October 2017, readathon

Hour 21 – Years Three and Four

Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook.

This year, in honor of the 10 year anniversary, I decided to do something different. We will be going into the time machine and looking at the top books from the past ten years. Now, I know, these types of lists can be controversial. So for this list, I will be referencing Goodreads Most Popular Books published by year. It takes all the books published in any given year and calculates how many people added that book. I will link each years list so that if you wish to see what else was popular that year, you can.

Year 3 – 2010:

And in 2010, we round off the trilogy with Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins as the #1 book. This one was my least favorite one. But still, I appreciate a series that doesn’t drag out over years and years.

Year Four – 2011:

The #1 book in 2011 was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This is where I will admit I diverge (hahaha – get it) from the list. I wasn’t a huge fan of this series. I think my vote went to Rick Riordan’s Son of Neptune that year. I love the Percy Jackson books.

Do you agree or disagree with these selections? See others in the list you think are more deserving? Let me know in the comments. Next up? 2012 and 2013. No sneak peeking 🙂

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April 2017

Hour 21 – Battle of the Genres… Survivor Edition

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 been co-hosting this time slot for several years now. I love it. I also moderate the Dewey’s Readathon Facebook and Goodreads group and have loved talking to so many of you in the lead up to this readathon (as well as over the years that I have moderated those groups). If you haven’t joined them, you really should. So much fun!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 historical fiction phase). I am also an avid cross stitcher, crocheter, and quilter (thank goodness for audiobooks that allow me to combine hobbies. This year alone, I have already listened to over 50 audiobooks).  I am a huge fan of cheese (Fontina, Harvati, and Gouda were on the plate today) and I like some salami to go with it. But one time I put peanut butter (another favorite food) on a saltine cracker and then put some cheese on that… it was so good. 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. I know we didn’t have official cheerleaders and so we have all had to step up to the plate and do some cheering on our own. Thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Battle of the Genres – Survivor Style

Anyone who has been around for the final hours knows that I love to do random facts of the hour every hour. But last October I decided to mix things up and host an election of book genres to determine who would reign over all the other genres. And the winner was… FANTASY. This election was a big hit and many of you asked if it would be repeated again. So I have decided to bring it back… only with a slight twist. This time you will be voting on your LEAST FAVORITE genre and whichever ones receive the most votes will be eliminated (think of the tv reality game show Survivor where you vote people off the island). The last genre standing will be crowned the winner of the Battle of the Genres.  The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for vote. They have made their cases and now you, the members of the jury, have to decide who does not deserve to move on. After each round of voting half of the contestants will continue to the next round and half will be eliminated. I will tally the votes at quarter to the hour so I have time to make the next poll. You are allowed to select up to 8 options. This will function on the honor system as I don’t have a way to control that. But please, respect the system. No cheating for the genre of your choice. I hope that you all enjoy this and don’t take it too seriously. It is all meant to be in good fun.

Select your LEAST favorite genre: You may pick up to 8 genres

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October 2016

Hour 21 – 16 Candidates Step Up to the Plate

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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.

 

Selection Your Favorite Genres

 
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April 2016

Hour 21 – Shakespeare Week

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This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the remainder of this event! Let me tell you a bit about me. I am 27 and live in Nor-Cal (Northern California). I am a cross stitching addict and I have no intention of entering recovery. I also love quilting and am in the middle of 4 projects with a fifth planned. This is only noteworthy because I only learned how to quilt last spring.

This year, I had family from out of the country come and visit. This includes my adorable 16 month old nephew. So needless to say, I didn’t get much reading done. I did read him Goodnight Moon… I had a lot of fun today, but I will have to make up the reading portion on another day.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have signed up 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. So thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Random Shakespeare Fact of the Hour

Anyone who has ever made these late night hours knows that I love to include random facts of the hour. Its just what I do. Sort of like a tradition I have with you, the participants. This has been Shakespeare’s week, so I thought that this year, I would do random facts about Shakespeare. So here is a random fact for this hour:

Abraham Lincoln had three books on his desk. One of those books was the works of William Shakespeare. Random fact from Folger.edu.

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October 2015

Hour 21 – Keene on You

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the remainder of this event! Let me tell you a bit about me. I am 27 and live in Nor-Cal (Northern California). I am a cross stitching addict and I have no intention of entering recovery. I also love quilting and am in the middle of 4 projects with a fifth planned. This is only noteworthy because I only learned how to quilt last spring. I am also a fan of cheese. I bought four different kinds for the readathon. Gouda, Edam, Fontina, and Brie. I buy fancy cheeses… well, at least I consider them fancy since it isn’t like cheddar or colby jack (nothing against those, but those are pretty standard where I live).  Ummm, yeah, I think that is enough randomness about me. Please comment below and let me know a bit about you.

I also want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have signed up and done some cheerleading today. You guess 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. So thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Random Facts of the Hour

Anyone who has ever made these late night hours knows that I love to include random facts of the hour. Its just what I do. Sort of like a tradition I have with you, the participants. So here are a couple random facts for this hour:

  • Neil Gaiman gave up journalism because he didn’t like the fact that newspapers were making things up (and getting away with it).
  • Roald Dahl was a spy and a World War II flying ace.
  • Carolyn Keene’s name may appear in every book featuring Nancy Drew, but many authors are actually involved in the writing of these hugely popular mystery stories. Carolyn Keene is really nothing more than a pseudonym.

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April 2015, readathon

Hour 21 – Beginning of the End

Welcome to Hour 21!!! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. If you’re reading this, you have made it to the final sprint! Come on, you can do it! Only 4 more hours. Really, that isn’t that long!

I would like to take a moment to thank the cheerleaders. You guys always amaze me. You selflessly take time to cheer on us readers and sometimes, when tiredness is creeping in and you just want to sleep, your encouraging cheer helps to keep me going. Thank you for taking on such a monumental task. With so many readers participating, I am sure it seemed daunting. But you all rose to the occasion and you rock!

Random Facts of the Hour

Anyone who has ever made these late night hours knows that I love to include random facts of the hour. Its just what I do. Sort of like a tradition I have with you, the participants. So here are a couple random facts for this hour:

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April 2014, readathon

Hour 21 – Before You Go, Go!

This morning I FLEW out of bed and realised that I had slept for 4 entire hours more than planned as my alarm went off but somehow I mechanically turned it off (My body knows when it is a day off work!). So hear I am dreary eyed, coffee mug in hand thanking the almighty that I had already scheduled the previous post!

As we step in to Hour 21 I want to CONGRATULATE all of you lovely readers, cheerleaders and anyone else involved. We have almost done it and Dewey would be so proud. There are so many that are reading for charity and that also deserves a massive round of applause.

So now I have your full attention – how are you all getting on? Pages read? Books read? Cups of coffee? High five to all of that!

Another little tune that always wakes me up in the morning and gets my vibe going. If you don’t already know Busta Rhymes & Q. Tip you will after this!

Thank you for taking part in this amazing read-a-thon up until now and don’t fade out KEEP GOING 😀

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Hour 21

Eva is hosting this hour’s mini-challenge, which is a tribute to Dewey, the much-missed founder of the read-a-thon. Please go visit Eva for the details. This mini-challenge will be open until the end of hour 23. Two winners will be randomly selected, and they’ll get a box of Earth Day books and a set of two of my homemade bookmarks.

Still happening:
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Participants in all 4 read-a-thons: leave a comment in the hour 20 post.
Vote for the winner of Kim’s comic mini-challenge