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Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon October 2016

End of Event Survey


Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 13, my readathon got interrupted and I didn't make it back for hours.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

JD Robb's In Death series, Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniel's series, and MC Beaton's Hamish MacBeth's cozy mysteries are all fun and fast paced books that are good choices.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

Not really, everything is great!


What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

The Goodreads group was a fun place to easily socialize with fellow readers.  I'm not on Litsy or Twitter, so glad this alternate was added!

How many books did you read?

I finished one book and read part of 3 others.

What were the names of the books you read?

The Rose of Fire - Carlos Ruiz Zafón  

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling,John Kerr Tiffany,Jack Thorne 

The Cartographer of No Man's Land - P.S. Duffy 

Judgment in Death - J.D. Robb 

Which book did you enjoy most?

Judgment in Death.

Which did you enjoy least?

I enjoyed them all.  Cartographer of No Man's Land was a tough read for the long haul of a readathon, so I only read it for a few hours. I fully expected this, but I had started it before the RAT and didn't want to set it aside completely.

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

Highly likely!  I love devoting a day to reading!  I hope I have no conflicts for the Spring RAT!  I'll participate as a reader and a cheerer!


Final Stats:

Pages Read: 439

Hours spent reading: 9.5 hours

Time Spent cheering and socializing: 3 hours



Hour 23

 The Rose of Fire - Carlos Ruiz Zafón        Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling,John Kerr Tiffany,Jack Thorne  

I made it back.  Yay!

I finished a short novella The Rose of Fire - Carlos Ruiz Zafón.  

I'm now reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling,John Kerr Tiffany,Jack Thorne  




Hour 18



I got sidetracked and haven't done much reading since Hour 12 and will now be offline for awhile now.  I hope to be back before the end...



Hour 12

Mid Event Meme:


1. What are you reading right now?

        The Cartographer of No Man's Land - P.S. Duffy  

2. How many books have you read so far?

         Not finished any, but I'm nearly at the half way point for both books I'm reading.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

        I'm looking forward to continuing my read of Judgment in Death - J.D. Robb.  I just love Eve, Roarke, Peabody and McNabb.  This is a perfect audio read for the readathon.  Fast paced and fun.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

        No interruptions.  Shocking, I know.  First time this has happened.  Yay!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

        I'm happily surprised I'm getting as much reading done as I am.  I've spent 6 hours either reading my kindle or listening via audible.  Happy day!



Update # 2  Hour 9



Reading Progress: 30% of Judgment in Death - J.D. Robb   via audio, 10% The Cartographer of No Man's Land - P.S. Duffy   via ebook

Time spent reading: 4 hours and 20 minutes

Blogs Cheered:  6 (yes, a measly number--will spend more time visitng other soon)

Snacks eaten:  4 chocolate chip cookies, 1 slice banana nut bread


Mini Challenge: A Puzzling Challenge


Missing words are:

Vow         Gown      Candles, Cake    Gifts

Rings       Veil          Bride                   Couple

Groom     Bell         Flowers               Honeymoon



Update #1  Hour 5


I started my readathon with an audio read:    Judgment in Death - J.D. Robb  

In the first 4 hours of the readathon:

I listened for approximately 1 hour and am 10-15% finished with the book.  

I walked for 1.5 miles and did some morning chores.  

I haven't had any snacks yet, but the day's still early....  



Happy Dewey's Readathon.  It's hour one, I'm awake and raring to go!


Opening Meme:


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm in Southern California, so hour 1 is 5:00am.  It's a good thing I'm usually up early in the morning, otherwise this start time would be tough!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Not one in particular, but I am looking forward to continuing my current read: The Cartographer of No Man's Land - P.S. Duffy and starting the next book in the In Death or Kate Daniels series.


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Banana Nut Bread!  Yum.


4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I fell in love with books as soon as I learned to read. My folks said I always had my nose buried in a book--even when we were on family vacations. My love of books persists today, but in a much more balanced way--which is why I'm happy to spend most of today just reading!


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 4th read-a-thon. I've not had lots of reading time lately so I'm looking forward to devoting the day to all things bookish!  This year I hope to spend some time participating on Goodreads at the readathon group and cheer others on--I don't do twitter or instagram, but will pop by some of the blogs.