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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hour 19

So it has been a moment since we talked. I finished by first book, and I started a new one and found it so bad I was finding it really to stay awake. So after an hour I dropped it and picked up another book, but the damage was done and after seeing my page count drop after another hour I decided that I should sleep for a couple of hours because at this point I had already been awake for 23 hours and I wasn’t going to do myself any reading favours. I kept track of how much I was reading each hour to show myself this. I got between 2-3 hours of sleep and after grabbing myself another V, reading a bit and eating some food I actually feel really refreshed and reading to roll! Insomnia can be a good read-a-thon prepper apparently.

Finished Reading:

I took a small break to write some notes down for myself when it came to writing a review for this book. With how sleepy my brain was I don’t know how useful they will be, but more useful than just trying to remember by thoughts of that sleepy time.

Books Dropped:

I just couldn’t get into the writing style I think. I found it very rough and disjointed in the way it was present and in the way the characters were speaking to each other. I can easily permanently remove it from my collection after the hour of struggled reading.

Currently Reading:

Thus far I am not enjoying A Court of Frost and Starlight as much as I thought I would. I had heard that this was a popular opinion with this book but people could see why it was needed for the spin off series in the world. I haven’t gotten to the part yet where I can actually see why it is needed, but I am a good way through it and I will probably finish it after another solid 2 hours of reading. I am taking a bit of a break right now to Focus on some of the mini challenges, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop reading so I put on my audiobook of The Name of the Wind. I don’t know if doing other things while listening to this chunk of a book, I may miss a few important things, but  guess I will see how confused I get with it later on.

Total Pages: 565

The last few hours haven’t been as productive because of the audiobook and because the text isn’t huge in the new books as it was in The Rest of us Just Live here. But I know my average page per hour is 50 so I am not mad about it. It felt better to be crushing my regular reading page count with the huge text, but I don’t think I have any other books I desperately want to read with huge text.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

I don’t know if its because I am only half listening to it, or if the audiobook just isn’t for me but I am having trouble fully falling into the story.

 

 

 

2. How many books have you read so far?

Just the one but I am really happy about it. I will at least finish two during the read-a-thon and that gives me a good feeling.

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

Whatever book calls to me after I finish A Court of Frost and Starlight!

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

I had to sleep for a little bit which was probably better the long one. We are currently having a hail storm so I took a moment to enjoy the weather. Also writing up these and taking time to the challenges is a bit of a interruption but the audiobook is allowing me keep reading and join in the fun and games.

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

Compared to last one I joined in or even by the looks at it the last Dewey’s, this read-a-thon seems to be running completely differently to how they normally do. I can’t decided if I like the more relaxed do the challenges when you want way or not. I like having the time, but I also liked the challenge of having a new challenge every hour with only a couple of hours to complete them in. Prizes also seem to be less of thing this time around. That not the worst thing, but other than actually staying awake for 24 hours the challenge has sort of been taken from read-a-thon.

 

Till Next Time. . .

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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.

Challenge post.

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

 

Till Next Time…

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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

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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?

dragonfly in amber

 

 

 

 

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?

 

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – October 2015 (Hour 14)

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Feelings:

Feeling good but I am starting to starve. I think I soon must get ready and go to some sushi or something.

What I Read: Nana Vol. 1

Pages Read: 88

Mid-Event Survey

What are you reading right now?

Nana Volume 1 by Ai Yazaea

How many books have you read so far?

I have read three but I have yet to finish all of them.

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

I picked books I new I would love so all of them. Maybe finishing Farthing Wood because I have yet to read this book before.

Have you had many interruptions?

Sorta. There was that sleep nap because I can never just nap and always end up sleeping. Getting ready and getting food will interrupt me though.

How did you deal with those?

I passed out .There wasn’t much to deal with. But in terms of leaving the house I will be listening to audio books :)

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

How short some of the challenges run for. I am sad I missed the because of stupid sleep :(

Snapshot Challenge

Readers, your challenge is to take a literal or figurative snapshot of your favorite moment either from the book you are currently reading or from a book you have already read during the ReadAThon. Visually symbolize the moment you choose (“shelfie”, drawing, digital art, etc), you can compose poetic tweet, or perhaps post a video reenacting the scene. Be creative; there are no limits! Whichever medium you select, please caption your entry with the title and author of the book upon which your snapshot is based if possible.

Host post.

My favourite moment in The Animals of Farthing Wood is when Fox meets Vixen and saves her from The Hunt.

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Till Next Time…