Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, Spring 2018

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As expected, my team won one game and lost the second (to the eventual champion). I stuck around to watch the semi and finals game—and talk to friends that I see a couple of times a year at league. I’ve had a few beers and a very tasty margarita. Also a peanut butter cup doughnut.

Reading: A Corner in Sleep by E. E. Kellett, pg. 43-74
Number of Pages: 32 (142 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Peanut butter granola bar. More water.

Reading: A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow, pg.49-82
Number of Pages: 34 (110 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Nerds Bumpy Jelly Beans, Diet Mtn Dew

Reading: A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow, pg. 27-48
Number of Pages: 22 (76 total)

Reading: A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow, pg. 1-26
Number of Pages: 26 (54 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Fajita meat and hash browns. Also, lots of water.

Reading: “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle, pg. 1-13
Number of Pages: 13 (28 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Shredded steak chimichanga.

Reading: Finished The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle, pg. 180-195
Number of Pages: 15
Food, Drinks, Notes: Pumpkin spice coffee.

Prologue, Plan, & TBR

I have two main pastimes: reading and ultimate frisbee. You might think that neither of these things would ever over-lap. 95% of the time,* you’d be right. This year though, every readathon weekend has landed on a disc weekend. 24 in 48? Same weekend as New Year Fest. Dewey’s? Same day as spring league finals. What’s a plastic-flinging bookworm to do? Well, as much of both as possible, I guess. If anything, I want to contribute to how much we’re going to crush the 1M page goal.

So, here’s my plan: I don’t have a game until 2pm. I’m going to try to read from 6am-noon/1pm. (Start time for me is 5am; we’ll see if I can get up that early.) At the outside, my team will possibly play three games—two is more likely and I don’t think we’ll end up in finals. I’ll probably stick around to watch finals, but I’m going to try to go light on the beers-while-watching. I should get back around 10pm. Hopefully, I can get in a couple more hours of reading before I pass out.

Bookworm: TBR

A Dirty, Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha Hawkeye, Volume 3: L.A. Woman
  • A Dirty, Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha by David L. Bristow
  • A Corner in Sleep by E. E. Kellett – I have a few short stories left in this collection.
  • “Scandal in Bohemia” by  Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Hawkeye, Vol. 3 & Vol. 4 – I figure these will be good for 10pm+.

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10 Years in 10 Books (sort of)

The thing about anniversaries, when you celebrate the first one, it’s actually on the second occasion of the event. So, 10th Anniversary of Readathon, but 11 books! The more the merrier!

Covers link to the books on Goodreads.

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(Lots of great books in 2011!)
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(Another year with some tough choices.)
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I really enjoyed this challenge. It was fun looking back on a great selection of books!

📚Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, Fall 2017⏲

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As often happens in October, my Readathon Saturday won’t be as exclusively dedicated to reading as I intended. A friend of ours is back home after being posted overseas and he’s excited to get a new gaming campaign going.  But, I should have a clear morning and late evening.


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, April 2017

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is Saturday, April 29th, starting at 5am for me. My goal is to read as much and as long as I can.


This TBR is overly ambitious, but it offers so many options!

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Much of my “pile” overlaps with the Spring into Horror Readathon. I also have a little bit of everything: novels, novellas, short stories, a graphic novel; historical fiction, literary fiction, a classic, horror fiction, nonfiction; physical books and ebooks.


