October 2017

Hour 16 – Your Podcast Fix In Book Form

Julianne again! Good job hitting Hour 16, readers! I think part of what can make Readathon challenging is giving up parts of your daily routine that you really enjoy. Truly my series of co-hosting posts could be sub-subtitled “Having It All,” because that’s what I’m trying to achieve in my reading so I don’t get burnt out. And you can too!!

Something I really enjoy is listening to a good, old-fashioned true crime podcast. My Favorite Murder, Serial, Last Podcast on the Left, WHATEVER. But guess what. There are books about true crime, too! I know, the world is a wild place. I think I’m going to check out The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich when I’m feeling like I need a break from fiction. If you’ve been enjoying watching MindHunter on Netflix, you might want to check out the book it was based on: MindHunter by John E. Douglas.

Murderino or not, this technique can be applied to all sorts of podcasts. Comedy podcast? Read a memoir by your favorite comedian (Phoebe Robinson, anybody?). Into tech news? There are plenty of popular science books that are super readable! And so on and so forth. If reading is still getting you down, don’t forget that you can find most things in audiobook form so it won’t be like you’re not listening to a podcast at all!! Man, I’m just full of good news tonight.

Do you have any favorite podcasts that you can easily translate into book form? Let us know yours in the comments to help out your fellow podcast addicts!

Mini-Challenges

Books and Pets

Decades of Reading

10 Years in 10 Books

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Myriam C. Daoust

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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! 

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October 2016

Hour 16 – Let’s Chill

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Oh hey, beautiful reading angels. It’s your new best reading friend, Julianne from Outlandish Lit! I’m going to be co-hosting this hour and the next, so STRAP IN. I don’t know about you, but I always have a super hard time finding as much reading time as I’d like for readathon. No matter what job I have any given year, I’m always working at least a little on Saturday. Luckily it’s been a very bookish few hours of work.

I recently got back from meeting and photographing Mark Frost, co-creator of Twin Peaks, at the reading of his new book The Secret History of Twin Peaks. AAAHHH. I’m so hyped, I’m definitely going to dig into this book in the next few hours before I inevitably fall asleep (I promise I won’t fall asleep before I’m done co-hosting, gang). I’ve got work in the morning, but I’m going to read like there’s no tomorrow. And by that I mean chill out and embroider a forest scene while listening to my Don DeLillo audiobook.

What are you doing to chill out but keep reading as the night goes on? We’ve got to pace & be kind to ourselves, friends!! Hold the espresso shots for a little bit later.

Mini-Challenges

Frightful Reads

#FitReaders 5 Minute Get Up and Move!

Video Game a Book

Prize Winners

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The Bees Knees Bookish Corner

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April 2016

Hour 16 – Bookish Parody Time

 

Hey everyone! It’s Dana and I’ll be with you for the next few hours. It’s hour 16 and this is always when I hit a second wind. Take a bit of a break to watch this funny video. I love bookish parodies!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever seen this one…it was new to me!

 

Mini-Challenges

They Said What?

Still Going

#WeirdCoverHunt

Book Mashup Madness

Prize Winners

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Elizabeth Anne Roby

Christy Orcutt Pacha

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October 2015

Hour 16 – Still going strong?

Hey, everyone, I’m Dana and I’m be with you for the next few hours. *waves*

So we’re in hour 16. Yikes! Time flies when you’re having fun, huh? Still going strong? If not, now is a good time to drink some water and get up and move.

As I prepped my snacks and piled up my to be read books this week, I happened to run across this meme and thought it pretty much summed up my weekend…anyone else feel the same way?

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Happy reading, ya’ll!

 

If the links below don’t work immediately, forgive us! Sometimes the permalinks we receive expire or need updating at the last moment. We’re on it! 

Mini-Challenges

Book Mad Libs

Still Going

Prize Winners

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Enter the READING RAINBOW mini-challenge all day long!

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April 2015, readathon

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?

Mini-Challenges

Reading Story

Still Going

Prize Winners

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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!

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Hour 16 is Made for Book Carts and Dancing!

HOUR 16???!!! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re reading…and cheering, and eating, and singing, and dancing! Wait, maybe the dancing was just me. This is Andi from Estella’s Revenge and The Estella Society! I’ll be with you for the next four hours, and co-hosting is always my best favorite part (of all my favorite parts) of the Read-a-Thon! I know this is the time that some of us start to struggle with staying awake, so I’m pulling something out of the librarian’s bag of tricks! Just check out this snazzy video of the Austin ISD Book Cart Drill Team! Yes, book cart drill teams are a thing. If you haven’t Googled, you definitely should. But for now, watch!

Wasn’t that fun? They come up with some really good stuff!

Now it’s your turn! If you could make up your own book cart drill team routine, which song would you prefer? From funk to country to classical, which beat would get you (and your book cart) moving? 

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Mini Challenges

Six Word Celebration at Estella’s Revenge

Still Ongoing

Audiobook Dream Date from The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Door Prize Winners Announced –

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com with your TOP 3 choices to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Lori at The Coffee Girl

 Carina at Reading Through Life

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April 2009, readathon

Hour 16

This is your last post from Hannah; I’ll be handing the reins over to Nymeth to post updates for the remainder of the read-a-thon. (If you’re wondering, I didn’t do jumping jacks after the previous post. Instead, I did some high knee lifts and stretched my arms and neck. Then I headed back to write this post, with some apple slices. Now I’m waiting for the water to boil for a mug of decaf coffee.)

This hour we have a mini-challenge hosted by Erin Straza. Looks like her Reading Madness mini-challenge has options! The winner will receive a signed copy of Ann Kroeker’s soon-to-be-released book, Not So Fast. This mini-challenge will run for two hours, until the end of Hour 17.

Still occurring:
Mid-Event Survey (this will be open for one more hour from this posting)
Tammy’s mini-challenge (this one’s open for one more hour from this posting)
Debbie’s mini-challenge (this one’s open until she’s given away all her books)
Karin’s Creativity Challenge
Vote for the winner of the comic challenge