Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2015 Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

I just found out about a 24 hour Read-a-Thon!  I didn't know such a thing existed!  This sounds like the best 24 hours of the year, right?  Thing is, they do it TWICE a year!  Prizes, challenges, cheerleaders, and a huge community of readers! Join me on this post this Saturday, October 17 for updates on how I'm doing and what I have read.  Check it out for yourself and join me!

I've been reading some of the veteran's blog posts and they suggest reading shorter books rather than trying to tackle something large.  What are your favorite quick reads?  I'd love to hear from you!

How would you prepare for a Read-a-Thon?

October 18, 2015

2:00 pm:  I'm awake, It's time to get back to the real world.  Somewhere between my update at hour 20 and when I was going to update at hour 22, blogger seems to have lost ALL my updates except fot the very beginning.  At 5:00 am when I first saw this, I didn't have the brain capacity to think about it and I went to bed.  Now that it's morning (well, afternoon) and I've had some rest, I'm pretty upset about this.  I have no idea how to reset this back to a previous time or recover my updates, but let me summarize.

Books I finished:  Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; How to Be  Grown-up by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus; and a Sesame Street book that I read to the Macnado before he went to bed.

My final book of the night/early morning

 Got a visit from this little bookworm

 Macnado bedtime stories
I finished more ebooks than paper so I didn't make much of a dent in this pile

This was my entry for my #diversityshelfie challenge

I'll probably stay pretty upset that blogger erased most of my entries from the day, but there isn't much I can do about it.  I'm so glad that I was able to participate in this event and I look forward to the next one.  A big thank you to the staff at for putting this together and to all the cheerleaders and volunteers who help make it happen.  I've added some new blogs to my blog roll and I look forward to making new friends with so many of you!

October 17, 2015

7:00 am:  Good morning ladies and gents!  It's that time!  Today is the day!  It's hour 1!  My family doesn't believe I'm going to even start this because it starts so early on a Saturday.  I gotta say, I'm glad it's something I can do in my nice warm bed with a cup of joe.  This Curl is running a 10k this morning.    I'm cold in my bedroom with the windows open, I sure don't want to go outside before the sun wakes up!  I think I'll finish Alice in Wonderland first this morning.  It's one of my faves and I'm about 2/3s of the way through it.

I wasn't up early enough for a pre-party, but this is from the site:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  Oklahoma, USA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion or maybe a classic I've had on my list for years
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Peeled a ton of pomegranate last night, healthy, yummy snack. 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  Read the rest of the posts from my blog, you'll see how random I can be.
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?  First one and I'm looking forward to finishing books that I have had on my list for a while.

Link up and go cheer someone on!

8:30 am - I really don't plan to update hourly, but I did want to fill you in on my reading so far.  I've finished Alice in Wonderland.  I hadn't read this book in YEARS, but it's still one of my favorites.  I think Wonderland is as silly as my own brain is sometimes.  I love so many of the characters that Carroll created.  Through the Looking Glass is on my TBR list for later today.  I want to finish most of the books that I have started today so I'm going to work on Eat, Pray, Love next.  This was the book club selection for August and I'm still not finished.  It's an okay book, but I don't love it so it's taking me much longer to finish than it should.  I'm determined, and I'm almost finished, so I'll see you here when it's done!


  1. Yay, your first Readathon! You can't ever replace the first one for sheer reading excitement! I love starting the thon with a book I'm in the middle of. It definitely gives you an early boost. I've also been meaning to read Warm Bodies for a while. Hope it proves to be a great readathon book! Keep up the great reading! =D

  2. You're off to a great start. 2 books done! Wow, and congratulations! I'm still plowing through my first book. I agree about the short reads, but I always seem to just start a longer book at read-a-thon time.

    I don't have suggestions for a shorter read, but I find Neal Gaiman and J. D. Robb's In Death books to be quick and engrossing reading. I hope you enjoy the rest of the day!

  3. Nice job on the readathon so far!! I really like the idea of listening to audio whilst up and moving around. I am just about to move on to some graphic novels for a quicker read. Also got to thinking (if I had one about) a Jennifer Cruise book would be a fun, quick, funny read! Glad you found the readathon!

  4. You're doing fantastic! Hope you're enjoying your first readathon!

  5. It has been fantastic so far. I don't even feel guilty about the nap!

  6. I'm so excited you just discovered the readathon! You're doing great! This time of night I always need to get up and move to get my energy up. #TeamSycamore
    “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” ― Voltaire

  7. Hour 20 - you own this read-a-thon! No book too long, no print too small. Turn those pages! Burn through those books! Finished one? Start another! Hit those books!

    Oh, and treat yourself to something - you've earned it!

    Chris - Team Sycamore

  8. Thanks for the encouragement. We're so close to the end now and I have just finished another book! My body says give up and go to sleep. My blogs seems to be glitchy, but my brain says I should finish this strong and read another!

  9. We're on the last hour of the readathon~ Congrats on all the books you've read, I hope you had a fantastic time and met loads of readers, you lovely person. :) Happy readathon!

    1. I did meet lots of fantastc people and read books that needed read. Thank you for your enthusiasm! Can't wait until April!

  10. This curl listened to 1.5 chapters of Call of the Wild while painting bathroom trim (never ending remodel) after my 10k. I read a bunch of signs while running. I also read the name on my bottle of coffee creamer. I may have read a few minds also. Do those things count??

    Super congratulations on your reading challenge. Despite my desire for continuing education and self-enrichment, I hate reading.

    1. Super congrats on your 10k! I enjoyed Call of the Wild, you should listed to it while you cook or while you finish your remodel. I would count reading minds, all types or books are good! Even if it's someone's memoirs they haven't committed to paper yet.


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