April 2015, readathon

Hour 20 – Break for Laughter!

IT’S HOUR 20!!!!! We’re so close to the finish line! How are you doing? Need a drink? Snack? A break to stretch? Some laughter to wake you up?

It’s me, Andi, back for the last time this Readathon (awwww!). When I’m weary I find that a good laugh can help me recharge, and I often look for that quick fix in a favorite movie like Steel Magnolias. It has some of the same qualities I look for in a great book: humor and heart!

This past week I took a short, fun quiz to find out which Steel Magnolia I am, and NO SURPRISE….Ouiser! A little sassy, a little cranky. Anyway, it gave me a laugh, so I hope it gives you one, too!

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Now, tell me, what’s one of your all-time favorite, make-you-laugh-out-loud movies? Books adapted to film, perhaps? 

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Draw It Out

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Hour 19 – Truly Outrageous!

Hour 19! Hour 19! It’s Andi again, and I’m SO GLAD you’re still here!!!!

I have to admit something about myself…I’m an ’80s nostalgist, especially when it comes to cartoons of my childhood. No cartoon epitomizes your Readathon participation more than Jem and the Holograms, straight out of 1985! The tagline of the show was TRULY OUTRAGEOUS! I think you’re ALL truly outrageous for hanging on this long!

Now that we’ve had this little throwback moment together, get to reading!

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Shelfie

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Hour 18 – The Caffeine Hours!

Welcome to Hour 18! I’m so proud of you for making it this far already! I’m Andi from Estella’s Revenge, and one of your Dewey’s organizers.

While I used to be a night owl in my younger days, as I’ve gotten older, had a kiddo, and since I have four dogs who want a midnight hug from time to time, I am far LESS of a night owl. Add in some wicked insomnia, and I cherish my sleep. CHERISH!

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Somehow, despite all that, I always seem to take this next-to-last hosting shift because I LOVE the energy that’s still going strong both here and on Twitter at this hour!

We have several hours to go yet, but what are your secrets for lasting into these later hours? Tell me down in the comments! I might be hopped up on caffeine!

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Best of My Reading Year

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Hour 17 – Feeling Fueled

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Okay, Readathoners, this is Shannon from River City Reading here for my final hour! I know there are sensible people out there telling you not to snack late at night, but I’m here to tell you that fuel can be a good thing. Sloths know what’s best for you!

How’s your snack situation? Are you running on coffee and coffee only or have you fueled up on some delicious eats?

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Goodreads Battle of the Books! 

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Hour 16 – But Do You Know the Other Dewey?

Hang in there, readers! This is Shannon from River City Reading and I’m still here pulling you through. Do you need a break, but want to keep it bookish? Well, you think you really know Dewey? This quiz will show you how well you know the Dewey Decimal System.

How did you do? Did that get your brain buzzing a bit?

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Reading Story

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Hour 15 – I Feel So Alive!

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Hi there, Readathoners! This is Shannon from River City Reading pulling up a chair to help guide many of you into the wee hours. This is usually my favorite time of the Readathon—right when I get a second wind and get some great reading done.

So, did you read in a specific order today? Did you set aside something fun for later to help keep you awake or are you hoping you can power through no matter what?

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Music is Muse

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Hour 14 – Push Your Book!

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And so are you!

Hey Readathoners! It’s the gals from The Socratic Salon again…

Monika: What are you all reading today that you want to bully the rest of us into discussing on TSS?

Jennifer: I’m going to be reading a bunch of graphic novels today. I would love to discuss a mind-bending comic on The Socratic Salon one day. Maybe Sex Criminals? Perhaps Lumberjanes?  There are so many that would be great for a deep discussion. So, do it!

Monika: Lumberjanes would be so much fun to discuss!

Catherine: The only opportunity I’ll have for reading is when I’m getting my hair done because this is going to be a weekend from hell. So, it’s likely to be The Book of Aron- which I packed and took over to the new house because I’m so naive I thought we’d be living there by now. Hah!

April: Oo. I want to read Sex Criminals! I’m listening to Vanity Fair and still working on Cloud Atlas. Though if you’re low on books today you need to be bullied into reading All the Birds, Singing, there’s SO. MUCH. to discuss in there.

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Shannon: SO agreed on All the Birds, Singing. That was a previous Readathon read for me!

What about you, dear readers? Are you reading anything during Readathon that you feel must be discussed? Drop them in our suggestion box!

 

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Bookish Brews

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Hour 13 – Readathon Books Coming Up on TSS!

Hey Readathoners!

How’s the reading going so far? We’re in hour 13 and by now we’ve all read a few books and eaten more than our fair share of snacks.

We’re the bloggers behind The Socratic Salon and we’d like to tell you about the books we’re reading today specifically because they are coming up on our discussion schedule:

Monika: Citizen for me.

Jennifer: Citizen here as well!

Catherine: I’m so behind that I’ll be reading Dept of Speculation- no pressure there!

Shannon: I’m also reading Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (for a second time!), but I’m thinking there may be a TSS discussion of The Argonauts in the works, too.

Monika: I’m going to try to get to The Argonauts, too. Can’t wait!

April: I’m resisting Citizen because I’m afraid of poetry, but these gals at TSS are expert book pushers so in the next few hours I might be reading……. Citizen.

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Have you ever made plans to buddy read during the Readathon?

Happy Reading from @SocraticSalon:

April: @steadfastreader
Catherine: @gilmoreguide
Jennifer: @jenhartling
Monika: @lovelybookshelf
Shannon: @rivercityreadin

 

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Get Fit and Read

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Hour 12 – Mid-Event Survey with Meow

Hey bookish friends. Courtney from the currently on hold Stiletto Storytime back with you for one last hour. Look at you!! You have almost made it through 12 hours of readathon so far. Did you nap? It’s okay if you did. I won’t tell. Now you only need to make it through 12 more hours and you will have survived the entire readathon of April 2015.  In the meantime make sure to do the mid-event survey below  and link up for this hour’s mini-challenge.

Happy reading to all and have a fabulous rest of your readathon. I’ll see you around. I will be out and about on Twitter @stiletostrytime.  I will leave you with some cat and book related humor as I depart. Since I’m a librarian it’s usually to be expected that I love cats. Don’t tell anyone but I am actually a dog person and in absolutely no danger of ever becoming a crazy cat lady.

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

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Mid-Event Survey! Right here!

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April 2015, readathon

Hour 11: Read Like There is No Tomorrow

 

Hey Readers! It’s Courtney from the currently on hold Stiletto Storytime hanging out with you and hosting for the next two hours. Are you still awake? You are SO close to the half way mark. Seriously…just one more hour and our readathon is half way complete. Say it isn’t so, right? So let’s read now like there is no tomorrow. Read like you have absolutely nothing to do tomorrow but sleep and read some more. We can all deal with our reading hangovers tomorrow together but not until then because we’ve got more books to read and the night/day is young depending on where you are in the world!

In the meantime I’m curious what everyone is reading right this second as Hour 11 kicks off with a bang?

 

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In 100 Years…

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