Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon 2013

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

This is my second year participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. Like my year before I chose to this read-a-thon at a terrible time but I enjoyed it so much the first time I couldn’t resist. I have my final exams next week and I’m pretty sure I’d be spending most of my day reading my Animal Physiology textbook. I’ll probably not get much pleasure reading done so I decided to read short stories and graphic novels in between my breaks.

Here are some of the books I plan on reading:
1. Charmed: Season 9 Volume 1 by Constance M. Burge
2. If It Ain’t Love by Tamara All
3. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim #3) by Bryan Lee O’Malle
4. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Scott Pilgrim #4) by Bryan Lee O’Malle
5. What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles Part #1) by Cassandra Clare

It isn’t much but like I said I’ll be doing loads of reading except it’ll be on things like blood chemistry and muscle physiology and it wouldn’t be as fun. ><

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Trinidad and Tobago. :)

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness cause it’s a fun light read. Plus I need to finish out this series.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Bananas, I can’t get enough of them.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I procrastinate way too much, it’s the reason I’m currently cramming for exams but I’m getting distracted by cute, silly cats, ticklish lemurs, yawning slow loris and a man who can play with lions. I love reading and books, I would have loved to be involved someway in the publishing industry in my country but it’s so small and my interest in local literature has been unenthusiastic to say the least. Hopefully over the holidays I can read some more Caribbean books.

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?
Read a lot more graphic novels this time. Not that I have much of a choice in that matter.

Progress

Hour 23
I meant to make an update at hour 12 but I forgot. ^^; I finished reading Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness and What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare. I’m currently on page 50 of Speak so I’ll keep reading until the end of the read-a-thon. I feel asleep for about 2 hours and I don’t know how I managed to wake up before the readathon finished, I was so sleepy I couldn’t even turn off my computer properly! Anyhow I’m glad I’m up. :)

Hour 6
So six hours have passed, I can’t believe time is going so quickly. I know I said I have finals but I haven’t studied as yet! I read two books so far:
1. Charmed: Season 9 Volume 1
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends
I also stopped by and commented on about six blogs and I took part in two challenges. :) Let me know how the read-a-thon is going for you!

Book Spine Poetry

This is hosted by Melissa from Scuffed Slippers and Wormy Books (how brilliant of a name is that?). This challenge is quite fitting since I’ll be trying to read poetry in this read-a-thon. Anyhow here is my book spine poetry:
Book Spine Poetry

Re-Title Your Current Read

Hosted by Felicia from Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog. I am currently reading Where the Sidewalk Ends . I would rename it Silly, Ticklish, Feel Good Funnies.

Book Sentence Challenge

Hosted by Kate from Midnight Book Girl.
Book Sentence Challenge
Eleanor and Park Fear The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. xD

Picture it

Hosted by Kate and Kristen of The Book Monsters.
Picture It
I’m currently reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson on my bed.

Mid Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I’m a bit achy and tired and I’ll probably be taking a very long break to do what should have been my first priority, study.
2) What have you finished reading?
1. Charmed: Season 9 Volume 1
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends
3) What is your favorite read so far?
Where the Sidewalk Ends was a lot of fun to read and I laughed at the many silly, creative poems.
4) What about your favorite snacks?
I’ve been eating mostly fruits though I did sneak in a cookie or two. My favourite has to be these delicious, sweet red plums.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
Books With Benefits: I love tumblr book blogs, this one has a lot of pretty pictures and quotes and books.
Little Bird Reads: Really adorable site, I love the colours of the layout.
Elizabeth Michelle: I love the colour combination and all the pretty fonts. Her blog is filled with photography and I love the poetry posts.
Book Need Love This blog has many informative reviews and he’s a booktuber. :)
I also stopped by on a few other blogs but I didn’t keep track of them. >_<

Recreate a Book with a Food Theme

Hosted by Azuki’s Book Cafe
The City of Chefs:
Clary Fray, a self-proclaimed foodie, travels all over New York City in search of the most delicious and exotic foods. Her passion for food leads her to the extraordinary restaurant Shadowhunters where her taste buds become mesmerized by the French cuisine such as steak au poivre, cassoulet and heavenly tarte tatin. Entranced with the restaurant she embarks on a journey to earn a position in the famous Shadowhunters’ kitchen.

