, I’d love to be able to help.

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  11. 1) I listened to one entire audiobook (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and then skipped around between books doing some random research, so I can’t really say books/pages read.
    2) I stopped my timer right at 24 hours, but I’ve still been working on research for the last two hours or so since.
    3) As always, I love the chatting and support on Twitter. It was fun!
    4) Check-in posts every three hours was a little much for me, though I understand you wanted to give away lots of prizes! It was just a lot to keep up with.
    5) I’ll absolutely be back for the next one. I love these readathons. I start looking forward to the next one as soon as the last one ends.

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  12. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    2 complete, part of 4 others, 560 pages
    How many hours did you read?
    12 hr 20 min (6 hr 30 min reading, 5 hr 50 min audio)
    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    It’s all good!
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Definitely

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  13. Thank you for organizing!!! Looking forward to July!!!

    I will definitely add a charity element next time. Thanks for letting me participate!! 💜💜💜

    My final stats:

    Read 1712 pages
    Total hours (1.5 hrs not recorded bc didn’t know how) 25.5. Total charted 24
    Completed: 5 books. Again,Alabama. Love,Alabama. Wonder. Talking As Fast as I can (audible) Harry Potter and Sorcerers Stone (audible) and started a re read of Light A Penny Candle

    I loved it

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  14. Kate says:

    How many books did you read? I read 3 books, one from 40%, one from 15% and one in full.
    Pages? I didn’t keep track.
    How many hours did you read? 7.5hrs
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? I liked the check-ins and the photo prompts.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes, definitely. I didn’t find out about the readathon until just before it started, so I was running on US time. Next time I’ll know it’s on and make use of my Saturday properly here in Australia.

    Thanks for hosting.

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  15. twentyonelittlethings says:

    I read 2.5 books! My timer reset itself so I stopped keeping track – I would say I read around 10 hours. Better than nothing! Thanks for organizing, this is my second one and they’re really fun! See you in July!

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  16. Erin says:

    2 books read
    16 hours

    I liked that there were more random door prizes and not so many challenges. It allowed me to focus on reading.

    The only suggestion I have would be to also post challenges on Litsy like last time. (I do realize there is only one of you, however 🙂) if that’s not feasible then it is totally understandable!

    Absolutely!! Just put it in my calendar!

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  17. Piper Farr says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? I read 3 books, one I had already been 9 chapters into, and the others I read in full during the readathon! I didn’t exactly keep count of the pages, but it was probably somewhere around 1000, as two of the books were a little over 300 pages and the other was a little over 500.

    How many hours did you read? 24 hours and 26 minutes!

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? Whole thing seemed to go smoothly.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? I think I would! It would be nice to participate in the Summer, when I can read outside!

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  18. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    How many hours did you read?
    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

    1. I finished 2 books, 1 print and 1 audiobook and I also got about 3 hours into another audiobook and halfway through another print book. I also read some articles in the Times. Didn’t count pages though, oops.

    2. I read for all 24 hours, barely making it before time was up 🙂

    3. I enjoyed the prompts every 3 hours or so.

    4. I know some people had trouble with stopwatches and tracking so maybe offering other ways to track. But overall it all seems to have worked out great!

    5. Yes I will be participating again. Maybe even do my own personal monthly ones cuz it was nice to dedicate so much time to reading

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  19. lonbeehold says:

    How many books did you read? Finished one and made it through 90% of another. Both had been in my TBR for awhile so it was great to actually get them read.

    Pages? About 500

    How many hours did you read? Just shy of 19

    What do you think worked well in this readathon? Everything worked great! I loved how much participation there was on Litsy and the website was great with updates, check-ins and challenges.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? From your end, all was great! From my end, maybe I’ll sacrifice more sleep to make it to the finish line next time.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? For sure!!

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  20. Donna Abate says:

    Thanks Rachel for holding such a cool and challenging event.

    1. I read 4.5 books and 1 audiobook. I didn’t keep track of pages. But I just counted and it’s 1,074.
    2. I read for 24 hours! Yay! I didn’t make it last time. But my plan to read at least 10 hours the first day, push to read in the wee hours both days and not checking social media as much helped me get to 24.
    3. I’m glad you had contests and check-ins every 3 hours. That helped me get more reading time in. 4. More single prizes and door prizes so more people can win. Love the discount at Book Riot. Great addition! Since you’re doing this all by yourself, you may want to recruit some help. You must be REALLY tired right now.
    5. Of course!

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  21. Nephele says:

    Thank you so much for organizing and running this event so diligently. It was wonderful, as always, and I love that even when I don’t have enough free time to commit to the full 24 hours reading out of 48, there are so many opportunities to check in and chat with folks, participate in the fun challenges, and just see what great books everyone is reading. I look forward to playing again come July!

