I have completed Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon! To be honest, the last few hours were much tougher than in the past, so this might be the last time I do the full 24 hours. I am overall very happy with my reading progress during the readathon. I definitely made a dent in my TBR & currently reading book pile.
Finish 5 books – I finished 7 books
Read at least 1,200 pages – I read 1,227 pages
Read for the full 24 hours – I did read for the full 24 hours
Post at least 10 times to social media – I posted more than 40 times to social media (goodreads, facebook, litsy, instagram, & twitter)
Track progress in bullet journal – I did this (see below)
Drink at least 100 ounces – I drank 64 ounces
Play bingo – I had multiple bingos on the below bingo card
How would you assess your reading overall? I am thrilled with the fact that I finished 7 books, including finishing two books for November book club meetings. I will say that I wish I had picked a couple of better audiobooks.
Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? I actually 100% stuck to my reading plan that I put together the day before.
What was your favorite snack? I did enjoy my readathon taco dip.
If you participated, how did you do? Can’t wait to do this again in the Fall!
I managed to read for the full 24 hours!!! I accomplished all my goals for this readathon as well. I do always wish I could have read more books, but I still did really well. I normally include the readathon’s closing survey as part of this post, but they haven’t put it online yet, and while I did survive the full 24 hours without too many issues, I am super tired right now and don’t want to wait for them to update the site. I will simply focus on how I did on my own readathon goals.
Finish 4 books – I finished 4 books and started two additional books. See below.
Read at least 1000 pages – I read 1,149 pages.
Read for the full 24 hours – I made it the full 24 hours.
Post at least 10 times to social media – I posted a lot more than 10 times to Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.
Track progress in bullet journal – I used my bullet journal to track my hourly progress. See below.
Drink at least 100 ounces of water (gotta stay hydrated!) – I drank 102 ounces of water.
Celebrate! – A full day of reading is always a celebration, but I also enjoyed reading outside for a while too.
I rocked it! I met all my readathon goals. If you participated, how did you do? Can’t wait to do this again in the Fall!
I’ve made it to the halfway point of Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon. I’ve been reading for 12 hours. I may not have finished that many books yet, but I have read more than 450 pages. I think I am on track to completing my readathon goals. I also got to enjoy a fair amount of outdoor reading time too.
Mid Event Survey
What are you reading right now? The Monuments Men & A Tale of Two Cities
How many books have you read so far? I have completed 2 books so far.
What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the readathon? I should be able to get to Murder Book and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I have not really had interruptions today. I’ve been given lots of space to read in peace. We shall see if that continues.
What surprises you most about the readathon, so far? I was surprised that the readathon hosts decided not to do blog posts/updates.
Looking forward to the next 12 hours! Hope everyone participating is doing well and hitting all their reading goals!
It’s time!!!! The semi-annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon begins now!!!! As always I’m super excited and ready to go! This is officially my 10th time participating in this readathon. I am celebrating by focusing mostly on my large TBR pile. I will still keep an eye on social media and post a bit here and there, but I mostly want to focus
Here are my goals for the readathon:
Finish 4 books
Read at least 1000 pages
Read for the full 24 hours
Post at least 10 times to social media
Track progress in bullet journal
Drink at least 100 ounces of water (gotta stay hydrated!)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Memories Dreams & Nightmares by Belizean authors
Weather Book by Michael Oard
Murder Book by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
The Cat Who Saved Books by Susuke Natsukawa
The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Jack & Jill by James Patterson
“H” is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
Opening Event Survey
What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am reading today from Houston, Texas.
Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I just purchased Murder Book at a fantastic independent bookstore and am looking forward to reading it.
Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’ll be making a taco dip for snacking and celebrating with an aperol spritz.
Tell us a little something about yourself! I am allergic to peanuts. A couple readathons ago, I definitely accidentally at something with peanuts but managed to survive without a hospital visit and finished the readathon.
If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to? I am focusing more on reading than social media to try to get through more of my TBR pile, which is a bit large.
I will be posting updates on multiple social media outlets: