I don’t know about the rest of you, but I needed a few days to recover from the read-a-thon!
Thanks to Hannah, Eva, and Nymeth for helping make this read-a-thon fantastic!
One of our drawings in Hour 5 was a random drawing of two cheerleaders. One of the cheerleaders that we drew wasn’t able to end up cheering, so we’ve redrawn a new winner! Lynn from Chronicles of an Infant Bibliophile wins a book of her choice from the Prizes page and one of the following (given out on a first come, first served basis):
- Laura’s bookmark set
- 2 sets from Katrina (winner gets one of these, but we have 2 to give away)
- Kim’s bookmark
- a set of literary stamps
- Read-a-thon mug
Here’s some winners from mini-challenges we didn’t have a challenge to announce during the actual read-a-thon:
Now for winners who we had to draw after the read-a-thon was over:
- Most time spent reading: Liyana Liyana Land with 24.5 hours! Liyana, you’re our hero.You’ve won a $15 Amazon gift card!
- Most pages read: Deborah from Books, Movies, and Chinese Food with 6,882. LOL. I think we all wish we could read this fast. You’ve also won a $15 Amazon gift card!
- Most enthusiastic cheerleader was Jill from Fizzy Thoughts. Everyone loved your cheers, Jill! You get a $25 Amazon gift card
- The other most enthusiastic cheerleader was Eva from A Striped Armchair. Congratulations! You’ve won a $20 Amazon gift card!
Winners of the end-of-event meme:
- Fiona from Book Journeys won 5 books of her choice from the Prizes page
- Melissa from One Librarian’s Book Reviews one of the Hachette bundles from the Prizes page
Winners, please email deweyreadathon at gmail to claim your prize.
Money for Charity!
As far as we can tell, $956 was raised for charity! You guys are awesome! (Probably more money was raised but it’s hard to keep track of everyone!)
Other cool stuff
We have a French version! They had their first read-a-thon in June and had 10 people participate. They’re already planning another read-a-thon for 2010!
Begging and Pleading
Unfortunately for me, Eva and Nymeth have decided to not to co-host in the future. So we’re now in need of at least two more co-hosts for April. I can’t say exactly what you would do as far as co-hosting before the read-a-thon, because we split up the duties so one person isn’t saddled with everything, but things that we do pre-read-a-thon and that you may or may not end up doing include: soliciting prizes, getting mini-challenge hosts, organizing the cheerleaders, answering questions, divvying up the prizes for the various hours, etc. Duties during the read-a-thon are more universal and include: posting during each hour of your shift (shifts are 6 hours), being the back-up for someone else who is posting for their shift, monitoring Twitter, going around to participants as needed, following up with mini-challenge hosts, etc. If you’re interested in co-hosting or volunteering in some other way, please send an email to deweyreadathon at gmail.
The next read-a-thon…
The date for the next read-a-thon is April 10, 2010. Mark your calendars!
(Originally I’d set this date for April 3, 2010, but April 4th is Easter, so I switched it.)