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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

dewey readathon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

How can you not love Dewey’s Read-a-Thon? It is easily one of my favorites of the year and the amount of awesomeness they pack into it is always amazing. Challenges, twitter conversations, prizes and wonderful hosts throughout the 24 hours makes for a crazy but super fun day of (kinda) reading. Anyhow, on to my books! This is by no means a full list, but it has a bunch I’d really like to get to and I have SOOO many to choose from. ^.^ If you want to join in on the fun click the pretty picture above or on Twitter by using the hashtag #readathon! Oh and my challenge posts will be under the list so look for that!

Scorch by Gina Damico


David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescherthirteen reasons why

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Bloodlines by Leigh Wilder



Currently Reading: Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (pg 265)

Books Finished: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, Bloodlines by Leigh Wilder

Pages Read: 1,341

Amount of Time Spent Reading: 13 hours 45 minutes

Snacks Eaten: 3 Nutri-grain bars, chips & salsa, grilled cheese, ice cream, and MORE chips & salsa!

Challenges Participated In: Introductory Questionnaire, Book Tunes, Mid Event Survey, Best of Your Reading Year, Turn to Page, Mini Challenges



Introductory Questionnaire:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Small town USA, aka Cologne, MN
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chips and Salsa!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a nerdfighting wrimo that paints LotR figures. Sexy, I know.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? The last time I was doing Dewey’s I got distracted by too many non-bookish things, so the goal for today is to get lots of reading in as well as participating in some fun challenges!

Book Tunes: The Opal Deception paired with Joan Jett’s Bad Reputation!

Mid Event Survey:

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I‘m doing fine in terms of being fully awake, but the last book was somewhat of a mood killer.
2) What have you finished reading? The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, and Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
3) What is your favorite read so far? The Opal Deception, I’m a sucker for Artemis Fowl books.
4) What about your favorite snacks? I think I enjoyed the chips and salsa the most so far, might have more later on.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I did interact a little bit with one of the #TeamTiger cheerleaders, her Twitter handle is @toofondbeth and her blog is http://toofond.wordpress.com/!

Best of Your Reading Year

1. Best Book of Your Reading Year: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

2. Best Author of Your Reading Year: Sean Beaudoin author of Wise Young Fool (5/5), Going Nowhere Faster (4/5), and Fade to Blue (5/5)

3. Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year: Doll Bones by Holly Black

4. Best Indie Author of Your Reading Year: Jeremy C. Shipp author of Monstrosities, Attic Toys, Attic Clowns, Cursed, and Vacation

Turn to Page

“I would rather read than ______ any day!”: I would rather read than play with the loosened gold teeth of dead men any day! – Liesl & Po

Mini Challenges

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Both hours 22 & 23 were tough as they came at 4-6 A.M. for me.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? All things Artemis Fowl!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope, loved it!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The cheerleaders were amazing!
  5. How many books did you read? 5 finished, I’m working on #6!
  6. What were the names of the books you read? David and Goliath, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Opal Deception, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Bloodlines, and Liesl & Po
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell was fascinating!
  8. Which did you enjoy least? William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, while short, drove me a tad crazy near the end with the style.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I definitely will, reader all the way!

18 responses

  1. Wow that’s a lot of books! Good to keep your options open. Thirteen Reasons Why is also on my TBR list but with everything going on, probably won’t get to it until December.
    Good luck with the #readathon. Hopefully I make it back to see your progress 🙂
    #TeamTiger #ROAR

    October 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm

  2. Good Morning! Glad to see you here too! Good luck in your reading today, you’ve got some good looking books up there!

    October 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

  3. Hope you’re having a great read-a-thon! Eye of the #TeamTiger!

    October 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

  4. Good plan having so many books to choose from! I hope you do awesome and I love Artemis Fowl, so I hope you get to that one today! Read on!

    October 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

    • Thanks! I started with The Opal Deception so I’m working my way through it now, weeee! ^.^

      October 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

  5. I loved 13 Reasons Why!
    “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” (Annie Dillard)
    So let’s spend today reading 🙂
    Team Tiger

    October 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  6. Keep it going–one book down! 🙂 Hope you’re still having fun! Tigers rule. 🙂 #TeamTiger

    October 12, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  7. We’re into Hour 11 & you’ve finished two books. how awesome!

    October 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  8. You’re doing awesome! I’m still working to finish book 2!

    October 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

  9. I have Antigoddess on my shelf – I keep hearing such great things about it! I’m really going to have to read it soon!

    October 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    • It’s soooo good! I LOVE mythology though so it was just perfect for me, so maybe a bit of bias there. I was lucky enough to get to go to a book signing of Blake’s and she’s just as witty and bizarre as her writing which is freaking awesome. ^.^ Thanks for stopping by!

      October 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  10. “Little by little does the trick.” (Aesop)
    Or maybe we should say ‘hour by hour’ 🙂
    Team Tiger

    October 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

  11. Chips and salsa sounds really good…and it’s breakfast time here. 🙂 None of the normal rules apply during read-a-thon, though, right? Hope you’re still enjoying the reading (and snacking). Keep it up, #TeamTiger!

    October 13, 2013 at 12:54 am

  12. Over 1000 pages! You’re a star!
    Well done on making it to the very end. see you next time 🙂 #TeamTiger

    October 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

  13. Wow, well done! You read a lot.

    October 13, 2013 at 6:52 am

  14. You did awesome! I’ve been wanting to read some Malcolm Gladwell, I’ve heard he’s wonderful. See ya at the next ‘thon!

    October 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

  15. I really want to read David and Goliath. I keep looking at it in the bookstore, but I’m trying to hold off until my library has it in. I’ve read all of his other books.

    October 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

  16. You had a great readathon–congrats! I had fun cheering for you. 🙂

    October 14, 2013 at 10:54 am

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