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!

152 thoughts on “The April 2013 Read-a-Thon is Almost Here!”

  1. I have a pile of Young Adult titles calling my name so I can complete the YALSA Hub Challenge

  2. I have been patiently waiting for you guys to release the read-a-thon date since I really would like to participate. I thought that you guys would put it on prom day which is April 20th so I’m pleased that you picked a week later. This is going to be so much fun. I planning on reading Kristin Hannah, Sarah Dessen, and my first Jennifer Wiener book in April so I don’t know what I will be reading.

  3. This is going to be my first time participating. I started working on my “strategy” (reading list) yesterday. I need to tackle the ebooks that I have been “collecting” [sigh].

  4. I want to get stuck into a classic I think. Long time since I last read a classic. And I might listen to the audiobook of The Sense of an Ending if I don’t get to it before then (it’s about 4 hours 40 mins long)

  5. … and another first-time participant! πŸ™‚

    I think I’ll be reading either “The Master and Margarita” or “The Map of the Sky”.

  6. Oh a month is too early for me to say what I’ll be reading, I think a week is too early for me. I usually choose what feels right at that moment. What I’ll probably do is read shorter stories like I did my first time two years ago.
    Can’t believe this is my 4th time joining!

  7. I can’t wait! I’m thinking of what to read and will also be posting on people’s blogs/Facebook/ twitter pages. This’ll be my second Readathon. I’d like to be a little more sociable than last time. My Facebook and twitter pages are linked so feel free to tweet me: @theglitzqueen as well as posting to my Facebook link. Looking forward so much to the challenge!

  8. Oh my I so really want to get to my David Wong books. I’ve been meaning to read John Dies at the End forever but never seem to get to it! Maybe this time I’ll actually read a book NOT for review πŸ™‚

  9. Oooh, I don’t know yet! This is my *mumblemumble* readathon. I’ll have to go through what I have on my TBR bookshelf πŸ˜€

  10. This is my first time participating but excited to join in. If I’m not done with Wicked yet for my book club, that is what I will be reading. Hopefully though, I will be onto Little Women by the time the readathon comes along. Looking forward to it!

  11. I’m going to need this, I have a massive pile of books to read in April, this will be a great way to make sure I finish them all.

  12. I will be finishing up the book my sister and I read for February in our book club. I’m behind. And believe it or not I plan to start on Gone With the Wind!! Never have read it nor watched the movie – – – It’s time I do!!! Thanks for hosting the Readathon!!

  13. I have no idea what I’ll be reading yet! I might have a library book or two left, or I might settle in with something properly girlie for a change. I’ve got Jenny Colgan’s ‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ up at the top of Mount TBR at the moment! Or… nope, there are just too many to choose from. I DON’T KNOW! *wails*

  14. I’ve got three shojo manga’s lined up, a couple of romance novels, and one of my favorite’s I’ve been wanting to re-read (Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh).

  15. A vague idea so far. Will probably stick to my ‘currently reading’ shelf on goodreads, maybe some books for university. Or maybe I’ll make an exception for this day and only stick to fun & light books.

    So excited!

  16. I’d really love to get through Under the Greenwood Tree, because I am tired of it lurking at me. But I’m pretty sure I’ll actually end up reading a ton of graphic novels and funny fantasy. Should versus want, you know.

  17. Who knows what the hell I’ll be reading but guys I got a FIVE DAY WEEKEND for the readathon πŸ˜€ Yes, I now take vacation for the readathon :p I officially make it an event, lol…Dewey would be proud.

  18. Not sure what I’ll be reading yet, but a few mysteries will definitely be in my stack! Perhaps Michael Connelly, Elizabeth George, and/or Agatha Christie.

  19. This is my first year participating and I’m so excited to be joining in! πŸ˜€ I’ve had my eye on this challenge for a few years but it has always fallen on dates I couldn’t do in the past.
    I have no idea what books I will try and read next but I’m going to make sure the first book is a short one!

  20. I haven’t participated as a reader in the Read-a-Thon for a few years but I’ve decided to go for it once again this year. I’ve already devoted myself to reading and writing poetry for the month of April so I think I may just stock up on poetry books to immerse myself in! I also have an unruly stack of novels and an elusive bunch of nonfiction as well. I won’t be lacking for material.

  21. Great question!!! So many I have been wanting to read.. I pull them off the shelf and then they sit on the kitchen table becuase I am reading something else. I think the one I have wanted to read FOR-E-VER is Maze Runner.

  22. SO many! I still haven’t read Requiem, Sever, Infatuate (sequel to Illuminate by Aimee Agresti), The 5th Wave, and about a million others πŸ˜›
    So looking forward to this :]

  23. Certainly will be taking part though I have a couple of things to do that will cut into reading time given my time zone

  24. I have a couple of books lined up for reading from the library, persephone and virago classics, some titles being Angela’s Ashes, The Hare and the Tortoise and the Edwardians. This is my first read-a-thon and so I’m yet to decide on the books to read on Apr 27th. Excited to participate!

