Category Archives: Readathon update

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

As I type this, it’s Saturday night, hours before the readathon’s 5 am start date in Southern California. I’m not getting up that early to start reading but I still wanted to make sure my post was up. The start … Continue reading

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NYE Read-a-thon

Jenn over at Picky Girl is once again hosting her New Year’s Eve Read-a-thon. As much as I like the idea of going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve, I really like the idea of being home tonight, wrapped in … Continue reading

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon

It’s here folks! Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon! When Dewey started this event, who knew that this event would still be going on strong years later? I hope Dewey is someplace reading with us. I know she would be cheering on all … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon: End of the Event Survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?  None. I went to sleep and totally forgot about the read-a-thon. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? A few titles off … Continue reading

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A read-a-thon in bits and pieces: another update

In previous read-a-thons, I’ve signed up the second reader sign-ups were opened, gathered huge stacks of books to read, and tried to read the whole 24 hours. This season’s read-a-thon is being done pretty differently because I have some homework … Continue reading

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Amanda over at Dead White Guys is hosting the Belated Readathon this weekend. The event is from Saturday morning to Sunday morning but I’m starting now and will probably spend all of Sunday reading. I’m hoping to make a dent in some random tbr pile … Continue reading

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I’m up! I’m up! 24-Hour Read-a-thon

I woke up late but I’m here! Last night was the wrong night to have insomnia. 1st Hour Meme: 1. Where are you reading from? Southern California 2. Three random facts about me? I’m a huge daydreamer; I own a … Continue reading

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Readathon: End of the Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting to you? Hour 15. It was daunting because I put the kids to bed, thinking I would go back and read. Instead I ended up going to sleep and waking up five minutes before … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon: Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? Hamlet by Shakespeare. 2. How many books have you read so far? 4 3. What book are you most looking forward to reading for the second half of the read-a-thon? It’s a tie … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon Mid-Event Challenge

Mid-Event Survey: 1. What are you reading right now? Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell 2. How many books have you read so far? I’ve read 4-ish books so far: The First Part Last by Angela Johnson Black is for … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon update: Hour 8

I can’t believe it’s the 8th hour of the read-a-thon. Time is going by so fast. If this keeps up the read-a-thon will be over in no time. I’m having fun reading and cheering others on on Twitter and through … Continue reading

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Hour 17 Update

Books read since last update: 4 (Amulet 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi, Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and Imogene’s Antlers by David Small) Total books read: 6 Pages read: Have no idea. I … Continue reading

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Break time or good night?

Okay, read-a-thoners, it’s been great but I’m going to have to say goodnight. Either that or take a break. My youngest is ready to go to bed and he still wants us to have our nightly book club meeting. I’m … Continue reading

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Readathon: A Musicial Mini-Challenge

Jill at Fizzy Thoughts wrote: I know a lot of readers are also fans of music. So for this mini-challenge we’re going to give our eyes a break and focus on our ears. I’d like you to post a song … Continue reading

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Hour 13

Mid-Event Survey: 1. What are you reading right now? The Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi. 2. How many books have you read so far?2.  Angels in America by Tony Kushner and The Professor’s Daughter by Joann Sfar. Both great reads. … Continue reading

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Readathon: First update

Hour: 7 Books finished: 0 (I spent most of that time cheerleading. I just switched with Trish so now I’m reading for the next six hours.) Reading: Angels in America by Tony Kushner Pages read: 126 Food: Two cups of … Continue reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

It’s official. Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon has started!I’m just waking up but that’s not’s going to stop me. My first book is: Angels in America by Tony Kushner Intro Post Where are you reading from today? Long Beach, California. I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon Update #2

What hour is it right now? 7 Currently reading: Queens: Portraits of Black Women and their Fabulous Hair by Michael Cunningham and George Alexander. Summary: Told in photos and essays by various women around the world, this book is about … Continue reading

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon Update #1

Currently reading: I have no idea what’s next Books Read: 1: The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg Also read the short story, “The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter (42 pages) Pages read: 176 Total pages read: 218 … Continue reading

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Good morning everyone!

I just woke up and though I’m still waiting for my coffee pot to finish brewing, I’m going to visit everyone who’s awake and cheer you guys on. My plan was to wake up at 4 this morning and start … Continue reading

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What hour is this? update

Books read: 2 Pages read: 27 Pages total: 389 Prizes won: 0, so far. I am finally becoming tired. It’s almost 11p.m. Pacific. The house is so still and quiet. I would love to take advantage of this time but … Continue reading

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Hour 13 update

Books read: 2Pages read: 30Total pages read: 368Mini-challenges: 5? I’m surprised that I’ve managed to read 30 pages this hour though I’m hosting my poetry mini-challenge. Not bad. I hope to read at least 100 pages in the next hour. … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? Theodosia and the Serpent of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers. It’s a young adult novel, that’s pretty interesting already. 2. How many books have you read so far? So far I’ve completed two, … Continue reading

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Hour 11 update

Books read: 2 Pages read: 36 Total pages: 338 Prizes won: 0 *sigh* Mini-challenges: still 4 Currently reading: Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers Thank God, the kids will be going to sleep soon. I feel like … Continue reading

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Update

Books read: 2Pages read: 104Total pages read: 320Mini-challenges: 4 I have no idea what hour this is. Hour 8, right? Time is speeding by and I’m reading, playing with the kids, relaxing, listening to music . . . I even … Continue reading

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Update, Hour 6

So far: Books read – 2 Total pages read – 214 Mini-challenge completed: 4 It feels so crazy to me that we’ve been doing the Read-a-thon for seven hours now. It doesn’t feel that way. Though next year I will … Continue reading

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Hour 3 Update

Books read:1Pages read total: 117 I finished Eclipse finally 20 minutes ago. It isn’t as good as Twilight, but it is better than New Moon. Next up is: What Now? by Ann Patchett

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Hour 2

Books read: 0Pages read 43Mini-challenge completed: now 2 I’m still reading Eclipse and printing out coloring pages for the kids. They’re being pretty good, coloring, watching SpongeBob and torturing each other. What more can a girl ask for? Later I’m … Continue reading

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Readathon, Hour 1

Books Read: 0 Pages Read: 37 Mini-Challenges Completed: 1 Right now I’m near the end of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I have been running all around the house. I have coloring pages printed for the kids and with five here, … Continue reading

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