Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon October 2017

October 21, 2017 Whitney read-a-thon 2 Comments

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is upon us and I am ready to get started. I’m currently recovering from a sinus infection and have the rare occasion of having the house to myself, the perfect excuse to kick back in my sweats and read all day!

Opening Meme


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Wisconsin

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

End of Watch by Stephen King

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

yogurt, home-made granola and grapes + lots of peppermint mocha coffee!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve been 29 since 2014. I adopted two cats when I was 22 and they are like my children. I have read Harry Potter every year since I was eleven. When I was 2 my go-to outfit was my Snow White costume.

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?

I discovered audiobooks last year and they became my best friend during readathons, I plan on utilizing that today too. As for something I would do differently, I need to remind myself that going to sleep at 11 does not equal a failed 24 hour readathon — the point is to have fun!

Reading List
  • End of Watch by Stephen King
  • The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine
  • Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer
  • It by Stephen King
  • The Trespasser by Tana French
  • The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
Starting Stats
  • Starting Time: 7am
  • Currently Reading: The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah
  • Currently Listening: End of Watch by Stephen King
10 Years of Dewey
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Update #1 (Hour 3)
  • Currently Reading: The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah
  • Currently Listening: End of Watch by Stephening King
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Audiobooks Finished: 0
  • Pages Read: 0
  • Time Read/Listened: 3 hours Listening
  • Time Socializing: 10 minutes
  • Caffeine Intake: 1
  • Mini-Challenges: 2
Update #2 (Hour 6)
  • Currently Reading: The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah
  • Currently Listening: End of Watch by Stephen King
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Audiobooks Finished: 0
  • Pages Read: 0
  • Time Read/Listened: 3 hours listening
  • Time Socializing: 0
  • Caffeine Intake: 0
  • Mini-Challenges: 0

 

Update #3 (Hour 9)
  • Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Currently Listening: Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine
  • Books Finished: The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah
  • Audiobooks Finished: End of Watch by Stephen King
  • Pages Read: 29
  • Time Read/Listened: 1 hr 50 minutes listened 30 minutes read
  • Time Socializing: 0
  • Caffeine Intake: 1
  • Mini-Challenges: 0

 

Update #4 (Hour 12)
  • Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Currently Listening: The Ghost Next Door  by R.L. Stine
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Audiobooks Finished: Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine
  • Pages Read: 0
  • Time Read/Listened: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Time Socializing: 0
  • Caffeine Intake: 1
  • Mini-Challenges: 0
Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
I’m just about to start The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine

2. How many books have you read so far?
three

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I hope to get to Winter by Marissa Meyer later tonight.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I’ve had the house to myself today so absolutely no distractions

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Not that it is much of a surprise but the day has gone by very fast.

Update #5 (Hour 15)
  • Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Currently Listening: N/A
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Audiobooks Finished: 1
  • Pages Read: 0
  • Time Read/Listened: 2 Hours
  • Time Socializing: 10
  • Caffeine Intake: 0
  • Mini-Challenges: 1

 

Update #6 (Hour 18)
  • Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Currently Listening: N/A
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Audiobooks Finished: 0
  • Pages Read: 95
  • Time Read/Listened: 2 hours
  • Time Socializing: 0
  • Caffeine Intake: 1
  • Mini-Challenges: 0

 

Update #7 (Hour 21)
  • Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  • Currently Listening: N/A
  • Books Finished: 0
  • Audiobooks Finished: 0
  • Pages Read: 20
  • Time Read/Listened: 1 hour
  • Time Socializing: 0
  • Caffeine Intake: 1
  • Mini-Challenges: 0

 

Update #8 (Hour 24)
  • Currently Reading: N/A
  • Currently Listening: N/A
  • Books Finished: N/A
  • Audiobooks Finished: N/A
  • Pages Read: N/A
  • Time Read/Listened: N/A
  • Time Socializing: N/A
  • Caffeine Intake: N/A
  • Mini-Challenges: N/A

 

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 21/22 I started reading the same page in hour 22 and realized it was time for bed.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
End of Watch by Stephen King, The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah, Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine, The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
I’d recommend childhood favorites, they are usually short, enjoyable and feel a sense of accomplishment by finishing at least one book.

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Honestly, I think the readathon is perfect, the youtube videos alone make me smile.

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
I would definitely participate again and would serious consider volunteering.

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2 responses to “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon October 2017

  1. Hi! I’m participating in the Goodreads cheerleading challenge this hour, so I’m here to cheer you on!

    I love that you’re reading R.L. Stine! I, myself, grabbed Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories for the RAT, which I plan to delve into soon.

    Hope you’re enjoying yourself. Sounds like you’re doing great!

    Here’s a little cheer to keep you motivated:

    Read, read read!!
    Just push on through it!
    You’re nearly halfway there.
    I know you can do it!

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