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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Wrap Up

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And its all over (by a few hours by now as I distracted). Here is how it all went:

Total Pages Read: 416

1.Which hour was most daunting for you?

The early hours are the worst for me as the read-a-thon starts at 10pm my time so I am already tired when it starts. Hour 4 I think is when I crashed.

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

I think easy books are the best for read-a-thons. Short pages are also good to spur you on every time you finish a book.

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

Nope I think you guys just naturally grow in a way thats good for you and good for our community. I always look forward to it :)

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

I really enjoyed the genre election at the end! Simple fun battle. Fantasy was obviously going to win though ;)

5.How many books did you read?

One and a bit.

6.What were the names of the books you read?

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7.Which book did you enjoy most?

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8.Which did you enjoy least?

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

I say this every year but I would really like to host an event or offer prizes at some point for another read-a-thon!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 13

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Okay, so I stuffed up and slept way longer than I was meant to… I wanted to nap for a couple of hours but instead I slept for like 4-5 hours…. Why do I always do this. Next time, I must remember to set my alarm father away from me so I cannot turn it off in my sleep! I feel like getting through the rest of the day will be pretty easy now though.

Currently Reading: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Total Pages Read: 168 still, because of the sleep.

Plan A Bookish Party

Choose a favorite book and plan a party around it. It doesn’t have to be a book you’ve read in this readathon.

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Gah so hard! Where would I even begin?! Well I think a pretty safe place to start would be Alice In Wonderland because really, who wouldn’t want to party with the Mad Hatter? It may be used a lot I think, but there is a reason for that!

 

What book is your party themed around?

Alice In Wonderland!

What food will you serve?

Mushroom cupcakes, chess board biscuits, growing cake, and edible tea cups.

What’s your signature drink?

The shrinking potion of course and some mystery drinks in teapots.

 

What games will you play? 

Card games, Crochet and some other games chosen at random from drawing them out of the down the rabbit hole jar.

What party favours will you send home with your guests?

I would send them all home with their own personalised Mad Hatter hat, because we are all just the good amount of crazy.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
2. How many books have you read so far?

1/2 a book.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Moving onto a second book ans getting myself some sushi as a snack!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Nope other than my sleep nap. I told everyone so leave me alone today haha
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Hmm I don’t think anything, its just as fun and entertaining as it is every time :D

 

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May AYearAThon & RYBSAT Round 8

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AYearAThon is a read a thon that happens each month throughout the year with different themes. You can find the goodreads group here. RYBSAT happens a couple of times throughout the year and is where you pick a spot on your shelf and read from that point onwards. You can find the event at its twitter here.

Hello everyone! I feel like it has been forever since I was partaking in AYearThon because of studies and I thought May’s (2nd-8th) Finish/Catch Up would be a good theme to join in again. So many things I need to finish! But then I also have RYBSAT at the same time (1st-8th) so I had to find a spot on my shelf that filled both ideas. This is what I came up with:

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I am starting from Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier and then working my way down and across. I hope to at least finish a couple of the books, but I still have assignments to do even though my major one has been handed in so I don’t want to be to ambitious.

Now I will be cheating a little for RYBSAT as I am nearly done with Soundless by Richelle Mead so I intend on finishing (and hopefully have finished it by the time this post is published) on the first day and then going to my official starting point and reading.

Now because RYBSAT seems to be pretty twitter based, I will be doing regular updates about it on my twitter account @ThWrittenWord, and then I will be doing updates every couple of days on here about both read a thons. Hope you guys join in and have fun!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Wrap Up)

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Feelings:

AND WE ARE DONE! I only took a really small nap this time, and managed to finish off three separate books so I am feeling really good about what I have accomplished this time around. Thanks for the fun times guys!

Books Read:

special dragonfly in amber animals of farthing wood soundless

Total Pages Read: 886

End of Event Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 8, right before I took my 3 hour nap. At that point I had already been awake for 24 hours due to work, so there was no fighting the sleep that needed to happen.

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

I think a good way to pick books for read-a-thons is to pick smaller, simpler reads. This way you can fly through them really easily and feel good about how much you have accomplished. Having an audio book on hand is also really good for the time when you are doing challenges and physically cannot read a book at the same time, or have real world things to deal with.

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

I couldn’t possibly think of a thing! The community and the activities are make it so awesome and we already have such amazing people join in the challenge. Its nice to know others are suffering with me somewhere haha.

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

For me personally, I really focussed on when I went to sleep the day before the thon to try and make myself last longer. It sort of worked.

5. How many books did you read?

I finished 3 books and started a 4th.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

See above pictures.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

Probably The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann since it is filled with childhood memories to me.

8. Which did you enjoy least?

This I will give to Special by Georgia Blain. Not because I didn’t enjoy it, I found it really easy to read and was enjoyable, but because the ending got a bit messy to me and nothing really got wrapped up in a way I liked.

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

Umm yes and more yes as long as I remember when its happening cause I tend not to remember these things until it is too late. I would love to help host at some point or offer prizes but that will have to wait and see what kind of position I am in closer to the next one.

 

How did you all go with yours! If you want to share your progress/end posts be sure to do so because I love to see how much reading everyone achieved!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 23)

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Feelings:

I don’t think I will finish the book in the challenge, but I will be so damn close I might as well just finish it straight after. And I loved this challenge, I could do this all day. English was my jam (despite the fact I cannot spell).

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann

Pages Read: 40

Literary Limeric

Open the covers and you will see,

More wonders than you thought could be.