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  22. Thank you for all your hard work hosting! This was my second one and I had lots of fun.

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    *I read 4 full books (1 audio, 2-ebook, 1 print) + 3 comic issues (out of a volume) + 2 chapters in Harry Potter and 8 chapters in another unfinished print book, and about 30 pages of another audio book. Total Pages: 1,465* Approximately (I had to guesstimate one e-book arc and the partial audiobook.

    How many hours did you read?
    *24:08:09.50

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    *For me keeping to the challenge times because I am in Hawaii and currently 5 hours behind so it was better for my body clock to start at 7 PM here (midnight EST) and end at the same time that stay up and read. Also setting goals and having audio books this time which allowed me to get some things done, cook, etc. while listening. I liked the challenge posts and did most of them except when I was sleeping. 😉

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    *Nothing I can think of on your end. I was ill this week and wasn’t as prepared as I wanted to be with having things doe/prepared so it was tough to manage the reading/breaks and getting around to everyone on Litsy as much as I wanted to. I did better checking out posts the first 12-18 hours but jammed a bit at the end–so next time I will be better prepared with life stuff. I also wish I could figure out how to get a Litsy URL to post here. I don’t know it is a me thing or a Litsy thing.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    *Yes! Thanks again!

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  23. Abi Marie Ainley says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    *cough*3*cough*
    To be fair though, The Noise of Time was tricky because I had no prior knowledge of Soviet Russia, and the other two were doorstoppers 😂

    How many hours did you read?
    Twen-ty-four!!!!! 😄😄

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    Yep! This is the first readathon I’ve ever completed.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Honestly I don’t know.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Yep! The next one’s after I’ve finished college so it’s going straight in my diary.

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  24. Melissa says:

    I finished 6 books, started 2, and continued 2 more. Did not count pages. I read for 24:30!

    I loved the regular blog posts and keeping up on Litsy. I will definitely do this again!

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  25. How many books did you read? Pages? I completed one book (Pride and Prejudice), but read a total of 784 pages.
    How many hours did you read? 24!!!!
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? Knowing that I had the freedom to take a break and that the goal of the readathon was simply to read.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? It would be cool to have a suggested group read, but I loved everything about the readathon the way it was!
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Oh, definitely!

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  26. Emily DeCato says:

    1. I started and finished 3 books. Mostly I read bits of a bunch of different books so I wouldn’t get burned out.
    2. 15.5, Sundays are busy days for me so most of that was on Saturday.
    3. I liked the challenges and that check-ins were every few hour instead of every hour. It was easy to keep reading and not get distracted that way.
    4. This readathon is near perfect.
    5. Yes, definitely! I had so much fun!

    Thank you so much for putting this on! I loved every minute!

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  27. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    I read 4 books, got 90 pages into a fifth book, and listened to 1 audio book.

    How many hours did you read?
    I read the full 24 hours! Plus an extra 8 minutes.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    What worked well was a clear schedule, lots of food, and not feeling rushed. Plus it was great to have the encouragement on here and social media!

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Maybe having everything on here, somehow? The challenges, people updating and checking in. Everything on here. But it stilled worked this way!

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Yes! Absolutely! The July readathon is on my calendar.

    Thanks for putting this together and giving away all these wonderful prizes. It’s absolutely wonderful. ☺

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  28. How many books did you read?
    I got through 4 books and an audiobook. Didn’t even think to count pages!
    How many hours did you read?
    About 24.5 in the end
    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    It was great fun to search the hashtag on Instagram and Litsy when I was taking a break from reading. Found so many new book-ish internet friends!
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    If you could rearrange space and time so that us folk on the other side of the world could start and finish at the same time to America, that’d be great 😛 In truth, I can’t think of anything. It was so much fun.
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    I would like to! It mostly depends on whether it lines up with a weekend that I have relatively free, which I don’t always have control over.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work! I had a great weekend 🙂

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    • Valerie Lovin says:

      How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!) I read 6 books, but only completed 1. And I didn’t keep track of pages, mostly because the majority of my reading was audio books.

      How many hours did you read? 27.5

      What do you think worked well in this readathon? I liked the option to have the updates emailed. It made it easy to keep track of the official clock, prizes , and challenges 😊

      What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? Honestly, there wasn’t anything I felt needed improving.

      Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Absolutely!

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  29. Katie says:

    I finished one book and I read/listened to parts of 7 others. I didn’t keep track of pages, I think that might have taken to much time to calculate.

    This was my first read-a-thon so I went in not expecting to make the 24. I read over 10 hours, though, which shows great hope for my next read-a-thon!

