Dewey 24 Hour Readathon!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

*********  UPDATED HOUR 17 ********
This is my 11th readathon, although the April one wasn’t quite what I was expecting. We ended up in the hospital for a week with my 3-month-old daughter. It was scary and there wasn’t a lot of reading. I’m excited to have a calm readathon today (with my husband's help)! 

Pages Read: 1,012 pages 
Currently Reading: Dark Matter and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic
Books Finished: 5: Tree of Codes, We Should All Be Feminist,
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Brown Girl Dreaming, The Miracle Worker
Breaks Taken: lots, (nursing, blog updates, lunch, garage cleaning, diaper changes, fell asleep about 11 pm)
Mini-Challenges Completed: 14 (intro, six words, Litsy spine poetry, book & snack, birthday poem, memories, travel, casting, political, mid-event, video game, Fit, beverage, frightful)

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End of Event Meme:
1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 15, I fell asleep and woke up two hours later.

2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Dark Matter, We Should All Be Feminist, and Brown Girl Dreaming

3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nothing, it was great! Maybe ask for more volunteers if it takes any of the stress off of Heather and Andi.

4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I loved the flow of Twitter posts this year.

5) How many books did you read? 5 completed, two more that I got halfway through.

6) What were the names of the books you read? Tree of Codes, We Should All Be Feminist, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Brown Girl Dreaming, The Miracle Worker (Dark Matter and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic - unfinished)

7) Which book did you enjoy most? Tree of Codes was unlike any book I've ever read, very memorable!
8) Which did you enjoy least?
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, fun but forgettable.

9) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely!

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? The Miracle Worker 
2. How many books have you read so far? 4 completed
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Dark Matter
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? So many! My 9-month-old kiddo is obviously first priority. I've just tried to get more reading done while she naps.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I can't believe I haven't taken a nap!

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?
Tree of Codes
by Jonathan Safran Foer and We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  Apple chips and yogurt pretzels.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
This is my first readathon with an infant, so my breaks will include nursing, diaper changes, and cuddles. She’s nine months old, so she’s already crawling and getting into trouble!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I have a kindle book ready to go so I can keep reading one-handed when I need to nurse my kiddo.

- I will be updating this post throughout the day so I don’t bomb people with half a dozen new posts.
- Please turn off your comment word verification for the day! It’s such a pain for cheerleaders.
- Tweet about your day with the hashtag #Readathon or by tagging @readathon 
- If you need any ideas for great readathon books, all my previous readathon posts are below.

April and October 2011  /  April and October 2012 / April and October 2013 / April 2014 / April and October 2015 / April.

Photos by me.


Brona said...

So glad that Sydney is fine and well for this readathon.
Our booklets are now of an age that don't require too much maintenance (as long as the firdge is full and the wi-fi on!)
B16 even suggested he might read with me for a while (reading your snapchat posts is reading right, says B16?)

Have fun.

Allie said...

You're having such a great readathon! I'm off to a very slow start. But after doing some rounds, I'm diving back in. :)

Rudejasper said...

Great job getting reading done and care taking a 9 month old! I'm in awe, lol!