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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 4)

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Feelings:

I drank more energy drink and I appear to be doing alright now. I think I will need to have a sleep for a bit in a couple of hours though.

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

Pages Read: 42

Readathon Kids Challenge

Sharing our love of books with the next generation is fun. During the readathon you might find yourself in the company of future readers. Perhaps you’re pregnant and in the habit of reading to your bump, or maybe you have a new baby, toddler, sibling, niece, nephew etc. Maybe you don’t have any kids around you today but you are enjoying some children’s classics. Take a picture of your toddler’s readathon stack, or of your baby looking through a book. Kids and books, let your creativity lead you. Use props, recreate a book cover… Whatever you do make sure to use the hashtag #readathonkids

Be sure to check out the host blog for information on prizes!

Since I have no children I am choosing to take a picture on what I would read to any potential children I may have. This list is for youngish children. I would have more books in an older child’s TBR.

 

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Because its hard to see its: The Animals of Farthing Wood, The Hobbit, The Secret Garden, Robin Hood, Wind In The Willows, Black Beauty, Peter Pan, The Marvellous Land of Oz, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, A House Without Mirrors, and Pippi Longstockings.

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 3)

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Feelings:

So I fell asleep. My energy drink high has apparently crashed. I think I need to switch up the books maybe to get a bit more reading done.

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

Pages Read: 31

Diversity Sheflie

Go to your shelf,

find a book containing diversity

take a selfie with said book (hence the term “shelfie”

post to Instagram (or Twitter if you don’t have IG)

tag me@pamlovesbooks

post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book

enter as many times as you want

Be sure to check out the host blog for information of the challenge and for prizes!

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I curse this challenge for happening while I am gross and tired to I followed the books lead.

I love this book because of its diverse plot topic and for being way more awesome than I expected!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 2)

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Feelings:

Go on Jazz beet your word count, do the challenges and write the posts within a hour. You can do it!

What I Read: The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

Pages Read: 51

Cover Escape

Dig through your shelves and share with us a book cover you’d like to escape into! Doesn’t matter if the subject, plot, or genre isn’t typically your thing; in this case, we’re totally judging the book by its cover!

This mini challenge has prizes and is awesome fun so be sure to check out the host blog.

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Ignoring the very famous story, the land is clearly magic and they are flying on awesome looking creatures. Take me there!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 1)

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And so comes the end of hour 1 (as I write this it is about 50 minutes away). Each hour I shall give you updates on what I am feeling, what I am reading and how much. I will also be doing any mini challenges that are happening. So here we go:

Feelings:

I didn’t end up napping. This is going to cost me but as of right now I actually feel ok. Maybe a bit slower than normal but ok.

What I Read:

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Pages Read: 42

Introduction Survey

This is hosted by the main blog. Check out everyone’s entries here.

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

In my head I started singing I come from a land down under. Just encase you don’t get it, Im from Brisbane Australia!

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

Now I love Nana but that is a reread so I have to say the book I am currently reading! I loved the cartoon as a kid.

Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Since I worked before and was not staying at home the week before this event I don’t actually have anything other than cereal. I don’t think I have milk though. I am going to have to do a food run at some point.

Tell us a little something about yourself!

I volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary for my tafe course and its the reason I am sleep deprived before this even started. I love it though.

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? 

I did do last years one and I don’t remember much other than being tired before it started, and I have already failed at that. Oh well better luck next time!

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015

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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 17th 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 for me this even is starting at 10pm on the 17th. This poses an issue since on this day I will be getting up at 5-5:30 am for work and don’t finish till 4:30pm… Its safe to say I will be very tired before it even starts. I am going to try and have a nap when I get home but I have issues with sleep so I do not know how that is going to go.

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

dragonfly in amber animals of farthing wood Nana 1

 

 

 

 

Now I don’t expect to get through all of Dragonfly In Amber, or all of one of the others, but at least one of these things will be finished!

 

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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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