Saturday, April 26, 2014

Deweys Readathon: Let's Read!


Well, the day is almost done here. I hope to still read into the night a bit, but we'll see. I did finish The Donner Dinner Party, which was very good. Awesome fun way to tell a historical story. The Donner Party story has always fascinated me, so that was cool to see it in a graphic novel format.

But then family came over, so we just got done playing games and visiting. Now, maybe I'll read some more. Not sure what though. Maybe I'll do a few Words of Radiance chapters and see if I can get back on the wagon with that one.



1. What are you reading right now?

I think I'll read The Donner Dinner Party now.

2. How many books have you read so far?

One and a half. I read the Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, and I finished Sleep No More, which I started before today.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Hopefully not many more interruptions. Unless we go out to eat or something.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

I made no arrangements today. But I dream of a readathon where I truly do have the WHOLE day to read. I don't think this will happen unless I take myself away from home and hideout in a hotel room or something.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

A couple of errands need to be done, and a haircut appointment. Really, it hasn't been bad.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

It always surprises me at how fast the day goes, and how little I actually read.

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

I think it's so awesome, there can't be much improvement really!

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

Not sure. I'm still dreaming about the hotel retreat!

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Not any more tired than I normally am!

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

Nope...nothing comes to mind here!



Six Word Celebration from Estella's Revenge:

Dewey's Readathon is the best ever!

(Ha. How's that for not very creative!)


I've been enjoying Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike. Lots of suspense here! Oh my word! But I'm still about 20% away from finishing. I had to run a kid to violin, and then go get my hair cut. But I'm good to read now for a bit... until it's time for a few easy wedding prep errands.



The Best of Your Reading Year from Lisa's World of Books

Best Story Line of Your Reading Year: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi. LOVED this series.

Best Main Character of Your Reading Year: Day from the Legend series by Marie Lu. Awesomeness!

Best Setting of Your Reading Year: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. This setting has it all.
Book Puzzles from One Librarian's Book Reviews:

What book is this?

Comment with your answers!

I wasn't sure I could participate the most awesome readathon ever today, and in fact, it still could be hit and miss, but I'm going to try. And already, I "had" to sleep in. (Guys, I'm so tired! I'm not sleeping well these days!) But now I'm up and ready to read.... and whatever else needs doing today!

But the best thing? It's raining! So excited about this! (Just please, let's not have it be raining two weeks from today on wedding day number 2? Okay?)

Here's the picture I took of my stack of potentials:

On my Kindle I'll be concentrating on Sleep No More, which comes out next week from Aprilynne Pike. And she'll be here to sign books on Wednesday. Yay!

And then I copied Tif from Tif Talks Books with the Wimpy Kid idea... I'd totally forgotten about them, and as you can see, I'm a bit behind.

And what better day to finally read The Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale, local illustrator extraordinaire!

And... Words of Radiance. Sigh. I hope to knock off at least a few more chapters today. This book is not getting the attention it deserves from me.

Also, I need to finish Laughing Boy as it's due at the library.

And I should start Scarlet, as it's sort of borrowed from the library too. (It's a discard book, but they are letting me read it first before it goes to the sale racks. Perk of working there!)

Anyway. Those are my plans. And now I should start... you know... reading and stuff.

But first, the intro meme!

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


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

Donner Dinner Party! 

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Eating the Trader Joe's chocolate that the Easter Bunny brought!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have a daughter's wedding in two weeks! And... I wish I were at a writing conference today instead of reading. Gasp. And I'm going to learn how to punch my punching bag if it kills me! :)

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?

This is not my first. I have no idea how many I've done now. Lots. I won't do anything differently. I think I will try to concentrate on reading more than on blogging. I'll probably be on Twitter more than I'll be here. I look forward to... reading. :)

Okay, over and out!

P.S. I'll update here on this post as I feel the need, and put the newest stuff first. Plan?


  1. Replies
    1. Kami: Hopefully I can actually read some of them. :)

  2. The Nathan Hale Donner Party book was pretty good -- I read that last month.

    Enjoy your #readathon, you've picked some great books!

    #teamwordsworth cheerleader, cheering you on!

    1. Denise: Thanks for being my cheerleader!

  3. Good luck on your books. I just saw that if you read that Meyer's book during the readathon she will donate $5 to charity!! Read more here:

    Getting my goals all done !!
    Anxious Life

  4. You are doing so great! You're kicking tail at the challenges and all! Keep it up, lovely! #TeamBronte helping out #TeamWordsworth --Andi

  5. A quite excellent choice of books!! Of course, I may be a bit biased on that judgment!! :)

    Did Nathan Hale illustrate Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale?!? If I'm thinking of the same person ... he's fab!!

  6. I am loving Words of Radiance right now! I'll hopefully listen to a bit of the audiobook today :) I hope you're having a great read-a-thon!

  7. The Challenge are a lot of fun to participate in. I hope you complete your goals. Happy Reading!

  8. Sounds like you are doing great! Cheering you on from #TeamWordsworth!

  9. It looks like you have lots of GREAT reading ahead of you!!!! I like the sound of Sleep No More so I will be looking forward to your thoughts on it. I hope that you are having a fun read-a-thon filled with lots of good books! Happy Reading!

    *Team Wordsworth

  10. Keep it up, you totally rock!

  11. Sigh! I'm so out of the blogging world I had no idea this was happening this weekend. :( I hope you have fun! I'll try to squeeze in a few pages maybe.

  12. Your stack looks great and it looks like you are having lots of fun! To quote some wise words: Dewey's Readathon is the best ever!

    Hope you are enjoying the readathon so far! #TeamWordsworth

  13. Great choices! I'm glad you're having fun and don't worry about sleeping in because I did the same!



  14. Yeah! I totally don't know your puzzle, I just keep thinking eye brain, but thanks for joining in the fun! Hope the rest of your read-a-thon goes well. And your wedding planning - sounds crazy ;)

  15. I haven't been able to read a lot but I am still having fun with the Read-A-Thon and it looks like you are too. Keep up the good reading!

  16. Hope you are having fun and feeling motivated. Good luck with your reading!

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