  25. I have a little pile of things waiting on my windowsill, Girl Gone is on there for definite, and a couple of poetry books, Billy Collins and Charles Bukowski. Never tried this before and will probably need a nap as I will be at work unit the start time but what the hell:-) Am also doing the A to Z challenge at the moment but they give us Sundays off.
    Good luck everyone.

  26. As of right now, I have a small pile of books to read, one being Clockwork Princess, the. I’m going to start the princess diaries series.

  27. Whoop! I’m so excited! I’ve been meaning to finish my ARC pile and the ones I got from the library. It needs to be finished within the month so this is perfect timing.

  28. I’m working my way through Zola’s Rougon-Macquart series, so something from that will be in the pile. I also have a copy of Onions In The Stew, by Betty MacDonald, that has been intriguing me.

  29. I’m hoping that the weekend stays free so I can participate more fully than I did in October. There are oodles of books I want to get through so I’ll have to make a list but I think if I haven’t read Perks of Being a Wallflower by then that will be first on my list!

  30. So excited for my third read-a-thon – and it’s the weekend after my exam week, so it’ll be a nice way to relax and recover!

  31. Cannot wait! I have blocked this off on my calendar. I am ready! I have a stack of books. Will keep the Girl Scout cookies in the freezer just for this, and stock milk for my tea. πŸ™‚ So, so looking forward to this.

  32. Yay!!!! This is sooooo exciting:-) I can’t wait!!!! I’m prolly gonna be picking my books and doing a feature on my blog announcing what books ill be reading….I’m thinking maybe 5-7 books would be cool:-)!!! Hope to do a variety of genres. prolly some YA!

  33. This will be my first time participating! I don’t know what books I will read yet, but as long as I can get one done I’ll be happy πŸ™‚

  34. I won’t be able to do a full 24-hour readathon this time, as one of my closest friends is celebrating her birthday in the evening on the 27th, and there’s no way I’d miss her party, even though I adore reading.

    I am considering making up the time I spend getting ready for, and being at the party, by starting a bit early on the Saturday and reading longer on the Sunday instead. Just so I manage to get my full 17-18 hours of dedicated reading in. πŸ˜€

  35. I think this is my 6th readathon so I’ve learned a lot about finding the right books to keep myself engaged for the long stretches. I’m thinking this year I may choose some cozies. This genre is new to me but I like their quick pace, so it could be the perfect choice for those tough hours late in the day. There are also a few series I want to begin and the readathon is always a good chance to dive in. Top of my list is Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness series, Incarceron series by Catherine Fisher, Divergent series by Monica Roth, and Joel Rosenberg’s Last Jihad series. I might throw in “Reading Jackie” by William Kuhn, as well; what’s better for a readathon than a book that introduces me to more books?! πŸ™‚

  36. My friend Lizzie always has a great time participating in this but usually there’s something else going on that keeps me from joining in. I’m hoping to finally be a part this time!

    I have many books on my iPad waiting for me, I’ll have to see what I’m in the mood for that day. πŸ™‚

  37. Can’t wait! Missed the October one and I was sad. No idea what I’ll be reading yet, that’s half the fun! Nice to see my friend Lori@NotSoSuperwoman on board this time!

  38. I got time off work for this πŸ˜€ I actually have decided to stay up the full 24-hours this year and raise money for charity. I am taking donations for the Aid for Japan charity which helps orphans of the 2011 tsunami.

    http://www.justgiving.com/rachelcabbit

    I am currently working on some prizes to donate to the readathon too. Might try my hand at creating a challenge….

  39. I’m so excited to finally be able to participate (work always got in the way before) and have been saving Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb and Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs just for this day.

  40. I’m going to hopefully power through Fingersmith, which I have been slowly reading during workouts over the last two weeks. I also want to read The Windup Girl. If I still have time after that, I think I’ll either start on the Matched trilogy by Ally Condie, or read some literary fiction.

  41. I haven’t decided what I’ll be reading :p I have a bit of a pile next to me at th emoment – depends on how many I get through this weekend… I might save The Twelve for the readathon πŸ˜›

  42. First timer here! My SIL Paulina has recommended it. I believe you start at noon GMT (correct?) on Saturday which will be 8pm Saturday Singapore time. Can I start 12 hours earlier? i.e. 8am Saturday Singapore time? Saturday is a much better day for me. It’s okay if I miss out on cheerleading and prizes.

    If not, I’ll go with the official times, but just won’t read as much. πŸ™‚

    If I don’t finish before the read-a-thon starts I’ll be finishing The Time Keepers Wife. I’ll also be reading to the kids The Enchanted Woods.

    Very excited!!

