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I Just Signed Up For the April Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon! Did You?


Oh, happy day! It’s time to start planning the Read-a-Thon! My pal Stacey and I are once again joining in all the festivities and I think you should too. The first step is so easy. Just visit Dewey’s Read-a-Thon page and add your name to the list. Then, if you are like me, you’ll start making a list of all the books that you want on hand for the big day. I actually started my list ages ago. I am a nerd that way. You’ll also want to start squirreling books away and start thinking of all the snacks you will have. Ok, the snacks part may be jumping the gun a bit. But trust me, they are so important at 3 a.m. on Read-a-Thon day!

Here’s a little sneak peek at my list of books that I plan to bring to the table (and couch, and coffee shop…) on April 27th:

  • Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
  • Stephanie Plum #? by Janet Evanovich. I am currently finished with 13.
  • Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
  • Magnificent 12 #2 by Michael Grant
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • Elementals by Antony John
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • Demonata by Darren Shan
  • Game by Barry Lyga-comes out April 16th! Perfect timing!
  • A Mystery? Suggestions?
  • Graphic Novels-good for padding numbers!

This list will no doubt change and grow over the next month, but it’s a good start. The trick is to pick short, fast-paced books. So, are you in?

Happy Reading!



I Survived Another 24 Hour Read-a-thon!

I did it. I made it to 8 am and then I had to sleep before I could even think about stringing two coherent words together for this last challenge! Now that I’ve had a bit of a nap I feel confident in my ability to recap the awesomeness.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

I have to say, I really rocked it this year and things did not get challenging until hour 23!

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

I found Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride and Ten by Gretchen McNeil to be real page-turners.

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

I can’t say that I do. Things seemed very well-organized.

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

I enjoyed the very quick mini-challenges. I liked being able to participate by just leaving a comment instead of creating and linking a new blog post every time.

5 & 6 How many books did you read? What were the names of the books you read?

7. Which book did you enjoy most? 

Hold Me Closer remains my favorite of the day. Can’t wait to read the sequel!

8. Which did you enjoy least?

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane was the most challenging for me.

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

I am eagerly awaiting the announcement of the April 2013 Read-a-thon! I might even talk myself into hosting a mini-challenge!

I had a so much this year. I read some exciting books, had great company, awesome snacks, and plenty of motivating mini-challenges. And I totally exceeded my own expectations!

Novels read: 4
Graphic Novels: 2
Audio: 1 hr 50 min
Walks taken: 3
Coffee consumed: 2 lattes and 2 cups of home-brewed

Happy Reading!


We’re Half Way Through! Hour 13 Mini-Challenge

Wow! Twelve very productive hours in and it’s time to pause for a mini-challenge.

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
2) What have you finished reading?
3) What is your favorite read so far?
4) What about your favorite snacks?
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!


1. I am on a roll, not sleepy at all and the old peepers are just fine so far!

2. I have finished three books! Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride, Of Lamb by Matthea Harvey, and Pilgrims Don’t Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

3. My fav so far is definitely Hold Me Closer, but I will also admit to laughing out loud many times while reading Pilgrims.

4. Favorite snack-peanut butter covered pretzels, but I am totally looking foward to some bruchetta in a bit. And peanut M&Ms. Obviously

5. I am going to confess that I have not been doing much blog visiting yet. Sorry guys!

Now I have to pick my next book. Decisions, decisions.

Happy Reading!


Do You Do the Dewey? I Do! Hour 1

Good Morning from YA? Why Not! I am so excited to get started with Hour 1 of my third read-a-thon. Get ready for a bunch of posts today and I apologize if I jam up your readers. Ready for the getting to know you portion of the day?

Hi! I’m Megan

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading from Cleveland, Ohio today.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I am excited for an excuse to drink coffee all day and I have a variety of snacks, both sweet and savory. I have a bag of apples, cheese, bruchetta and crostini. I am also excited about my sesame sticks and peanut M&Ms.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am the Teen Librarian at Rocky River Public Library. I am the oldest of 8 siblings, I have lived in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Colorado, I have a dysfunctional relationship with my Lexi, and I am training to run a 5K soon.
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? This is my third read-a-thon. This year I have tons of short books to choose from and a pile of graphic novels for hours 23 and 24!

Happy Reading!