Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Fall 2014 – Final Post


Thanks for sticking with me during my first ever readathon! Here’s how I did:

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving – Completed
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Khaling – Completed
  • The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson – Completed up to page 92 of 292

TOTAL = 199 pages + 165 audio minutes + tons of kids books

The results are not stellar, but I think I did great despite everything going on that day. I was writing posts and tweets on the fly which is probably not ideal, but I wanted to participate in the fun. I loved the readathon and will definitely sign-up again in April. I think reading short stories and novellas is a good strategy, and only having one long sticky post instead of multiple posts. I also tried to stay away from social media as much as possible. I loved reading tweets, but it was very distracting. Thanks agan and I’ll see you in April!

How did you do in the readathon? Are you going to sign-up in April?

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Fall 2014 – Hours ???


Thanks for stopping by! Check back to see my readathon progress. You can also learn more about the books I’m reading in my preview post or how I did for the first 6 hours, 12 hours and beyond (I can’t actually figure the hours in my head).

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3:05 am EST – Just finished the audio book Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me by Mindy Khaling which was pretty funny. I’m tired, but will try to read some more of The Lottery before getting more sleep. Guaranteed little people will be waking up around 6:30-7:00 am, so I have to get some sleep or I will DIE. I will try to read a little bit in the morning before the readathon ends at 8:00 am EST.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon October 2014 – Hours 6-12


Thanks for stopping by! Check back to see my progress below. You can also learn more about the books I’m reading in my preview post or how I did for the first 6 hours.

1:18 am – On page 65 of 292 of The Lottery and Other Stories. After putting the kids to bed, I slept for three hours and now I’m ready to read for the next few hours. If you were wondering about my cold, I’m still sick and hacking and coughing in the most slobberish fashion.

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8:31 pm – On page 26 of 292 of The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson. The Lottery was the last short story, so I decided to read it first. :)

We’re putting the kids to bed soon and I will probably take a nap for a few hours. Then I’ll be back and ready for some POWER READING. Stay tuned!

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5:27 pm - Book #1 is finished! My reading was interrupted by a spontaneous trip to the pumpkin farm with the kids. After running through the fields and jumping in the hay, of course we had to have hot chocolate and pumpkin muffins when we got home. Then finally I got to finish The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which was the perfect book for this time of year, as it is abundant with description of the sights, sounds and pleasure of autumn.

Up next: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and other stories.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hours 1-6


Thanks for stopping by! Read my hourly readathon progress below or about the books I’m reading in my preview post.


2:09 p.m. – It’s been a busy morning/lunch with kids and going to the library, but here’s my update.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me – 40 minutes of listening while preparing lunch and cleaning bathrooms.

On page 56 of 107 of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod Crane is in a fierce competition for the affection of ravishing young lass. I don’t remember this part from the Disney movie.

Not too worried about going so slow with the reading. Most of my power reading will take place after the kids go to bed.

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9:30 am – So far I listened to about 45 minutes of Mindy’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me until the kids asked me to play “school”. I’m at the part where Mindy talks about working on the writing staff of The Office. I’ve never watched the show and always wondered whether it was worth the time to binge watch it because of all the great actors. Are there any The Office fans out there?

Next I’m going to try starting The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Friday Five for the Week of October 13, 2014

ICYMI, here are my five best bookish tweets of the week!

The Danger of Being A Woman In The Canadian Literary World via @GlobeBooks – Eep! It never occurred to me that sexual abuse and harassment could take place in the small world of Canadian writers.

50 Best Films About Writers, Ranked via @Flavorwire – I love this so much! I want to watch every single movie. Have you seen any of them?

These 6 Books Will Rock Your ’90s Punk Heart via @Bustle – Like How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran, I bet these books would make me nostalgic for my youth. How about you?

The Fincher-Flynn Dream Team and 8 Solid Director-Novelist Duos via @WordandFilm – This is terrible, but I didn’t have any interest in reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn until everyone started dying over the movie release. I am a slave to hype.

Halloween Tales From Classic Authors via @BlackBalloonPub – My mind boggles that Louise May Alcott wrote a scary story! I mean, Little Women