End of event meme

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 20, I think I fell asleep a little after hour 20. I knew I wasn’t going to make the full 24 hours, I was so tired but then I woke up to see the final two hours.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Graphic Novels. If you want fun and ridiculous then try the Scott Pilgrim series. Dark and dramatic? V for Vendetta. Sweet but just a bit heartbreaking? Blankets. You could also try manga like Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note, Monster and Vagabond. Some books I’d recommend are A Monster Calls, Eleanor & Park, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare or you can try some rereads. :)

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I never know how to answer this question because each time I participate it’s always awesome. 😀

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
There were some very unique challenges, it was refreshing to try them. :)

How many books did you read?
4
What were the names of the books you read?
1. Charmed: Season 9 Volume 1 by Constance M. Burge
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
3. Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim #3) by Bryan Lee O’Malley
4. What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Which book did you enjoy most?
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Which did you enjoy least?
What Really Happened in Peru was a bit disappointing though it was entertaining.

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I was not a cheerleader but they’re fantastic, I love the cheers so thank you for motivating me. :)

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Hopefully I’d have nothing going on at the time so I can dedicate myself fully to the readathon and I’d love to be a cheerleader next time! 😀

17 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon 2013”

  1. Jennifer

    Orange Crush, lemon ice!
    Read them once, read them twice!
    Read them high, read them low!
    Dewey’s Readers on the go!

    Happy Reading!
    Jennifer~Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

  2. Sam @ Realm of Fiction

    Good luck with your read-a-thon goals! I hope you enjoy all your books. :)

  3. Felicia S. (@thegeekyblogger)

    One of my favorite poetry books and that is a great re-title!

    The What-Ifs is my favorite poem in that one :)

  4. Cayce

    Hey, you’re doing the readathon too!! Awesome :)

    Love your poem!!
    Silly, Ticklish, Feel Good Funnies – LOL

    Good luck with your goals – and happy reading!

  5. Kate- Midnight Book Girl

    Great sentence!!! Fear makes a great book to use in a sentence. Thank you for participating!

    I love the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, happy reading!

  6. Shaunesay

    Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I like Charmed too, though I can’t say I’m at all caught up, but used to watch it when I would catch it on. I’ve recently listened to the first Mortal Insturments book, so that’s interesting to see that short story about Magnus Bane, I’ll have to remember that! Good luck today and enjoy your reading!

  7. fakesteph

    Love your book sentence! Thanks for participating in our mini-challenge!

  8. Kristen

    Love the sheets on your bed! :)

  9. Jennifer

    Great job with the challenges! Woot woot! Keep up the reading :)

    Everywhere we go
    People want to know
    Who we are
    So we tell them
    We are the readers!
    The mighty, mighty readers!

    I hope you’re having a fantastic Read-a-Thon!
    Jennifer ~ Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

  10. Jenn and The Cats

    Oh I love Where the Sidewalk Ends! Shel Silverstein is wonderful. Hope the read-a-thon is going great for you!

    Keep up the great reading!

    Jenn and The Cats *Team Panda*

  11. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Procrastinators, unite! 😉

    Great books to choose from–graphic novels are always great for readathons, I think! And you’re doing well! Keep it up, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

  12. Nolatari

    Congrats on another successful readathon! Your updates were great and seeing your entries in the mini-challenges and memes was a lot of fun. Great job!

    Happy Reading!

    Nolatari
    Team Panda

  13. VeganYANerds

    Good luck, I hope the read-a-thon is going really well for you!

  14. Linda

    I read 2 Scott Pilgrim books (5 & 6). Great choices for the readathon.

  15. Andi @ Estella's Revenge

    So glad to have had you join us for the Read-a-Thon! I’m Andi, one of the planners, and it was a really fun, smooth experience this time. I hope you’ll join us again in October!!!

    And I’m a big graphic novel fan myself. Especially for Read-a-Thon purposes. 😀

  16. elena

    Hee, I love your book sentence challenge!

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