Category Archives: readathon

Hour 20 – In the Home Stretch

 

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the rest of the readathon! Are you excited??? I know I am! I want to start of with a brief explanation of how I will be setting up these posts for the FINAL FIVE HOURS!!!! Every hours, I am going to post a book related meme, video, and random fact. I think it adds a little bit of fun for these final few hours. In the lead up to the read-a-thon, I wrote a post including tips on how to get through these final few hours. You can check it out here, if you want to take a look on how to stay alert.

Let me introduce myself to you really quick. I am a rather odd mix of hobbies. I love German Soccer (specifically Bayern Munich) with a passion and will often force myself out of bed at 6:30 on a Saturday morning to watch their games. I am a cross stitching addict and currently have over 50 patterns started. I have also recently taken up crochet. I love tv and watch way too much of it (curse you Hulu). I have two part time jobs (math tutor and a subpoena records copier). I am also a cheese addict. I love cheese. During readathons, I allow myself to splurge and buy some of the more expensive cheeses as a treat. Now that you know a little bit more about me, I would love to know a little more about you! So please leave a comment and tell me some of your quirks and what makes you unique.

A big shout out to our cheerleaders!!! You guys have been fantastic! Next time we should have cheerleaders for our cheerleaders! But in all seriousness, thanks so much for cheering all of us readers on and cohosts on. You give us the strength to push past the weariness and keep reading! Goodness knows how much a “new comment” notice brightens up a persons day.

Video of the Hour:

Last readathon(and more recently, Andi in this readathon), I introduced you to The Lizzie Bennett Diaries. This month, they started a new series called Emma Approved. This one is a modern vlog retelling of Emma by Jane Austen. Only two videos are out, so it isn’t too late to start watching!

Random Fact of the Hour:

  •  In the novel Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, you will find one of the longest sentences. It has a total of 823 words.
  • Sherlock Holmes never said ‘Elementary, my dear Watson.’

 

Mini Challenges

Let’s Get Social! from Doing Dewey

Still Ongoing

Show it Off! from Dead Book Darling

Book Jenga from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm

Six Word Celebration from Estella’s Revenge

Door Prize Winners Announced -

Kimberly (Overthetikibar)

Veronica @ Mostly Reviews

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Draw from : http://24hourreadathon.com/2013/09/03/october-2013-read-a-thon-sign-ups-are-open/ and list here

 

Cheerleader Winner

Jenn at http://jennandthecats.blogspot.com

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Hour 19 is Made for Giggling!

 Andi here! I’m back, but this is my last hour, and it makes me oh so sad to leave you all! Thank you SOOO much for having me, and a huge thank you from Heather and myself and the whole Read-a-Thon team for being with us. I wish you luck as you push on toward Hour 24! The lovely and talented night owl, Kate, will be taking over shortly!

For now, we need something light. Something saucy. Some musical book looooove. From one of my favorite TV shows, here’s a love song about English Literature.

If you were going to make up a love song about one of your favorite books, which one would you choose? Which of your favorite tomes is totally croonworthy?! 

callme

 

 

Mini Challenges

Show it Off! from Dead Book Darling

Still Ongoing

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Have You Seen That Meme? from My Little World

Book Jenga from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Melissa from Must Read Faster

Dana from Little Lovely Books

 

Cheerleader Winner

Katrina from Katrina’s Reads

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Hour 18 is Made for Short Attention Spans!

 Andi here with a graphic novel in hand! I mean, what else are my eyes supposed to accept this early in the morning (late at night?)? Graphic novels are go-to reading for a lot of Read-a-Thon participants, and I’m no different. I’ve actually branched out this year and added several well-received Manga series to my Read-a-Thon stacks, alongside some more traditional graphic novels. While I’m not reading it tonight, Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang, is one of my favorite new graphic novels! It’s a two-book set about a young boy and girl during the Boxer Rebellion. I loved this book for its beautiful artwork, historical background, and the way it touched my heart!

What graphic novels do you have on your stacks? If you’re not reading graphic novels, are you indulging in shorter works to keep you going like children’s books, middle-grade fiction, or novellas? Tell us about the quick reading on your stacks!

potato chip

 

Mini Challenges

Book Jenga from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm

Still Ongoing

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Bookish Travel from A Reader’s Respite

Have You Seen that Meme? from My Own Little World

Six Word Celebration from Estella’s Revenge

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Amy at We’ll Always Have Books

 Thé, lectures et macarons

Cheerleader Winner

Mare

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Hour 17 is Made for Viewing!

It’s Andi, and I’m back again! How are we holding up? Feeling ok? Staying hydrated? Doing a few jumping jacks around the living room? Well I think it’s time for some humor, and there’s nothing I like better than a well-crafted parody. Parody might be too strong a word. How about a contemporary video retelling of Pride and Prejudice? Video blog (vlog) style! I might have been the last person on earth to hear about it (but I think there are more of us late-comers), but The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, a YouTube series created by Hank Green (John Green’s brother!) is awesome! And soon there will be a series based on Emma! The comedy of manners goes 21st-century! If this is as intriguing to you as it was to me, check out the first episode of The Lizzie Bennett Diaries below. I was hooked from the word go!

Now wasn’t that fun? And clever? And refreshing? You’re welcome! Now you have something to suck up that extra time in your lunch break this week (if you’re not too busy reading).

I’m not much of a TV or video watcher during the week, but on the weekend (and during lunch breaks), I like to indulge. What are some of your faves right now (bookish or not!)?

