Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon
A little background:
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.
It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog has since been taken down, so the link won’t work). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society, with help from volunteers.
This will be my first Dewey's RaT.  I was urged lots of times and all the time by my friend Karsyn@KaKiJoKoJA, who is also doing this for her 2nd time.  I remember when she was doing it the first time and how much fun she seemed to be having, so I'm going to go ahead and take the plunge and join in.

It's here!! it starts in about 10 minutes for me, I am geared up and ready to go.  This is my post, the place I will update, so throughout the 24 hours I will update this post only, so it will be constantly changing.  

As a recap, I have listed my goals:

Tentatively, My Goals are as follows:
~read 4 books  finished
~800-1000 pages

Goals have been MET!! WOOHOO!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading from Orlando, Florida
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Fly by my pants sorta girl, no books on my TBR for today
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I shamelessly didn't go shopping, short on funds, so normal foods for me:(
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 33 year old single mom, work full time in the medical industry, blogger as a hobby when the kiddo goes to bed, I am a super reader, have been reading since as far back as I can remember.  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 first one! so excited!

Book 1:Path To Freedom by Conrad Taylor- 187 pages finished
Book 2: Beautiful Wreck by Larissa Brown- 399 nook pages finished
Book 3: Tributaries by Illise Montoya- 265 nook pages finished
Book 4: Going Educational by Honea Byrne- 70 pages finished
Book 5: Twisted by K.A. Robinson- 205 pages finished
Book 6: Where there's smoke by Jodi Picoult- 41 pages finished
Book 7: Larger than life by Jodi Picoult- 78 pages finished
Book 8: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult- 372 pages finished
Book 9: Please Don't Tell by Elizabeth Adler- 32 pages 

Total number of books I've read: 8
Total Pages Read: 1617
Total Time Read: 18.5 hours
Challenges Participated in:
Hour 4- Quotable Quotes-“He, who was too damn big and tall, couldn’t understand that all soldiers suffered just the same.” page 89 Tributaries by Illise Montoya
Hour 5- Book Staging
Hour 6- Name your read-a-thon- "Tributaries Tell Beautiful Freedom Time"
Hour 10- Recommend me- I recommended Earth Girl
Hour 17- Jodi Picoult- Leaving Time

Completed Books:
11516192 22035988 23274987
Image of honea byrne 17969365 22131009
22839919 18816603

End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? All the hours past 2:45AM
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Jodi Picoult for sure
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? nope none
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked the hourly challenges
  5. How many books did you read? 8
  6. What were the names of the books you read? see above
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Jodi picoults books
  8. Which did you enjoy least? honea byrne
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? no
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I am for sure participating again. I like the reading role, or hosting.  not sure id want to cheer and take away from my own reading, since it seems like the cheerleaders have to visit an insane amount of blogs.

My thoughts on this RaT: I really wanted to read 24 hours, but I think the last time I looked at the clock was about 2:45 or so, then I apparently sacked out shortly after that.  I didn't do the snacking thing, took about a hour break for lunch/walmart, but mostly read the entire other time.  Caught up on some author requested books, and read the Jodi picoult books i've been wanting to read.  now I just need to go write reviews!  I had fun, I will definitely do it again.

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  1. Hi Kym! Happy first RAT! We're almost to the halfway point of Hour 4 and I wanted to give you some cheer - you can do it! :)

    Best of luck with your goals, and HAVE FUN! #rahrahreadathon

  2. Welcome to your first Dewey's Readathon! Good luck achieving your goals today - you're certainly off to a great start! I hope you have a great readathon!

  3. Happy to see you join in today for your first readathon! Hope all goes well and you get some solid reading done (and 800-1000 pages is definitely solid reading!)

    If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!

  4. It looks like you are doing absolutely fantastic so far!!!! Keep up the great work! Happy Reading :)


  5. Hey woman! I've been here twice briefly, just getting a chance to say HI!! Geeez, cheering is a LOT of work. I think I'll only cheer once a year, take it easy the other time. It's been nutters! Thank goodness for multitasking with the audiobook. Have you been having fun?