Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon April 26, 2014

I am so excited to be participating again this year! Here is a quick Hour 0 check-in.

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

Greetings from Cleveland, Ohio, where the sun is shining and we are going to have a beautiful spring day!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to reading Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs. I also have three Walking Dead volumes to catch up on.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to my traditional latte and breakfast sandwich to start the day. I also can’t wait to open the Cheez-Its. I never let myself have them because I kind of have a problem with them. But, today is a special occasion and hopefully my reading friend will help me eat them.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

My name is Megan and I am a YA Librarian in Rocky River, Ohio. I love reading, baseball, coffee, yoga, and gardening.This is my sixth time participating.
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 have already done the one thing different for this time around. I went to bed early last night!

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

Hour 1: 8am-9am

Books: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (audio)
Listening: 45 minutes
Mini Challenge: Intro Meme

Hour 2: 9am-10am

Books: The Accident by Chris Pavone (audio), Breakfast Served Any Time by Sarah Combs
Mini Challenge: Leave a Quote @ Cautious.dk

Hour 3: 10am-11am

Books: Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
Mini Challenge: Book Puzzles @ Little Miss Reader

Hour 4: 11am-12pm

Books: The Walking Dead: What Comes Next, vol. 18 by Robert Kirkman, Breakfast Served Anytime.
Hour 5: 12pm-1pm
Total books completed: 1

Books: Breakfast Served Anytime, The Walking Dead: March to War, vol. 19
Mini Challenge: Book Puzzles @ One Librarian’s Book Reviews

Book Puzzles:

1.

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2.

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Hour 6: 1pm-2pm

Books: Breakfast Served Anytime
Mini Challenge: Best of the Reading Year @ Lisa’s World of Books

Best Romance of the Year: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Best Science Fiction of the Year: Vicious by V.E. Schwab and Cress by Marissa Meyer
Best Story Line of the Year: The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence and More Than This by Patrick Ness.
Best Historical Fiction of the Year: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Best Mystery of the Year: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Hour 7: 2pm-3pm
Books: Breakfast Served Anytime
Mini Challenge: 6 Word Celebrations @ Estella’s Revenge
Total Books Read: 2

My 6 Word Celebration:

Dewey’s Readathon: highly anticipated, caffeine fueled book journey!

Hour 8: 3pm-4pm

Books: Walking Dead: March to War, vol, 19 by Robert Kirkman and The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
Mini Challenge: Bookish Brews @ Fig and Thistle
Total books read: 3

Sitting in a coffee shop drawing a complete blank on this challenge, so I offer you this pairing: chocolate covered espresso beans and Mindy McGinnis’s book, Not a Drop to Drink.

Hour 9: 4pm-5pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn and The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hour 10: 5pm-6pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn and The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Mini Challenge: Shelfies @ The Book Monsters I am not at home, so here is a mini readathon shelf!

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Hour 11: 6pm-7pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo
Mini challenge: First Edition @ The Bluestockings

Hour 12: 7pm-8pm

Books: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
Mini Challenge: Mid-Event Survey
Total books read: 4
Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? I am going to finish The Bar Code Tattoo this hour and continue reading The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
2. How many books have you read so far? 3!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I am thinking about picking up either Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell or Nil by Lynne Matson
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I just had to make sure I didn’t get scheduled to work this weekend.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Nope!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Time is FLYING this time!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? So far so good!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I need more salty snacks.
9. Are you getting tired yet? My TWO large lattes are keeping me awake!
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? I have a huge variety of books and I have been alternating between a couple books at a time instead of plowing straight through one at a time.

Hour 13: 8pm-9pm DINNER!

Hour 14: 9pm-10pm All Audio Hour!

Books: The Accident by Chris Pavone and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Mini Challenge: Name in Titles @ The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

M-The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
EElsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
G-The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
A-The Accident by Chris Pavone
NNil by Lynne Matson

Hour 15: 10pm-11pm

Books: The Walking Dead: All Out War, vol. 20 by Robert Kirkman
Total books read: 5

Hour 16: 11pm-12am

Books: Nil by Lynne Matson
Mini challenge: Page 35, sentence 3 @ Bibliophibian

Talla was paddling out, mouth closed. Her lips were pressed together in a thin line of disapproval. I couldn’t blame her; this was the third time today that she’s had to come out here and save my sorry behind. It seemed like I was never going to get the hang of this. The others made it look so easy, but I guess I am just not cut out for the glamorous world of water ski shows.

Hour 17: 12am-1am

Books: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hour 18: 1am-2am

Books: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hour 19: 2am-3am Throwing in the towel!

Total books: 5 + 65% of a 6th. So close…

It’s been fun! See you in October!

~Megan

 End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 18!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith and The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? You guys are doing great! Keep up the good work!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
  5. How many books did you read? 5 2/3
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Breakfast Served Any Time, The Walking Dead vol 18-20, The Bar Code Tattoo and The Geography of You and Me
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? The Geography of You and Me
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The Bar Code Tattoo
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I can’t wait to be a reader again!

 

 

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18 responses to “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon April 26, 2014

  1. I hope you read outside some. That’s what beautiful spring days are made for! Happy reading! *\o/*

  2. Happy readathon! I’m reading in the Midwest too! I watch the Walking Dead TV show (and love it) but haven’t read the books yet. Enjoy!

  3. I haven’t heard about this readathon, but it sounds so much fun! Definitely going to have to participate next year! Definitely looking forward to hearing all about your adventures and the books you read! 😀

  4. Looks like a fun puzzle but I have no idea 🙂

  5. I finally figured one out. Your second one. I don’t know the first.

  6. Book Puzzle #2 Is on my list of books to finish today – Dorothy Must Die.

  7. Awesome job with all the mini challenges! Even though I’m not much of a thriller reader, I thought The Accident was a great read. Hope you have fun this readathon! #TeamHughes

  8. Cheering you on from a few miles north in Michigan. It looks like you are having a great time!

  9. Both Nil and Dear Killer are on my TBR list as well.

  10. The Geography of You and Me is on my wishlist. You’re rocking this readathon…keep up the great work. And yes to salty snacks! 🙂

    Dana
    Team Hughes

  11. Great job with the puzzle. I thought briefly about doing one, but nothing came to mind! Enjoy the rest of your reading. It looks like you have some great books on the stacks.

  12. Readathon days always seem to go by so quickly. 3 books down already is pretty impressive! Keep up the great reading!

    #TeamRogue

  13. Ooh good book puzzles, though I can’t figure out the first one either. Thanks for participating! Good luck with the rest of your read-a-thon.

  14. Ooh good book puzzle, though I can’t figure out that first one either. Thanks for participating! Good luck with the rest of your read-a-thon.

  15. Love reading through/seeing your answers to the mini-challenges! Happy Readathon-ing! #TeamHughes

  16. I read The Walking Dead Vol. 20 today as well! Great for raising that page count. Happy reading and enjoy the rest of Readathon! #TeamHughes

  17. Hi there! I’m cheering you on with #TeamHughes. Hope you are having fun and still feel motivated. What a great idea to mix it up with audio. Good luck with your reading!

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