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text 2018-07-28 21:19
Dewey's Mid-event Survey
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions - Thomas McNamee

Well it's actually hour 20 of the Readathon, but I'm finally out from my life interruptions to be able to participate for a while.


Mid-Event Survey


What are you reading right now? 


Currently trying to decide on my next book – Jump into Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel - Jesmyn Ward  in print, or start something else right now and wait to “read” this as an audiobook mid-week.

How many books have you read so far?


I’ve read in 3.


Finished the last section of Deliverer - C.J. Cherryh 

Listened to about 90 minutes of All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel - Anthony Doerr, Zach Appelman  while driving to the Farmer’s Market and then to and from work

Read several chapters in The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions - Thomas McNamee  


All of these were the books I already happened to have in progress when the Readathon Hit.

What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?


Not sure – I hope to actually get some reading time in the last 4 hours of Readathon around putting up the veggies from my CSA share

Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?


My whole day has been an interruption, but I knew that going in

What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far?


I love how much more active the Facebook Group has been than in previous Readathons. 

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text 2018-07-28 01:26
July 2018 Dewey's Starting Line


What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

South Jersey (near Philadelphia)


Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?


What stack?  Other than the stack of possible next reads that I always have.


Deliverer - C.J. Cherryh  The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions - Thomas McNamee  


I first heard about the Readathon yesterday and work has been insane.  I’m planning to finish Deliverer - C.J. Cherryh  and make progress on The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions - Thomas McNamee , two books I already have in progress.  I haven’t planned past that, but have my usual collection of library books and ebooks to explore.

Which snack are you most looking forward to?


Tea and chocolate.

Tell us a little something about yourself!

I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this book-logging/book blogging thang since 2011! 


If you want to know more about me, I was featured on the Booklikes Follow Friday just last week! 


If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?


I am squeezing my usual few weekend hours of reading around a jam-packed weekend.  But I love cheering and the energy of Readathon, and there’s a big cheering challenge this weekend so I couldn’t resist.

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url 2018-07-26 16:51
Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon Tomorrow??!!!

The Dewey's Readathon folks decided that #24in48 last weekend wasn't enough summer Readathon fun and that they didn't want to wait until the fall.  So they're running another readathon this weekend!


Hours are 8 pm Friday July 27 to 8 pm Saturday July 28  (Eastern Standard time).


I missed the announcement at the beginning of the month so I'm not sure whether I can participate on 1-day's notice.  But I hope some of you decide to read along.


P.S.  You DON'T need to be able to read all 24-hours to participate

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text 2018-04-17 02:57
Dewey's and Caldecott

It's a bit over a week until Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon on Saturday, APRIL 28, 2018.



Reader Sign-ups are open:



There are over 700 people signed up already.


I've made a tradition of reading the  2018 Caldecott Award winner and some of the Caledcott Honor books as a change of pace between novels during the Spring Deweys.  You can find the winners of the Caldecott, Newbery and other awards from http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/02/american-library-association-announces-2018-youth-media-award-winners 


This is nicely compatible with the low-key Readathon I'm planning, since there is also a visiting scholar at my synagogue and the local Earth-Day celebration competing for my attention.  I don't expect I'll actually read much, since I'd rather spend my time social media-hopping and cheering others on.

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url 2016-09-23 03:24
Dewey's Readathon Signups are open

Signups opened today for Dewey's 24-hour Readathon!  


The official date is October 22, 2016


Not sure what the official plan is for cheering this time (last time official cheering was on Twitter only). I'd be interested in setting up something semi-organized here on BookLikes, even if we organize it on our own.

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