End of Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    I think it was around Hour 20 that was the toughest for me. I started to get real sleepy and sluggish.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    Holy Cow by David Duchovny was a good one. It was funny and not particularly deep. It would have been better if I had waited to read it until later on in the Read-a-thon though.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    I thought everything was great!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    I loved everything about this year. It was my second time doing the Read-a-thon. I had a better grasp on what was going on and what I was doing. And I even got a lot of Cheerleader comments!
  5. How many books did you read?
    I read five books. 2 novels, 3 graphic novels
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    Holy Cow by David Duchovny
    Fool Moon by Jim Butchers
    The Walking Dead Vol. 9-12 by Robert Kirkman
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    It’s a toss up between Holy Cow and Fool Moon
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    I guess the Walking Dead. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy them at all. I just didn’t like them as much as the others.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    I will most definitely participate in the next Read-a-thon!! I love it so much and it was so much fun, reading and hosting a mini-challenge. Next time though,  I’d like to do a combination of reading and cheerleading. Hosting a mini challenge was a lot of fun and I’m so glad people participated and had fun with it but I’d like to try all aspects of the Read-a-thon.NOW IT’S SLEEP TIME!!! YAY!
    tumblr_m7sb4gG0BB1rziwwco1_250

Fading….

Only four hours left and I can feel myself fading…sleep beckons to me!

God-I-need-to-sleep

I’m starting to get super goofy now. Delirious! Oh lord… this is going to be a long four hours. I’m almost done with my second book. Truly, I am. I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t read more but not really at the same time. Combined the two books equal out to about 600 pages…I think that’s good. After this I’m switching to graphic novels to give myself some sort of break.

tumblr_nco3kwjYy11qzsuffo5_500

Mini Challenge #4

Be Fit Readers

I’ve been getting up and moving all day. I did just take the dog out for a walk around the yard and will do so again here soon, I’m sure. And I’m sure I’ll also be up and dancing around again at some point. There’s only so long I can stay sitting lol!! Make sure to move everyone! It’ll keep you from being extra achy tomorrow.

tumblr_n46jgnVMt41savhp7o3_400

Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
Still on Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
2. How many books have you read so far?
About one and a half. I kept getting distracted there for awhile and lost my groove but it’s back now!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
It’s a toss up between Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I’ve wanted to read both for awhile so we’ll see which ones I actually get to.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I kept getting distracted there for a little bit but I just kind of rolled with it. No harm in that. And I’ve had some car issues that were brought to my attention but not much can be done about it right now, so again, I just rolled with it.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How fast time has gone. I feel like I’ve only been up and at it for a couple hours…not 12!!! Though the coffee might be to blame for that…or getting distracted lol.

pushing-daisies-chuck-books1

Mini Challenge #3

Plan a Bookish Party

What book is your party themed around?
Alice in Wonderland

What food will you serve?
Finger foods! Little sandwiches, cupcakes, macroons, and little cakes with “Eat me.” labels on them. Decorate with bright colors or like playing cards.

What’s your signature drink?
Tea of course!!! And little bottles of punch with “Drink me.” labels on them. Cocktails would have to play some role in this too, most like something lemonade or punch based but nothing too strong.

What games will you play?
Guests can decorate their own tea cups to take home. Have a whimsical photo booth with paper cut outs (Mad Hater’s hat, Cheshire cat mask, Queen of Heart’s hair and crown, pocket watch, rabbit ears) for people to pose with. Play a round of croquet or giant lawn chess.

What party favors will you send home with your guests?
Skeleton keys with each person’s name on them, tea samples for their decorated tea cups, pocket watches, and of course treat boxes to share any left over goodies tied in ribbon and lace.

Decorate with lots of bright, fun colors with ribbons and lace. Flowers on the table and paper lanterns hanging. It would be a great outdoor party for the Spring as a sort of girls day!

Now this is how I would plan a party if I could spend as much as I wanted to on one! It would be so fun!

Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Hour 16 Mini Challenge: Reading Story

Hi everybody!!! I hope you all are having a great time!

This mini-challenge is inspired by Ernest Hemingway. For this challenge you will be writing a six word story based on your read-a-thon experience so far or what you hope for the rest of your read-a-thon. That’s it! Make it silly! Make it serious! Make it what ever you want! The most important part of this challenge is to just have fun with it!!!

image

My example: I have read. I will read
-Not my best work, I’m sure, but you get the point. 🙂

Guidlines (all MUST be completed to win):
1. Story must be six words exactly.
2. Use #DeweySixWordStory on what every social media you decide (facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc.) and leave a comment down below with the link
3. Don’t forget to have fun.

Please leave some way for me to contact you if you win. Either leave an email address below or direct message me on tumblr. The winner will be hand picked at the end of hour 17 and will choose a prize from the Prizes page. Fill out the form and note that you are an hourly challenge winner for the mini-challenge Reading Story. I look forward to reading all the great stories!