Category Archives: Readathon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon!

2nd Update- Hour 14 Mid-Event Survey: 1. What are you reading right now? I started Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg pre-readathon, so I think I’ll finish it now. 2. How many books have you read so far? 2 I … Continue reading

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#BoutofBooks 13 Master Post and Goals

I’m usually not someone who dislikes Mondays, but today is starting off a bit rough. Insomnia kicked in last night and I didn’t get much sleep. One of the best things about today is that it’s the first day of … Continue reading

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Bout of Books 13

I did pretty well with Dewey’s Readathon and now I’ve decided to participate in Bout of Books, the week-long readathon. Hopefully, it’ll help me get through May’s tbr pile. Want to know more about the event? The Bout of Books … Continue reading

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Rah Rah #Readathon

It’s here! Dewey’s Annual 24 Hour Readathon! If you don’t know, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon* has been going on for eight years now. A dear friend, Dewey, was the original host of the event before passing away. She was a … Continue reading

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Bout of Books 10 and Update Post

Bout of Books have officially started. I’m typing this on Sunday night since Mondays are always busy with meetings, homeschooling, and errands. Don’t worry, I’m taking my reads to the beach with me Monday afternoon since summer has pretty much … Continue reading

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Bout of Books 10

After reading Candiss’s goals for Bout of Books, I decided to join the event. Bout of Books has been going strong for a few years but this will be my first time joining.  The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Another read-a-thon has come and gone. I didn’t try to read for the full 24 hours, so I don’t have a reading hangover. I did pretty well, as I read and finished Cress by Marissa Meyer, a chunkster, yesterday. My … Continue reading

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 12 Update

We’re now at the halfway point of the readathon! Mid-event Survey 1. What are you reading right now? I’m about to start Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run by Alexandra Heminsley 2. How many books have you read so … Continue reading

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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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Bout of Books Read-a-thon 9.0 New Update

It’s here! The ninth Bout of Books read-a-thon! This will be my first time joining the event and I’m pretty excited. Here’s some info about the event: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book … Continue reading

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The readathon’s here and I overslept!

This is probably the second year in a row that I’ve overslept during the read-a-thon. Usually I’m up before it starts, which is 5:30 am over here in SoCal. Here’s the first hour meme: 1. I’m reading from Southern California, … Continue reading

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High Summer Readathon and Just One Paragraph

The High Summer Read-a-thon officially started last night but I decided to wait until this morning to begin my stack of books. My reading isn’t going very well so hopefully this week-long read-a-thon is what I need to make a … Continue reading

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Read-a-thon!

Good morning, read-a-thoners! It’s finally here! I haven’t had my coffee yet so it hasn’t hit me. Introductory Questionnaire: 1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Southern California 2. Which book in your stack are … Continue reading

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Need read-a-thon tips?

Then you’re in luck! I’ve just posted my read-a-thon tips for parents participating in the event with their kids. These tips are also helpful for first-timers too. Head over to the Dewey’s Readathon blog to see what I wrote.

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Needs Your Help!

Just in case you don’t know, the next Dewey’s Read-a-thon is set for Saturday, April 27th. Every six months, readers from all over the world get together and dedicate twenty-four hours to reading. For me, the read-a-thon is like Christmas. … Continue reading

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Reading Event: Easter Read-a-thon

A few days ago, I found out that Kate (Nose in a Book) is hosting an Easter Read-a-thon.  Over here in California, today is the last day of school before spring break starts. I have one week of freedom so … Continue reading

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Weekend Plans

Vertigo is kicking my butt so I’m taking a small blogging break until next week. While I’m away, I’m joining the Take Control Read-a-thon, which is going on right now. The read-a-thon lasts until Monday at midnight. There’s still time … Continue reading

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March Bookish Events

I’m starting to think March is a book blogger’s January, filled with tbr to-do lists, read-alongs, and events. It’s like everyone decided that January wasn’t good enough so they’re cramming as many things into March as possible since February was … 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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Sunday Salon: A Day of Reading

Good morning. The read-a-thon ended just a little over an hour ago. As usual, I feel asleep hours before it ended. I had been up for about twenty hours straight since I had insomnia the night before. My youngest, Avram, … 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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Tips to having a great read-a-thon

With Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon coming up this Saturday, I thought it might be helpful to write yet another read-a-thon tips post. Some of these tips are the same while others are things I’ve learned since April’s read-a-thon. Plan Ahead Figure … Continue reading

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High Summer Read-a-thon Wrap-Up and the rest of the week

The High Summer Read-a-thon hosted by Michelle’s (The True Book Addict) came to an end last night around midnight. The event lasted six days but I think I only read for three thanks to kids and video games distractions. I … Continue reading

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Pick Your Thon

Real quick: I’ve just found out that The Book Monsters are hosting a Pick Your Thon that starts today! Participants have a choice: they can either have a read-a-thon, a review-a-thon, or both! This is my last week before the … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Re-re-readathon!

Good morning! It’s cold and cloudy here in SoCal, perfect weather for curling up with a book (or several in my case). Hopefully the weather changes for the better for everyone who’s planning on barbecuing this Memorial Day weekend. Today … 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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Untitled

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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It’s Monday! What are you reading and Bout of Books

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is my favorite meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey.  Last week went by in such a blur that I can barely remember what I read. Looking at last week’s stack, I see … 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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