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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016 (Hour 3)

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Feelings:

Since it is hour one I am feeling pretty good. I have eaten some pizza, and I am having a bit of a drink. The drink might not be a good idea cause it might put me to sleep, but meh.

What I Read: Dragonfly In Amber

Pages Read: 77

Intro Meme

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Australia mate.

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

special

 

 

 

 

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I will probably get sushi at some point. It will be good.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have already been awake

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?

Try not to sleep?

Our Bookish Childhoods

  1. The love of reading was awakened in my by my father reading me things like The Hobbit when it was time for bed.
  2. Because I am dyslexic, something no one ever bothered to test me for but its very obvious now in adulthood, learning to read and write was very painful and very embarrassing. But one of the first books I got into once I got past the reading part of this hurdle (I still cant spell) was The Woman In the Wall by Patrice Kindl.
  3. One of, if not the first, serious series I read was Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda.
  4. Some of my favourite childhood books where the Fear Street books by R.L. Stine.
  5. When I was younger I would get up at 5am so that I could have some time to read before school, and got very upset when others woke up that early because that was my time in the morning.

Five Word Story

Re-arrange words to find stories.

Overwhelming noise within dizzying silence.

Twitter link.

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – April 2016

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is an event that goes for 24 hours and everyone all around the world starts at the same time. This time the event is taking place on the 23rd of October.

If you would like to sign up go ahead and do that here, for times check them out here, and for a list of prizes that you can win by being in this competition check them out here.

Now just like last time, this event starts at 10pm for me on a day where I have to be awake at 5:30 for work and dont finish till 4:30 and then drive an hour and a half home. I shall try to nap for a few hours before hand, but my dodgy sleep issues probably wont allow it.

The books I would like to read are:

Water_Babies soundless animals of farthing wood special

 

 

 

 

Now I have no intention of reading or finishing all of these, but I just want some choice when it comes to reading during the read-a-thon.

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 24

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Hmmm! I ran into issues! At 12pm I got a desperate call from work for someone to come and fill in for someone, and I was the only one close enough to come help in time. So, with my issues of not really been good at saying no, I went to work and had to abandon the read-a-thon from 12-7pm. Thank god I took a moment to sleep from 9am-12pm or I would have died at work. All of the effort I had to put in there made it hard to read more when I finally came home, so not much progress. So here are my final stats:

Hours Spent Reading: 12.5 hours

Total Pages: 335

Books Finished: The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Books not Finished: Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

Not quite the way I wanted it go. I shall try better next time!

Her are my answers to some challenges!

3-2-1 Action!

In this challenge, you will be taking a picture by “acting” out a scene (or character) from the current book you are reading.

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I am Liadan from Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier on the front cover.

Book Jenga!

So what is Book Jenga I hear you mumble? Basically, just build the most impressive tower of books you can, then take a photo (or you can video it if you’re BookTubing). Leave a comment with a link to your creation below.

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Since I only really have paper backs this is as high as I could go without them folding in on themselves. I took the picture with the calander still in it so you can get a sense of how high it is compared to the picture in the 3-2-1 challenge.

End of Event Meme:

1. Which hour was the most daunting for you?

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

Nope, I kind of failed at getting through things this year. Thanks alot work!

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

More people! But thats a givem

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

Mini challenges. They are awesome.

5. How many books did you read?

1ish

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

See above.

7. Which book did you enjoy most?

The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

8. Which did you enjoy least?

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

No i don’t because I have no idea what they did? I need to pay more attention.

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

I would in a heart beat, I would be a reader or perhaps donate a prize or something. Get a bit more involved.

 

And thats it guys! I hope you all had better luck than me. Link me your stuff so I can have a look!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 12

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Now for the ‘mid-day’ event survey hosted over at the main page.

1. What are you reading right now?

Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

2. How many books have you read so far?

This is my second one, however I only had 30ish pages left in the first book so it hardly counts.

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

If I finish this book, I will probably move onto the third in the series Child of the Prophecy.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

Nope, I am not working today, and the event started after work finished the day before. I am very sleep though.

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

Not really, I have taken up quite a bit of time to try and do all the mini challenges. Other than that sleep will most likely be my biggest interruption.

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

That I won something! Well, at least it said I did. I filled out the form as requested but as of yet have not heard from anyone, so I spose we will see?

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

People hosting should pay more attention the the comments. I know you all want to be reading, but with somethings, questions need to be answered. I also would like clearer instructions on who to contact regarding what.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

Try and get the day off before had to sleep.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Omg yes.

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

I don’t think I am functioning well enough to really make any tips for anyone this year. Perhaps next year I will have some.

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 11

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This challenge is being help by The Blue Stocking Society and in it were learn how to identify what edition our book is! Now I am much too sleepy to be sure, but I think, based on the info on the challenge page, that my book is a first edition ebook.

I am reading Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier. Here is a picture of the copy rights page, if I am wrong, please correct me. I will be going back and reading about this stuff more when my mind is once again functioning.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 10

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Time for another update and a little challenge thing.

