October 2010, readathon

Hour 18

BOO! Did I scare you? Ah, I’m gonna have to get trixier if I wanna do that, right?

Halloween’s just around the corner. See if you can help me brainstorm some great books that would be terrifying to read on Halloween! I’ll select a random commenter on this post for a prize. I’m primarily a YA blogger, so I’m going to stick to what I know and suggest Nevermore by Kelly Creagh and The Devouring by Simon Holt, which starts out like this:

When dark creeps in and eats the light,
Bury your fears on sorry night,
For in the winter’s darkest hours,
Comes the feasting of the vours,
No one can see it the life they stole,
Your body’s here but not your soul.

(Don’t worry, sorry night isn’t tonight so you’re good to be spooked… tonight anyway)

Keep up the great work y’all. You CAN make it all 24 hours, I know you can!!!!

Mini-Challenges

Pitch Your Book! at I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read

Winners Announced

Commenters of the Hour from YA Enthusiast: Mrs DeRaps, from The Book Lair: Letter4no1. Email us with the prize you’d like and your mailing address!

A couple of prizes for random folks still participating in the ‘thon: A Novel Review and It’s Just Me. Email us with the prize you’d like and your mailing address!

The winner of Under the Covers mini challenge is Janel @ Bibliophibian!

Still Ongoing

Ban This Book!
Poetry Angst

October 2010

Hour 15

So.  You’ve made it to Hour 15.  That’s impressive, right?  I’m thinking yes.  Impressive.  You get to pick an adjective to describe today, what is it?  Fantastic maybe?  (Watch this, then tell us!)

Who’s hoarding the Readathon Pills?  Hey… is it Colette at A Buckeye Girl Reads?

Oh, and btw, most of you know me as I Heart Monster.  Just so you know who’s dropping in and saying hi!

Mini-challenge

Wordle Review hosted by Carina at Reading Through Life

Wordle a post that you love.

Winners announced

Colette at A Buckeye Girl Reads – random winner.  Email us. with the prize you’d like and your mailing addy.

We’re also awarding another awesome cheerleader, Mister BIP.  Email us with the prize you’d like and your mailing addy, Mr. ;o)

The winner of the Attempting Audiobooks Challenge is Bonny from The Chirping Wren!  Congrats, Bonny!

Birgit is the winner of my Microfiction Mini Challenge!  Here’s her winning Microfiction:

The teenage girl had watched the man for several weeks now. He had seemed a strange man, but all he really did was sit on a bench for a couple of hours every day. Today she decided that she’d approach him and ask the one question that was bothering her.
“Um, sir, who are you?”
The man looked at her with a straight face and said, “I’m a vampire.”
There was silence.
“Then if you’re a vampire, then why aren’t you sparkling in the sunlight?”
“Read Dracula, kid. Dracula walked in the sun and didn’t sparkle.”

Birgit – email me, ’cause you didn’t leave your email addy!  We’ll get you hooked up with your prize.

Still ongoing

Title Word Scramble

Under the Covers

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October 2010

Hour 14

Hey guys, Shesten here, taking over! How are all of you this evening?

So, what’s tempting you right now? I know it’s not sleep! I know it’s NOT! I got this lovely mini bundt cake from the bridal shower I went to this afternoon (I know, I totally cheated and took a longer than normal break) and I’m so totally tempted to eat it!

Mini-challenge

Under the Covers hosted by Vickie at Reading at the Beach

When the cover doesn’t match what’s inside the book.

Winners announced

The winner of the Shake Your PomPoms Mini Challenge is Erin from Erin Reads!  Congrats, Erin!  Check for an email soon!

The winner of the Pet Pics Mini Challenge was Cass from BonjourCass.com

We have selected another random participant winner, Book Snob Wannabe!  Email us with the prize you’d like and your mailing address!  Thanks for participating in the Read-A-Thon!

Still ongoing

Title Word Scramble
Mid-Event Meme

October 2010

Hour 13

Trish again!

I had to stop watching Gilmore Girls because I was OBSESSED (and my favorite character left!), but I love this one scene where Rory and Lorelei are arguing over how many books she should take to school, and I stumbled on this:

Now I must watch more Gilmore Girls! You should be grateful Shesten’s going to be taking over, otherwise I’d find clips and make you watch them with me all night! Mwahahaha!!