    Jill

  43. I’ll be joining again, and I hope my 14-year-old daughter will be participating again too, as she has in the past few years. I’m thrilled that my sister-in-law has joined too!

  44. After being a previous co-host I am going to take the time to read and relax!
    Even though I will be in the middle of my night shifts I will try and cram!
    Good luck everyone πŸ™‚

  45. maybe i will FINALLY get to Iced by Karen M Moning… its only been on my shelf waiting for me since the day it came out!

    Good Luck Everyone!

  46. JillinSingapore! Start whenever works best for you! We love all our participants and want everyone to have the best experience possible. πŸ˜€

  47. I am going to give this a shot. I honestly am not sure what book I will read for the readathon, and I have never done a readathon before, but we will see how it goes. I actually think I might use the opportunity to sit down and read Wake, by Amanda Hocking, or the Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa…ahh can’t decide.

  48. Live been wanting to do this for years and thought this time it would actually happen, but now I have company from out of town that I must entertain. πŸ™ How do I remove myself from the list? I really hope to be able to join in the fun come October!

  49. I always wanted to delve into mystery novels and I will start the Read-a-Thon with Mystic River….then maybe the Jason Bourne series?

  50. I know I have a few ARCs to work on, but it’s been too long without reading some steampunk and if I don’t, I’m going to bust a gasket. So I’ve got an anthology I’m eyeing. Can’t wait.

  51. I’m excited to participate! I have to work the first half of the day, but the afternoon will be dedicated to BOOKS!

  52. The next book on my “to read” shelf is Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler, which i know very little about. I also really keep meaning to read Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig. Here’s hoping!

  53. The book that has been on my reader is Lush by Lauren Dane. I get to finally read it without any interruptions.

  54. Oh man this sounds like so much fun!!! i wish I knew about this last year. Anyways, I’m going to read Clockwork Angel since I checked it out from the library this week and possible Warm Bodies but I’m a slow reader so I’ll probably just finish the one.

  55. I will be reading so many books. Finishing two that I’m reading
    . Wool & Book in the grave. Tell no one by Harlan Coben.

  56. Starting off with Sonia Barrett’s The Holographic Canvas, then a score or two of Sir Terry’s Discworld stories. If I have time, I will read the Malcolm Gladwell trilogy.

  57. I am going to be reading
    Human Physiology Chapters 13 and 24 (to keep things interesting and productive)
    NW by Zadie Smith
    Paths to Recovery
    Art of Character by David Corbett
    Takes One to know one by Amanda Ronan (*MS)
    Holiday in Death by JD Robb *audiobook
    Redbreast by Jo Hensbo
    Fairy Tales from the Brother’s Grim by Philip Pulman (to keep things interesting and to switch things up)
    Lady X’s Cowboy by Zoe Archer

  58. I had never heard of a Read-A-Thon before today. I’m so glad I found out about this one from LittleBookOwl over on YouTube. My reading goals include getting halfway through my current reads, which include:

    A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole(try and get to pg 178)
    Blush by Lauren Jameson(get to pg 138/139)
    Dare You To by Katie McGarry(get to pg 231)

    This may be difficult but I believe I can manage it! This is going to be one busy day!

  59. My stack of books is ready for it, just need to get to the store for some much needed food and snacks πŸ™‚ Today I will finish the last bit of Hidden by P.C. and Kristin Cast. The other books on my list are:
    Through the ever night – Veronica Rossi
    The Rising – Kelley Armstrong
    Ali’s Pretty little lies – Sara Shepard
    Little Sister – Lucy Dawson
    Shards & Ashes – Various
    Can’t wait to get started πŸ˜€

  60. Definitely in! In about two hours right? Will first finish Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. Will see what will next catch my interest, next to my bookish obligations.

  61. You’ve made it to 400!

    So-o-o-o excited. This is my first Read-a-thon and I am counting minutes till the start time.

    My Read-a-thon stack looks like this:

    1. Lynn Flewelling, The Bone Doll’s Twin
    2. A. S. Byatt, The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye
    3. Grimm’s Fairy Tales
    4. Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl
    5. Manga Shakespeare, Richard III
    6. Ahmed Khaled Towfik, Utopia
    7. Annie Proulx, Brokeback Mountain
    8. Simon Garfield, Just My Type
    9. Dava Sobel, Longitude

    Though I do not expect to read them all!

    Here’s the link to my Read-a-thon masterpost: http://nakedmaenad.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon.html

  62. I’m starting to get pretty excited! It’s my first readathon, and I’m planning to read Susan Ee’s Angelfall (I read it 6months ago, and this is a perfect opportunity to re-read it) and Maggie Stiefvate’s Lament. Any suggestions for short YA books?

  63. I’m going to try and get as much reading done today as I can with just me and the little one around. hubby’s working again today, so we’ll see how well this goes. I’m reading the latest from Jennifer Cody Epstein, “The Gods of Heavenly Punishment.”

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