April 2017

Hour 16 – Show Me How You Readathon!

Hi again! Still Allison from The Book Wheel holding down the Twitter fort for Hour 16 here. One of my favorite places to read is, not surprisingly, my home office/library. When we were house-hunting last fall, my main requirement was that I have a room all to myself (the “she-shed” was a bonus).

In addition to housing my Lithographs poster and bookshelves, the room is also home to my absolute favorite chair in the world: My reading chair (PS my other dog hates photographs). Because comfort makes reading a lot more pleasurable, I want to see how you’re reading. Do you have a favorite chair? Nook? Hammock? Bathtub? Share your pics below and be sure to tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

Mini-Challenges

Game On!

Still Going

Books and Beverages

Create a Story in Your Stack

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 15 – What’s Your Favorite Read So Far?

Hello Readathoners! How has your reading been so far? My name is Allison and I review books over at The Book Wheel and I am thrilled to be co-hosting my third-straight Readathon! We had a bit of a spring storm here in Colorado today, so I’ve been curled up inside with my pups (see Hour 14 for more furry-friend photos).

One of my favorite things about Readathon is discovering new books. I always end this event with at least 5-10 new books on my TBR shelf (although whether or not I get to them is a different story!).

So what I want to know is: What’s your favorite Readathon book so far? Whether it’s short stories or epic novels, I want to know which book I MUST read at the end of this year’s event.

Mini-Challenges

Books and Beverages

Still Going

Create a Story in Your Stack

Fur, Scales, and Stuffing: Readathon Companions

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 14 – Reading Companions

Hour 1 of Readathon

Hour 13 of Readathon 

 

      How is everyone doing? Hanging in there? Courtney here of Stiletto Storytime again (@stiletostorytime) for my last hour of co-hosting. Thought I would check in on your current state? Are you more like my twin cats Ava and Buddha at Hour 1 or Hour 13 of today’s Readathon? I am hoping Hour 1 as my furry reading companions are currently snoring quite loudly and have been for some time. I tried to get them to go out for a snack run but so far not happening.

Which brings me to asking who are you reading with today? I ‘d love to see who your Readathon furry friends are if you’d like to share in the comments below, on our Readathon Facebook page or even on Twitter with #ReadathonPets. For now I am signing off and handing you over to our next amazing co-host! So just remember in the meantime…the main goal is to just keep reading! You can do it!!

 

Mini- Challenges

Create a Story in Your Stack

Still Going

Fur, Scales, and Stuffing: Readathon Companions

Mid-Event Survey!

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 13- Llama Llama What?

     Hello Fellow Readathoners! This is Courtney of Stiletto Storytime (@stiletostrytime) here to spend the next two hours co-hosting and hanging out with you. You’ve made it more than half way so BIG pat on the back whether this is your first Readathon or you’re a Dewey 24 Hour veteran.  Way to go you’ve got this! There is no wrong way to do readathon as long as you are reading and having fun….I promise.

Meanwhile it’s getting into the evening here in the eastern United States and for some us it’s almost time to  read some goodnight books before tucking our little ones into bed so we can get a chance at that  “mythical” reading in peace and quiet experience we all dream of. I’m a children’s librarian and a Mom so I thought it might be fun to wake some of us up or possibly send others into a power nap with a little twist tonight. So for your enjoyment here is Ludacris freestyling the classic bedtime book “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dowdney. The author herself has said she loved it so enjoy but be warned the next time you read it out loud to little ones…you might be tempted to throw a beat and some “whats” in there.

Happy Reading and see you soon in Hour 14!

 

Mini-Challenges

Fur, Scales, and Stuffing: Readathon Companions

Still Going

Mid-Event Survey!

One Night Reads

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 12 – Half Way There!

It’s Julianne from Outlandish Lit BACK for a final hour of readathon co-hosting goodness. We are officially at the half-way point of the readathon!!

In this day and age, you’ve got to multi-task to survive. There are SO MANY things going on in everybody’s lives. You’ve got your real life, you’ve got your online life, you’ve got your job, you’ve got your side hustle, you’ve got your other side hustle, you have to sleep sometimes, etc. etc.

p much me every day

So I just want to commend you all for taking some time for yourself to focus on one thing that you love to do: reading. And hey, if you’ve got to multi-task just to keep a household running or pets alive (or maybe you have to work a little today like I did this morning), just know that we’re all still so proud of you for finding whatever time you can to participate in the readathon. You’re all amazing!! Let us know how you’re doing with the mid-event survey below. Make some friends by using hashtag #readathon wherever you’re social media-ing. I’ll be on the @readathon twitter one more hour if you want to kvetch about things getting in the way of your reading or tell me all about your accomplishments!!

