Oct 12, 2013

Dewey's 24 Hour ReadAThon

The Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-thon is finally here! I am so excited about it. It's my first time participating and I am determined to try and stay awake for all 24 hours. Probably... Maybe not... Anyways, I will try. I made up a list of book that I would read from during the read-a-thon. I am not going to read all of them for sure but I need to have options.

I've already started The Lightning Thief and have about 160 pages to finish it. Rivulet will be on the top of my list and I hope to actually finish it during the read-a-thon 'cause I am on the blog tour in a couple of days.

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All of them really. I am dying to read them all. Although I am sure I won't have enough time.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Unfortunately, I am taking some cortizone pills at the moment and I can't eat anything with sugar or salt, so... I have fruits and vegies to keep me through the readathon.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
My name is Veronica and it's my first time participating in this readathon so I am excited and terrified at the same time...Oh, a fun fact is actually the reason for my pills. I have dermatographia. That's my hand before the treatment.
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?
The mini challenges would be fun. I am also looking forward to see how long I can keep on going because it's 3pm here and I've already been up since 8:30 this morning... :)

Hour 4
I have to warn you guys I suck at poetry...with that been said here is my book spine poem.

Hour 5
This took me forever because I couldn't find a thick dark marker anywhere in the house...And again, my poetry sucks.
Hour 7
My warlock fostered a strong belief that you must face the love potion in order to move on. Often, once he took in a spleen, broke it from its shell, and helped it find what made it boil, he would curdle with midnight, allow it to splat and read eruditely.

Hour 9
Ok, so this has nothing to do with the mini challenge. It's more of a general update on the read-a-thon.

Pages read so far: 193

I know it's not much but the mini challenges take some time and then I spent quite a few minutes browsing through blogs and twitter...
I already finished Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and I am currently reading Rivulet, don't know if I will stick with it or start another book later. I am dying to read the second Percy Jackson book...

Hour 10
This is the trailer for Reboot by Amy Tintera. Such a good trailer. I am dying to read this book.

Pages read so far: 213

Hour 12
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
Kind of spleepy. It's 2:20am here. Surprisingly my eyes are fine.

2) What have you finished reading?
Finish Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

3) What is your favorite read so far?
Since it's only one so far I will go with that. Anyways, I loved that book so it is a favorite of mine.

4) What about your favorite snacks?
Fruits? I didn't have much of snacks around. Only fruits and vegies.

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
Mostly new twitter accounts to follow, since I am checking twitter more.

Hour 13
Best Fantasy Book of Your Reading Year: Eden-East by Janelle Stalder
Best New Adult Book of Your Reading Year: Switch by Janelle Stalder (yes, she is that amazing!)
Best Main Character of Your Reading Year: Penryn at Angelfall by Susan Ee

Hour 14
Audiobook Dream Date
Book: Switch by Janelle Stalder
Dream Narrator: Norman Reedus

Hour 17

Hour 18
Here is my book Jenga. It is very unstable, fell like 3 times while I was making it, but there is no wall to support it in the back! (you can also see my house in the background...) This mini challenge really woke me up and the sun is back (finally it's morning), so it's easier for me to be more alert.

Hour 19
I have to show of two special books (actually the second one is a collection of books).
First Robert Louis Stevenson's Merry Men-Dr.Jekyl and other stories, it's a beautiful 1905 edition. I absolutely adore this book.

 The second one is actually my Harry Potter Collection. I love those white covers and that box is simply adorable. It was love at first sight and since I only owned 3 of the books in Greek, I decided to get the whole collection in English.

Hour 22
I would rather read than stare at everythin hungrily any day!

This is from page 32 of Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Pages read so far: 282

Hour 23
This is the song I believe matches my current read, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, because the main characters are half-blood heroes going through all these quest trying to prove themselves and save everyone at the same time.

Hour 24
1.Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 11 till Hour 15 were the hardest for me because it was night here and I really wanted to sleep.
2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Percy Jackson series is perfect. But also next year I think I will stock up on graphic novels and middle school books too.
3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It was my first time participating and I didn't really notice anything that I would want improved...

4.What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The Cheerleaders were awesome, so were all the hosts and mini challengers.

5.How many books did you read?
I only finished one but I started two more.

6.What were the names of the books you read?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

7.Which book did you enjoy most?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, since it's the one I've finished. 

8.Which did you enjoy least?
Rivulet. I had to stop reading after the first 90 pages or so because the story was very confusing.

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 am definitely going to participate in the next Read-a-thon, that is if the date is good for me. I thinki I will be a reader again, because I got so distructed by everything I didn't get much reading done.

Pages read so far: 342


  1. Staying awake for 24 hours sounds like a hard thing to do! I hope you'll survive and enjoy the books you've chosen! I personally haven't read any of them yet, although I am wanting to read the Lightning Thief!

  2. Welcome to your first read-a-thon! The day will go by fast, so enjoy every moment. I am sorry to see you can't have any sugar, but I guess it's better to eat healthy? Good luck!

  3. I love first time Readathoners!!! So much excitement, it's like discovering a new world! And you do not suck at all at the poetry challenges- I especially love you book spine poem! I'll be here to cheer you on, but don't be afraid to nap if you need to!



  4. Hey, welcome to your first read-a-thon. Looks like your moving along, too. Keep going.

  5. I liked the Reboot trailer too :) Wow, 2am already! It's only 7:30pm here, but I'm sure I'll get tired later.

  6. No matter how many hours you last, it's all to the good, so long as you're having fun. Good luck staying awake longer: the fruits and veggies will totally give you an edge! (Cheering for you from Team Panda.)

  7. Sounds like you're having a good reading day. The whole Twitter aspect has really grabbed my attention this year and it's been fun. Keep reading! (Team Panda)

  8. You are one healthy snacker! Although, this is the first readathon that I didn't go crazy with the snacks- I only bought Twizzler Bites which I had my friend hide from me when I couldn't stop eating them. And the pizza we ordered counts as a meal, not a snack... right?

    I would LOVE to hear Norman Reedus narrate a book! Have you ever seen Boondock Saints? His Irish accent is so good that I thought he was Irish for years. ;)

    You are owning Readathon!



  9. Anonymous10/13/2013

    Thanks for entering my meme challenge. Good Luck!

  10. I'm glad the challenge woke you up! Well done for not being crushed by books :)

  11. Anonymous10/13/2013

    Well done on participating! You are doing great. Only 6.5 hours left to go. YOU CAN DO IT! I love the Percy Jackson books. I am reading The House of Hades (which is the most recent book in his spin off series. So far, it is just as good as the previous books!

  12. Keep up the reading!!! #teampanda

  13. Anonymous10/13/2013

    I have a copy of Treasure Island from 1900. Old books are some of the best.

  14. That is a FANTASTIC book jenga (I'm a different Ellie to the one hosting, by the way, I'm just wandering around admiring all the book towers!) and also that copy of 'Jekyll and Hyde' is gorgeous. I run a bookshop so I'd totally be taking that one home if it drifted in through our doors! :)

    Thanks for the reminder that I REALLY want to reread the first Percy Jackson book and get onto the second one in time to preorder the DVD. I missed it at the cinema but the first one was so much fun!

  15. Well done on the bookjenga and your readathon. I didn't do the readathon but did give the bookjenga a bash

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

  16. Wow, 24 hours up and reading!! I'll have to do one of those when I am on vacation next!!
    Great job!!

  17. Anonymous10/13/2013

    Looks like you did really well at the readathon. Doing the challenges does help you stay awake.