Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Next Morning Wrap Up (noon)

Okay peeps, I made it until 5:15 am – 21.5 hours – reading and listening and building my Mt. TBR.  I love read-a-thon time!  It’s so much fun to indulge my bookish self for a day and push the limits of the this middle aged body. Here’s what I finished and what Mt. TBR looked like this year (another post on that later today).

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hours 21-22 always seem to be the witching hour for me and I’m okay with that 🙂
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!  I finished Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (only had 100 pages left), The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood, The Art of Friendship by Roger Horchow and Sally Horchow, Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (10 hour audio), Water Tales by Alice Hoffman, & Kathy Smith’s Getting Better All the Time.  Four of those were from my own shelves.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?  I liked Charlie St. Cloud and Water Tales, both were short and easy to read 🙂
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?  Well, I loved your new mini-challenge set up and next time I’d like to host one.
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 always love to participate when our schedule allows.  October is always tricky, but April usually works.

This will be my post for all things Read-a-Thon Today.

Update 2:15 am

I just finished Kathy Smith’s Getting Better All the Time.  It’s 20 years old, but it was okay.

Tine for another mini-challenge…Pen Pals, What fictional character would you like to have as a pen pal, and why?

I think having Louisa Clark from the Me Before You books would be a hoot.

Update 11:47 pm

I’ve finished my Mt. TBR and will do a separate post tomorrow, but I’ll let you in on a secret, I am very pleased.

I also finished The Art of Friendship by Roger Horchow and Sally Horchow and it was okay.

Time for another mini-challenge…Artful CoversFind an artsy image that you think would make a great cover for your current read. 

I’m listening to Devil in Spring about a very well to do English family.  I think their yard could look like this.  (I took this picture at Versailles, France).France 228

Update 5:21 pm

I finished The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood and am now anxious to see the movie.

Time for another mini-challenge…Tell Me a Story, tell me how you heard about Dewey’s Readathon and how many times you’ve participated.

I’m sure I learned about Dewey’s Readathon from another blogger, but I couldn’t say which one.  At the time I was much more tuned into the blogging community and this event was everywhere 🙂  It sounded like a great challenge.  This is my 9th year participating  and I’ve actually read the whole 24 TWICE!  I love hosting mini-challenges but didn’t get signed up this time around.  If I read in April I always use the time to recreate my once a year book wall while I’m listening to audio books.  I started working on it after my snack and here’s a sneak peek 🙂


See you in a few hours when I’m done!  I’m listening to Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas on audio while I work.

Update 1:15 pm

Fixed lunch for my guys and am reading Charlie St. Cloud and the Art of Friendship.  I participated in one mini-challenge…

Anthology of Interest –  What topic would you love to see as the central theme of an anthology?

my answer was – I love to walk around old cemeteries and am reading Charlie St. Cloud right now, where Charlie works at a cemetery and can see some of the deceased for a time. An anthology about cemeteries would be cool.

Update 9:45am

I finished my first book, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.  I only had 120 pages left so I’m glad to be done. I also cooked breakfast for my guys and gave Gage his spelling test (he got 12/15).

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  Cleveland, Ohio area
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  Probably Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chocolate peanut butter pie 🙂
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  I love all things books, obviously since I’m participating in a 24 hour read-a-thon 🙂  I’ll be married 20 years this fall and have a 7 year old son who will  demand some of my time today.
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?  This is not my first rodeo.  I’ve lost track of how many I’ve participated in, but have made it the whole 24 only twice. I usually throw in the towel during hours 21 or 22 which I consider a win.  I’ve got a varied selection of books ready to go and some super short ones too.


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