Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReverseReadathon – Final Update!


We’ve made it through the Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon!

  • Total Pages Read: 416
  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I didn’t read a whole lot (about 90 pages less than the last readathon), but I did finish one book and get halfway through another, so I feel like this readathon was a success for me.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Nope.  I winged it the whole time.
  3. What was your favorite snack? String cheese!
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Maybe….

I still miss readathoning in Texas, because of the start and end time, but I’m really looking forward to the next readathon in October, regardless!

Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReverseReadathon – First Update!


We’ve made it through 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon and I, though I said I would post an update at 1 AM PST, I fell asleep! I woke up about 15 minutes ago, in time to post this update.

  • Pages Read: 282
  • Books Read: Redshirts by John Scalzi and Shift by Hugh Howey
  • Yummy in my Tummy: Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken with broccoli and rice.

Until my final update, at 5 pm PST, I’ll continue reading Shift and whatever other books I decide to read.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon

Dewey’s 24-Hour Reverse Readathon officially started a little more than 30 minutes ago at 8 PM EST. Since I’m in California, it was at 5 PM, and I was still on the bus headed home from work.  I kicked things off with The Shift by Hugh Howey, and now I’m listening to Redshirts by John Scalzi.

Here are my answers to the opening survey:

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most? I didn’t make a stack for this readathon.  Instead, I’m winging it, but I’m enjoying The Shift by Hugh Howey the most right now.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I’m going to make popsicles out of guava juice, since I haven’t yet enjoyed those this Summer.
  • Do you have a #ReverseReadathon plan of attack? Nope.  I know I won’t make it the entire 24 hours, but I’m going to try to stay awake for as long as I can tonight.  It’s not often that I get the opportunity to stay up well beyond the witching hour reading like I used to when I was kid during Summer vacation.  I might even make a fort in my living room.
  • Are you doing the readathon solo or with others?  I’m never alone as long as my furbaby, Dresden is around to use me as furniture.  The Boyfriend might join me tomorrow, but he’s out doing that crazy socializing thing right now.

My first update will be at 1 AM PST.  I’ll be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish.  I’ll also include snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading? 

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Final Update!

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

  • Total Pages Read: 920
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 11 pm (Hour 19), when I started coming down from my sugar and pizza high. I took what was supposed to only be a nap, but didn’t wake up until after 4 am (Hour 23).
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” by Bill Watterson.  I laughed and laughed and laughed!
  3. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the Readathon next year?  Nope, I loved the more relaxed version this time around.
  4. What do you think worked well in this year’s Readathon? Only having posts every 3 hours instead of hourly.
  5. How many books did you read? 8, and part of Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? To Visit the Queen by Diane Duane, Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen, Frisky Business by Shoebox Greetings, Guide to Troubled Birds by The Mincing Mockingbird, Book Love by Debbie Tung, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, Powerpuff Girls Classics #5 by Jennifer Keating Moore, and Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” by Bill Watterson.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Scientific Progress Goes “Boink”
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Readathon again? I will definitely be participating again.

 

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Update 2

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, but I did nap for a couple of hours.  I blame Dresden.  If Calvin can blame Hobbes for most things, I can blame my cat.

  • Pages Read: 365
  • Books Read: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and Book Love by Debbie Tune
  • Time Read: 3 hours and 59 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: Ocho chocolate coconut bars, Fig Newmans, and beek jerky.

Until my final update, at 5 am, I’ll be finishing Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” by Bill Watterson while eating pizza, and continue reading books from my Goodreads list.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon: Mid-Event Survey

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I’m a bit late with this because I fell asleep on the couch but here are my answers to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now? Gate of Thread and Stones by Lori M. Lee and I just finished Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.
2. How many books have you read so far? 5, because I’m sticking to mostly short and fast-paced books for this readathon.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m really looking forward to Book Love by Debbie Tung.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Surprisingly, even the cat, Dresden, has been really chill this readathon.  Usually, I’m interrupted at least a handful of times to give him attention.
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I wasn’t tired until after 3 pm and then suddenly I was asleep.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Update 1

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I’ve survived the first 8 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch even once!  I have my cat, Dresden, and the Boyfriend to thank for that. Dresden jumped into my lap to take HIS nap and the Boyfriend joined me to read for a bit.

  • Pages Read: 435
  • Books Read: To Visit the Queen by Diane Duane, Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen, Frisky Business by Shoebox Greetings, Guide to Troubled Birds by The Mincing Mockingbird
  • Time Read: 5 hours and 40 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had 2 giant cups of tea and chocolate chip waffles with whipped cream for breakfast.  I also ate a yogurt and had some banana brittle for snacks. Then I ate some Cheddar Jalepeño Swirls for lunch.

Until my 2nd update, at 9 pm, I’ll continue reading the remaining books on my Goodreads list.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Read All the Books!

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started!  I stumbled out of the bedroom a few minutes after 5 am thanks to me shutting off my alarm instead of hitting snooze.  I’m getting my giant mug of tea ready now and will start reading as this goes live. I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my pile of books keep my awake.

 

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most? Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? Waffles!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  Here are 20 somethings about myself.  Also, one of my favorite fruits is guava.
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’ll be reading a lot more graphic novels and short Middle-Grade Fiction this time around.

I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile is up above and currently stands at 30 books tall.

My first update will be at 1 pm.  I’ll be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish.  I’ll also include snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading? 

#WintersRespite Readathon

Seasons of Reading is having their annual Winter’s Respite Readathon, and I decided to sign up!

The “rules” are simple: all books (novels or novellas) that count must be read between 12:00 am Central Time on January 1 and 11:59 pm Central Time on January 31, and you have to post a sign-up and wrap-up somewhere online in order to be considered for the prize, but that’s it.

As with all of the readathons I do, regardless of whether or not it’s required, I create a TBR.  For this one, it will be the books on my “Hygge” shelf on Goodreads.  In tomorrow’s “Monday’s Minutes” post, there will be a poll to help me choose my first book of the new year, so be sure to stop by to vote!

Are you participating in the Winter’s Respite Readathon?  What books are you planning to read in January?  Leave a comment below!

#ThanksgivingReadathon Wrap-Up!

Yesterday was the final day of the #ThanksgivingReadathon hosted by Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku! It was also the last day of my holiday weekend, and as much as I love my job, that makes me a bit sad.

My TBR:

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • Not the Killing Type by Lorna Barrett
  • Come November by Katrin van Dam
  • One other book from my “Hygge” list.

While I read quite a bit, the only book I finished was Hygge Habits by Helena Olsen.  I nearly finished Dragons of Autumn Twilight with only 30 pages left when I decided to turn off the light last night.  I was tempted to stay up, but Monday mornings are difficult enough when I haven’t stayed up past my bedtime to finish a book.  I wound up only listening to a couple of hours of Not the Killing Type, but Dragons of Autumn Twilight was so good I didn’t want to put it down.

What did you read over the long weekend?  Share in the comments!