With every word and line,

In no amount of time,

Into another world you will be set free.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 22)

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Feelings:

Im hoping to get this book finished too. Having three done will just be awesome. I better get a move on! Stay away sleepiness, I have reading to do.

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood Colin Dann

Pages Read: 75

A Perfect Reading Day

I am easy to please when it comes to reading. My perfect day would be for it be lightly raining and cooling down a sunny day without it being too overcast. This would allow me to be in a comfy bed with lots of pillows and a lamp above me and to be able to lay under a blanket without over heating. I also desire sushi and lots of juice.

Reading Fuel Recipe Challenge

Now I am hopeless when it comes to cooking, about the only thing I don’t stuff up is pasta or rice so instead I am going to mention some of my favourite snacks relating to books. Now, when I select a snack I take into consideration a number of things such as if it for a read-a-thon with a short time limit such as this one, and what that food is going to do to my hands. I do not want any grease or other marks going onto my books! My go to snack for this read-a-thon because of how short it is and not want to pause to eat and wash my hands too much is sushi because that is easily done with chopsticks if I feel its going to damage my book, and because it doesn’t require a bowl it doesn’t hinder me reading while I eat. For longer read-a-thons I enjoy a number a baked goods, as well as things like mandarins because of the segments makes it east to snack while reading one handles. I just have to watch out for those juices!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 20)

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Feelings:

Yaaay to finishing books! I really never thought I was going to get through that bloody book. The audio books of those are so long. That was months of listening for me.

What I Read: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon FINISHED

Pages Read: 69

Pump Up The Jam

  1. Tipsy by J-Kwon
  2. Dynamite by Taio Cruz
  3. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
  4. Titanium by David Guetta
  5. Royals by Lorde
  6. My Medicine by The Pretty Reckless
  7. Spitfire by The Prodigy
  8. Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  9. Fireflies by Owl City
  10. Centuries by Fall Out Boy

Scary Good

Thanks to this challenge it has come to my attention that I dont seem to read scary books… I think I used to by have stopped for some reason. I must fix this. Anyway I picked too because one is drawing on pretty old memories.

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I remember being pretty stressed out in points of this book despite it being about zombies.

 

 

 

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I chose this book because I was scared to read on. I knew what was coming and with each page I read I got closer and closer to it and I didn’t want to but I couldn’t stop reading.

 

 

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 18)

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Feelings:

I finished a book and I am about ti finish another. I am feeling so pumped right now. Food trip break I think!

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain FINISHED

Pages Read: 168

Literary Wanderlust

Where would I travel or what would I do if I was in the the setting of my current book?

Since I am reading Dragonfly in Amber right now this is super easy for me. The answer is everything and everywhere. I Want to visit all the castles, watch them train horses, watch their ceremonies and pagan celebrations (and join in that last one). And above all I would spend vast amounts of time at Craigh na Dun and all the stone circles. I adore Scotland, and I would be happy doing pretty much anything as long as I was not suffering in the process or going to become diseased.

 

Twitter challenges links:

Diversity Shelfie

They Said What? I used the two books I am reading right now to create the sentence.

 

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 15)

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Feelings:

I feel breathless with the rush of it all. I think I have finally caught up with challenges other than he food once because no food is coming to me right now. I snacked on some leftover pizza and I sort of want to take another nap I think I will be ok to break out another V.

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  2. Special by Georgia Blain

Pages Read: 101

Mad Tea Party Challenge

March Hare – Miss Margaret. She collects people, so I can picture her hosting this part.

Mad Hatter – Chimo. In a world where everything including how people are made is based on high power groups, a rebel would argue about time with them.

Dormouse – Ivy. Never fitting in with the Specials she sleeps away the classes.

Alice – Fern. She is a Special in amongst the normals and must never show her true self.

Book used: Special by Georgia Blain.

Book Mashup Madness

Im choosing to do the two books I have been reading for the read-a-thon thus far.

Special in Amber

After going to far through the rocks and leaving her love behind, Claire has kept her secret for 20s and had to raise a Special daughter after she ‘won the Lotto’ and she was genetically altered. Now, after whisking her daughter away and wiping her from the data system, the only way for them to be safe is to go back. Can changing Jamie’s past change her daughters future?

Weird Cover Hunt

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 13)

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Feelings:

I feel like I am just rushing to keep up with challenges now. Its not very nice. Why on earth are they all so big?

What I Read:

  1. Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

Pages Read: 44

Alphabet Soup

Book used: Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon, ebook.

Agony p324

Bookshelves p11

Carriage p339

Dissolution p1027

Ensconced p799

Flames p1643

Grisly p1643

Highland p45

Inflicted p1012

Journey p1652

Knife p1718

Ludicrous p1351

Mumbled p1647

Necessarily p1687

Obstacles – 1722

Petrified p1174

Quilt p1166

Rummage p786

Scattered p770

Tugging p1721

Unutterable p1776

Volition p1364

Weariness p1434

X – no such word in either of the books I have been reading have one that starts with x. I searched every x in the ebook formats, and nadda. Have one instead that sounds like X. Exhausted p1780

Younger p1775

Zombie p1757

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

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2. How many books have you read so far?

I have yet to finish either but I have been reading two books at the same time. See above.

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

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

Sort of. There was a part here and it was very loud and hard to focus on reading when I wanted to join the fun. I put my headphones on for this to try and down out the noise. My boyfriend also got a bit drunk which means he kept coming in and wanting attention so which I limited him to a kiss per hour. It sort of worked.  Then I slept, which there isn’t any dealing with that.

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

How long its taking me to do some of these challenges. Aren’t these things supposed to be quick so we can get back to reading after a short fun breaking?