Oct 17, 2015

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Start + Mini Challenges + Update + Wrap Up!

      
Once again, it's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon
   
As always, the read-a-thon for me starts at 2 pm on Saturday, and ends at 2 pm on Sunday.
      

And this will be my 12th time participating.
 
 
 
I've been thinking about what I'll read, and what I'll eat, and if I should set any goals, and I kept changing my mind, but at this last second (while I'm writing this post), I decided to just read as much as I can, and whatever I decide at the moment, and my only set goal is to read at least 6 hours
As for what I'll be reading, I have quite a lot shorter books (both on my kindle & on my bookshelf) I might read, as well as longer ones, and I might even re-read a favorite one, so lots to choose from, but I didn't make a list of possible reads!
 
So, that's it! I'll update this post with my progress & probably some challenges I'll do!
 
  
 
I hope everyone will have a great time, so HAPPY READING!!!!! 
 
 

Introductory Meme:

  
 
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
- As always, from my home in Skopje, Macedonia (that's in Europe).
  
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
- To be honest, I don't have one, but I'm looking forward to re-reading something by Neil Gaiman (my most fav author), as well as reading something spooky (I'm in a mood for that right now).

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
- My homemade delicious ice cream. Usually, for the fall edition of this read-a-thon, I can't buy one (they don't sell it here anymore when the weather gets cold), but I've found that it's the perfect thing to wake me up in the night when I start to get sleepy, so this time, I made it myself ;)
 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I just turned 29 last Monday (can't believe I'm 29), I adore caramel sauce (caramel ice cream & vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce, yum [see #3 lol] & I've been blogging since 2009, though this year I've been procrastinating, so I'm hoping to get back to it any day now (maybe this read-a-thon will be the push I need)!
 
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?
- Well, last time I made a list of books to read for the read-a-thon, and I didn't track the time I've spent reading, and I had no goals, and this time, I don't have a set list of books to read for the read-a-thon, I decided to count the time spent reading, and my one & only set goal is to read at least 6 hours!
 
  
     

Cover Escape Mini Challenge:

  



The moment I read what the challenge is, I knew I had to find a book with a beach cover, and a beach under moonlight, yes, please! I'd love to escape there :)
  

Mid-Event Survey:


 
1. What are you reading right now?
- Dead Boy by Laurel Gale.
 
2. How many books have you read so far?
- 5 books.
 
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
- The Brigadier's Runaway Bride by Erica Ridley.
 
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
- Yes, I had. I just did what I had to do, and as fast as I can, so I can go back to reading.
 
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
- I really like the different challenges. They seem especially fun.    
   
 

 Recommendation Train:

  
 
To a reader that loved Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I recommended A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Also, I listed one of my Gaiman reads as my fav, too.
 
  

4 Seasons 4 Books Mini Challenge:



   

Update #1: 


At first, the read-a-thon didn't go as planned (there were some interruptions), but even after all that, I'm actually quite happy with everything that I read. Ok, they're all childrens books, but it was more than I expected. So far I read:

 
The Neil Gaiman books were all re-reads, and I loved them all over again. I also started a couple of other 2 books: Dead Boy by Laurel Gale (40% read - I'm returning to it right away) & Seaside by Wylde Scott (20% read). So far, the time I've spent reading is 3 h 11 min!
  

   

Update #2:

 
  
I finished reading Dead Boy, and this book actually turned out amazing & unexpected, and I loved it! I also started reading The Brigadier's Runaway Bride, but now it's time to get some sleep. It's almost 7 am here, and I need some rest, at least a few hours, and then I'm planning to read again. Time I've spent reading since my previous update is 2 h 41 min, and that makes a total of 5 h 52 min, so I'm pretty much done with my only goal.
 
 

Wrap Up:


I'm late with the wrap up, but it was a great read-a-thon for me! I reached my goal (read for about six and a half hours), read the 6 books mentioned aboth, as well as read 20% from Seaside & 80% from The Brigadier's Runaway Bride, so they both together make another book ;) And did plenty of challenges as well, and of course, I'll participate again :)

19 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday! And I have Gaiman in my stack, too--hoping to get to The Graveyard Book. Enjoy today!! :)

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    1. Thanks you! And The Graveyard Book is amazing, and perfect for this read-a-thon, so I hope you'll get to it & enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Hey from Canada! I made an apple pudding last night and I can imagine your vanilla ice cream would be fabulous with it. Love Neil Gaiman, too! Just got the graphic novels of Graveyard book into my library and am looking forward to seeing how they read compared to the novel. Happy Reading!

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    1. That would probably be yummy. I just made myself some ice cream coffee (just poured hot coffee over the vanilla ice cream, so delicious). Anyway, I'm jealous you've gotten your hands on TGB graphic novels, haven't been able to buy them yet, and they can't be found in a library here, but I hope you'll love them, and are as great as the book :) Let me know!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. It's hour 8 - how are you doing? Nailing those pages or snoozing on the sly? Don't worry, you can do both! Enjoy your read-a-thon!

    Chris - Team Sycamore

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    1. I'm doing good. Not snoozing yet, and I'm drinking coffee right now so I won't start ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Wow...nice choice on the cover. The mood, the colors...yep yep, that is a book I would pick up. Happy continued reading...the time feels like it is flying by!

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  5. I hope you're enjoying the readathon! Homemade ice cream sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, I am! And yes, it's wonderful, and it will probably all be gone before the end of the read-a-thon ;)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Sounds like you are doing really great so far! Happy birthday although I am a bit late. It is actually my daughter's birthday today. I hope that you are having a great time participating in the readathon!

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    1. Thank you! And happy birthday to your daughter :)

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  7. It looks like you've had a fantastic Readathon! Thank you so much for joining in!

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    1. Yes, it has been great! And thank you for organizing it :)

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  8. Hour 21 - still with us? Then you own this read-a-thon! No book too long, no print too small. Turn those pages! Burn through those books! Finished one? Start another! Hit those books!

    Oh, and treat yourself to something - you've earned it!

    Chris - Team Sycamore

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  9. Loved being able to read your updates. As a cheerleader I found reading your blogged cheered me on so thank you for that! Rest well hope to see you at the next one!!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! And I loved your cheering :) This had been one of the better Dewey read-a-thons for me :) And you'll definitely see me next time, haven't missed one in years... ^_^

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    فني تركيب ورق جدران بالرياض فني تركيب ورق جدران بالرياض
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    شركة نقل عفش من المدينة المنورة الى جدة شركة نقل عفش من المدينة المنورة الى جدة

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