Dewey 24 Hour Readathon!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

*********  UPDATED HOUR 24 ********

This is my 12th read-a-thon! I can barely believe it. The last few have been with a baby, which is sooo much harder. My husband is handling toddler duty for the first half of the day, so I'll hopefully get the most reading done then. Here's a link for more info about the Dewey Read-a-thon.

Pages Read: 964
Currently Reading
Turtles All the Way Down, Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Guide to His Tell-Tale Stories, How Did You Get This Number, The Hobbit 
Books Finished: 5 - The Man in the Picture, Bone Vol. 2 & Vol. 3, She Persisted, Rad Women Worldwide
Snacks Eaten: Orange & Cranberry Scone, PSL, peach, Chili & Salad, cheese and crackers
Mini-Challenges Completed: 9

Introduction Quiz:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Indianapolis, IN

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? 
The Man in the Picture because it looks a bit scary, prefect for October!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  Dark chocolate covered pretzels and, maybe a flat white from Starbucks.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
A few weeks ago I traveled around the entire country of Iceland and saw the northern lights for the first time! It's an incredible country.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? 
Not throw up! During the April read-a-thon I had a nasty flu bug and kept puking. 

Mini Challenges: 
10 Years in 10 Books
Ten of my favorite books. One for each year the read-a-thon has been in existence. 

2007: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
2008: City of Thieves by David Benioff
2009: Catcing Fire by Suzanne Collins
2010: The Lotus Eaters  by Tatjana Soli
2011: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2012: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
2013: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
2014: Station Eleven by by Emily St. John Mandel
2015: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
2016: The Trespasser by Tana French 
2017: American Fire by Monica Hesse

Books and Beverages

Readathon Memories Challenge 

Your favorite book from each readathon you've participated in: 
April 2011: Howl's Moving Castle
October 2011: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
April 2012: The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
October 2012: AD: New Orleans After the Deluge
April 2013: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
October 2013: This is Where I Leave You
April 2014: The Witch of Blackbird Pond
April 2015: I Remember Nothing
October 2015: The Stepford Wives
April 2016: Embroideries
October 2016: We Should All Be Feminist
April 2017: Amadeus

#ReadMore Women 

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? A book on Edgar Allan Poe's life
2. How many books have you read so far? 5
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? John Green's new one, Turtles All the Way Down
4. Have you had many interruptions? Yes. How did you deal with those? I tried to listen to audiobooks while handling things like my kiddo's bath time.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I've gotten a lot of reading done! My daughter has done pretty well playing next to me while I read, which is awesome! 

Decades of Reading

Books and Pets

You're Wearing That?  
End of Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I fell asleep on the couch around hour 17. I got a short second wind after that, but didn't last long.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! The Man in the Picture, Bone: The Great Cow Race, She Persisted, Rad Women Worldwide, and Bone: Eyes of the Storm

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? Rad Women Worldwide was a perfect one! The Bones graphic novels were great too.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? I'd love more involvement on the app Litsy! I'm happy to help with this if you need someone.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Of course I will! Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I would definitely help. 

April and October 2011  /  April and October 2012 / April and October 2013 April 2014 / April and October 2015 /April and October 2016  /  April 2017

Photos by me.


Ti said...

Your last read a thon experience was not a good one! I certainly hope you have a better experience this time. I've only participated twice, officially. The other times I got too wrapped up in the social aspect of it and did not spend much time reading. I am not joining in this weekend but maybe could get some dedicated reading time in, to make me think I am participating.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I’m glad you had a good time during readathon! Twelve is a lot of ‘thons, I think.

My favorite thing about doing them is meeting other bloggers.


Anonymous said...

I wonder if I follow you on Litsy. What's your handle? I'm @jinjer

Your photos of Iceland are so cool! And your baby is too cute.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Ti - It was so much better! I always get caught up in the social side too.

Deb - That’s definitely my favorite part too. I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers.

Intrepidangeleno - I just followed you! I’m @avidreader25 there as well.

Jay said...

So cool to hear of your Iceland trip. I loved my trip to Iceland back in April! So much so I'm working on going back next year too. Great, friendly country. (& so convenient that almost everyone speaks English!) :-)

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

Looks like you got a lot of reading in despite toddler juggling (I have to do that, too. Thank goodness for husbands!). Iceland is high on my list of places to visit. Your pictures are amazing.

I'm off to find you on Litsy! :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Jay - I bet it was gorgeous in April!

Julie - Toddlers definitely make it tricky. You would love Iceland!