Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Hour 24 and summary!!!

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Read-a-Thon Summary...
Number of Books completed...5 Coraline, If You Come Softly, How I Live Now , Because of Winn Dixie, Number the Stars
Total pages...856
Total hours...9.5 hours
Blogs visited...
She Is Too Fond of Books
Its Just Me
Vishy's Blog
Life is a Patchwork Quilt
Classic Vasilly
Methodical Madness
The Little Reader
Terra on the Bookshelf
Shelf Love
Maw Books Blog
A Trillian Books
In Spring It Is the Dawn
Mug of Moxie
Reading Upside Down
Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!
The Kea
Life in the Thumb
Fiction Kingdom
Shut Up! I'm Reading
Flipping Pages for all Ages
Just Books
Sherrisue76's Bookcrossing Blog
Write for a Reader
Book Clutter
The Hungry Readers
Shaunie's Happy Place
Reading and Ruminations
Chick Loves Lit
Giraffe Days
Wimbittworld's Blog
Dust and Spores
Sassymonkey Reads
The Leprechaun Reads
You've Gotta Read This
The Friendly Book Nook
Ruby Loves Adventure
Richards Writing and Readings
Rhinoa's Ramblings
Reeder Reads
Mood Swings & Other Furniture
Lost in Books
Just One More Page
Reading with Tequila
Reading Teen
Books I Done Read
Nikola's Book Blog
Prizes won...1

Hour 24: Mini Challenge
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 10. I thought the power nap I took would be enough, but apparently it wasn't. I was really fighting to stay awake at that time.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I was really sucked into Because of Winn Dixie and Number the Stars. The short books were really helpful this year.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I like the way it is and how it is run. It's worked for me the last two read-a-thons.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I like the Cheerleader's HQ. It was easy for me to navigate since I cheered on other bloggers.
5. How many books did you read?
I read 5 books!
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Coraline, If You Come Softly, How I Live Now, Because of Winn Dixie, and Number the Stars.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Number the Stars and Because of Winn-Dixie.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
How I Live Now.
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Don't try to visit every one in a short period of time. Break down the list & visit throughout the day.
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I'm most definitely participating again. I heart the Dewey Read-a-Thon. And I'll come back as a reader and a cheerleader, but hey, maybe I'll decide to host a mini-challenge next time.


  1. Hope your read-a-thon was as wondrous as mine.

    Ode to a Read-a-Thon

    Sleep sneak attacks at the oddest moments
    The world tilts you out of your seat
    The ground looses its grip on your feet
    Then clad in not but the sky's adornments
    You slide into dream as long regiments
    Of text glide endlessly past your eyes
    On the flapping wings of dragon flies.

    by Joy Renee October 2009

    read with joy

  2. You got so much accomplished during the readathon, that's fabulous! Thanks again for stopping by my blog, I really appreciated the encouragement.

  3. Back again... this time I have an award for you!

  4. I'm going to take your advice and choose shorter books next year. I'm sure it helps with the sense of accomplishment factor. Congrats. ;-)

  5. Sorry I didn't get a chance to visit during the read-a-thon, but I wanted to say thank you for stopping by to cheer me on!! :)
    Sounds like you had a successful read-a-thon. Congrats!

  6. Joy...thanks for the cheer problem & thanks for the award and swinging by!

    PeachyTO...shorter books def. give a sense of accomplishments. I didn't feel so burnt out this time around.

    tanabata...don't worry about it & no problem for cheering you on. It was my job!!!!