Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dewey Kick-off Post and Update

 It is officially the start of the 24 Read-A-Thon. I am starting out brain dead. I hope that as the day goes by I wake up or I might end up taking a nap for this challenge.
 Kick off Post
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? It is 5am. I am tired. I think I posted a blank post. See how tired I was I just now realized,10 hours later, I didn't mention I'm from Eastern Oregon.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Pancakes. My daughter agreed to cook breakfast for the family
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I believe I'm typing while half asleep. I love books and watching movies. My family, husband, 3 daughters, and 1 son think I'm crazy for participating. I'm agreeing right now.
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? Relax and participate in as many as the challenges as possible. I think I did half last time. I think I may take a nap too.

5135798I will be starting with Being Nikki by Meg Cabot. 

Update 1
  • Time-8:33am. So 3.5 hours have passed since the kick off.
  • Reading-Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
  • Pages Read-91
  • Where: My bed 
  • Time Reading: 1.5 hours. I had trouble with the computer, had to take daughter to catch the bus for track meet, and my son wanted to help withe the puzzle challenge.
  • Food-Toast and two eggs. My daughter thought she needed breakfast before the track meet.
  • Feeling-Tired. I still feel half asleep. I hope that changes soon.
  • Blogs visited-6
Update 2

  • Time-11:18am. Little over 6 hours have passed
  • Reading-Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
  • Pages Read-91 Same as last update
  • Total Pages-182
  • Where: My bed 
  • Time Reading: 1 hour with less interuptions
  • Total Time Reading: 2.5 hours. I'm spending a lot of time on the computer
  • Food-2 pancakes with syrup
  • Feeling-Tired with a headache
  • Blogs visited-5
  • Total Blogs Visited-11 
Update 3
  • Time-3pm. 10 hours have passed
  • Reading-Being Nikki by Meg Cabot and Finished
  • Pages Read-152
  • Total Pages-336
  • Where: Couch
  • Time Reading: 2 hours
  • Total Time Reading: 4.5 hours.
  • Food and drinks-Henry Weinhard's Root beer
  • Feeling-Feeling pretty good
  • Blogs visited-3
  • Total Blogs Visited-14
Update 4 

  • Time-10:44pm.Over 17 hours have passed
  • Reading-I finished reading Runaway by Meg Cabot
  • Pages Read-310
  • Total Pages-646
  • Where: Couch,bath and bed
  • Time Reading:I lost track
  • Total Time Reading: Lots
  • Food and drinks-Pot pie and I just started drink a caffeinated pop
  • Feeling-A little tired and unsure what to read next
  • Blogs visited-7
  • Total Blogs Visited-21
 Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? 
Runaway by Meg Cabot

2. How many books have you read so far?


3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? 
Runaway by Meg Cabot

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I just told my husband I was participating and wouldn't  be doing anything

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes I have had interruptions. 
Better than having my picture not want to post.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? 
I have done all the challenges so far.

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

A Calender, to let people know cutoffs. It might help people sign up sooner

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

I want to be a Cheerleader next time. I signed up late and I miss them. I will sign up a lot sooner.

9. Are you getting tired yet? 

No I'm doing pretty good. It's 4pm here.

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
 I cant think of any

Dewey's Read-A-Thon  This is the Link to check it out and sign up. There will be challenges and prizes.  Come join the fun, even if it's only for a few hours. It isn't to late.


  1. Great job on what you have been able to get done. I'm not getting tired yet either but it probably won't be long.

    Angela's Anxious Life

  2. Great work. Hope you continue to have great fun!

    1. I am. I hope you are having fun also

  3. My Epic Recs partner is particpating this year and that's how I ran into this event. I will have to do it next year as it is 26 which means 25 has already passed. I can't wait to try it!