Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Ready, Set, Read!! #readathon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

Opening Meme: Introductions!

The read-a-thon began at 8am and I started with Cress, a cup of coffee, a pumpkin croissant. So far I’m having a delightful time. I only have a little bit of Cress to finish—I think I told you that I was already 361 pages into it for the read-a-thon, but I couldn’t wait another day to finish it—it’s such a page turner and full of twists and turns—all with some of my favorite fairy tale characters.


One aspect I love about today is the way I get to connect with readers from all over the world. So if this is your first time to visit my blog, welcome!!

Here are my answers to questions from the Opening Meme:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Unlike April, when I was reading from California, I’m reading from New England today! I was happy to be able to sleep in a bit more.

  1. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I’m most looking forward to reading Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I have read Finnikin of the Rock, and have been meaning to read Jellicoe for ages! I’m also excited because my friend Diana, who is participating in the read-a-thon also has it in her stack. I’m excited about this!!


  1. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I made pumpkin chocolate chip bars and I am most looking forward to those as needed throughout the day! I also love Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice tea.

  1. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love to read and write! I am actually writing a children’s middle grade fantasy novel at the moment (in the revision stage), but normally you will find me reading children’s and young adult literature (books for adults too), teaching, and developing curriculum. You’ll also find me baking whenever I get the chance.


  1. 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?

This is my second read-a-thon and I am looking forward to having more time to devote to today’s reading! I am a little more organized this time around, I think, and I have sorted things out so that I have maximum time to read and also connect with other reading folks!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE! Share links to your introduction posts!



Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon: Saturday, October 18th, 2014!!


It’s that time again, READERS! Time for a 24 Hour Read-a-thon, and it’s going to be fantastic! This is my second read-a-thon, and I love the group that puts this together. If you want to read more about Dewey and the Read-a-thon, check out this link.

You can also follow the Official Twitter Account and Instagram account. I’ll be tweeting and posting pictures on Instagram throughout the day, whether I’m participating in an hourly challenge or snapping a shot of one of my snacks. I’ve already baked a batch of pumpking chocolate chip bars especially for the event!

Here’s some info straight from the website: “It’s sort of a reading challenge, only everyone participates at the same time. For 24 hours, we read books, post in our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day and win prizes. In recent years, this event has grown to encompass Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other channels as well!”

There’s also a GoodReads group you can join.

So there you have it. It’s simple. It begins at 8am, EST, and you can participate for as many hours as you like. You can read the whole time or just for a bit of it. You can participate in challenges and win books! There’s still time to sign up, so if you feel so inclined, go for it, and join the almost 900 readers that are going to be READING and HAVING FUN tomorrow!

Here’s my TBR stack, though I don’t think I’ll get all those books read. I want to have variety though, and I’m nearly finished with CRESS.


Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leo

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague

Cress by Marissa Meyer

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

I have two kindle books I am nearly finished with that I also may dip into:

Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

What about you?? Are you participating? What are you reading?? Share your links! Also, what do you think about the books I’ve chosen?

“W” is for Wrap-Up to Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: #AtoZchallenge & #readathon

readathon-button-from-book-addictIt’s over! And it was awesome!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon was a wonderful experience, and I definitely plan to participate in October. Those of you readers out there might want to join in so check out the web page.

There’s also the Bout of Books coming up in May.

I didn’t begin with Hour 1 for the Read-A-Thon–I joined in Hour 4, but I made it to Hour 23.

I tallied everything up using the handy spreadsheet and read for about 9.4 hours and for a total of 728 pages.

I finished Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (which I was nearly done with anyways).

I also read Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman and The Readathon_Pocketwatch_BellezzaPrincess Curse by Merrie Haskell. I also started Split Second by Kaisie West.

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My Name in Book Titles: Hour 14 Mini Challenge

book photoThe next mini challenge I’m participating in for Dewey’s Read-a-Thon:

My name in Book Titles! Thanks to the Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog for this challenge!

So here it is:

K: King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak
A: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
T: Throne of Glass by Sarah Mass
I: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
E: Entwined by Heather Dixon

Happy Reading!


Hour 6 Mini Challenge: The Best of Your Reading Year

Readathon_Pocketwatch_BellezzaLisa’s World of Books is hosting one of the mini challenges for Hour 6 of Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. The aim is to choose at least 3 categories, and share some of the “best reads” of your reading year.

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year: A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Best Mystery Book of Your Reading Year: The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

Best Setting of Your Reading Year: The island in The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

What are the best books of your reading year?



Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

Best Children’s Book of Your Reading Year

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Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year

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