Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

So I am officially participating in my first Dewey readathon and I am super nervous! 24 hours?! This is going to be crazy! But I'm also excited and hope to really accomplish some reading since I am trying to read 100 books this year! I will be updating this post every few hours throughout the day but most of my updates will be on TWITTER.

I've already been reading The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes so I will be finishing that first this morning and then moving on to my pile which consists of:

52 To Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Life By Committe by Corey Ann Haydu
Alienated by Melissa Landers
The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder

I'm hoping to magically get through all of these but I'm going to try really hard not to overwhelm myself! I'll be back later with an update!
Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm reading from Oregon :)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Art of Lainey (which I already started so I just have to finish it this morning), Where She Went by Gayle Forman and Alienated by Melissa Landers.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
All of them haha. I haven't had breakfast yet so I'm starving!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a twin!
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've never participated so I'm most looking forward to just reading as much as I can!
Challenges participated in:
Shelfie --> WON
Weirdest Reading Position
Quotable Quotes
Book Staging
Book Tower
Name Your Readathon:
Show It Off
Color Cover                         
1.  The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes:
(previously started, finished this morning)
Read: 244 pages from 5am to 8am
Finished at 8am
2. The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder
Pages read: 324
Started at 9:45am and Finished at 12:25pm
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
2. How many books have you read so far?
Technically one and 3/4
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Probably Alienated by Melissa Landers
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Nope, it's been really chill at home. Been taking some breaks and hanging with the pets and whatnot
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How relaxed it seems. I thought there'd be more chatting on Twitter and things but I've only been using Twitter to update with quotes I like or the challenges.
3. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Pages Read: 257
Started 2:15pm and finished at 7:15pm
4. Alienated by Melissa Landers
Pages Read: 90
Read from 9:15 - 11pm
*Stopped readathon at 11pm and called it a night!
Well, everyone, it's been fun! I so badly want to push through these last hours but it's 11pm and I am falling asleep trying to read. Honestly I think reading Where She Went ruined the flow I had going but oh well. Overall, I'm happy with the amount of reading I accomplished and am glad I participated in the challenges (I even won one!). I do wish I spent time meeting and talking to people but my goal was to read, read, read and that's what I did! Until next time, good night! :)


  1. Looks like you are doing awesome! Keep it up! :)

  2. You're really rocking along. Good for you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Happy reading!

  3. I've read a book by Zarr, so I hope you get to that one.

  4. Very cool!! I love your picture, too :D Happy reading!

  5. I really liked Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. Such a cute book! Enjoy. #teamrogue