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.
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 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
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
End of Event Meme:
- Which hour was most daunting for you? All the hours past 2:45AM
- Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Jodi Picoult for sure
- Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? nope none
- What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I liked the hourly challenges
- How many books did you read? 8
- What were the names of the books you read? see above
- Which book did you enjoy most? Jodi picoults books
- Which did you enjoy least? honea byrne
- If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? no
- 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.