 

 

Mid-Event Survey! (add link or comment below)
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?

Mini-Challenges

Mid-Event Survey!

Still Going

One Night Reads

Solve and Share

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 11 – How To Pretend You’re On The Internet

Hello sweetest reading babies, it’s your cool new bestie Julianne from Outlandish Lit!! Or maybe old bestie, because this is my second time cohosting now.

I don’t know about you all, but it’s around Hour 11 when I really just want to look at the internet. Doesn’t matter what I’d do. I just want to be there. It could start as me saying I’m just going to browse through every single audio book on Overdrive then end up with me on BuzzFeed or scrolling through DIYs on Pinterest. But wait, we’re supposed to be reading today!! I’ve got some ideas on how to emulate the internet-ing experience through books.

This readathon I’ve got on hand a stack of gardening books. This is perhaps not the typical nonfiction one would choose for a readathon, but I really want to know how to convince the earth to feed me free vegetables. How-To books like this are perfect to pick up and read bits of. You’ll feel like you’re googling stuff, but it counts toward you page count!

You should also try to have some humor books on hand. Authors/comedians like David Sedaris have a ton of books full of quick to read stories. A favorite of mine that is funny (but also sometimes sad and v real, which is ok and good) is Selected Unpublished Blog Posts of a Mexican Panda Express Employee by Megan Boyle. It’s actually written in tweet/blog post form! But printed on pages!! It doesn’t get much better than this.

If you really can’t avoid the internet, be sure to come say hi to me on the @readathon twitter by using the hashtag #readathon. Also don’t miss out on the mini-challenges below!! What will you be doing the rest of the day to keep yourself from succumbing to the temptation of the internet?

Mini-Challenges

One Night Reads

Still Going

Solve and Share

Picture Challenge

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 10 – The TBR Tower

It’s Dana back for another hour of reading fun! I hope you all enjoyed (and did) my little scavenger hunt. I love bookish memes so that was especially fun.

I go into each readathon with a stack of possibilities. I am such a mood reader that I know I won’t stick with a specific TBR list but if I have several to choose from, I will find one that suit my mood. Today I’ve set aside a couple of contemporary YAs because I am trying to expand my reading genres don’t read those often. I also have some graphic novels, a couple of sci-fi and fantasies and a WWII inspired novel. Plus the big shelf of books that I own and never read because library books. 😀

What’s your favorite way to pick books for the readathon? Share with me in the comments and let me know what book is your favorite that you’ve read so far today.

Mini-Challenges

Solve and Share

Still Going

Picture Challenge

Books to Empower

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 9 – Let’s go hunt!

Hi everyone! I’m Dana and I’ll be hanging out with you for the next couple of hours. Dewey’s is my most favorite bookish event and I’m super excited to be back again.

Let’s go on a little scavenger hunt, shall we?

  1. Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and hydrate yourself
  2. Grab a healthy snack…you’ve been reading for hours and it’s a great pick me up
  3. Go outside and get some fresh air for a few minutes
  4. Come back in and find your favorite bookish meme and share it with me
  5. Get back to reading and have fun!

Here’s one of my favorite bookish memes. It doesn’t hurt that it features my pretend husband, Four 🙂

Happy reading friends!

Mini-Challenges

Picture Challenge

Still Going

Books to Empower

Book Yer Face

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 8 – CHERish This Time

Check you out, you’ve made it to hour 8! I’m very impressed. You’ve completed the first shift. Now get your sparkly bell-bottoms on and celebrate with a dance party.

Good luck with the rest of the readathon, and don’t forget to CHERish this time. Please tweet me @readathon or @bonjourcass with links to your favorite dance break jams. Or pics of your cute pets and babies and food, I accept those as well.

Mini-Challenges

Books to Empower

Still Going

Book Yer Face

Show Us the Weather

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 7 – Lucky Hour Seven

Well, hello, book people! Welcome to hour seven of the ‘thon, hosted by me, Cass. Hello. Hi.

This is easily the luckiest hour of the event since it is imbued with the numerological power of the number seven, not to mention the luckiest occurrence of all: you get me! Ha! Stop throwing your bookmarks, ok. I don’t need anymore paper cuts.

Readathon legend has it that during hour seven, all the books you read and all the snacks you consume and all the friends you meet are the very best? It’s true. I know, because I just made it up. And just to help things along, here’s a four leaf clover.

I hope you’ll come hang out with me on Twitter @readathon and @bonjourcass and tell me what lucky hour seven has brought you. For your sake, I hope it involves chocolate and a five-star read.

Mini-Challenges

Book Yer Face

Still Going

Show Us the Weather

Six Word Story

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!