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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon: The Starting Line (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon4 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Hello internet! Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon is here and while I’ve lost count of the number I’ve participated in I’m just as excited as I was for my first! Its not uncommon for me to spend a day over the weekend reading but there is just something special about knowing that so many others around the world are all reading at the same time as me.

As usual during the Read-a-Thon you’ll find my update posts every few hours here on my blog and I will also be tweeting them as well. My Twitter ID @Irisheyz77 if you want to follow me there. I don’t know how often I’ll tweet but I know that I will as it makes for a nice break during the day.

As always there are so many books that I want to read and not enough time to get to them all but some that I’ve set aside for the day are:

  • The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen (Currently 21% in so may try to finish it)
  • Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (Currently 5% in so may try to finish it)
  • Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier
  • This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall
  • Unsouled by Neal Shusterman
  • The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • Once More My Darling Rogue by Lorraine Heath
  • The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford
  • The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams
  • The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy
  • Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda
  • The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
  • Better Thank Perfect by Melissa Kantor
  • The Boy Next Door by Karie Van Ark
  • The Last Train to Babylon by Charlee Fam
  • Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
  • Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
  • In the Shadows by Kiersten White
  • Followers by Anna Davis
  • The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
  • Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan
  • Winterspell by Claire Legrand
  • Horrorstor by Graddy Hendrix
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

I know this list is impossibly long and realistically, I’ll probably only read 5 or 6 books but I love to have options. I will try my best to limit myself to just the books mentioned above. Though don’t be surprised if I get distracted by something shiny along the way. Especially as this list doesn’t take into account all the ebooks that I want to read as well. My first book is going to be either The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano or Horrorstor by Graddy Hendrix and after that I am not sure.

Good luck and happy reading to all the participants. And cheerleaders you are awesome, thanks in advance for all you do. Happy Cheering! I’ll be updating my blog with a new post every 3 hours or so with my progress during the read-a-thon so be sure to check back throughout the day on Saturday to see what I’ve been reading.

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Opening Questionnaire:

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

I am reading from my couch in the middle of Massachusetts.

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

Horrorstor by Graddy Hendrix

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

This time around I bough this chocolate pie and I am already salivating for it!!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love traveling and exploring new places and soon…very very soon…I will be exploring Paris for the very first time!! I’m addicted to Twitter (@Irisheyz77) and love Instagram (@Irisheyz77) so be sure to follow me there for random bookish, travel, and life updates.

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?

I’m a veteran and I think I’ve got my routine down. I take a nap if I need one as well as lots of breaks as the night gets on – walking around the building, checking out blogs, etc. New to the Read-a-thon? Then check out some helpful tips here.

Good luck everyone! May you all have a super excellent reading day! I’ll be back around 11 AM EST time with an update.

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4 Responses to “Read-a-Thon: The Starting Line (#readathon)”

  1. Amy

    That’s an extensive book list to choose from! They sound interesting – hope you enjoy them all!