April 2010, readathon

Hour 12

Dude.  Do you realize you’re almost half-way there?  There will be no giving up.  None.  You hear me?  Keep reading the good fight.  I’m giving you some inspiring music here to help you get pumped.  Look at your pile of books as you sing along and substitute “read” for “rock!”  Hey while you’re at it, get up, move around, shake your bootay, get some blood flowing, get your game face on and get ready to conquer the second half of this Read-A-Thon!


It’s time for the mid-event meme!  Post your answers on your blog and then come back here to leave your link!

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. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
9. Are you getting tired yet?
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?
Sign the linky below with a link to your post with your answers.  There will be 4 winners: 1st gets 1 prize packs of books, along with chocolate coins, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th get three books of their choice.  This is only open until the beginning of Hour 14.

Winners announced

The winners of the Lights, Camera, Read! Mini-Challenge at Mama Librarian are Wendy from Caribousmom, Readerbuzz, and Icedream. Contact Mama Librarian to claim your prizes!

The winner of Reading Teen’s It’s Your Story… So Write It Mini-Challenge is Kim Loves To Read.  Contact Reading Teen to coordinate your prize!

The winner of Bart’s Bookshelf’s Book Title Sentence Mini-Challenge  is Lissa from Lissa’s Long Yarn with: “Jane Eyre whispers ‘I’d kill for that.'”  Lissa wins a book of her choice from The Book Depository (under £10).  Please contact Bart’s Bookshelf to claim your prize!

The winner of the Drabble challenge is Rachel.  Please send us an email at DeweyReadathon at gmail with a prize you’d like from the prize listing!

The winner of The Booklady’s Blog’s #pantyworthy challenge is J. F. Jenkins.  Please contact The Booklady to collect your prize!

Still ongoing

Where In The World Are You Reading?

RIF Mini-Challenge

Get Up And Move Challenge

If The Cover Fits

57 thoughts on “Hour 12”

  1. @Collette – Sometimes the Mr. Linky will use a cookie to remember the title you’ve given previous links, so you have to scroll to the end to delete the title you’ve left before. Annoying, right? Oh well. Something we live with in the blogosphere 🙁 Anyway, I checked the link and it’s taking me to the correct site where I can see that you did the survey, but if you’d like me to delete the first entry so that you can fix the title, I’d be more than happy to help!

  2. I completed the mid-event survey. Good questions, great idea to have it early in the read-a-thon when more people are still awake! 😀

  3. Trying to keep away from the computer especially twitter, #readathon really sucks you in and I want to read! Though does reading twitter updates count?

  4. I have tried but I have realized I have no contact info on Mama Librarian and the DeweyReadathon@gmail doesn’t work, it says incomplete address when I type it in my hotmail account. I’m perplexed and in need of assistance.

  5. So I am totally depressed. I had down that this was read-a thon day from fall but didn’t get any emails about it so thought maybe the date had changed. How do I make sure that I will get a reminder about next years since I totally missed this one. I have had a computer virus on my computer this week so am on the family one write now. Can the person in charge email me to let me know what you have to do to bew made aware that the read a thon is coming up.

  6. I finally got my mid-event meme response posted. Took me about 20 minutes to type it all in what with holding a sleeping baby at the same time. Sleeping babies are quite conducive to making progress in finishing my book, though. So back to reading!

  7. It’s Hour 14 and I finally posted my answers to the mid-event survey at:

    Lucidia, my blog

    I’m running out of steam, so will probably get some sleep. If I end up wide awake in the middle of the night (it happens often), I’ll read some more. Otherwise, I look forward to the next read-a-thon.

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