Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Updates & Challenges

Opening survey:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm reading from Finland! Local starting time here is 3pm.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to reading Raising Unicorns by Jessica S. Marquis.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Okay this is a hard one but probably the cookies I bought.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm 20-something girl from Finland and today my reading companions are my two adorable bunnies!

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 don't think I'd do anything differently. I was happy with everything the last time! :)

 

Hour 1

Pages read: 10
Books finished: 1 article
Mood: Happy and relaxed. I figured I'd start with the less interesting reading which was my school work. 1/3 hours read for my goal to read school stuff for 3 hours!

Gonna do the Give the Gift of Reading -challenge later because I need to research it.

 

Hour 2

Pages read: 27
Books finished: 2 articles
Mood: I finished my school reading articles and book already which is really unexpected. I still need to study for an hour so I think I'll start the book from the beginning which I need to do at some point anyway so why not now.

Cover From Memory- challenge:

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Hour 3

Pages read: 68
Books finished: 2 articles
Mood: Really happy because took a break at reading school things and read Hollow City by Ransom Riggs instead.

 

Hour 4

Pages read: 112
Books finished: 2 articles
Mood: Really enjoying Hollow City! Bf came to bring me some food which is nice :)

Six Word Story -challenge

Reading through day and night – together

Hour 5

Pages read: 112
Books finished: 2 articles
Mood: I had to take a small break from reading because I had to run some errands but now I'm back and craving to read more!

Show Us the Weather -challenge:

This is kinda weird even for Finland but it's currently SNOWING in here. It's not a normal weather at this time of the year but at least it's a nice weather to stay inside and read!
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Hour 6

Pages read: 155
Books finished: 2 articles
Mood: Continued reading Hollow City which has proven to be impossible to put down.

Book Yer Face -challenge:

It was surprisingly hard to take a pic like this! It turned out kinda creepy.
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Hour 7

Pages read: 203
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel
Mood: Happy but torn. I would really like to watch an esports game that is currently going on but I know that it will probably last for hours and I really want to read too! I read A Mouse Guar, Labyrinth and Other Stories by various authors and spend 20 minutes reading school related stuff.

Books to Empower -challenge:

Here are a couple of books that inspire and/or empower me:
- Harry Potter series
- Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki
- Moomin books by Tove Jansson

 

Hour 8

Pages read: 203
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel
Mood: 3/3 hours of schoolwork completed! Now I can just focus on much nicer reads!

A Book and a Snack -challenge:

Unicorns, chocolate and cookies <3
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Hour 9

Pages read: 256
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel
Mood: Beginning to feel kinda tired. Maybe I should eat more snacks to stay awake! Started reading Raising Unicorns.

Too tired to participate to any challenges, especially ones that require much thinking!

 

Hour 10

Pages read: 256
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel
Mood: Didn't read anything for an hour. Instead watched some esports (HOTS Fnatic vs Team Liquid) and it was totally worth it. Besides it's important to take small breaks after a while. Now I feel like reading fiercely again!

I think I went a bit overboard with One Night Reads -challenge recommendations. I don't even know how many I actually recommended!

 

Hour 11

Pages read: 304
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel
Mood: The tiredness is really starting to hit me but I'll try and power through it. I really like the instagram challenge!

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
- I'm reading Raising Unicorns by Jessica S. Marquis and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. The audiobook I'm currently listening to is The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

2. How many books have you read so far?
 - I have read two articles and one graphic novel.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
- I'm looking forward to finishing more books and participating to challenges!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
- I had a couple of planned interruptions so they went as planned and after I felt refreshed and was totally ready to continue with the readathon.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
- That the instagrammers are so active. I have had so much fun looking through beautiful pictures! Also it's really surprising that the time has just flown past.
 

 

Hour 12

Pages read: 328
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 audiobook
Mood: I finished listening to The Tale of Two Cities which I am very happy about. Another challenge completed! Then I continued with Raising Unicorns which is a fun and light read.

 

Hour 13

Pages read: 338
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 audiobook
Mood: I'm starting to be so tired it's kinda hard to follow how these hours pass and if I actually need to think.. Forget it! This hour was particularly fun because of a challenge where I needed to take a photo with my bunnies and a couple of books and of course the bunnies didn't co-operate with me <3 It took most of the hour to do.

