Montag, 7. Januar 2013

Readathon Wrap-up

It is the day after the readathon and also my first day back in school after the Christmas break which is a bad combination because the effects of the sleep deprivation are fully kicking in.
But, while I almost fell asleep in Geography today I have not regretted participating for one second: I had an amazing time and made a lot of progress. I want to thank the lovely organizers who sacrificed much of their free time to make this run smoothly and did a wonderful job!

I am very satisfied with the readathon because firstly, it was incredibly fun to keep in touch with all the other bloggers and I added quite a few titles to my TBR list and secondly, despite being away the whole afternoon and evening I managed to devote more than 13 hours exclusively to reading.
On the Classics Club website there is a wrap-up questionnaire which I am answering below.

  1. What book(s) did you read during the event?
  2. What book(s) did you finish?
  3. What did you like about our event?
  4. Do you have suggestions for future Readathons through The Classics Club?
  5. Would you participate in future Readathons?

  1. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Both of them, which is almost unbelievable keeping in mind my reading pace!
  3. Everything. The interaction with other bloggers from all over the world, the opportunity to start the year with intense reading and the fact that there were updates and check-ins on the Classics Club site every few hours.
  4. Not really, since the only thing which troubled me was the time difference and that is something not even our wonderful organizers can fix.
  5. I may or may not have eaten all other chocolates during the readathon
  6. Definitely! The sooner the better! Although it is certainly not beneficial for my nutrition...


  1. Congratulations for finishing Faust and The Hobbit! Especially Faust. You're making me want to give it another try soon- perhaps after I finish The Divine Comedy (yes, it WILL happen).
    Good luck with the start of the new semester!

  2. Congratulations on finishing two books, that's awesome :)
    It was my first day back at work (school) today too. I'm absolutely shattered now!

  3. You did do well - 13 hours reading is a lot so I'm not surprised you went to sleep in class.

  4. Oh wow, you did a lot better than I did--especially in terms of number of hours read! I can't wait to hear what your thoughts are on The Hobbit.

  5. Yay, you finished Faust! Well done :)

  6. That's a great effort - well done :-)
    I'm looking forward to the next readathon too!

  7. I'm curious about Faust, can't wait to read your thoughts.
    And congrats for finishing 2 books!

  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Hobbit. It's such a delightful book. I saw the movie this week and while it wasn't amazing, I must say that Richard Armitage made a very sexy dwarf. :)