Category Archives: readathon

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? 

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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! 

Update our Books Read database HERE!

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

Update our Books Read database HERE!

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

Update our Books Read database HERE!

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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Hour 10

Readerbuzz in Spring

 

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

Me llamo Deb Nance at Readerbuzz.

¡Me alegro de conocerte! (Happy to meet you!)

 

Do you realize that you are nearing your tenth hour of reading?! Awesome!

50s woman

 

If you need a lift, here’s another little reading video:  Get a Clue

 

So glad that you are out there in the world reading!

Step on it

You are doing great!  Hang in there!

 

Mini Challenges

Book Trailer from Jehara (link fixed)

Still Ongoing

Books on Books from Stacy’s Books

#BookTube Challenge from Estella’s Revenge

Door Prize Winners Announced -

Okay, this is really, really weird….I randomly selected, from the list of Readathon participants,

MY OWN NAME!

Of course, I will not give the door prize to myself (though I secretly wish I could)

but I will move on to the next randomly selected Readathon participants….

Jenn Renee at Jenn Renee Read

Jennifer at The Relentless Reader

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

Cheerleader Winner

Samantha Nicola at Time for Reading

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Hour 9

Readerbuzz in Spring

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

Me llamo Deb Nance at Readerbuzz. (My name is Deb Nance at Readerbuzz.)

¡Me alegro de conocerte! (I am happy to meet you!)

 

Let’s hope the pages are flying for you today!

flipping

 

 

Here you are in Hour 9. Wow!  You have been reading for more than eight hours! Woo hoo!

 

If you need a little inspiration, click Fav Books.

 

Here’s how I feel when I’m reading a good book:

Take you anywhere

 

Enjoy!  See you next hour!

 

Mini Challenges

#BookTube Challenge from Estella’s Revenge

The winner of the Blackout Poetry Mini-Challenge is Kay at Dead Book Darling!

Still Ongoing

Read-a-Thon Mad Libs from Nisaba Be Praised

Books on Books from Stacy’s Books

Door Prize Winners Announced -

Denise at Flamingo House Happenings

Leeann at Some Days There’s Pie

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

Cheerleader Winner

Megan at Reading Through Life

Update our Books Read database HERE!

Hour 8

 

Readerbuzz in Spring

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

Me llamo Deb Nance at Readerbuzz. (My name is Deb Nance at Readerbuzz.)

¡Me alegro de conocerte! (I am happy to meet you!)

 

You are starting your eighth hour of reading!  Good job, you!

ernie reading

Let’s hope that no one like Ernie here is interrupting your reading!

 

For your viewing pleasure (if you need a little break),

the most chilling Twilight Zone ever:

Twilight Zone’s Time Enough at Last

 

Keep going! You can do it! Here’s a fun fact for you to share:

It Adds Up!

 

See you on down the road!

 

Mini Challenges

Books on Books from Stacy’s Books

Still Ongoing

Through the Tea Leaves from Katrina’s Reads

Read-a-Thon Mad Libs  from Nisaba Be Praised 

Door Prize Winners Announced -

Katherine from Author in a Wheelchair

Karen from Karen Lynn Sandoval: Fine Art Photographer and Midlife Blogger

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

Cheerleader Winner

Joy Weese Moll

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Hour 7: Don’t Quit Reading

It’s Courtney here from Stiletto Storytime. This is my last hour as host but do not fret we are not quitting you! Next up is the spectacular Deb so you will be in good hands. Someone on Twitter was trying to lure me into a nap so I just want to make sure everyone is awake….all almost 500 of you from all over the world! How amazing is that? So get up jump around, dance but don’t QUIT reading!

  I am off to do some reading but first…dance break.

  But before I leave my winner from the Reading Companion Comment Giveaway is Patti from Reading Distractions. Congratulations! Please e-mail me at stilettostorytime@gmail.com to claim your prize. Thanks to the wonderful Heather Vogel Frederick  for making this prize possible and thanks to everyone who shared who they were reading with. The pictures you shared were a much appreciated and welcome surprise.  Happy reading to all.

Mini Challenges

Read-a-Thon Mad Libs from Nisaba Be Praised

Still Ongoing

Blackout Poetry from Elizabeth-Michelle

Through the Tea Leaves from Katrina’s Reads

Door Prize Winners Announced -

Hanna from Booking in Heels

Charlie from The Worm Hole

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

Cheerleader Winner

Elizabeth

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