    I liked the posts every 3 hours on the website and the challenges. The updates gave me something to look forward to and a nice reminder to have a cup of cocoa. I liked the comments section too- I discovered a lot of new to me bookstagrammers. I also liked how the point of the read-a-thon was fun. I know many people didn’t get to 24 or even near it, but no one should feel disappointed. We all read more than normal and had fun doing it!

    As others have suggested, a blog post about bookathon prepping and strategizing, complied from tips from everyone. I also like the idea someone had if an optional “common book” for everyone to read. Finally, I liked some of the challenges but others were a bit too… focused. More all purpose challenges everyone can participate in would be good.

    Absolutely! I’m planning on doing this one again and I hear the Dewey one is fairly popular too so I might try that one.

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  30. blampard29 says:

    I completed the full 24 hours with an hour and a half spare. I am so proud of myself! I have never achieved something like this before!
    I finished a book I was about halfway through before the read-a-thon (Cinder) and started and finished a book for the read-a-thon (The Distance Between Us)! I read 204 pages of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (it was way too big for me to finish!) and the last 2 hours I picked up Scarlet because I loved Cinder so much and couldn’t help myself!
    I tried to set myself a schedule for the read-a-thon, but Sunday it didn’t work for me, because I slept through my first 4 hour block – whoops! So I had to read for 5 hour blocks which was hard. But I think definitely setting up a schedule worked for me in the end.
    This was my first read-a-thon and I think it was fun and a great way to start 2017! YES, definitely will participate in a future 24in48!!

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  31. 1. One book (John Verdon’s Think of a Number), a few pages of John Verdon’s Shut your Eyes Tight, and about 500 pages of Steven Erikson’s Gardens of the Moon. The last was too much for my mood on Sunday, so I switched to John Verdon that day. The total of the page number elludes me.
    2. 24 hours 15-30 minutes
    3. I read. I’ve been in the stint of writing for a long time, having read nothing but my own work. So yeah, I read. That was good.
    4. Well, there’s not much else to do about it. We’re supposed to read. We do that. Giving an update or two every once in a while. There are prizes if one’s interested. It’s all good
    5. If my schedule permits it, I might give it a try.

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  32. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    – 5 books, 1,094 pages

    How many hours did you read?
    – 24 *party dances*

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    – I really enjoyed the three hour posts and challenges. Not too much to distract me completely from reading, but gave a nice little break. The support on twitter was awesome, everyone was just hearting each other’s posts. I even held a poll for the next book to read (they didn’t let me down!)

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    – Is there anyway to have a UK rep? I’d completely understand if it’s a no. I just had a us et clock open on one of my tabs the whole time. Just meant I had to do maths >.< *shivers* ugh, numbers

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    -Of course!

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  33. Kelly says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)

    I finished 1 pre-readathon book and read 4 full books totaling 1,387 pages.

    How many hours did you read?

    Unfortunately, I only kept partial track (because I forgot to use a stopwatch). From what I recorded on Twitter, it was at least 12 hours, probably more.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?

    Updates every 3 hours, hastag on Twitter to follow along with everyone.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    Everything was good for me! 🙂

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

    ABSOLUTELY YES!

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  34. 1. I read about 2 1/2 books. Finished Crooked Kingdom, read Bad Feminist, and read about half of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated edition.
    2. I lost track of the number of hours because my stopwatch reset itself – I’m guessing I ended up at about 18.
    3. I really enjoyed the check-ins every 3 hours on the blog. It was the perfect time for a quick social media break and kept me from getting too distracted.
    4. I think it would be cool to have one book that everyone tried to read and then have a discussion about it (optional of course)
    5. I’ve already marked my calendar for the next one!

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  35. Thank you for organizing this read a thon I really enjoyed it.

    1. I read 2 books. Read a total of 534 pages.

    2. I read 11 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds

    3. I loved participating in some of the challenges. It made me be a little more creative and I loved interacting with everybody.

    4. I loved it I think everything worked really well.

    5. Absolutely!! I will be marking the next read a thon down on my calendar.

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  36. Brianna says:

    1. I didn’t finish any books (well, maybe I technically finished Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl on audio…), but I did START 11 books.
    2. 24 HOURS! :^D :^D :^D
    3. I liked checking back to see what was happening on the main website, I enjoyed your updates. Gotta be honest, I didn’t do a lot of social media scrolling because I wanted to be reading.
    4. I really liked it, so it’s difficult to say! OH! It might be cool if there was a link to a printable bookmark for the occasion. Perhaps designed in advance of the readathon through a contest to get hype up?
    5. I’d like to!