I am 225 pages into my book. So tired. This read-a-thon started at 10pm on the 26th for me. I awoke at 10:30am on the 26th. Its now 7:30am on the 27th. Thats nearly 24 hours I have been awake because I had work before hand, and I am on hour 10 of reading. I think I will have to nap at some point, but then I run the risk of sleeping. As someone who has issues actually falling asleep unless it from sheer exhaustion because of many hours being awake (this kind of thing is not new to me, being alive at work can sometimes be a huge accomplishment), when sleep finally does take me its sometimes quite hard to shake it off. Better to have just stayed awake and moved and acted like a functioning zombie. This is hard to do when reading though, its one of the few things that help put me to sleep…

ANYWAY. Rant over. Now onto this hours little mini challenge! It is being held by The Book Monsters and is titled Shelfie. Its simple enough, take a picture of your bookshelf, with or without yourself in the picture. Since its 7:30am here, I am so not up for being the picture. So here is a picture of my bookcase which is hidden away in my bedroom where people cannot touch the books unless I let them:

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Keep on reading fellow Dewey’s!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon – Hour 6

I am back with a little update for you all and a little challenge for this hour. I have read about 130ish pages of my second book (I should really be sleeping right now, my brain is sleepy), but I will soldier on even if I do seem to be reading kind of slowly for myself. I will have this book done by the end of the 24 hours (hopefully)!

Now the challenge which is being held over at Lisa’s World of Books so go check out the challenge page if you want to see some other peoples answers, you may find some new books to read! Also check it out if you want the full list of questions, I didn’t answer all of them here because I couldn’t/didn’t want to. Here it is:

The challenge for the hour is to share some of your best from your reading year and why.  The idea is to pick at least 3 of the categories below and share your favorites and why

Best Book of Your Reading Year

Easy one for me. Everyone should read this book. On The Jellicoe Road hands down. The characters aree beautiful and the story is sad and even though you wouldnt want much part of their life, I for one wish I was there with them because I love them so.

Best Romance Book of Your Reading Year

This is fun because I just finished reading it! The Daughter of the Forest. It was written differently that most romance books I have read, and in the end it gave me everything I wanted when it looked like it was going to leave me wanting.

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year

I feel like I am going to be following along with other peoples answers here but it has to be Divergent. I loved the characters and I love a good dystopian.

Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year

I think this is a new adult book so I will give it to Where You’ll Find Me. Despite one huge flaw, I thought the story was nice an realistic and left me feeling pretty good about picking it up.

Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

Ooo a harder one.I shall give it to The Forgotten War. If you want a book that paints imagery, is epic in length, and has kick butt female characters its for you.

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year

A House Without Mirrors. Its rather creepy for children of this day and age with all their overly sweet rubbish, but I loved it!

Best Main Character of Your Reading Year

Im going to Ceriana from The Forgotten War because of the stuff that happens to her. Her story made want to paint for hours it had such awesome imagery! Or anyone from On The Jellicoe Road. Really you could just put that book in for most of my answers.

Best Author of Your Reading Year

Though I have only read one of his books and it wasn’t one of my 5 star rated books, I can totally see how all his books are going to at least be that awesome and bring me emotion of some sort, be it sadness or joy. John Green.

Best Supporting Character of Your Reading Year

Im going to be a bit odd and say Church the cat from City of Bones. I just love that bit of random that is this cat thrown into the story.

Best Cover of Your Reading Year

9780141333663Though it wasnt one of my favourite books, I still thought the cover was stunning I’m still angry they changed them to the ugly things they have now. Across the Universe.

Best Story Line of Your Reading Year

I will give this to The Returned because it was about people coming back from the dead, just as they were right before they died, but they were not zombies! God I hate zombies.

There you go. I hope you enjoyed my answers thought they are brief, and I hope you found some new books!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

I just thought that I would drop a line today and tell you all that I will be participating in the Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.

Though I think that explains itself its an event that is happening on the 26th of April and last for only 24 hours.

Now because of time zones and what not the event starts at a different time for many people, but for me in Melbourne Australian it starts at 10pm. Thank god too because I am working that day and don’t finish work till like 7pm… I wonder how long I can function after having worked the whole day XD I spose we will see.

If you would like to sign up go ahead and do that here, for times check them out here, and for a list of prizes that you can win by being in this competition check them out here. I will also provide you with a world time announcer if you cannot find your time on their times page, so check that out here.

Now the books I am hoping to get through are as follows:

daughteroftheforest1. If I haven’t finished reading this book by the time the event starts, I would really like to finish Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, since its my book clubs book this month.

 

 

shatter-me-series2. I think it would be a good idea to knock out a smaller books so I picked Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

 

 

 

TheQueenoftheTearling3. If by some miracle I finish all these things, I shall start to read The Queen of Tearling by Erika Johansen since I received a copy from the publisher for an honest review.

 

 

If you guys choose to sign up too let me know! I would love to know what you are reading and how things go!

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