October 2016

Hour 21 – 16 Candidates Step Up to the Plate


Hi Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. I am going to be with you for the rest of this wonderful ride! I’ve ben co-hosting this time slot for several years now. I love it. I love getting to know all of you.  So let me tell you a bit about myself. I am 28 years old and live in Northern California. I am a lover of books from all genres (currently going through a legal thriller phase. And fantasy). I am also an avid cross stitcher, crocheter, and quilter (thank goodness for audiobooks that allow me to combine hobbies). And I also love the odd computer game or two. Civilization 6 came out on Friday. I pre-ordered it but have yet to play it because I’ve been wrapped up in Dewey. But I can’t wait to play it. lol. And now that you know some about me, I would love to get to know you. So leave a comment and tell me about yourself and your hobbies.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have put aside some of their reading time and done some cheerleading today. You all are like a breath of fresh air. Just when one is beginning to get tired and weary and it seems like you might want to quit, you pop up with a word of encouragement. This is the first time that we haven’t had official cheerleaders and so we have all had to step up to the plate and do some cheer on our own. Thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Genre Election

Anyone who has been around for the final hours knows that I love to do random facts of the hour every hour. Well this year, I have decided to mix things up a little bit. If you are alive and have access to the internet, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that there is an election happening right now in America. But even if you haven’t noticed, I’m sure you’ve been involved in some kind of election at some point in your life (local or school election or church election, etc). So this year, during these last four hours, we are going to hold our own election. The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for election on which genre is the preferred genre for readathoners. After each round of voting half of the contestants will continue to the next round and half will “drop out” of the election. I will tally the votes at quarter to the hour so I have time to make the next poll. I hope that you all enjoy this and don’t take it too seriously. It is all meant to be in good fun.


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33 thoughts on “Hour 21 – 16 Candidates Step Up to the Plate”

  1. Hi, Kate! Around the internet, I usually go by Trea, which is the name of my main character in World of Warcraft. So, that right there tells you I’m a bit of a gamer! I also love to read (duh! We’re doing a Readathon!), crochet, watch movies, and cook! I do some of my best cooking in the Crockpot, but I absolutely hate to bake!

  2. Hi there! I’m from Portland, Oregon and I’m 38 years old. It’s obvious I love to read, but I also love to crochet and cross stitch. I’ve never tried quilting but have always wanted to. I’m also a huge gamer. Some of my favorite games to play are The Sims, Pharaoh (it’s an oldie but a goodie) and the Assassin Creed games. I used to play a lot of online RPGs but I don’t anymore. This is my first readathon I’ve participated in and I’m having a blast!

  3. I’m also in Northern California. If you don’t mind my asking, whereabouts are you? I’m in Rocklin (Sacramento).

  4. Hi! I guess mine are research, finding new music, volunteering, and reading! I hope to work a bit more on my painting, writing, dancing and instrument playing!

  5. @Trea – Thanks for introducing yourself. I actually love to back. In High School, I had a bagel making business and I just loved backing. I am really indecisive when it comes to deciding what to cook for things like dinner, so I hate that.

  6. @Carmen – So apparently it didn’t count any of the votes. I just posted a new poll. I hope you will vote again. Please select your 8 favorites. It will only let you vote one time.

  7. @Shannon – It sounds like we are cut from the same clothe. You should try quilting some time. It is wonderful. And not nearly as intimidating as I thought it would be.

  8. @Shauna – Hello neighbor! Literally. I live in Roseville. The company I work for is based out of Rocklin (though I work in Sacramento)

  9. @Claudia – What instrament do you play. I can play the flute. Not very well as I don’t ever really practice it. But I have a flute and from time to time I pull it out and play a small song or two.

  10. @Carmen – Thank you so much! I was so disappointed that it didn’t work the first time. I had been so excited when I put that poll together.

  11. Hi! I’m liz and I live in Sydney, Australia. I have four kids and three grandkids, I’m pretty much a homebody through illness but it gives me heaps of time to read! My hubby built me a library in our sons old bedroom with floor to ceiling shelves covering the walls so that’s where you’ll find me most days, in my recliner with a book in my hand and a cup of coffee/tea on my table.

  12. @Kate when I read your post I thought “she’s my spirit animal” lol Quilting is on my to try list. This year it was knitting and I found I just don’t have the patience for it.

  13. @Shannon – Me too! My mom and sister love it and they keep saying it is easier than crochet and I’m like “It really isn’t.” sigh.

  14. @Carmen – I know, it really is exciting. I have to tell myself to not refresh the vote so it will be a surprise for me when I go to put together the next poll. hahaha

  15. Awesome idea! If you are alive…lol… barely. Brain still fuzzy, but I I am up. Missed the first round of voting but see my top four made it to round two! I am a librarian in an a grade 7-12 high school who just recently joined a medieval club with her husband. Am elsnignhow to make jewelry the way it was done long ago so yes on audiobooks being a great choice! Thanks for hosting!

  16. hi @Kate I’m an avid and eclectic reader, creative writer, and love several fiber arts. Is one still a gamer if you don’t to RPG? My pref is for word games, solitaire and mah jong, tetris and candy crush type, puzzles and mazes and brain teasers.

    Hey, I have an elderly aunt and several cousins in the Sacramento Valley. I visited a number of times as a child and teen. My Mom grew up in Tahama and Gerber which I visited at least twice a year thruout my childhood. I lived in the Silicon Valley in 2000-2001. In the Rogue Valley OR until 2013 and then back in my home town in southern Washington on the Colombia River.

    This is my 17th Dewey Thon and next month will be my 13th NaNoWriMo. also my 59th birthday.

    There is more on my Thon post as I got quite chatty there today. .http://joystory.blogspot.com/2016/10/my-brain-on-books-xvii.html

  17. @Joy – Wow! That is all so incredible! Looks like you have me beat out in readathons by a year (two readathons). And that is really cool that you have a connection to where I live. I’ve met several other lovely readers in the area this readathon. As to your question, yes, I think you’re still a gamer, even if you don’t do RPGs. I think gamers come in all different sorts, and that is a good thing. It would be boring if we were all into the same thing. For example, I am into games like Civilization or Banished (a city builder game) or Sims. On the occassion, I get obsessed with Lord of the Rings online and want to complete some quests.

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