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  37. rachelhearn says:

    I finished Grit by Angela Duckworth, and Miracle Morning for Writers. I started and finished The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck, How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career, and Underground Railroad. I read some of, but did not finish, Americanah, The Happiness Project, and All the Single Ladies. This was so awesome to do! I did finish the 24 hours…and then I got in bed and read for another hour because it seemed like the only thing to do. 🙂

    It was my first year, so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. Though I liked all the social media and challenges, I didn’t pay much attention to them because I didn’t want to get distracted from reading. Thanks for putting all of this together and making it so much fun!

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  38. I’m so glad I found this project, it was a great weekend and I learned so much about myself in the process!

    1. I finished 3 books in total. I was already 1/3 in the first one when the readathon started, then I started and completed 2 other books. One of them was a collection of stories by Charles Dickens, making the reading slower… But, in total I managed to read 750 pages (actual read pages).

    2. I read for 24:02 hours. The first day was a bit slower. I spent time eating and doing other things, so I didn’t realize that I might not get to 12 hours (I had a bit over 11 hours). That meant that on Sunday I read almost without any breaks, just so I can complete my mission. I really wanted to get to 24 hours and it was a very close call.

    3-4. It’s the first time I’m doing this, so it’s very difficult for me to judge.I like that there are posts on the page, but I was not very active during the weekend, so maybe now I can get to read what happened in the meantime. Making this international is wonderful, but challenging to keep in touch in real time.

    5. I will definitely participate in future readathons, but I feel like it’s too much to wait until the summer, so I’m planning on having a few of my own. I made a lot of progress in one weekend and it was amazing to just sit and read. Now I also understand how it works and how I can better plan my time.

    Thank you for this weekend and for the challenge, it was wonderful and insightful!

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  39. 1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    I finished 3 books total, but read on 5 overall. However, I didn’t keep track of pages.
    2. How many hours did you read?
    17 hours, 16 minutes, 40 seconds according to my stopwatch.
    3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I liked the 3 hour check-ins, made it so much easier to keep off the computer and read!
    4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    Better prizes, I wasn’t enthused about any of the options for the door prizes, so I was actually glad I didn’t win!
    5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Possibly, if I can plan ahead and get my child involved as well!

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  40. Catherine Phan says:

    1. How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    I finished 2 books total, but read/listened to 5 overall. I read 700 pages and listened for 6 hours 27 minutes.

    2. How many hours did you read?
    15 hours, 3 minutes, 37 seconds.

    3. What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    The 3 hour check-ins were great!

    4. What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    n/a

    5. Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Yes! Although probably not the one in the summer since it is too nice outside!

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  41. How many books did you read? 4 in total, although I didn’t quite finish book 4
    How many hours did you read? 24 1/2 hours
    What do you think worked well in this readathon? I tried to get as much reading done on Saturday as I could. I liked the challenges too.
    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time? No idea. I thought it was run really well!
    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon? Definitely

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  42. 1. I finished 5 books and got 1/3 into a 6th. I didn’t keep track of pages.
    2. 24 hours and 2 minutes!
    3. I loved checking the hashtag to see what others were reading/ how their readathon was going.

    Hoping to participate in the next one!

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  43. midnighthelpmeet says:

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)
    3.5 books

    How many hours did you read?
    24 hours ish (had trouble with my timer)

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    I didn’t know that we needed a screenshot or something to prove our hours when we hit 24. Maybe make sure that’s mentioned in the intro post. I would have taken screenshots of my timer.

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    Yes

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  44. Abby Johnson says:

    Thanks so much for this fun weekend! My husband (unofficial participant) and I had a blast!

    How many books did you read? Pages? (If you didn’t keep track, tell me that too!)

    I finished 3 total books, plus parts of two others, and almost an entire audiobook. I didn’t keep track of the pages.

    How many hours did you read?

    I ended up reading for 18.5 hours.

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?

    What worked well for me personally was lifting the pressure to reach 24 hours of reading (your blog posts were great for that! Very encouraging about making this a more casual weekend if we wanted to!) and devoting some more time to social media check ins instead. I was way more active on Litsy this time than I was last time and it made it a lot of fun, feeling connected to other participants, etc.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?

    I thought it was great!

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?

    Absolutely! I’m marking my calendar for the next one already!

    THANK YOU!!!

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  45. How many books did you read?
    I read three books, but I didn’t keep track of the pages. I might do that next time!

    How many hours did you read?
    I read for 24 hours (and forty-five minutes).

    What do you think worked well in this readathon?
    I thought the schedule for the blog posts was great… it was easy to remember when it was time to check in.

    What do you think could be done to improve the readathon for next time?
    I don’t have any suggestions, because I thought it went really well!

    Will you participate in a future 24in48 readathon?
    I definitely will! I’m bringing in a few of my friends, too!

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