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Hour 14 – Push Your Book!

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And so are you!

Hey Readathoners! It’s the gals from The Socratic Salon again…

Monika: What are you all reading today that you want to bully the rest of us into discussing on TSS?

Jennifer: I’m going to be reading a bunch of graphic novels today. I would love to discuss a mind-bending comic on The Socratic Salon one day. Maybe Sex Criminals? Perhaps Lumberjanes?  There are so many that would be great for a deep discussion. So, do it!

Monika: Lumberjanes would be so much fun to discuss!

Catherine: The only opportunity I’ll have for reading is when I’m getting my hair done because this is going to be a weekend from hell. So, it’s likely to be The Book of Aron- which I packed and took over to the new house because I’m so naive I thought we’d be living there by now. Hah!

April: Oo. I want to read Sex Criminals! I’m listening to Vanity Fair and still working on Cloud Atlas. Though if you’re low on books today you need to be bullied into reading All the Birds, Singing, there’s SO. MUCH. to discuss in there.

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Shannon: SO agreed on All the Birds, Singing. That was a previous Readathon read for me!

What about you, dear readers? Are you reading anything during Readathon that you feel must be discussed? Drop them in our suggestion box!

 

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Hour 13 – Readathon Books Coming Up on TSS!

Hey Readathoners!

How’s the reading going so far? We’re in hour 13 and by now we’ve all read a few books and eaten more than our fair share of snacks.

We’re the bloggers behind The Socratic Salon and we’d like to tell you about the books we’re reading today specifically because they are coming up on our discussion schedule:

Monika: Citizen for me.

Jennifer: Citizen here as well!

Catherine: I’m so behind that I’ll be reading Dept of Speculation- no pressure there!

Shannon: I’m also reading Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (for a second time!), but I’m thinking there may be a TSS discussion of The Argonauts in the works, too.

Monika: I’m going to try to get to The Argonauts, too. Can’t wait!

April: I’m resisting Citizen because I’m afraid of poetry, but these gals at TSS are expert book pushers so in the next few hours I might be reading……. Citizen.

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Have you ever made plans to buddy read during the Readathon?

Happy Reading from @SocraticSalon:

April: @steadfastreader
Catherine: @gilmoreguide
Jennifer: @jenhartling
Monika: @lovelybookshelf
Shannon: @rivercityreadin

 

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Get Fit and Read

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Hour 12 – Mid-Event Survey with Meow

Hey bookish friends. Courtney from the currently on hold Stiletto Storytime back with you for one last hour. Look at you!! You have almost made it through 12 hours of readathon so far. Did you nap? It’s okay if you did. I won’t tell. Now you only need to make it through 12 more hours and you will have survived the entire readathon of April 2015.  In the meantime make sure to do the mid-event survey below  and link up for this hour’s mini-challenge.

Happy reading to all and have a fabulous rest of your readathon. I’ll see you around. I will be out and about on Twitter @stiletostrytime.  I will leave you with some cat and book related humor as I depart. Since I’m a librarian it’s usually to be expected that I love cats. Don’t tell anyone but I am actually a dog person and in absolutely no danger of ever becoming a crazy cat lady.

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

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Mid-Event Survey! Right here!

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Hour 11: Read Like There is No Tomorrow

 

Hey Readers! It’s Courtney from the currently on hold Stiletto Storytime hanging out with you and hosting for the next two hours. Are you still awake? You are SO close to the half way mark. Seriously…just one more hour and our readathon is half way complete. Say it isn’t so, right? So let’s read now like there is no tomorrow. Read like you have absolutely nothing to do tomorrow but sleep and read some more. We can all deal with our reading hangovers tomorrow together but not until then because we’ve got more books to read and the night/day is young depending on where you are in the world!

In the meantime I’m curious what everyone is reading right this second as Hour 11 kicks off with a bang?

 

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In 100 Years…

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Hour 10 – Read All Day

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Deb Nance from Readerbuzz here, back for the second and last hour of my shift as Co-host in Hour 10.

It’s daunting, isn’t it? I’m starting to sag just a little. I think it’s time for me to pull out the big guns, a song that could be our theme song for the readathon:

Okay, we’re probably not too worried about “practicing fluency” and “making sure I decode.” But, yeah, let’s read all day!

See you at the finish line!

 

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Plan a Bookish Party

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Hour 9 – High Hopes

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It’s the top of Hour 9 and I’m delighted to be handed the car keys for the next two hours.

I’m Deb Nance from Readerbuzz and I’m amazed to report that this is my fifteenth (oh my!) readathon. I’m a Lark, not an Owl, so it will come as no surprise to you to learn that I’ve only made it all twenty-four hours one time. Sigh.

How about you? Do you think you’ll make it through?

I’m very hopeful this time. In fact, you might say that I have “High Hopes.” Here’s Frank to offer up a little Hour 9 inspiration.

So there we go. Cross your fingers for me and I’ll cross my fingers for you.

C’mon, ants, let’s move that rubber tree plant. Let’s go, rams, and we can bring down that dam. Vamos, readers, and let’s hang in there for the last (gulp!) sixteen hours!

 

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On Food and Books

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Hour 8 – It’s Really Great, At Any Rate

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You made it to hour eight, which means you’ve almost made it through a (much-better-than) work day! Give yourself a pat on the back! Maybe it’s time to slip on some cool sun glasses, turn up your favorite song (or, mix it up, audiobook), and treat yourself to a dance break. Just a suggestion.

 

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Book Spine Poetry

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Hour 7 – It’s Your Lucky Hour

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Well, hello everyone! I’m Cass and I’ll be your host for the next couple of hours. This may be my 9384th readathon (rounding up), but it’s my first as a (late twenty-something) college student and full-time worker, so I’m feeling extra grateful for a day dedicated to reading books simply for pleasure! It’s Treat Yo Self Day for book nerds.

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I hope you’re all enjoying great books and snacks and that you’ll tell me about it on twitter while I tweet as @readathon for hours 7 & 8.

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Treasure Hunt

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Hour 6 – Don’t Believe Me Just Read!!!

Saturday night and I’m in my seat, don’t believe me just READ!!!

Amanda here from Fig and Thistle. How’s that TBR going? I love the sense of community Read-a-thon fosters among all of us booklovers, but I also love the solitude and peace of the reading component. I try to go 50/50 with my reading and socializing. Find what works for you and don’t get frustrated. If you want to throw your TBR to the wind and engage in more cheering, blogging, and tweeting, GO FOR IT! If you want to disengage from social media and purely focus on reading, GO FOR IT! Not feeling your TBR that seemed so great last night? How about a library field trip or revisiting your shelves. Read-a-thon is not about rules and logging hours. This is a celebration of the wonderful world of books, literacy, imagination, and community.

Do Read-a-thon YOUR WAY and Book-It-Up!

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Picture It

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Hour 5 – A Reading Rainbow Read-a-thon


Hi Read-a-thon friends! This is Amanda from Fig and Thistle and I know there is so much reading going on. We’re only five hours in and I’m pretty sure you’re “mad” with reading power right now. I urge you to not burn through your TBR too quickly! Rest your eyes, have some water, and walk around a bit. You may feel like you can do anything, but your eyeballs will feel the dance of a thousand flames later!

Speaking of Reading Rainbow, don’t forget that the kids in your life can participate in Read-a-thon! Color some bookmarks, read a picture book, or enjoy a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed snack time.

So get on up, move, say hi to people and then get your read on!

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Cast It

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