Dewey’s 24 hour read a thon!

So!!! This is only my second time reading with Dewey’s 24 hour Read a Thon. I must admit, last time I only made it right past midnight.

But this time it’s going to be even better and I have to stay up until AT LEAST 2 am because I’m doing a giveaway! YAY! That’s motivation to stay up right?

Lucky Hour 17!!

Please join me at 11 pm for a little challenge and a giveaway! I am super excited about this!

I’m picking the books that I need to read in October with the least amount of pages. Of course this list is always subject to change due to my mood, sitting arrangement, food intake, pups or cat sitting on my lap, etc… 😉

The Reading List!

  • After Dark (Don’t know how many pages! Ack!)
  • Bittersweet Symphony – 22 pages!!
  • Masquerade — 161 pages
  • The Acropolis – 172 pages
  • Legend of Rachel Petersen – 144 pages
  • Griffin’s Fire – 200 pages
  • Of Blood and Bone – 226 pages

Updates & Challenges:

Introductory Questionnaire:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today: Louisiana. Beautiful outside!
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? After Dark and I just finished it!
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Football food while reading! Nachos!
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m about to turn 38 in January but still feel like a teenager at heart. I love life and everything in it. I’m a bit of a life cheerleader and my entire family says I’m a flower child that was born in the wrong era. Even though I’m a flower child I LOVE horror!! Can not get enough!
  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? Second read a thon but this time I get to do a giveaway! Hour 17. Last time I didn’t stay up too late. I’m planning on the full 24!

Hours 1 – 7 (7 am to 2 pm):

  • What are you reading right now? Next is The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals
  • How’s that going? Not too bad, had to go out so I listened to Audible and started reading as soon as I got back!!
  • Books finished so far:  After Dark by Emi Gayle
  • Feeling: Great!! Was worried I was going to need a nap, but so far, so good!

Hours 8 – 13 (3 pm to 7 pm):

  • What are you reading right now? Next is Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut
  • How’s that going? Really good, finished another book, onto my third!
  • Books finished so far:  After Dark by Emi Gayle & The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals
  • Feeling: A little tired but overall not too bad. And I have lots of coffee, I may drink one cup just to get over that 8:00 hump.
  • Challenge: The Literacy Challenge! I’ve always loved reading with kids. I read to my sister when we were both younger, read to my daughter while she was growing up and now my niece is 4! The perfect age for reading. Her mother, my fabulous sister, isn’t much of a reader though so I find it my DUTY to make sure Emma is well read! I have sent her read a long books that I can read out loud, Dr. Seuss (of course) but my favorite tradition is sending her Halloween books. This year I sent Bunnicula! Maybe a little old for a four year old but I also sent a Charlie Brown just in case. 😀

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? A bit tired… I’m about to break out the coffee!
2) What have you finished reading? After Dark by Emi Gayle, The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals, Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut & Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick
3) What is your favorite read so far? Bittersweet Symphony! Totally caught me off guard! A bit sexy but also a bit Tales of the Crypt! YAY!!
4) What about your favorite snacks? Popcorn and Mango… although not at the same time
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? Sadly I haven’t looked around much today! But I plan to tomorrow!

Hours 14 – 20 (8 pm to 2 am):

  • What are you reading right now? Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole
  • How’s that going? Just got my 14th wind! And only four more hours to go! YAY!!
  • Books finished so far:  After Dark by Emi Gayle, The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals, Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut & Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick
  • Feeling: Still doing pretty good. Thought about the bed but this book is getting good! I still have at least two that I want to finish tonight!

Hours 19 – 22 (3 am to 5 am):

  • What are you reading right now? The Legend of Rachel Petersen by J.T. Baroni
  • How’s that going? Just got my 14th wind! And only four more hours to go! YAY!!
  • Books finished so far:  After Dark by Emi Gayle, The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals, Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut, Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick & Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole
  • Feeling: Ohhh… my…. Thank goodness for mini breaks, Pepsi and M&M’s!!! Just two more hours. Hanging in there by my fingernails…

Hours 23 – 24 (6 am to 7 am):

  • What are you reading right now? Masquerade by Nicole Flockton
  • How’s that going? Reading is starting to go really, really slow. I’m so glad I chose multiple short books!
  • Books finished so far:  After Dark by Emi Gayle, The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals, Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut, Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick, Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole, The Legend of Rachel Petersen by J.T. Baroni & Masquerade by Nicole Flockton
  • Feeling: Holy mother of god I’m tired! But I finished every book on my list!!! YAY! 😉 I’ll be happy about that when I wake up later.

End-Event Survey

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? By far the last!!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I just chose short books. I tried to keep everything around 200 pages.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Heck no! I had a lovely time!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I’ve only joined two and in both I love the hourly updates! It keeps me going!
  5. How many books did you read? 7
  6. What were the names of the books you read? After Dark by Emi Gayle, The Acropolis by R.K. Ryals, Griffin’s Fire by Darby Karchut, Bittersweet Symphony by JoAnne Kenrick, Blood and Bone by Courtney Cole, The Legend of Rachel Petersen by J.T. Baroni & Masquerade by Nicole Flockton
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? All of them were fantastic! Bittersweet Symphony really threw me for a loop though!
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  All were great! Sadly I was getting really tired for the end of The Legend of Rachel Petersen.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Didn’t cheerlead this time.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely! Can not wait! Well, I need a nap first.

  Are you participating also!? If so, what are you reading?

Happy Reading to all!!!

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11 comments

  1. I hope your having a great readathon and you’re enjoying your books!!!

    1. Loving it so far!! I love your updates 😀

  2. You sound like the same kind of auntie I was!

    thanx for participating in The Literacy Challenge

    1. Loved the challenge! Thank you for hosting! 😀 I needed the break. LOL

      1. you were one of the two winners Nova. choose your bookmark and send me your snail mail at joystory AT gmail

      2. Thank you so much! That’s exciting! Maybe now I won’t need coffee!

        Ok… I do need coffee… lol 😀

        Just sent an email your way!!

  3. Oh Masquerade…I keep seeing this and it looks so interesting! Hope you are having a great RAT!
    #cheerSweetarts

    1. I am! I hope you are as well. I am almost done with my fifth book! Although the fourth was a very short and easy read.

  4. Woohoo! Good job on keeping it up to the end! What a great Read-a-Thon!

    1. You too!! I was sooo struggling! But I finished… whew.. bed time! 😀 Hope you had fun also!

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