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text 2017-04-30 15:42
Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon April 29, 2017 Wrap-up

 

Slightly belated closing meme because I had to run off to a parent meeting about an international trip my son will be taking next year immediately after the Readathon ended.

 

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

 

I didn’t have an hour that was particularly daunting.  I’d come into the Readathon with the first book picked out.  I did have trouble resisting the swan-song of social media and deciding what to read mid-evening when I finished my first novel.  I had the same hiccup after finishing my 1st book during #24in48 in January.

 

  1. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

 

As with the past Readathons, I recommend having a few picture books around for change of pace. I used this Readathon as an excuse to read the 2017 Caldecott Award Winner and 2 of the 4 Caldecott Honor books.

 

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

 

No. 

 

  1. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

 

I really liked the search feature on the participant list (when the internet was cooperating and the list of participants was up).

 

I liked the focus on giving (though I wouldn't necessarily want this to become a constant).  I pledged $5 per 100 pages read to BookMates and will be rounding up to a $45 donation.

 

  1. How many books did you read?

 

Finished 1 novel & 5 picture books. Also finished a graphic novel that I’d started a while ago and started another novel.

 

  1. What were the names of the books you read?
  • Jeweled Fire by Sharon Shinn (403 pages) – finished
  • March Book 3 by John Lewis (last 80 pages) - finished
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (about 38% or 150/400 pages)

 

Picture books

  • Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe (40 pages) 
  • Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk & Brendan Kearney (40 pages)
  • The Darkest Dark by Chris Hatfield (48 pages)
  • They All Saw the Cat by Brendan Wenzel (44 pages)
  • Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol (40 pages)

 

  1. Which book did you enjoy most?

 

Either They All Saw the Cat or Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast

 

  1. Which did you enjoy least?

 

March Book 3 has been a challenging read, but it’s not really a question of liking or disliking, more just of being emotionally wrenching

 

  1. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

 

Very likely to participate again as a reader, and cheerleader.  Depending on schedule, maybe I’ll think about signing up for a co-hosting slot on the GoodReads group. 

 

I also have participated in #24in48 and recommend that folks who like Dewey’s Readathon check them out for more bookish fun.

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text 2017-04-30 05:56
Goodnight Dewey's Readathon

 

Since my last update I have

 

  • Started Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys - I'm about 20% through the ebook
  • Read Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk & Brendan Kearney
  • Finished the last 100 pages or so of March Book 3 by John Lewis
  • Read The Darkest Dark by Chris Hatfield

 

I've also figured out books to correspond to the bonus rolls, but I'll tell you about that in the morning.

 

I don't think I will make it to 12 hours of reading, but am very happy with how my Readathon has gone so far and will definitely be at 12+ hours for Readathon participation.  As I have done the last few times, I'm setting an alarm to be able to join back in the fun for Hour 24.

 

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text 2017-04-30 03:51
Reading progress update: 77%.
Frogs and Kisses - Shanna Swendson

Eight books in and am still liking this series and these characters.

 

 

But, I do wish the plot wouldn't seemingly be the big mwah-hah-ha villain out for world domination with some big organization/conspiracy behind them.  

 

Not all finished yet so not positive -- but, far enough along in the read to feel safe saying that.

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text 2017-04-30 01:50
Reading progress update: 41%.
Frogs and Kisses - Shanna Swendson

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text 2017-04-30 01:49
Booklikes-opoly Rolls 4 - 7 - Updated with Selections

DATE: April 27th

Bank Account: $28 

 

Roll #: 4 - For Finishing Jeweled Fire (403 pages)

Dice Roll: 

Lands on: Cars Land 18 - Read a book published in 2006, 2011, 2013 or 2014 or that has a car on the cover

 

Either Fast Women by Jennifer Cruise (The edition I have pictures a classic turquoise sedan on the cover) or Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (published 2014).  I picked up Fast Women because of MurderByDeath's review a bit ago and part of the GR SF&F club is doing a side-read of Ancillary Sword.

 

Bonus Readathon Rolls

 

 

Roll #: 5 

Dice Roll:  

 

 

Lands on: New Orleans 21 - Read a book set on an island or that has water on the cover

 

Reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys - Current selectiojn

 

 

Roll #: 6

Dice Roll: 

Lands on: Paradise Pier 28 - Read something set during Victoria's Reign (1837 - 1901) or in the Steampunk Genre

 

I've summoned Goliath by Scott Westerfeld from the library.

 

Roll #: 7

Dice Roll: 

 

 

Lands on: Start - Read a book of your choice!!! 

 

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

 

I started Salt to the Sea during the later hours of my Readathon.  As these rolls fit things that I want to read, I am planning to just work my way through all of them. So my next roll may not be for a week or so, but I've got plenty to stock my bank account.

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