If you’re more of a non-fiction lover, why not check out another great YouTube series? The Brain Scoop follows host, Emile Graslie, from her work in the natural history museum at her university to her new gig at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History! This series is interesting, informative, and heartfelt.

book a day

Mini Challenges

Have You Seen That Meme? from My Little World

Bookish Travel from A Reader’s Respite

Still Ongoing

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Six Word Celebration from Estella’s Revenge

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

The Gilmore Guide to Books

 Becky at One Literature Nut

Cheerleader Winner

Sharlene Says…

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Hour 16 is Made for Book Carts and Dancing!

HOUR 16???!!! Can you believe it? Time flies when you’re reading…and cheering, and eating, and singing, and dancing! Wait, maybe the dancing was just me. This is Andi from Estella’s Revenge and The Estella Society! I’ll be with you for the next four hours, and co-hosting is always my best favorite part (of all my favorite parts) of the Read-a-Thon! I know this is the time that some of us start to struggle with staying awake, so I’m pulling something out of the librarian’s bag of tricks! Just check out this snazzy video of the Austin ISD Book Cart Drill Team! Yes, book cart drill teams are a thing. If you haven’t Googled, you definitely should. But for now, watch!

Wasn’t that fun? They come up with some really good stuff!

Now it’s your turn! If you could make up your own book cart drill team routine, which song would you prefer? From funk to country to classical, which beat would get you (and your book cart) moving? 

scrolls

Mini Challenges

Six Word Celebration at Estella’s Revenge

Still Ongoing

Audiobook Dream Date from The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com with your TOP 3 choices to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Lori at The Coffee Girl

 Carina at Reading Through Life

Cheerleader Winner

The Chartrand Family at Buried in Print! 

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Hour 15 – Just Keep Reading

This is my last hour here with you guys. It’s been a blast to co-host. I am so glad that I got to hang out with you for a few hours.

Now that we’re pretty far in, I thought I’d share my best tip for finishing the Read-a-thon strong….just keep swimming…er, reading!

just keep swimming

 

I hope you enjoy the rest of the read-a-thon!

I’m passing over the blog to the always fabulous Andi! Take it away, Andi.

 

Mini Challenges

Cheap Thrills from Fiction State of Mind

Still Ongoing

Best of Your Reading Year from Lisa’s World of Books

Audiobook Dream Date from The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Katherine at My Reading Paradise

Tim at Hooked on Books – Booked! 

Cheerleader Winner

Kate from Midnight Book Girl

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Hour 14 – Get up and Move!

Dana still here with you all for hour 14!

This is the point where you are either starting to lag a bit or you’re getting a second wind. Hopefully it’s the second for you all. Either way, get up for a few minutes and stretch your legs.

You’re doing great!

If I put them all together, this would look about right for my massive TBR pile. Love Dewey’s Read-a-thon for moving some of them out…

stack of books

 

 

Mini Challenges

Audiobook Dream Date from The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog

Still Ongoing

Mid-Event Survey

Best of Your Reading Year from Lisa’s World of Books

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Amy at We Will Always Have Books

Sarah at Sarah Says Read

Cheerleader Winner

Becky from Blogs-of-a-Bookaholic

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Hour 13 – All.the.feels

We’re at hour 13 already. Time flies when you’re having fun right?

This is totally me…hugging my books when they give me all.the.feels. Have you had any books today that gave you all.the.feels? Do share!

totally me

 

 

Mini Challenges

The Best of Your Reading Year from Lisa’s World of Books 

Still Ongoing

Self Portrait from The Estella Society

Mid-Event Survey

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Masanobu @ All the Pretty Books

Ellie @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm

Cheerleader Winner

Grad at The Curious Reader

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Hour 12 – We’re halfway there!

Hi everyone! I’m Dana from Little Lovely Books and I’m taking over from Deb. A big round of applause to Deb!

We’ve hit hour 12 and it’s time for our Mid-Event Survey! If you’ve been with us before you know that these hours can be some of the hardest. But you are doing awesome!

awesome

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
2) What have you finished reading?
3) What is your favorite read so far?
4) What about your favorite snacks?
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

Mini Challenges

Mid-Event Survey (Official)

Still Ongoing

Book Trailer from Jehara

Self Portrait from The Estella Society

Door Prize Winners Announced -

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Ciska from Ciska’s Book Chest

Melissa from Harley Bear Book Blog

Kimberly from On the Wings of Books

Kat from The Aussie Zombie 

Jane from Jane’s Book Blog

Cheerleader Winner

Heather will pick and link!

Update our Books Read database HERE!

Hour 11

Readerbuzz in Spring

 

¡Hola tambien, mis amigos de libros! (Hello again, my book friends!)

 

You are doing great!

clapping

It’s the start of our eleventh hour. By gosh! By golly!

We are approaching the midpoint of the Readathon.

As a vet Readathoner, I have to tell you that these hours are the hardest.

But you can do it. Push through!

 

This is my last hour as host here at Readathon.  :-(

I’ve loved hanging around here with you today.

I hope you will visit my blog, Readerbuzz, soon!

And please welcome your next host, Dana, at the halfway point!

 

A little more inspiration: Gotta Keep Reading

 

And I leave you with a final thought:

Fight Evil

 

Mini Challenges

Self Portrait from The Estella Society

Still Ongoing

#BookTube Challenge from Estella’s Revenge

Book Trailer from Jehara

Door Prize Winners Announced -

Nolatari at Phrenetical: A State of Mind

Leela at My World in English

 E-mail deweyreadathon@gmail.com to claim a prize from the Prize Page!

Cheerleader Winner

Too Fond Beth

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