Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon October 17th 2015 - It's Here! It's Here!



What's this? What's this? The books are everywhere! What's this? There's pages in the air!

It's time once again for Dewey's Read-a-thon! Yay! I'm a reader and a cheerleader this year, so I can't wait to go visit my Dogwood team and see what everyone is up to, encouraging them on to reading greatness!

I'll be out for a few hours around lunch time to go see Crimson Peak, but other than that, it's reading, reading, cheering and reading some more!

I'll post all my updates in this thread.  Here are a few of the books I may work on.  I think I'm going to focus on pages read, rather than books finished, because I like to skip around, and I am in the middle of a lot of books right now that I really need to finish!




As a seasoned read-a-thoner, here is some advice: don't put so much pressure on yourself to perform and reach goals that you don't have fun, or lose sight of the awesome thing you are a part of.  You're taking part in an event that includes people all over the world, and we're all in it because we love to read!  It doesn't matter if you read 1 page, or 1,000, you're still wonderful! Also, don't get too comfy, because you'll fall asleep! ;)  Take care of yourself today, your health comes first, it's okay to take that nap, and enjoy every minute of it!


Updates:

7:00 am - starting with Doctor Who #3: The Spear of Destiny to get a quick one under the belt!

8:23 am - just finished with The Spear of Destiny and now starting on Aunt Dimity Digs In.

10:00 am - 18 pages into Aunt Dimity and heading out the door to go see Crimson Peak (Tom Hiddleston *squee*) I'm taking The Door in the Hedge with me that I've already started, since it's on my Kindle and easier to pack in the purse. See you all later for more reading and cheering!

2:24 pm - I'm back from Crimson Peak!  It was beautiful and deliciously creepy, just the right amount of scary without being over the top for me, I highly recommend it! Now it's time to hit the books again!  I want to get a few more pages down and then I'll be out cheering some of you on to victory! :D

4:00 pm - Up to page 80 of Aunt Dimity and got in some steps on the treadmill at the same time!

5:00 pm - I've been doing some cheering and really enjoying visiting different blogs and seeing what others are reading today! Now back to my own reading and contemplating what to have for dinner!  I think I'll focus on The Door in the Hedge for awhile and see if I can get that finished up!

6:00 pn - 35 pages of The Door in the Hedge, no decision on dinner yet! lol!

8:35 pm - Dinner is a BBQ feast!  I have about 6 pages left of The Door in the Hedge, and then I think it's time for a computer game break!

9:30 pm - Done with dinner, done with The Door in the Hedge, done with computer games and ready to get back to it!

10:23 pm - After a bit more cheering, I'd best get to reading some more before I get too sleepy!  I'll hang out with Aunt Dimity some more for awhile, then maybe get into my next Doctor Who short story.

12:00 am - Up to pg 132 on Aunt Dimity, not quite halfway.  I'm probably off for a few hours sleep, and I'll try to make it up a couple hours before the finish line, but we'll see!

11:35 am Sunday - Well, I didn't make it back up in time for the finish line, but I did get 22 more pages read before I fell asleep!  Thanks to everyone for another great read-a-thon!  

Total Pages: 321

Books Finished:
Doctor Who #3: The Spear of Destiny
The Door in the Hedge


19 comments:

  1. Ooh, I can't wait to hear what you think of the books you've picked, especially The Door in the Hedge! :) Happy reading!

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    1. I'm about halfway through it from before the Read-a-thon, and enjoying it so far. I picked it up because it was one of the Big Library Reads one of our public libraries is taking part in, so a giant online book club! :D

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    2. Awesome! I'm adding it to my wishlist :)

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  2. Hear, Hear! I adore Aunt Dimity. Door in the Hedge is part of Overdrive's "Big Library Read" this month. I ought to borrow it and join you in reading. I'll check in with you later today.

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    1. Yep, that's why I'm reading Door in the Hedge and in the Shadow of Blackbirds. They both sounded great! This is the first Big Library read I've gotten in on, so not sure what comes next, I'll have to check into it.

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  3. Good Luck today! We can totally make it 24 hours! I will be cheering you on and I'll stop by again! I am dying to read Shadow of blackbirds! I hope you enjoy it :)

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    1. Thanks! I always tell myself I'm going to try the full 24, and then realize I'm not 18 anymore! lol! But I'll hang in for as long as I can! ;) I thought blackbirds sounded very interesting too when I saw it on the Big Library Reads.

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  4. What up, #TeamDogwood! ;)
    I started watching DW a couple of years ago, from the 2005 reboot, and love it, but haven't gotten any of the books yet. I imagine I'll get there one of these days!
    I also def recommend Mixed-Up files - I read it during my first ever readathon in 2009 and it was a perfect read: not too long, but not too fluffy, either. Rah Rah Readathon, woooooooo!

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    1. These are the 50th aniversary short stories, and I wanted them in the little slip cover because the individual covers actually had each doctor's signature outfit as the picture, which I thought was fun. They are PERFECT for read-a-thons, fun and quick! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  5. I love your blog photo - it's gorgeous! Looks like you're having a great Readathon so far - keep it up!

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    1. Thank you! It's actually a PicMonkey overlay on one of my own vacation photos, I was pretty pleased with how it turned out too!

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  6. Mid-afternoon check-in. I like that you've taken a break to catch the movie. That can keep the reading from becoming a chore. I'll also second the recommendation for From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweller. A book I really enjoyed.

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  7. Hello from #teammagnolia! Looks like you're having a successful readathon. Happy reading!

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  8. Your blog is beautiful! Thank so much for stopping at my digs and cheering me on. You have some excellent books to choose from, and I'm envious that you went to see Crimson Peak. I'm going on Tuesday and will have to make sure to use the bathroom before so I don't wet my pants in fright! ;) I have the single volume collection of Doctor Who shorts, and it bums me out that I don't have those awesome covers. And I've never read Eva Ibbotson before, but I was thinking of squeezing her in later on. Thoughts?

    Happy Readathoning!

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    1. It was a bit scary, but we had to go to see Tom! :D I think Eva I. is a great choice for read-a-thons because she's quick and fun. I've really enjoyed all of hers that I've read! I wish I had known about her when I was that age actually, I know she would have been a favorite, I'm not sure she was writing them then, I'd have to check the dates, but there is so much more interesting kids fiction now than I remember, back in the day! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I really want to see Crimson Peak, so glad to hear it's a good movie. Looks like you've got some good spooky books chosen for the readathon. Enjoy! #TeamMagnolia

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  10. Yay for the Aunt Dimity book! Fun series! And you have a couple authors hers that I eventually need to look into for their books. I will have to look into that Living with Ghosts for myself now :) I hope the rest of your readathon goes as great as the first half has, if not better! Happy Reading!
    -Jamie @ Vailia's Page Turner

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  11. I'm back ... I wish I had thought to hook up my treadmill. It's folded up in the spare room and I can't set it up by myself. But it would have been interesting to see if walking while listening to an audiobook would help keep my energy level high.

    You're doing very well -- both reading and cheering. I'll check in on you later. Good reading!

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  12. From the Mixed Up Files... is one of my favorites! Hope you have some energy left and will be around until Hour 18 -- I'm hosting a Blackout Poetry mini-challenge :) Happy reading!

    Elizabeth #TeamMagnolia

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