April 2017

Hour 17 – Teach Me How to Dougie

Still Allison here from The Book Wheel (I know, I know, but you know you love me!). But really – just kidding – I don’t really want to learn how to Dougie. But what I DO want to know is how you keep yourself energized and going as we head into Hour 17. Personally, I’m a fan of dance parties with my dogs (absolutely no other humans allowed) and boatloads of coffee. This Readathon was easier than some because we got nearly a foot of snow today, so a quick trip outside for a minute is what we can call refreshingly awakening.

So, aside from caffeine, how do you stay energized? How do you get over the hump? 

P.S. If you don’t have a routine and need some inspiration, check out last hour’s mini-challenge on Instagram with #IGReadathon or this hour’s mini-challenge below!

 

Mini-Challenges

#Fitreaders Do 24

Still Going

Game On! 

Books and Beverages

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!

October 2016

Hour 17 – Let’s Get Weird

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Hi again, it’s Julianne back for Hour 17 – my last hour co-hosting! We had a moment of relaxation last hour, but now it’s time to ramp it up and get real weird. Regardless of your preferences, reading outside of your box is an amazing way to jump start your reading-love. If you’re feeling a little tired out and you’re kind of going through the motions of reading but not really absorbing anything anymore, it might be time to stray from your reading plan and grab something weird. Reading a book in an experimental format or in a created dialect is the perfect way to shock your system and excite your brain into focusing on reading again. Or, really, any book that makes you audibly say “WTF?!” (And if you’re not at the point of talking to yourself by Hour 17, you’re really not doing readathon right.)

Need any strange book recommendations? Or too tired to pick between a number of weird books you have on your shelves that you don’t really know much about? Throw me a tweet at @readathon – I’d love to chat. Don’t forget – read what’s weird to you! If you just read literary fiction and hobbits are weird to you, it might be time to curl up with my boy Samwise Gamgee (the true hero of the story, let’s be real). And if you need more suggestions to perk up your reading, check out my Gamify Your Readathon post from earlier this week! Tell me what weird reading you’re going to try out in the comments.

Good luck, book babes! We’ve got this.

Mini-Challenges

Beverage and a Book

Frightful Reads

#FitReaders 5 Minute Get Up and Move!

Prize Winners

Laeshestens

The Purple Sponge

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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!

April 2016

Hour 17 – Just keep reading reading reading

Dana back with you again for hour #17! How’s it going? It’s midnight here in Florida and I’m so enjoying our time together. In preparing for the day I set aside books from both my own shelves and also made a trip to the library. So tell me…did you hit up your own stacks or go to the library for your read a thon books?

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Mini-Challenges

Diversity Shelfie

Still Going

They Said What?

#WeirdCoverHunt

Prize Winners

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Kocik Challenge

Roof Beam Reader

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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!

October 2015

Hour 17 – And the beat goes on…

Dana back with you for hour 17! We’re way close to the finish now. How are you doing out there?

My day has been a bit hectic but I’ve been reading as much as I can. That’s one of the reasons that Dewey’s is my favorite bookish event…you can do whatever you are able to do. Another thing I love? My pretend boyfriend, Four, aka Theo James. So I leave you with a bit of a pick me up for your tired eyes….

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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

Still Going

Prize Winners

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

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!

Enter the READING RAINBOW mini-challenge all day long!

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April 2015, readathon

Hour 17 – Feeling Fueled

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Okay, Readathoners, this is Shannon from River City Reading here for my final hour! I know there are sensible people out there telling you not to snack late at night, but I’m here to tell you that fuel can be a good thing. Sloths know what’s best for you!

How’s your snack situation? Are you running on coffee and coffee only or have you fueled up on some delicious eats?

Mini-Challenges

Goodreads Battle of the Books! 

Still Going

Prize Winners

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

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 17 is Made for Viewing!

It’s Andi, and I’m back again! How are we holding up? Feeling ok? Staying hydrated? Doing a few jumping jacks around the living room? Well I think it’s time for some humor, and there’s nothing I like better than a well-crafted parody. Parody might be too strong a word. How about a contemporary video retelling of Pride and Prejudice? Video blog (vlog) style! I might have been the last person on earth to hear about it (but I think there are more of us late-comers), but The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, a YouTube series created by Hank Green (John Green’s brother!) is awesome! And soon there will be a series based on Emma! The comedy of manners goes 21st-century! If this is as intriguing to you as it was to me, check out the first episode of The Lizzie Bennett Diaries below. I was hooked from the word go!

Now wasn’t that fun? And clever? And refreshing? You’re welcome! Now you have something to suck up that extra time in your lunch break this week (if you’re not too busy reading).

I’m not much of a TV or video watcher during the week, but on the weekend (and during lunch breaks), I like to indulge. What are some of your faves right now (bookish or not!)?

If you’re more of a non-fiction lover, why not check out another great YouTube series? The Brain Scoop follows host, Emile Graslie, from her work in the natural history museum at her university to her new gig at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History! This series is interesting, informative, and heartfelt.

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Mini Challenges

Have You Seen That Meme? from My Little World

Bookish Travel from A Reader’s Respite

Still Ongoing

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Six Word Celebration from Estella’s Revenge

Door Prize Winners Announced –

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

The Gilmore Guide to Books

 Becky at One Literature Nut

Cheerleader Winner

Sharlene Says…

Update our Books Read database HERE!

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Hour 17

Hello everyone!  Nymeth here. I’ll be in charge of posting for the final 8 hours. How’s everyone doing? These final hours will be the hardest, but I advise you not to sleep. Look what willl come for you if you do:

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Just kidding! Do sleep if you get too tired. No cute kitties will attempt to murder you if you do.

(Or am I? Mwahahaha)

This hour we have a mini-challenge hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb. The theme is: signs that you’re doing the read-a-thon. Go visit her to find out more! This mini-challenge will be open until the end of hour 18. The winner gets a $15 Amazon gift card.

The winner of the mid-event survey is:  Shauna at Reading and Ruminations!

Congratulations! Please e-mail Hannah at wordlily AT gmail to claim your prizes.

Still happening:
Debbie’s book crossing mini-challenge (open until she runs out of books to give away)
Karin’s creativity  mini-challenge (this is the last hour for this mini-challenge)
Erin’s reading madness mini-challenge (this is the last hour for this mini-challenge)
Vote for the winner of the comic challenge