October 2011 Wrap-Up

Well, well, well. You made it through! Give yourselves a pat on the back… or big cup of froyo… you pick… to celebrate another successful Read-A-Thon!

Read-A-Thon Books Read Database

You guys took my mantra to heart and really ROCKED THIS ‘THON, YO! So far we have 505 entries into the database form, for a total of 123,528 pages read. We’ll accept your entries into this form until Tuesday at midnight my time. A little ambiguous? Tuesday, October 25th until 11:59PM Mountain Standard Time (note: not DST, us Arizonans? We don’t believe in that stuff). That’s UTC -7.

And for the first time ever, I’m happy to announce that tomorrow, we’ll have a link round-up for those of you who review the books you read during the ‘thon!  It will remain live until the next Read-A-Thon, so take your time and do things according to your schedule.  You don’t have to be a blogger to link your review… just post it on Amazon, or B&N, or Goodreads, and link us to that review if you want.   We think this will be a nice resource for all of our readers because we often see someone reading a book during the ‘thon that we want to know about and mean to follow up, but forget where the blog was or who was reading it.  Like the Database, this is completely optional and not a requirement to particiapte.

April 2012 Read-A-Thon: April 21, 2012

Oh, and exciting news. The April 2012 Read-A-Thon will be held on April 21st, 2012. So, mark your calendars and rearrange your schedules! It’ll be a nice break for those of us in the US because it’s the Saturday after Tax Day!

We’ll be putting up some sign-ups for Volunteers soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

If you are a librarian, or a book recommender, a bookstore employee, or a journalist, please let as many people as possible know about this date.  Sign-ups are scheduled to go live March 1st next year.  Prize Donations for the next Read-A-Thon will start at the end of the week, and the form will be located on the Prizes Page (link located on the top links bar on the site)

We need someone to revamp the start times pages into UTC format… so if anyone has the time and/or passion to put that information together, please contact us at the deweyreadathon – gmail address.  

Prize Angels

It costs approximately $11 to ship a book overseas from the US.  Since we do not take on advertisers and a lot of our prizes are not shipped internationally by our donors, we have to take up a collection.  If you can donate even one dollar, that will really help us be able to ship.  Right now, we have enough to ship almost 2 books to winners internationally.  And we need enough for at least 12.   If you have already donated, THANK YOU!  If you haven’t and you want to help, here’s how to donate:

1. Log-In to PayPal.
2. Click the Send Money Tab
3. Enter into the To Field.
4. Click the Personal Tab.
5. Select Gift.
6. Fill in the amount you’re giving.
7. Click Continue and follow the directions.



As much as we want to read all of the end of event memes, we miss quite a few, either from faulty links or bad tracking skills on our part.  If you have a suggestion that you are passionate about and think would make the ‘thon better, please email us at deweyreadathon – gmail – com  because we want to know what you think.


If you have won a prize from us, today is the last day to claim it.  Remember, first come, first serve.

Mini-Challenge Winners Announced

The following have one mini-challenges and should have been contacted by the MC host already, but we still want to announce them here, and I think this is the last of them.

My Perfect Anthology: 

Entangled, A Paranormal Anthology : (what a great prize!  I’m totes jealous!)


Melissa C

Dead People by Edie Ramer:


Ann Kristin




1. Gina at Book Dragon

2. Bonnie Jacob

3. Cessie

The Posterity Library:

Allie @ A Literary Odyssey 

Reading Zombie:

India Genack

Feed Me, Seymour!

Get Up Offa That Thang

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