Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

This is my first time participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. I chose a really bad time to do this since I have so much work to be done but I think I can do some reading. Here’s where I’ll be updating my stuff. :)

Books Finished:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (reread)

Currently Reading

Hunger by Michael Grant

Introductory Questionnaire

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Hunger by Michael Grant.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I’ll probably be eating a lot of delicious Passion Fruit while reading.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I love Doctor Who. :)

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’d love to make some progress through my daunting TBR pile, I’ve been so busy with school it’d be nice to dedicate some time to reading even though I should be currently writing up labs. xD
Mid-Event Survey
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I’ve got a horrible headache but that’s because I’m sick so prolonged reading isn’t good for my eyes at the moment.

2) What have you finished reading?
I’ve only finished The Fault in Our Stars. Hunger is quite a long book and I’m so invested in the characters that I can feel their frustrations which isn’t too good for a sick person. I should have picked a short, sweet, fluffy book.

3) What is your favorite read so far?
The Fault in Our Stars, even if it’s a reread it is still my favourite. I’ve lent it out to people for months so when I finally got it back I just wanted to savour the words. Everything about it is as amazing and beautiful as I remembered and I still got as emotional as the first time I read it.

4) What about your favorite snacks?
Popcorn but my house is empty of them. I also love cookies. 😀

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
I’ve found loads of blogs through the readathon though I’ve only been lurking. Here’s a few:
Millie’s Musing About Books
Book Drunkard
The Scarlet Letter
Create Your World

End of Event Meme

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 17, I felt my eyes blur and my head hurt, by hour 18 I was fast asleep. x)

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I still couldn’t put it down but your emotions might be battered afterward.
Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth – fast paced with lots of action.
Gone series by Michael Grant – it’s long but intense and a page turner.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It was my first time and though I didn’t read as much as I wanted to, it was a pretty fun event!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I loved all the posts by the different hosts and the cheerleaders!

How many books did you read?
One and I started two others.

What were the names of the books you read?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I started Coraline by Neil Gaiman and Hunger by Michael Grant.

Which book did you enjoy most?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, are you tired of me mentioning that book?

Which did you enjoy least?
As much as I enjoyed reading Hunger by Michael Grant, it’s kind of a stressful book for a sick person who should be relaxing. Bad timing.

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn’t but I think they did a fantastic job! :)

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Reader, cheerleader and I’d love to donate a prize the next time. ^^

Mini Challenges

Read-a-thon Snacks
This challenge is hosted by Uniflame Creates. I don’t really eat snacks while reading but I can’t resist Passion Fruit or Five Fingers so I’ll be munching on those with the occasional cookie. 😀
Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Book Blogger Bingo
This challenge is hosted by Create Your World:
B – Memory @ Stella Matutina

I – Abducted by Books

N – Kay @ Dead Book Darling

G – Mind in Pages Book Blog

O – Abbey Ann’s Bookland

Be sure to stop at the participating list for more amazing blogs!

Book to Movie
This challenge is hosted by Reading Through Life. The book I’d try to be casting is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Hazel Grace Lancaster: I’d choose Chloe Grace Moretz, she looks exactly as I’d picture Hazel and I’ve liked the movies she acted in.

Augustus Waters: I’d choose Logan Lerman. I think he’d do a fantastic job as Augustus and I like him even more since he played the role of Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Isaac: For some reason he’s the trickiest, I couldn’t really find someone who was right for this role. I eventually went with Evan Peters. I haven’t even seen any of his roles but he comes close to the way I’d imagine Isaac.

Peter Van Houten: Ah this mean guy. Philip Seymour Hoffman is exactly how I pictured the recluse writer but with less smiles.

As for the director, Marc Webb comes to mind since 500 Days of Summer was a brilliant movie. I think he’d do an amazing job on The Fault in Our Stars.

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

  1. Ash @ Typing Tiara

    I really wanted to participate but its a horrible time for me too. I have midterms and papers that need to be written, so I’m just cheering everyone on instead in spirit and such. I hope you manage to get a lot of reading done! :]

  2. Buried In Print

    And now turn some more!
    Turn another score!
    A hundred. A thousand.
    You’re a reader to the core!

    Go, go, go! (Team Smarties)

    Glad you’ve found some reading time, even though the labs are calling: enjoy!

  3. Jane

    I love John Green, and all of his books would be awesome for readathon!


  4. Mohit

    Thank you all, I really aeatpcipred your comments cheering me on during the read-a-thon!Susan – I was a bit leary going into it too, so I’m also glad that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Marg – It was definitely a page-turner!claire – This month has been terrible reading-wise, I’m not really sure why. Thankfully the read-a-thon seems to have helped nudge me out of the slump.Wendy – As much fun as it is to read, sometimes I think it’s almost more fun to follow everyone’s progress while they read. :)

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