April 2017

April 2017 READER (and Volunteer) Sign-Ups!

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Ready for the Biggest Reading Party of the Year?

Thought so!

In addition to reader and volunteer signups in this post, we also wanted to unveil a new addition to readathon. This season we’ll be putting an emphasis on philanthropy and giving. Dewey was one of the most generous people we’ve ever known, willing to give her time and energy and love to our community of readers. We want to share our love of reading and learning through giving. Giving takes many forms, and we know not everyone has the resources to give financially but we’ll be looking at several ideas throughout the event. room to read logoOur focused effort will be a goal of raising $1,000 for Room to Read, a non-profit organization focusing on literacy and girls’ education across Africa and Asia. You can visit our campaign page or check out Room to Read’s Charity Navigator report card.

Without further ado, reader sign ups are live and we’re so excited for you to join us on April 29, 2017. Please sign up to join us below and come to the (1st) biggest book party of the year!


If you’d like to volunteer to help with the event, sign up below and we’ll get back to you!

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 😀

Mini Challenges

3-2-1 Action!

Book Jenga

Book Balancing

An Uncomfy Challenge

Door Prize Winners Announced –

Fill out the form HERE to claim your prize.

Marieholm

The Gilmore Guide to Books

The Reading Mouse

Little Lovely Books

@xShannonxjb

Update our Books Read database HERE!

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Hour 1 – Crack the Spine

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Friends! Readers! Readathoners! Lend me your…eyes!

Hello and welcome to the first hour of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!! Thank you, Dewey, for creating this magnificent event! We miss you soooooo much. I hope we make you proud today. Love you!

So. Are we ready to party? I KNOW I AM!! And, to kick us off, I am so pleased and so honored to present a new Readathon song, written by our old buddy Jill of the old Fizzy Thoughts. Oh, I miss you so Jill and thank you so very much for another stroke of brilliance. So, read the song, get it pumping in your veins and let’s kick this baby off!!! (See below for the kick off meme!)

To help you get the tune in your head:

Oh Readers! To the tune of Hey Mickey!

Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers, hey Readers
Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers, hey Readers
Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers, hey Readers
Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers…

Hey Readers

You’ve been reading all day and that’s a little long
You’re feeling kinda sleepy, so here’s a silly song
Please don’t tell me goodnight – I know you can take it home, Readers

If your head is nodding it might be time for snack

And if your book is boring, baby, go ahead and put it back
Stand up and do 25 jumping jacks, Readers

Oh Readers, what a pity, others don’t understand

Books take us by the heart when we take them in our hand
Oh Readers, you’re so witty, the smartest in the land
It’s peeps like you, Readers
Keep doing what you do Readers, go Readers
Don’t give up now, Readers

Hey Readers

If you take a short siesta… who’s… ever gonna know
Every time you turn a page I cheer a little more
It’s only twice a year, so don’t give up, Readers

So come on and read some more like I know you can

Any book you want to read, I’ll be your biggest fan
Just keep in mind your attention span, Readers

Oh Readers, what a pity, others don’t understand

Books take us by the heart when we take them in our hand
Oh Readers, you’re so witty, the smartest in the land
It’s peeps like you, Readers
Keep doing what you do Readers, go Readers
Don’t give up now, Readers

Oh Readers, crack the spine

Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers, hey Readers
Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers, hey Readers
Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers, hey Readers
Oh Readers, crack the spine
Crack the spine ’n read a line, hey Readers…
You’re so fine, you blow my mind, hey Readers…

Oh Readers, what a pity, others don’t understand

Books take us by the heart when we take them in our hand
Oh Readers, you’re so witty, the smartest in the land
It’s peeps like you, Readers
Keep doing what you do Readers, go Readers
Don’t give up now, Readers

Now, go get reading!

Mini Challenges

Intro Meme

Door Prize Winners Announced –

Fill out the form HERE to claim your prize.

Janey Canuck

Audra @ Unabridged Chick

Jenn and the Cats

So Many Books, So Little Time

Carrie @ Nomadreader

Update our Books Read database HERE!

April 2013, readathon

Hour 4 – Let’s Get Physical!

All right folks, this is where I leave you. But I leave you, there is one thing I want to do.

You should be hitting your stride now, but I want to get you up, get you moving, and get your blood pumping! It’s important to take breaks and move around a bit. Helps keep those reading juices flowing!

So, let’s get physical!

There! Don’t you feel better? Thought so!

Now, this is where I leave you, but I leave you in some very capable hands. Have fun, be good (or not, as you feel led), and keep in touch! I’ll be over at my own blog, Capricious Reader. Come by and say hi!

