A Date with a Readathon (for Charity!) Results

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Post-Readathon Wrap-up:
I made it to Hour 21.5  last night, nodding off in my last book appropriately called Her Best Laid Plans.

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you? 

Surprisingly the  halfway point hour 12. I was multi-tasking all day with chores and audiobooks and just started to crash.


Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Mix it up with different genres, and keeping books on the short side worked for me. Novellas= more books read & keeps you motivated!


Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Nah- everything is awesome as always.

everything is awesome

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The community support was great.


How many books did you read?



What were the names of the books you read?


Finished books in progress:

Safe with Me by Amy Hatvany (Audiobook)

What I Thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Novellas read:

The Little Android by Marissa Meyer

The Queen’s Army by Marissa Meyer

Glitches by Marissa Meyer

Red at Night by Katie McGarry

Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna

Started listening:

Love Life by Rob Lowe (finished disc 1)


Which book did you enjoy most?

Safe with Me was suspenseful and kept me reading, but it was intense too and wore me out. I had to switch to lighter reads after that, hence the novellas.


Which did you enjoy least?

 What I Thought Was True was a little disappointing.


If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I wasn’t but thanks so much for cheering me on, especially in the wee hours.


How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I certainly hope so, as a reader again.


Reading for Charity Totals:

I was reading to support The Trevor Project. Their mission:

the trevor project


The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

I pledged to donate a per book/comment amount. And here’s the final tally:

  • .$5 for each book read – 6 = $30
  • $5 for each hour listened – 7 hours = $35

  • 25 cents for each comment or like on this post – currently 30 comments/likes = $7.50 (rounded up to $10)

  • $5 for each hour missed – 4.5 hours = $22.50 (rounded up to $25)

Total donation for The Trevor Project = $100 

4/27/2014 10:44:05 AM (PT)

Your Contribution Information:
The Trevor Project

Lucy Tonkin

The following summarizes your contribution for:
Special One-time gift BETA

Total Contribution Amount: 100.00
Payment Amount: 100.00
Outstanding Amount: 0.00
Total Received Today: 100.00
ID: 164933765

Big thanks to Felicia at The Geeky Blogger ‘s Book Blog for also making a $10 donation to The Trevor Project, and being so supportive of everyone reading for charity!

Also huge thanks to author Marissa Meyer who was also reading for charity, and matching donations for everyone who was reading for charity! So that’s another $100 for Marissa’s charity Reach Out and Read. Woohoo!

Marissa says:

I will personally match the donation amounts that other read-a-thonners donate, AND include an additional donation for every Lunar Chronicles book or short story that is read during the day!


That’s a wrap for readathon! See you in October!


8 thoughts on “A Date with a Readathon (for Charity!) Results

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  2. readaholic31 says:

    What a nice idea to do it for charity! I was bummed to miss out on this years but I think I’ll definitely be doing it for charity next year!

  3. Peta says:

    Fantastic to see the amounts being raised for charity. I participated too (Felicia rocks!) but ended up fining myself more than I raised by reading. Must switch that ratio next time 🙂

  4. 7 books! That’s awesome!! It’s even more awesome that you read for charity!! Great job! 🙂
    And Marissa Meyer rocks too!

    1. You rocked it. I need to do novellas next time.

  5. Summer says:

    This sounds like such a great event! Maybe someday I’ll gather up the courage and join next time 🙂 Wow 21.5 hours and 7 books. YOU GO!

  6. Candice says:

    What a fun day! I wish I’d been able to participate but real life man… real life. Glad you got some serious reading done!

  7. stacybuckeye says:

    I made it 21.5 hours too 🙂 Love that you did it for charity!

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