Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: October 12, 2013


The Final Survey:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour 16 where I decided to pass out.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Fables! The only book I finished.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? So beyond me…I think the readathon is awesome.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Twitter and booktube! All kept me very encouraged.
  5. How many books did you read? 1 in full, and parts of two others.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Fables: Book One, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and  Dracula
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Fables!!
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Now that’s silly – I really loved them all.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Will definitely participate. Might be a cheerleader next time. I think I’d be better working the thon than reading during the thon


So, I totally failed to wake up at 3:30 and woke up at 7:30 instead. Will continue to read this morning until my dim sum date with Jimmy at 2! Super huge thanks to all hosts, mini-challenge creatures, cheerleaders, booktubers! Also, Andi and Heather – y’all are the BESTEST!


I’m giving in and taking a nap. It’s 11:35 pm right now so I’ll set my alarm for 3:30. Hope to be reading again by 4 and finish the final four hours!

Pages Read:

Fables: 248 (Completed!)

Miss Peregrine’s: 126

Dracula: 46

Total: 420

Goal when I wake up: Finish Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.


Dear Everyone:

I finally figured out what was wrong with my attention span. I was obsessed with finishing The Walking Dead Season 3. I marathoned the first 10/11 episodes yesterday and just couldn’t stop there. So, I decided to just stop, watch the remaining episodes, and come back when they are over. That means sometime in the 8 o’clock hour I’ll start reading again. After a good, long, cold shower to wake me up. I’m in this thing for the long haul, y’all.

Mid-Way Survey:

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? FAILING. But on the bright side, my eyes are fine.
2) What have you finished reading? Nothing (see the failing bit above). I’ve only read 250 pages thus far.
3) What is your favorite read so far? I’ve loved everything so far. Fables is definitely the easiest read, though.
4) What about your favorite snacks? Chocolate cookies I just baked and ate. I ate all of them. SHAME.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I’ve definitely visited some new blogs. But asking me to remember them is beyond me at this point. In my roundup they will get love!


Hour 9:


Hour 4 Completed:

Having so much fun thus far. My first bowl of beef stew has been gobbled up, and it was delicious! Been drinking water. I’m saving the coffee until tonight’s moments of desperation.  Have chatted briefly with Jimmy’s who’s off camping in Helen, GA. My dogs don’t really know what’s going on.

I’ve spend probably 2/3 of my time reading. The other third has been eating/household activities/tweeting. Not a bad balance. I have yet to participate in a mini-challenge. Too busy reading.

Huge thanks to Heather, Andi, challenge hosts, and cheerleaders!


Miss Peregrine’s: 100 pages

Fables: 60 pages

Dracula: 16 pages

Total: 176 pages

Books completed: 0

Current view:



YES!! It’s finally here. Let’s get this thing rollin’, shall we?

I’ll be updating this single post all day long so that no one’s feeder gets taken over by myself. That would be odd and unfortunate.

Here’s the introduction questions:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Atlanta, GA – It’s supposed to be a beautiful day outside. Plus, my neighborhood is having a chili cook-off.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Fables really excites me, but if we’re being honest, I can barely wait to start The Goldfinch.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Don’t snack much, but I’ve made an awesometacular beef stew that smells delicious right now.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! By day, I’m a CPA and spend my hours counting down until I can become a reader again.
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 think my book selection is really quite different today. I don’t plan to spend too long at a time with any single thing. VARIETY!!

Happy Dewey’s everyone!!!!!


19 thoughts on “Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: October 12, 2013

  1. Welcome to the read-a-thon. I’m with you on variety. That’s how I plan to spend my day as well. I also need to get something in the crockpot. Undecided what it is but it will be easy. Have a great day 🙂

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  3. Oh Brooke you are brave. I could never make a long read-a-thon; my attention span is often like a puppy’s, sigh. I hope you get some sleep and recover in time to watch Episode One of The Walking Dead. Hooray! Also want to hear if the Tartt book is great, which I’m sure it will be. cheers.

  4. I think being a cheerleader is a great idea! It gave me a great excuse to stop reading for an hour and just socialize, haha. It sounds like you got a lot of reading in and I hope you had a really good time too 🙂

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