Mini Challenge

Retitle Your Current Book

Still Ongoing

Book Appetite

Book Spine Poetry 

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

1. Hannah

2. Shannon

Cheerleader Winner

Melissa

Add your books!

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Hour 3 – Pleasant Interlude

It may be a little early for this, but find I don’t much care. This is Benedict Cumberbatch, SHERLOCK himself, reading Little Red Hen. I LOVE the way he prefaces this reading. Just LOVE it.

There, wasn’t that nice?

Now get back to reading.

Mini Challenge

Book Appetite

Still Ongoing

Book Spine Poetry 

Opening Event Meme

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

1. Joanny

2. Wendy

Cheerleader Winner

Kate at Midnight Book Girl

Don’t forget to add your finished books!

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Hour 2 – Post the Books!

 

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I still love that picture.

Sooooo? How’s it going???? Great I hope!

I hope you’re deep in your books now and barely have time for me. But I DO hope you will make time to log your finished books in our April 2013 Read-a-thon Database. In April 2012, we read over 200 books. In October 2012, we read 488 books! What kind of numbers can we reach THIS year? I know I can’t wait to see!

Now go get reading!!

Mini Challenges

Book Spine Poetry 

Still Ongoing

Opening Event Meme

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

1. Michelle

2. Jenn

(Since they are reading together! I love that!)

– Cheerleader Winner

Bookish Ruth

Add your books here!

April 2013, readathon

Hour 1 – Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!!!!

Good morning Read-a-thoners!! And welcome to Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon!

This is Heather from Capricious Reader, one of your co-hosts and early morning riser, ready to get this party started. I will be with you until Hour 5!

I know I lead off with this video last year, but gosh darn it, I just love it so much, I’m pulling it out again.

There now, wasn’t that fun? Don’t you feel energized? Well then, get out there, do this short Introductory Questionnaire, and get to reading! See you in hour 2!!!

Hour 1 Winners – E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

1. A. at Literary Mafia

2. Sarah Says Read

3. Katzenjammer

4. Irish

5. Kerry

Cheerleader Winner

Natalia Beatriz!

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

My Answers:

1) I’m in sunny and weatherially confused North Carolina!
2) All of them? Okay, that’s cheating. Relish by Lucy Knisley for a start. Since I’m starting there!
3) Guacamole and chips!
4) I read The Graveyard Book at least once a year. Last year, I read it twice.
5) I’m not even sure how many read-a-thons I have participated in. One thing I do know, I need breaks, and I need to go outside a bit. Hopefully it will be beautiful all day long.

Okay, so, I’ll be here for the next four hours if you need me. Check out our Twitteremail, here, etc. Now, go forth, my minions, and read all the books!

Link your Intro Meme Posts here:

April 2013, readathon

The April 2013 Read-a-Thon is Almost Here!

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Mark your calendars for April 27th! Sign-ups are at the bottom of this post.

As always, we hope to make this the BEST Read-A-Thon ever, but we can’t do that without your help. So if you have some time and are willing to help out, email us at deweyreadathon at gmail . com to volunteer your time and talents to one of these categories:

The All New, All Awesome Prize Committee
Cohosting
Marketing
Cheerleading

We need cheer captains and organizers, people to donate prizes and people to find donors, and a lot of cohosts to make the work more fun!

To Sign-Up: Add your name and a linky below (just use the link to your website, Twitter page, Facebook page, Tumblr, etc.) and then to help spur your brains and get the juices flowing, leave us a comment telling us that book that’s been on your nightstand that the Read-A-Thon is going to give you an opportunity to finally read!

Let’s gear up and get ready for April 27th, Read-A-Thoners!

October 2011

Cheerleader Sign-Ups October ’11 Read-A-Thon

Give me an R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D!

READ!!

That’s right, it’s time to dust off those pompoms, brush up on your cheers, and get ready to use an excessive amount of exclamation points!!

What does it mean to be a cheerleader?

Cheerleaders offer encouragement and support to the readers by leaving comments and cheers on the readers’ blogs, Twitter and Facebook accounts. If you’ve participated in the Read-A-Thon you know that cheerleaders are some of the most important and valued participants of the Read-A-Thon.

Even readers can be cheerleaders!

Anyone can sign up to be a cheerleader! There are some who act solely as cheerleaders during the event, but if you’re a reader you can also be a cheerleader. Many readers take an hour or two during the Read-A-Thon to focus on cheering. While the main focus of the Read-A-Thon is reading, it is the interaction with other participants that makes this event so special.

How much time do I need to devote?

You can devote as much as 12+ hours or as little as an hour to cheerleading. Time spent cheering can be consecutive or non-consecutive and we need cheerleaders of all hours during the Read-A-Thon. Cheering provides a nice break from reading or a way to participate if your schedule is too full the day of the Read-A-Thon to be a reader.

How will this cheer thing work?

There will be hundreds of readers to visit during the Read-A-Thon, but don’t worry—you won’t be responsible for visiting them all! A few days before the Read-A-Thon starts, you will be assigned to a cheerleading squad based on the hours you can cheer and your level of commitment. Each squad will be then be assigned a group of readers to visit during the event. Of course you’re welcome to visit more than just those readers!

Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah! Now what?

Sign up in the Google form below to volunteer as a cheerleader. We’ll be in touch! In the meantime, you can brush up on more information, tips, and tricks on the Readathon Cheerleading HQ website.

Questions?

Erin of Erin Reads and Trish of Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity are your fearless and overly enthusiastic cheer coaches. Please feel free to email us if you have any additional questions or concerns: readathoncheer {at} gmail {dot} com.

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Mini Challenge Schedule

Welcome to the mini-challenges for the October 2010 edition of Dewey’s Readathon.

We have a diverse range of mini challenges available. Participate in all of them, or pick and choose the challenges you like! Whichever way you choose to participate, the most important thing is to have fun.  We’re posting a schedule so that you can plan your day according to which challenges most interest you.

Many thanks in advance to everyone who volunteered to host a mini challenge this year, and to everyone who has come up with prizes associated with their challenge.  Also, a HUGE thanks to the Mini Challenge Team: Sheila, Ashley, Jennifer, & Marg.  They put in a lot of work compiling and determining the schedule and coordinating with all of the hosts.  Help us give them a HUGE round of applause!

Each of these challenges will be open for three hours, and are open to all participants of the Read-A-Thon:

(consider helping us out with an angel donation to help cover international shipping!)

Hour 2: Back in the Day Childrens Books challenge hosted by Elizabeth at Miss Wisabus.

Share details of your favourite childrens books either from childhood, or that you have read as an adult.

Hour 3: Six Word Celebration hosted by Andi from Estella’s Revenge.

Come up with six words to celebrate the readathon

Hour 4: Indie Pride hosted at Indiependent Books

Share your indie reads.

Hour 5: Show Me the Books hosted by Crystal at My Reading Room

Show us your books!

Hour 6: Microfiction hosted by Shesten at I Heart Monster

Tell us a story in 100 words or less!

Hour 7: Book Puzzle hosted by Melissa at One Librarian’s Book Reviews

Create a puzzle to represent a book title

Hour 7: Armchair Travelling hosted by Marg at Adventures of an Intrepid Reader

Has a book ever inspired you to want to go somewhere?

Hour 8: Love to Hate hosted by Brandileigh from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Share the characters you love to hate.

Hour 9: Shake Those Pom Poms hosted by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts

Come up with a cheer for your fellow readathoners

Hour 10: Pet Pics, Prized Pages and Pachyderm Prose hosted by Lynne at Lynne’s Book Reviews

Share your pet pics and/or write an animal story

Hour 11: Attempting Audiobooks hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books

Are the books you are reading for readathon available on audio, and would you listen to it?

Hour 13: Title Word Scramble hosted by Sheery from Sheery’s Place

Unscramble these modern and classic book titles.

Hour 14: Under the Covers hosted by Vickie at Reading at the Beach

When the cover doesn’t match what’s inside the book.

Hour 15: Wordle Review hosted by Carina at Reading Through Life

Wordle a post that you love.

Hour 16: Poetry Angst! hosted by Shel and Monica from The Hungry Reader

Write a poem about your reading experience.

Hour 17: Ban This Book hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl

If you are creative enough you can get any book banned.

Hour 18: Pitch Your Book hosted by Kate at I Just Wanna Sit There and Read

Why should everyone read the book you are reading.

Hour 19: Non Fiction Read-a-thon hosted by Susan at Scraps of Life

Start reading a non-fiction title during the readathon

Hour 20: The Memoir/True Story Challenge hosted by Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews

Do you read memoirs and true stories?

Hour 21: Character Photo Challenge hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books

Feature a character from one of your readathon books in a photo

Hour 22: Favorite Sidekicks/Partners from a book hosted by Kai at Fiction State of Mind

Tell us about your favourite sidekicks!

Hour 23: Make it Up hosted by Lu from Lu’s Raves and Rants

Make up a new word using the letters from the title of your book.

Hours 1, 12, and 24: Memes at 24hourreadathon.com