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Dewey’s 24-hour #Readathon ~ October 2016


All the Dewey’s Details


  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I felt good going into hour 21…and then I tanked. By 01:30, I couldn’t keep my eyes open for anything. Oh well!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Revenge by Yoko Ogawa worked really well for readathon. It’s a series of connected short stories, all bite-sized. It made it very easy to put the book down and do a little social media stuff, but it was interesting enough that I didn’t want to stay away too long.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? One tiny thing, since you asked: On the lists for cheering, maybe a index/number column. I would have liked to throw a dice and visited every person with that number as a ones digit. Just to be able to spread my rambly comments around. (Don’t worry, I have 10-sided dice.)
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything was so smooth! Hugh THANKS to Andi, Heather, and everyone who volunteered!
  5. How many books did you read?  I ended up reading 525 pages and listen to an hour and a quarter of audio book. I finished a book I had been working on pre-readathon, read through two others, and started on three others.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Finished The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian (the last 1/4th of it), Revenge by Yoko Ogawa, and Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? I haven’t finished the books I enjoy the most: Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Was a little disappointed by The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian.
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Very likely to participate again! Honestly, I’m going to stay a reader. I’m way too socailly inconsistant to be much else. 😉

Updates & Challenges

Time: 00:21

  • What I’m Reading: Listened to 01:14:30 of The Seer of Shadows by Avi, which was refreshing! Now, I’m switching to The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist!
  • Total Pages So Far: 481, 1hr 14min.
  • Snacks: Iced coffee & Irish cream. A cookie. Water.
  • Other Activities: Minecraft while listening to audio book.

Time: 22:39

  • What I’m Reading: Been working on Holmes on the Range, but I think it’s time to switch it up. Let’s go audio!
  • Total Pages So Far: 481
  • Other Activities: Walk around the neighborhood with my husband.
  • Snacks: After our walk, my husband shared his Lime Freeze Rockstar with me. He’s tops! Also, a cookie.

Time: 20:36

  • What I’m Reading: Read Bunnicula by Deborah & James Howe while eating dinner. Still working on Holmes on the Range.
  • Total Pages So Far: 448
  • Snacks: Water, diet Mtn. Dew, leftover fajitas for dinner.
  • Other Activities: Dozed on the couch a little. Also been listeing to a Halloween playlist.


Frightful Reads

Time: 16:14

  • What I’m Reading: Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith
  • Total Pages So Far: 290
  • Snacks: Pizza rolls! Plus a chocolate-covered chocolate marshmallow pumpkin, a cookie, a Diet Dr. Pepper, and…wait for it…water.
  • Other Activities: Watched the Nebraska/Purdue game—but I had my book with me the whole time!

Mid-Event Survey:

  1. What are you reading right now? Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith. So far, it’s excellent.
  2. How many books have you read so far? 1.25. I’m slow. Also, a Nebraska fan (see Other Activities above).
  3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I still have The Escapist waiting for me.
  4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Most of my “interruptions” have been self-inflicted. I’m just going to go with them.
  5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I haven’t felt like taking a nap yet!

Time: 12:34

  • What I’m Reading: Decided to finish The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian. I had about a 1/4 left pre-readathon.
  • Total Pages So Far: 253
  • Snacks: Lunch (see below), another cookie, water.
  • Other Activities: A vigorous bout of stretching while reading. Followed the fourth quarter of the Wisconsin/Iowa game online.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 2016

What is this? Exactly what it says on the tin! Except, relaxed. Read as much as you can or want. I’m shooting for 500 pages, which would break my personal record.

Wrap Up

Kindle still in hand, I headed to bed at around 2am. I read a few more pages of Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death before falling asleep. I regret nothing! I’m up today at 7:30, ready to tackle the day.

Pages read: 587! Blasted my former PR by a hundred pages. Aside from two naps and a walk, I read for 21 hours.

Finished a novel and a novella that were already in progress, two short stories, and a comics collection. I have so many reviews to write…

And I know I’m not hugely social, but I do enjoy breaks to “heart” tweets and leave a drive-by comment here and there. For me, it’s a lot more about knowing that other people are participating than actually interacting with them. If that makes any sense.

In all, after a rocky start, I had a great readathon!

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! (October 2015)

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I’m pretty bad at sticking to lists, but here are my Possibles:



Really wanted to finish The Miser’s Dream, but my body wasn’t having it. I read one book, cover to cover, and 2/3rds of the other. It was a great day of reading!

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