Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon - October 2016

I made the last minute decision to sign-up for the readathon today! I was considering it before but as I have two books I want to finish by tomorrow, plenty more on my TBR, and a cold that'll stop me doing anything more adventurous, I decided it made sense to go for it!

In this post I'll be keeping track of how it goes. To begin, here's the Opening Meme:

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

London, UK.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I've heard so many good things about it. I only have a two book stack (check it out on Instagram and Litsy) of books I must read, after that I'm going to pick up whatever I fancy from my many overflowing piles.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Dinner! I'm not a big snacker, but I do have nuts and seeds on hand.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I need to finish 25 books before the end of the year to complete my Goodreads Reading Challenge...I'm quite behind! I'm also behind on all my other reading challenges, so I want this readathon to help me catch up.

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've been aware of this readathon for as long as it's started, but have never taken part before, being too intimidated! I'm looking forward to finally getting over this and hopefully joining in the many readathons to come!

And here's the End of Event Survey:

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Around hour 4-5 I started to flag so I switched from reading short stories to reading a novel!

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

The Rest of Us Just Live Here was fantastic and kept me engaged for the rest of the Readathon.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?

Nope! This was my first one, so I'm hardly an expert!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

I loved the use of social media, it really made me feel like I was part of something when I checked in on Instagram and Litsy and Twitter.

How many books did you read?

I had a good go at two, but I didn't finish either! I'm a very sleep-dependent person and I had a cold so I didn't stay up reading!

What were the names of the books you read?

The novel I was reading was The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness, and I was also reading the Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories collection.

Which book did you enjoy most?/Which did you enjoy least?

I don't think it's really fair to compare them but I found the short stories hard-going.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I will definitely be a reader in future Readathons! It was a lot of fun!


  1. I'm glad to hear you decided to try Dewey's Readathon. I hope you enjoy it and read all you want to read.



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