#WWreadathon & Deweys Read-a-Thon Updates and Challenges

October 22, 2011 Read-A-Thon, Reading Challenge, update 12



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Two read-a-thons?! Am I crazy? Heck no, I was going to be reading anyway so let’s add another twitter party and challenges into the mix! 🙂

I’m going to be having updates for both challenges today on this post. 

Challenges: Introduction (Deweys readathon)

1)Where are you reading from today? Tallahassee, florida
2)Three random facts about me… 1. I love the smell of when it is cold out and someone has a fire going. 2. I can go through seasons of tv shows in an impressive/pathetically small amount of time. 3. Sometimes I like dogs more than people
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? I am going to try and get through 3 books today
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? my goals is to read most of my blog tour books and then at least 1 non-review request book
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time? This is my first time with Deweys but I have done other read-a-thons

Challenge: Book Puzzle (Deweys readathon) 
I am hosting this challenge later today for the #WWreadathon, but it is so much fun that I had to participate again! 🙂

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Let me know your guesses in the comments below. 🙂
Book Sentence: (Deweys)
Mid-Event survey (Dewey’s)
1. What are you reading right now? Earth by Shauna Granger
2. How many books have you read so far? 2 and I am on my 3rd
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? more reading! and seeing how late I can stay up
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I had to put off doing some outlining for my classes, but I probably would have procrastinated that anyways. 
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, there are always more interruptions than anticipated. I tried to get rid of them quickly (they were in the form of people) but it didn’t always work out.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? how many people are participating
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? nope, I am loving it!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? not pick all review request books
9. Are you getting tired yet? a little bit, but not much
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered? Im not really sure how to spot a cheerleader, or maybe none have come to visit me yet, so Im not really sure. 

Pet’s Challenge (deweys)

I have two dogs- Harry and Ron. They are the cutest little things and Harry helps my reading and ron hinders it. Harry curls right up next to me(or on top of me) while I am reading, and he is content to just lay there will me all day if he wants. Ron on the other hand has wayy too much energy and he is constantly running around trying to get my attention to play with him. 

Harry is the black one and Ron is the red-head. Hmm I wonder where I got those named from 😉


Summary:


I read almost 3 books: The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins, My Blood Runs Blue by Stacey Eaton and almost all of Earth by Shauna Granger. I stayed up until 2:15 am (EST) and I hope to get back up at 7 am to catch the end of the readathon. Night all! 🙂


  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 19 for sure
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? maybe a few-re-reads or some new releases that you have really been looking forward to
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? no i thought it was great, its hard when the readathon is so big to really talk to people
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I think the book database was a good idea
  5. How many books did you read? almost 3
  6. What were the names of the books you read? The Temple by Heather Marie Adkins, My Blood Runs Blue by Stacey Eaton and almost all of Earth by Shauna Granger. 
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? the temple
  8. Which did you enjoy least? earth, but it was still really good
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I wasn’t
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? a reader

Michelle @ Book Briefs

12 Responses to “#WWreadathon & Deweys Read-a-Thon Updates and Challenges”

  1. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    Hope you’re going strong on both your readathons!

    You’re reading all day and all of the night
    And tomorrow morning you’ll surely look a fright
    But just look at those books, a magnificent sight,
    If Dewey’s 24 Readthon is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

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