#Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! However, I fell asleep some time around 1 am.

  • Total Pages Read: 886

End of Event Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? It was great up until I fell asleep. I finished 2 books, and most of a 3rd.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to listen to audiobooks while I did other things, and to stick to mostly shorter, Middle-Grade books when I switched over to physical books.
  3. What was your favorite snack? The homemade pumpkin bread was so yummy!
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? I might finally try my hand at helping out.

#Readathon – Update 2

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon.

  • Pages Read: 287
  • Books Read: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
  • Time Read: 8 hours
  • Yummy in my Tummy: 2 more giant cups of tea and more pumpkin bread, Pepper Imps, and some Indian food from Trader Joes.

Until my final update, at 5 am PST, I’ll probably move on to some of the shorter books from my Goodreads list.


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

#Readathon Mid-Event Survey

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Here are my answers to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now? I’m a little more than a quarter of the way through The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman.
2. How many books have you read so far? 2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m really looking forward to The Witches by Roald Dahl.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No interruptions, yet 🙂
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I managed to the finish 2 books well before the halfway mark.

#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 to thank for that. He jumped into my lap to take HIS nap while I was trying to eat my breakfast.

  • Pages Read: 427
  • Books Read: The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke, and Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Time Read: 7 hours and 28 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had 2 cups of tea, homemade pumpkin bread, and a yogurt for breakfast, Pepper Imps, jerky, and trail mix as snacks, and stir fry for lunch. 

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


What book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Welcome to October Country!

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started!  I stumbled out of the bedroom a few minutes ago, but I’m ready to read all.the.books.  I’m getting my giant mug of tea ready now and will be sticking my nose in a book as this goes live. I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my pile of books keep me 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? The Witches by Roald Dahl.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? Guava popsicles because it’s been in the high 80’s in the Bay Area since Wednesday.
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  I’ve been catching up on “Supernatural” since September on Netflix, and I’m only about halfway through season 9. Sometimes I feel like I’ll never get to the point of having to wait for the most recent season!
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’ll be reading nothing but #RIP books. Also, for the first time, I will have a readathon buddy for a bit this afternoon (other than my fur-child, Dresden).

I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile is up above and currently stands at 50 books tall.

My first update will be at 1 pm 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 #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?