Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dewey's Readathon: October 2015 pt2

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon
October 17, 2015 (details)

Pre-Dewey post with reading list (here)
Deweys part one: Hours 1-12 (here)

HOUR 13: 5pm
Reading at the cafe.

Mini Challenge: A Recommendation Engine (here)

My current recommendation: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
My recommendation to commenter: The Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr

HOUR 14: 6pm
Still at the cafe with my book. And the hour started with some live music. I have some gorgeous romantic piano playing in the background. It also looks like other musicians are assembling. Perhaps a jazz ensemble?

HOUR 15: 7pm
Sure enough, got some classic jazz tunes while reading at the cafe.

HOUR 16: 8pm
Picked up some dinner and headed home.
Had dinner while playing Words with Friends.

HOUR 17: 9pm
Continued to read and finished Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff!

( happy dancing )

Mini Challenge: 4 Seasons 4 Books (here)

Spring: The Admissions by Meg Mitchell Moore
Summer: The Grownups by Robin Antalek
Fall: Reading The Sweet Oak by Jan Stites
Winter: Blonde Eskimo by Kristen Hunt

HOUR 18: 10pm
Started reading...
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Amazon | Goodreads
=====> Actually started reading from page 294 (out of 720). I wanted to make a major dent in this chunkster or possibly finish it during the read-a-thon (fingers crossed).

HOUR 19: 11pm
Reading on the couch.

HOUR 20: 12am
Reading in bed. Probably not a good idea. But, it is the warmest place to be in the wee hours. And, I might nap.

Mini Challenge: Shelfie (here)

HOUR 21: 1am
Read until page 370 of A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara before retiring for the night. It was slow going reading this. Got through 76 pages and boy-o-boy was there a doozy of a scene within those pages.

HOUR 22: 2am

HOUR 23: 3am

HOUR 24: 4am

Mini Challenge: Reading Fort (here)

Under the dining room table. Throw blankie, pillows and snacks underneath and all set.
-->late entry, just wanted to answer question

WRAP-UP: 5am


Which hour was most daunting for you?
--> Hour 21
Perhaps next year, I should nap between Hour 20-23 and set alarm to be up for Hour 24.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
--> Both books I read were fabulous.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
--> Although I do not always comment, I always like the posts on the Dewey site to be able to touch base.

How many books did you read? --> 2

What were the names of the books you read?
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Which book did you enjoy most? --> Both books were enjoyable in different ways.

Which did you enjoy least? --> NA

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? --> NA

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? --> YES, as a Reader.

LOVED this episode of the Read-a-thon and devoting the day to reading books.

THANKS to the hosts and supporting cast :-)

Until next time...

October 2015 - 21 hours
October 2009 - 22 hours
April 2009 - 8 hours


  1. What a fun read-a-thon! I'm so curious about Illuminae :)

  2. You did great. I don't think I would have made it that long. That is so neat that live music was playing at the cafe while you read.


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