Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Time!

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Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Time!

Today I’m participating in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! Which means I’ll be attempting to read for 24 hours straight! TRY being the operative word.

Here’s a short Q&A from yours truly…

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I’m in Houston, Texas! :D
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Looking for Alibrandi
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m 33, a mom to an almost teenage girl and to a toddler puppy, fiance to a great guy, and I love to read!
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? 

I participated a couple of years ago, so I’m happy to finally be able to do it again! I want to be more active in the challenges. :)

I’ll be updating this post with mini-challenges and reading updates, so be sure to check in occasionally to see my progress! :D


Here’s the books I pulled to read today…

I didn’t start with any of these as it  turns out. I woke up at 7:10am and so I decided to listen to an audiobook while I got ready and got caught up.


Books Read/Listened To So Far…


  1. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Narrated by Tom Mison (THE ACTOR IN THE SHOW!)
  2. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (WOW! So much love for this one!)
  3. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (Loved this one too! Had to read after Looking for Alibrandi)

Mini Challenges!

Coffee or Tea? – Fig and Thistle

Shelfie! – The Book Monsters

Weird Reading Position – Kristina Horner

Quotable Quote! – BIBLIOPHIBIAN INC.

Listening to James McAvoy (and others) perform Neverwhere at the moment and it is glorious! :D

“You’ve a good heart. Sometimes that’s enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it’s not.”
― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere


Book Staging! – On the Wings of Books

Name Your Readathon! – Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Story of a Girl, Looking for Alibrandi, who Once Was Lost, 100 Blood and Tears, Love and Leftovers Readathon.


Cheering Challenge! – Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity

Books! Books! They’re my bag! If I can read them, all of you can! For 24 hours…


Show It Off! – deadbookdarling


Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

I JUST finished Looking for Alibrandi and I’m trying to pick my next read. :)

2. How many books have you read so far?

Two Whole Books!

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Maybe Sweethearts by Sara Zarr? Not sure!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

SO MANY! Mostly on Twitter because of the author drama today.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How much fun I’m having doing the mini-challenges through Instagram! :D


End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Probably Hour 17 (11pm, right?). It’s the hour I normally go to bed, so I had a cup of coffee and hoped it worked. (IT DID!)

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

I think short, quick reads are good.

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Not at the moment…

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Being able to use Instagram for mini-challenges because it allows for cross-posting across twitter/tumblr/blog.

5. How many books did you read?

Listened to 1 short story audiobook and read 2 books!

6. What were the names of the books you read?

Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta, and listened to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Looking for Alibrandi!

8. Which did you enjoy least?

I enjoyed them all!

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

Not an official cheerleader, but I did cheer-tweet a couple of times. I may make it official next time. :)

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

VERY LIKELY! I may signed up for a mini-challenge or to cheer on twitter/instagram.



Jess @ Gone with the Words

2 Responses to “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Time!”

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    Awesome Outlander loot! I’m so tempted to hop into bed and re-watch the TV series right about now. ;) Happy readathoning!

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    Amber Elise

    3 books in 24 hours, go you! I failed this year but I think I knew I wasn’t going to do well. :/ Can’t wait to participate more this April!!!

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

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