Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour five, if you can believe it. I needed sleep and I ended up spending a couple of hours napping. I fell asleep with my Kindle open and two books spread out across a pillow.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae. There is just so much information packed on every page and her style is innovative and hypnotic.
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Maybe more Twitter interaction.
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The excitement.
How many books did you read? I read part of the Gray Notebook by Josep Pla, Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia, Che by Jon Lee Anderson, The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott, The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway, The Will to Meaning by Viktor Frankl, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. So 7 books that I alternated between.
Which book did you enjoy most? The Adderall Diaries.
Which did you enjoy least? None.
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I was not, but hopefully I will be the next time around.
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am definitely going to participate as a reader.