Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

2nd update Hour 19 – I got super busy today and did not get too much time devoted to reading. In addition to housework, I watched the movie Scream with me daughter for some Halloween fun. But, since the last update I did read one more book, albeit a short novella. Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout is the prequel to Half-Blood, and it’s a very exciting lead-off to the series. Looking forward to diving into Half-Blood. Maybe tonight? I’m planning to stay up a while longer to read, and there’s always tomorrow.

1st update – Hour 10 – I woke up at 8am – hour 3 of the readathon. The day is really flying by! I finished one book that I had already started: How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Really wonderful read! Just spent an hour cheering and commenting on 25 blogs. Getting some laundry done, and getting ready to start my second book. Think I will choose a short book next to give me a bigger sense of accomplishment, possibly Daimon by Jennifer Armentrout. I haven’t had time to participate in any mini challenges yet, but I may as the day rolls on. Thanks so much for cheering me on today!


I’m excited to be participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon for the second time. Last year was my first time ever participating in a read-a-thon and it was so much fun I’m back again! I’m also participating in NetGalley October so I’m planning to combine the two to get lots of e-reading done. When I’m pulled away by chores and other tasks throughout the day I’ll try to keep reading by listening to an audiobook.

The read-a-thon will start in my timezone at 5AM Saturday October 22. Check out the start time for your timezone here. It’s so dark and cold at that time of the morning that I will likely be sleeping then, but hopefully I’ll quickly make up the time.

This year I’m also participating as a read-a-thon cheerleader (Team Cookie Crisp) for the first time, and I’m looking forward to visiting blogs and cheering on other participants!

My reading strategy is to choose shorter books and sequels this year. Last year I think I managed to get through one book, so hopefully I can at least beat that. These are some of the books I have in my virtual reading pile that I’m considering, though I may completely change my mind. I’ll update my progress throughout the day here:

Fracture by Megan Miranda (272 pages)

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (320 pages)

Tempest by Julie Cross (352 pages)

Prized by Caragh O’Brien (368 pages)

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (386 pages)

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (400 pages)

Good luck to all the participants! Looking forward to seeing everyone’s progress during the read-a-thon.


19 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon

  1. Rie Conley says:

    I love the Iron series! Great list for tomorrow!

  2. bookchelle says:

    The Iron Knight was so great! I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. I am side tracked by the VA series, but I have a few October books I still have yet to read. I’m curious about Tempest. It seems fun.

    Good luck!

  3. Vasilly says:

    I’m seeing The Iron Knight and Lisel and Po on a few read-a-thon lists! I’m a cheerleader so tomorrow I’ll come back and cheer you on! Happy reading.

  4. Kinna says:

    I’ll be cheering also so maybe we will bump into each other. Happy reading!

  5. Vyki says:

    Looks like a great reading list! Maybe I’ll get to participate next year 🙂 Happy reading!

  6. stormij says:

    *Go, reader, go* I am here to cheer you on!!!! Don’t forget to take a small break so you can keep on reading reading reading!

    Great books you are reading too!

  7. thetravelingreader says:

    Your short list contains 2 of the books in my wishlist. They’ve been much raved so I’m sure you’ll have fun reading those (Liesl & Po + Tempest). Rah-rah-rah from #cheergolden! 😉

    I’m on at twitter for an hour or so; if you need a break, you can tweet me on there: @travelingreadr. Much luck! ^_^

  8. charlotte says:

    I hope you’re having a great reading day! I have Liesl and Po on my list too…looking forward to it!

  9. I’m still reading The Iron Knight and I love it! 🙂 Hope you’re having fun!

    Happy reading! 🙂

  10. cessie says:

    Thank you for leaving a comment, loved it 🙂
    Happy reading and happy Readathon, you are doing a great job!

  11. reutreads says:

    Good books for a readathon! I have Liesl and Po out from the library and I just requested Fracture on NetGalley. Really excited for both!

  12. Michele says:

    Yay for killing two birds with one stone! Hehe.. 🙂
    I woke up during the 3rd hour too.. just couldn’t get up at 8am (my time) to make it for right at the beginning!

    I hear Liesl & Po is fantastic! Happy reading! Go Lucy go! 🙂

  13. GREAT reading list! I have Liesl and Po AND The Iron Knight on my NetGalley queue .. maybe I should add them if I get through at least two more of my hard copies!

    Rah! Rah! Shish! Boom! Bah! Reading books will take you far!

  14. booksnyc says:

    Thanks for coming by my blog to cheer! Hope you are having a great readathon!

  15. janicu says:

    So how is it going? It looks like you have a great lineup of books, hope that you are making a dent! (All those covers next to each other looks very pretty, no?)

  16. emily says:

    Shorter books are definitely a great idea, hope you are enjoying your day filled with reading!

  17. Christina says:

    Thank you stopping by to cheer me on. I hope you had a wonderful time with the read-a-thon!

  18. You did great! Congratulations!! Hope you had lots of fun! 🙂

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