The challenge can be viewed here.

Create a Story in Your Stack -challenge:

This is the challenge I've been waiting for the whole readathon! Bookspine poetry!!


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 Wither,
 Daughter of Smoke and Bone
 
 Rumors,
 A little life.
 438 Days.

 The one fever
Freedom!

 Polaroids from the dead

 

 

 

 

Hour 14

Pages read: 396
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 1 audiobook
Mood: Finished Raising Unicorns and spent most of the hour doing the bookspine poetry. It was a lot of fun!

 

Hour 15

Pages read: 422
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 1 audiobook
Mood: I think I would benefit on going outside for a walk. Started to read Understanding Your Rabbits Habits.

 

Hour 16

Pages read: 422
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 1 audiobook
Mood: I went for a walk while listening to a new audiobook (Big Little Lies) but I'm not sure if it helped with the fatigue. Maybe snacks will :)

#Fitreadersdo24 -challenge was fun. Basically you just had to pick what excercise (or not so exercise) you are gonna do for 24 times. I'm gonna do situps.

 

Hour 17

Pages read: 422
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 1 audiobook
Mood: Nope, snacks didn't help and I'm still really tired. I'm seriously debating on taking a 2 hour nap.. Spent the latest hour listening to an audiobook.

 

Hour 18

Pages read: 422
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 1 audiobook
Mood: Ended up listening to an audiobook for a while and then going to take a nap.

 

Hour 19

Pages read:
Books finished:
Mood: napping

 

Hour 20

Pages read:
Books finished:
Mood: napping

 

Hour 21

Pages read:
Books finished:
Mood: napping

 

Hour 22

Pages read:
Books finished:
Mood: woke up and participated to challenges

Draw It Out -challenge:
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Hour 23

Pages read: 436
Books finished: 2 articles + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 1 audiobook
Mood: Spend the last hour catching up on challenges and reading.

 

Hour 24

Total Pages read: 478
Hours listened: 4,5 hours (at double speed)

Books finished
- 2 articles
- 1 graphic novel
- 2 books
- 1 audiobook

Mood: Yey! I had so much fun but still I'm relieved that the readathon ended. Now I'm going to take a nap!

Closing survey:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 18 was the most daunting and I ended up taking a "short" nap.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?
I think that in general it's important to have diversity. Like novels, graphic novels, different genres and an audiobook is definitely a big help!

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Not really, I was (again) really happy at how this turned out.

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I really liked the ongoing instagram challenge.

5. How many books did you read?
In total 4 + 2 articles

6. What were the names of the books you read?
- Mouse Guard, Labyrinth and other stories by various authors
- Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (audiobook)
- Raising Unicorns by Jessica S. Marquis
- Understanding Your Rabbits Habits by Tamsin Stone

7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I enjoyed the most reading Hollow City even though I didn't complete it.

8. Which did you enjoy least?
This is a hard one because I liked everything I read.

9. 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 if the timing is right. I'll probably be just a reader.

GOALS I COMPLETED:

 -Spend 3 hours reading school material for the entrance exam
- Read Raising Unicorns
- Read The Hobbit
- Read Mouse Guard, Labyrinth and other stories
- Read Understanding Your Rabbit's Habits
- Continue Hollow City (don't have to finish this one)
- Finish A Tale of Two Cities audiobook
- Start another audiobook (which ever I fancy)
- Try not to sleep at all
- Participate to all possible challenges
- Update progress hourly

 

 

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3 comments to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Updates & Challenges

  • Kristen H. (@bookgoil)  says:

    YUM! Chocolate and cookies!

  • Creating-Serenity  says:

    Oh no! It started at 3pm for you! I am worried about mine starting at 7am! I hope you were able to get a nap in. Great job on all the challenges. I am absolutely horrible at keeping up with most of them. And Geisha was awesome! I looked through a couple of my books, threw up my arms, and went back to reading :D

    GL on the rest of your evening!

  • readerbuzz  says:

    Congratulations! I randomly selected your name from those who entered our One-Night Reads Mini-Challenge!

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