Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon

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Yep, you read that right…Dewey’s is a 24 hour read-a-thon where book lovers converge to read as much as they can, network with other book bloggers and participate in hourly challenges.  This is my first time participating in Dewey’s and though I initially wanted to be a reader, with a family of young, active boys, I’m better suited to cheering on other diligent readers throughout the day.  My favorite part of big events like these is finding new-to-me bloggers anyway so cheerleading is perfect for me.


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When I have time, I will continue to read Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice for the Spring into Horror Read-a-thon which has been going on this week and ends on Sunday.

I just finished listening to Little Women on audiobook and will be starting to listen to The Great Gatsby for both my Classics Club and Back to the Classics Reading Challenge. I have really been enjoying listening to classics on audiobook since I want to read so many of them but don’t have as much time to read at night. Audiobooks are perfect to download to my phone and take and listen on the go, I even listened to my audiobook while out shopping the other night.

For more on the various challenges I’ve signed up for, visit my Classics Club page and Reading Challenges 2013 page.

Update: To start, we need to complete an Introductory Questionnaire so here are the questions and my answers:

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) North Carolina in the US.
2) Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
3) Chocolate Ice cream sundae, yea it’s been a long week, I deserve it!
4) It’s my first time participating and I will be sneaking reading time in as much as I can.
5) As I said above, I’m most looking forward to meeting other book lovers! and why I’m so glad to be a cheerleader for this event!

Update #2: I’ve cheered, commented and followed 31 blogs during my son’s naptime, participated in the Best and Worst Cover mini-challenge, won a random prize (yay, what a nice surprise!)  and I’ve listened to the first chapter of The Great Gatsby.  Now while the family watches Wreck It Ralph, I’ll be catching up on some vampire reading.  I had my chocolate ice cream and time to enjoy the sugar rush.

Final Update: I read about 60 pages in Interview with the Vampire before falling asleep. I need my sleep if I don’t want to deal with joint pain this morning and gotta cook breakfast, French toast and hash brown casserole. I’ll be visiting a few more blogs before 8 am.  It was a joy meeting everyone and hopefully next time I can get more reading done!  What a fantastic read-a-thon, I loved the hourly guest posts to keep motivated to read and have fun.  I’ll be certainly signing up again.

Are you participating in Dewey’s Read-a-thon? What are you reading? Happy reading no matter what’s on your reading list!

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you had a good Read-a-thon. You should absolutely read Jenny Lawson’s book, it’s by far the funniest book I read all last year. I loved it so much that I also got the audio book, which she hilariously narrates herself. She sings all the chapter titles. I can whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

  2. Sleep’s really important to me too! 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the read-a-thon, I’m hoping to have the time to do one soon, but until then it’s great reading everyone else’s experiences (and figuring out which books I might like to try!). Have a great week.

  3. Glad you had a good time with the readathon, Tanya. I enjoyed it a lot myself. It’s my 4th time I think and I try not to miss it.

  4. Interview with a Vampire is such a good book! I’m actually giving it away on my blog. The Classics Club sounds great. I wish there was one around me.

  5. Congratulations on your first Readathon! And I think it’s awesome that you signed up as a cheerleader. The cheerleaders are one of the best parts of the readathon, and I always wish I had time to stop by more blogs and do some cheering myself, but I tend to forget and focus on the reading! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier; I’m pleased to meet you, too!

  6. Choclate ice cream sundae…. oh, wow, that sounds good! Interview with a Vampire is a great readathon choice, sounds like you’re on track for a perfect day 🙂

  7. Welcome to your first readathon! It’s interesting that you mentioned using cheerleading as a way to find new blogs because as I’m reading your post I’m thinking “she’s just finished Little Women, is reading The Great Gatsby and Interview With A Vampire? This is a blog I need to start following!

  8. I’m so happy you are participating this is my first time also. I’m going to be a reader. I just plan to lounge all day tomorrow and read. I’m going to finish Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and then I want to either start Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi or Firefly Lane by Kristen Hannah.

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