Mini-challenge

Our next mini-challenge is the Title Word Scramble hosted by Sheery from Sheery’s Place. You’ll have to unscramble modern and classic book titles.

Winners announced

The winner of Jill’s Shake Those Pom Poms mini-challenge is Erin from Erin Reads! Jill will be contacting you about your prize. Here was Erin’s winning cheer:

Some days we’re busy, busy,
We race ’round at full speed,
But today’s the read-a-thon –
Sit your butt down and just read!

Forget those pesky errands,
From duties you are freed.
Today’s the read-a-thon –
Sit your butt down and just read!

Your friends might come a-calling,
You might have mouths to feed,
But today’s the read-a-thon –
SIT YOUR BUTT DOWN AND JUST READ!!

Also, we’re picking a random participant to win a book of their choice, and that winner is Michelle from Literarily Speaking! Congratulations, Michelle! Email deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim your loot.

Still ongoing

Attempting Audiobooks

Mid event meme

October 2010

Hour 11

It’s almost there! We’re almost at the half way mark, can you believe it? I’m in awe of some of the spectacular reading I’ve been seeing. Some of you have been checking books off like a toddler wolfing down chocolates! Way to go!

Up for this hour, a great new mini-challenge, of course, and next hour be prepared for our Mid-Event Meme…you don’t want to miss it! Until then try and keep your books organized and keeps those reviews in mind for later, so that you don’t end up looking like this:

Speaking of organization, is there a way you keep organized through all of the reading? Do you write a few thoughts down or the entire review before moving on to your next read?

Mini-challenge

Think all audiobooks are created equally? Well, think again and take a try at the Mini-Challenge for this hour, Attempting Audiobooks hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. Are the books you are reading for readathon available on audio, and would you listen to it? One winner will win an audiobook from Jen’s collection, and it’s open internationally as well!

Winners announced

Winners from our amazing comments:
Michelle from Literarily Speaking
Nikki from Widerthan
Buffy from Situations Where You May Need It
Lesley from Young Adult Books Reviewed

Congratulations! Email deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim your one book.

Winners of the Indie Pride Mini-Challenge were Heather from Book Obsessed and Jennifer from Rundpinne!
Winner of the Book Puzzle Mini-Challenge was nfmgirl from Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World!
Winners of the Arm Chair Traveling Mini-Challenge were, in 1st place: Trisha from Eclectic/Eccentric and as runners-up Brandileigh from Blkosiner’s Book Blog and Erin from Erin Reads!
Congratulations!

Still waiting to hear who the winners are for the Microfiction Mini-Challenge and the Love to Hate Mini-Challenge. If you have that information feel free to email me at the deweyreadathon@gmail.com address. Many more winners to be announced in the next hour!

Still ongoing

Shake Those Pom Poms

Pet Pics, Prized Pages and Pachyderm Prose

October 2010

Hour 10

Hitting the afternoon lull? How do you keep your energy going through the afternoon? Snacks, music, dancing?

I’m definitely a music girl along with a few helpful snacks. Top of the list right now, any music by The Weepies and Honey Whole Wheat Pretzel sticks! How about you? A little music to enjoy:

Mini-challenge

Have a pet that loves to read? Or just need to chatter about a funny pet picture? Take a go at Pet Pics, Prized Pages and Pachyderm Prose hosted by Lynne at Lynne’s Book Reviews: Share your pet pics and/or write a sentence to accompany it. For a chance to win your book of choice up to $25 from the Book Depository and it’s open internationally!

Winners announced

Fantastic Commenter from Hour Nine:
Stormi from Books, Movies and Reviews! Oh My!

Congratulations! Email deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim your one book.

Still waiting to hear who the winners are for the Six Word Celebration, the Indie Pride, Microfiction Mini-Challenge, and the Arm Chair Traveling challenges. If you have that information feel free to email me at the deweyreadathon@gmail.com address. Many more winners to be announced in the next hour!

Still ongoing

Love to Hate

Shake Those Pom Poms

October 2010

Hour 9

How’s everyone holding up? This hour we have a special treat from our Cheer-leading section with a cheering challenge! So, as a reminder, if you could all remember to do them a favor back and turn off those pesky comment verifications until the Read-A-Thon is over they will love you forever! I mean it!

