Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon – Final Update

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

  • Total Pages Read: 534
  • Mini-Challenges Completed: Shelfie
  • Snacks Consumed: more pretzel sticks and cheese dip, cheese and crackers, and grapes.
  • Amount I’m donating to Pencils of Promise: Even though I didn’t get anywhere near 1,000 pages or 10 books, I’ve donated $10.
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 3 am when I finally allowed myself to go to sleep.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I don’t have any specific titles from this time around, but I do know that shorter reads, graphic novels, and audiobooks help keep me going.
  3. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the Readathon next year?  Nope, this readathon was even better than the last.
  4. What do you think worked well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I was a cheerleader this time, and I loved how easy it was to accomplish my cheerleading duties.  Also, everything seemed to go much more smoothly than in April, though I’m not sure why or what exactly made it that way.
  5. How many books did you read? 3, but I also read part of The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood, and (though it wasn’t on my list) Bird Box by Josh Malerman.
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stine
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Cheer early and several times throughout the event, just in case you fall asleep.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I will definitely be participating again, and I will probably be a cheerleader again as well.

I’m going back to bed now…

Bout of Books 12 Wrap Up

Bout of Books

For Bout of Books information, visit the Bout of Books blog.

My Goals

  • finish off the books I’m currently reading. – I’ve finished the books I was reading before Bout of Books 12 started.
  • Read at least one new book off of my TBR shelf.  Onyx Webb and The Kingdom Lights were books on my TBR.
  • Finish at least 3 books. – Done, done, and done!

This is the first Bout of Books that I’ve met all of my goals! 🙂

Books Read

Total Pages Read

827.  I think I may have figured up my total pages wrong.  Either that, or I figured up my daily totals wrong.  I don’t know which, and I’m still having some difficulty getting used to the Kindle only showing percentages instead of pages.  Regardless, this has been the best Bout of Books for me so far.  I got most of the way through Walking the Labyrinth by Lisa Goldstein, despite running errands and doing laundry.  3 books + 89% of another book is really good as far as I’m concerned.  At the very least, this Bout of Books allowed me to cut down on my TBR review books and get ahead of schedule.

Mini-Challenges Completed

I only participated in 1 mini-challenge, but I also joined in on a twitter chat, which I had never done before.