Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey 24-Hour Readathon Updates

Today is #readathon! I will be using this post for updates throughout the day (new stuff at the bottom).

8:45am update
 I woke up in time for the 8am start and began my day with coffee and a picture book (If...A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers). Next up is a YA novel my niece recommended to me. I visited a few other participant blogs (ones from my list of book blogs I like to read) which was cool to see how people are getting started. 

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?I am in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?I didn't make a stack (that never goes well for me, it feels like assigned reading). I'll go with whatever appeals to me as I need new books. 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?Strawberries and ginger cookies.4) Tell us a little something about yourself!I work as a librarian and in my free time I like to read, quilt, and spend time with my husband. He is going to read today too, but not for the whole 24-hours.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 Dewey 24-hour readathon and I am looking forward to spending a lot of time reading.
12:15pm update
I am making good progress on Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (which is really good, my niece was right). I took a break to have breakfast with T (my husband who finally got up) and we are ready to settle in for an afternoon of reading. 

5:10pm update
I finished Mr. Lemoncello--really excellent book--and have moved on to In Cold Blood which is my Classic Club spin book. T has been making steady progress through his book (Towers of Midnight, part of the Wheel of Time series) and he fixed us cheese and crackers for an afternoon snack. We will be taking a break this evening to watch a hockey playoff, but will be back to reading after that.  

11:45pm update
The hockey game was good--my team won and it was an exciting game. Have about 100 more pages to go to the end of In Cold Blood. Will need something lighter if I am going to push on. T has read about 300 pages so far today.

I didn't make it through the whole 24-hours (I didn't think I would), but I did get a lot of reading done and really liked spending a whole day reading books. I didn't quite finish In Cold Blood, but probably will today. T had a successful 12-hour readathon, noon to midnight with a break for hockey. 

Thanks to all my cheerleaders and the people who put this excellent event together!


  1. Happy first readathon! Your snacks sound delicious.

  2. Good luck with your first readathon. They're lots of fun and can be very interactive if you wish it to be. I also how everyone approaches it slightly different to suit their reading styles or to fit in around their weekend lives.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Glad to hear you're having fun so far in your very first read-a-thon! I can almost guarantee that you're likely to come back - it's addictive :)

    I'd never heard of "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library", but it looks really good! Just like something I would love since I love board games and mysterious happenings!

    Happy reading! :)

  4. Cheering you on from Michigan! I hope you have a blast!

  5. Irene from Team Mr. Popper here. I hope you're enjoying the readathon so far. Please remember that it's all about having fun, so if you feel more like snacking than reading, then go ahead. This event is the perfect excuse for snacking!
    I'm sure you'll reach your goal. You can do this!

  6. Hello way up there in New Hampshire! I have a good friend who lives in Bethlehem, NH. I'm here to cheer for you from Texas. Hope you day is going well and happy reading!!!

  7. It's the eleventh hour and you are approaching the halfway point. reward yourself with a breath of fresh air, a hot beverage of your choice and ... another burst of pages! We're here to help! #TeamMrPopper

  8. Hope you've enjoyed your hockey intermission and that it has refreshed you for more great reading! Go, read, win! #TeamPopper

  9. Welcome to the Readathon! I'm so glad you joined us!

    The second half can be hard, but stick with it! Keep on reading!


  10. Ooohhhh Love the Wheel of Time series. Though I do sometimes wish it were shorter. Best of luck to both you and T with your reading!

  11. See that? It's the sun, or it will be soon. Have a quick look outside. That's right, leave the imaginary world for a moment, take a quick walk around the garden, the city block, down to the store for another special treat - you've earned it. You've worked hard this read-a-thon, now enjoy the last couple hours. It's not over yet! #TeamMrPopper


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