Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is today!!

What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day.

I will be participating as much as I can, but I admit I always fall asleep way before the 24 hours is through. We might go on an artist’s studio tour today, too, which will cut down on my time.

I will also be posting on instagram, etc, randomly through the day. The official tag is #readathon.

Instagram: carolsnotebook
Twitter: carolsnotebook
Facebook: Carol’s Notebook

Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Eastern Ohio
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I don’t know. First I’ll be finishing the ones I’m in the middle of.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I bought some turnovers to bake this evening.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m married and have a 17 year old daughter. I tend to read mostly mysteries. I stayed up too late last night playing a board game, Terra Mystica.
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 won’t really do anything different from my last one. I tend to not put too much pressure on myself and just participate as I can.

Now I’m off to get my hair done. I’ll be reading The Freedom Broker by K. J. Howe while the color is setting. This afternoon we’re planning on going to an artists’ studio tour, so most of my reading will be this evening.

7:47 pm

Finally settling in for some serious reading time. We went on an artists’ studio tour this afternoon, which was very cool, but no reading got done. I also spent too much time dealing with Comcast to be told a tech has to come out tomorrow and it’ll cost $20-$80. I read a bit of Dead Tide by Leighann Dobbs this morning and listened to some of The Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro while cooking dinner.

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I gave up around 12:30.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? No
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I didn’t really get to participate much, so I don’t really have much to add
5. How many books did you read? Finished 2; read parts of two others.
6. What were the names of the books you read? Finished The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Dead Tide by Leighann Dobbs, read/listened to parts of The Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro and The Freedom Broker by K. J. Howe.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Dead Tide by Leighann Dobbs
8. Which did you enjoy least? The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde- it just wasn’t a good choice for a read-a-thon.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Definitely, as a reader.

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