Mini-challenge

Get ready to Shake Those Pom Poms with our Head Cheerleader, Jill from Fizzy Thoughts! Come up with a cheer for your fellow readathoners and the winner will receive a book of their choice up to $20 at Book Depository. This is open to anyone, cheerleaders and readers alike! So, show your spirit and come up with a cheer!

Winners announced

The winner from the Show Me the Books challenge was Morph at Less Is Morph. Congratulations! Crystal will be in touch with you shortly about your winnings.

Amazing Commenters from Hour Six:
Suey from It’s All About Books…
Candy Beauchamp from Candy’s Raves (and Rants)

Winner at Random:
La Bella Vita from La Bella Vita

Congratulations! Email deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim your one book.

Still ongoing

Microfiction Mini-Challenge

Love to Hate

Book Puzzle

Arm Chair Traveling

October 2010

Hour 8

Chug Chug Chug…I think I can I think I can I think I can…It’s the little engine that could! How is everyone holding up? We’re now into the 8th hour and things are ticking along quite nicely, we’ve got some great prizes to giveaway and some more great challenges to keep your blood pumping!

So, so far, what has been your favorite book to read during the read-a-thon? Have you had one putting you to sleep yet?

Mini-challenge

Up this hour, Love to Hate hosted by Brandileigh from Blkosiner’s Book Blog! Share the characters you love to hate for a chance to win a book of choice or a $5 Amazon Gift Card. This one sounds like a lot of fun, because there are so many characters out there we love to hate. So head on over and tell her your picks for a chance to win!

Winners announced

Fantastic Winning Cheerleaders:
Amanda at The Zen Leaf
Trish at Love, Laugh and a Touch of Insanity

Amazing Commenters from Hour Four:
Anastasia from Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog
Lisa from the little reader

Congratulations! Email deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim your one book.

Still waiting to hear who the winners are for the Six Word Celebration and the Indie Pride challenges. Many more winners to be announced in the next hour!

Still ongoing

Book Puzzle

Arm Chair Traveling

October 2010

Hour 7

Time is flying by and so are those great mini-challenges! So, have you participated in any? Which ones have been your favorites so far? Are there any prizes on the “Prize Page” that you are really dying to get your hands on? I’d love to know! I would probably opt for one of the hardback YA packs or a surprise pack from Algonquin, but I’d love to hear what you are hoping for!

Mini-challenge

This hour we actually have two mini-challenges! The first is hosted by Marg at Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and it aptly titled, Armchair Travelling. Do you like to travel or has a book ever inspired you to want to go somewhere? Stop by for your chance at a book of your choice from The Book Depository and some travel themed bookmarks. There will also be some bookmarks possibly going to a couple of runners up as well!

The second mini-challenge is hosted by non-other than Melissa at One Librarian’s Book Reviews with her Book Puzzle challenge! Create your own book puzzle to win the prize! The winner will receive a 10$ gift certificate to Amazon and it’s open internationally as well!

Winners announced

For Cheerleading:
Marree at Just Add Books…

Congratulations! Email deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim your one book.

Still waiting to hear who the winners are for the Six Word Celebration and the Indie Pride challenges. Many more winners to be announced in the next hour!

Still ongoing

Show Me the Books

October 2010

Hour 6

Hello all! How are you holding up so far? Any great books read in the first six hours? I can hardly believe we’re already to hour six, but here we are! Keep up the great reading and if you have a second don’t forget to check out the great mini-challenge for this hour as well as the ones still on-going!

Feel free to ask any questions, I’m here to help!
-Your new fearless leader, Danielle!

Mini-challenge

This hours mini-challenge is hosted by Shesten at I Heart Monster! A great challenge for those writers out there, all you need to do is tell me a story in 100 words or less! One winner will be drawn for a book of their choice from Book Depository up to $15!

Winners announced

The winner from the Back-in-the-Day Children’s Book Challenge hosted by Elizabeth at Miss Wisabus was #122 Kate at Read This Book!. Elizabeth will be in touch with you very soon, congratulations!

Still ongoing

Indie Pride

Show Me the Books