Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2016

April 23, 2016 Whitney read-a-thon 6 Comments


Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and I can’t wait to get started!  Without further ado here is my list of potential books and will use this post for ongoing updates and mini-challenges.


Reading List:

  • Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  • Boy by Roald Dahl
  • Going Solo by Roald Dahl
  • Summer Crossing by Truman Capote
  • Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradberry
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

I’m sure I’ll be adding to the list throughout the day as I chance my mind easily.

Introduction Survey:

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Reading the Lunar Chronicles and reminiscing with Little House

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Yogurt and tea

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I have two cats, I read Harry Potter every year and I’ve been 29 since 2014

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?
Have fun, don’t compare yourself to another readathon and just enjoy the day!


Starting Stats:

Start Time: 7 am

Currently Reading: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Update #1 8:54 am
Time Read: 1 hr 40 minutes
Books Read: 1
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
Pages Read: 60
Time Commenting 10 minutes
Up Next: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradberry


Mini Challenge #1 Childhood Memories hosted by Readage

  1. My first bookish experience is via pictures.  When I was a baby, my parents put down a book, buck and beer and depending on what I went for would determine my personality later and of course I went for the book!
  2. Goosebumps –I devoured those books and spent many a summer day reading instead of being outside
  3. First grade is when my reading really took off, I read pretty much everything in sight but vividly remembering the Little House series over and over.
  4. At age 11 I read Harry Potter for the first time — enough said.
  5. I’m stretching childhood here but at 13 or 14 I attempted to read Gone with the Wind.  I say attempted because my uncle’s pigmy goat at away the binding of my paperback.

Update #2 3:20 pm
Time Read: 3 hours 48 minutes
Books Read: 2
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradberry
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
Pages: 0 bother were audiobooks
Time commenting: 5
Up Next: Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

Update #3 9:59 pm
Time Read: 1 hour 50 minutes
Books Read: 1
Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
Pages Read: 0 (audiobook)
Time Commenting 20 minutes
Up Next: Boy by Roald Dahl

Update #4 4 am
Time Read: 3 hour 11 minutes
Books Read: 1
Boy by Roald Dahl
Pages Read: 0 (Audiobook
Time Commenting: 0
Up Next: Bed!


6 responses to “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2016

  1. Andrea

    I like your reading list. I’ve read only Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and want to read the Little House series soon.

  2. LURVE your reading list girl! And that’s another thing that I learned as well! That we shouldn’t compare ourselves to other people! Although it’s super easy to do sometimes but it just wears us down! And OMG, now yo make me want to read Harry Potter series again! i have no idea how long it’s been since I read those books and watched the movies but OMG, You’ve put the LOVE back in my life! TANK YOU! <3

  3. Hope the reading is going well. I just got back about an hour ago so now I’m officially starting. Since I was able to sleep in this morning,and can sleep in tomorrow, I’m really going to try to stay up tonight. Good luck on your end!

  4. Looks like you had a fun and successful readathon! One of these days I’m going to sign up. Although I was hoping to be an unofficial cheerleader, my husband and I both came down with a flu, so our weekend has been a total washout.

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