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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hour 8 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry #readathon

Posted by Irish in Contest, Read-a-Long100 Comments

Dewey Readathon

 

 

Hello and welcome to hour EIGHT of Dewey’s Read-a-thon!  I hope that you are still going strong and reading though lots of good books and that your eyes aren’t getting tired. Though maybe that is why you are here visiting me as I am your mini-challenge host for this hour and we are doing one of my favorite challenges of read-a-thon past…BOOK SPINE POETRY! 

The challenge rules:

  • Using the titles on book spines, make a short poem at least three “books” long/tall.
  • Don’t worry about form or meter or rhyming or anything like that.  Just have fun!
  • Take a picture of your book spine poem, post it on your blog/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/etc., then paste the permalink to that post in the comments to this post.
  • This challenge will run for THREE hours and I will choose a winner randomly from the entries…unless one of them really speaks to me in some fashion. No matter what it will be totally arbitrary but hopefully fun times for all! (If I crash before the contest ends then I will choose a winner the moment I wake up again)
  • The winner will get to choose one item from the epic readathon prize list 

Here is an example of the book spine poetry entry that I did last read-a-thon and it took me less than 10 minutes to do using books in my read-a-thon pile and a nearby bookshelf.

 

Book Spine Poetry

 

Once we were

the broken hearted.

Splinterd fragments. Unraveling

in the after.

Dreamless shadows

in the silence.

Infinite.

So go forth and make some poetry! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

irishdarkblue

EDIT

The winner of the book spine poetry is Shannon from Leaning Lights! Congratulations!!

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 11 pm to End (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon0 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

  • The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  • Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda (In Progress)
  • Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (In Progress)
  • The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (Audio – In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Horrorstor: A creepily addictive read. Fast paced and engaging…kinda hoping for a sequel.

Rock Addiction: No new updates

The Perilous Sea: I am going to be so sad when this one ends.

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness: Oh these characters!

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

  • Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Amsterdam, Holland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Readington, New Jersey (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)
  • Auckland, New Zealand (Rock Addiction)
  • Berkshire, England (The Perilous Sea)
  • The Sahara Desert (The Perilous Sea)
  • The Domain (The Perilous Sea)
  • London, England (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)
  • The girl came to with a start. (The Perilous Sea)
  • Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. (Rock Addiction)
  • Ashoka Mistry tripped over the tree root. (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

  • None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
    Amy, Basil, Matt, Trinity, Ruth Anne (Horrorstor)
    None (Rock Addiction)
    Titus, Fairfax, Cooper, Kashkari (The Perilous Sea)

A Few Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)
  • I smiled today because I was thinking of you. (The Perilous Sea)
  • It wasn’t the darkness that frightened her. It was the silence (Horrorstor)
  • I am a professional. This is what being a professional means. You can’t just walk away from a disaster and hope someone else cleans it up. (Horrorstor)
  • But this isn’t the way out. This is the way in. It’s all wrong. (Horrorstor)

Number of books read: 2

Pages read since last update: 30 + 30 minutes of audio

Running total of pages read: 531 + 4 hours of Audio (I am so off my reading pace today…I keep getting distracted and just spacing out)

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hours

Running total of time spent reading: ~12.5 hours (I think I messed up my time tracking at some point….*shrugs* ah well…ce la vie)

Mini-challenges completed:

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page

End of Event Meme:

Which hour was most daunting for you?

I started to crash a little after 11pm so that point on it was hard and I finally called it at midnight.

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

I like to recommend short easy-ish reads and graphic novels for when times are tough and eye-lids get heavy. I also did a lot of audio this time around.

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

Bring back the chocolate monkeys! kidding…you guys always do any amazing job with the organizing and the running!

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

There seemed to be more cheering this year than in previous times.

How many books did you read?

2.5…and then parts of a few others. My worst read-a-thon yet =(

What were the names of the books you read?

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddingfield, Horrorstor, The Perilous Sea (still working on this one)

Which book did you enjoy most?

The Perilous Sea

Which did you enjoy least?

The 9 lives of Alexander Baddingfield

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I wasn’t a cheerleader

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

If I am free I will read.

 

Hour 15 Mini Challenge Winner

There were so many great book spine poems for this event, you should all be proud of your entries!! Using the powers of the internet and a little eenie meeanie miney moe the winner of the Hour 15 mini-challege is:

NFM Girl

 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 8 to 11 pm (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon0 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

  • The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  • Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda (In Progress)
  • Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (In Progress)
  • The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (Audio – In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Horrorstor: A creepily addictive read. Fast paced and engaging…kinda hoping for a sequel.

Rock Addiction: No new updates

The Perilous Sea: This one is hard to resist and I love how listening to an audio gives me the freedom to do some other things….like playing a game on my phone or doing some tweeting

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness: No new updates.

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

  • Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Amsterdam, Holland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Readington, New Jersey (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)
  • Auckland, New Zealand (Rock Addiction)
  • Berkshire, England (The Perilous Sea)
  • The Sahara Desert (The Perilous Sea)
  • The Domain (The Perilous Sea)
  • London, England (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)
  • The girl came to with a start. (The Perilous Sea)
  • Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. (Rock Addiction)
  • Ashoka Mistry tripped over the tree root. (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

  • None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
    Amy, Basil, Matt, Trinity, Ruth Anne (Horrorstor)
    None (Rock Addiction)
    Titus, Fairfax, Cooper, Kashkari (The Perilous Sea)

A Few Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)
  • I smiled today because I was thinking of you. (The Perilous Sea)
  • It wasn’t the darkness that frightened her. It was the silence (Horrorstor)
  • I am a professional. This is what being a professional means. You can’t just walk away from a disaster and hope someone else cleans it up. (Horrorstor)
  • But this isn’t the way out. This is the way in. It’s all wrong. (Horrorstor)

Number of books read: 2

Pages read since last update: 0 + 2.5 hours of Audio

Running total of pages read: 501 + 3.5 hours of Audio (I am so off my reading pace today…I keep getting distracted and just spacing out)

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2 hours

Running total of time spent reading: ~11.5 hours (I think I messed up my time tracking at some point….*shrugs* ah well…ce la vie)

Mini-challenges completed:

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page

 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hour 15 Mini-Challenge: Book Spine Poetry #readathon

Posted by Irish in Contest, Read-a-Thon46 Comments

Dewey Readathon

 

 

Hello and welcome to hour FIFTEEN of Dewey’s Read-a-thon!  Congrats on making it this far in the event! You have made it past the half-way point and maybe your eyes are feeling a little droopy and you are in need of a break. Which is why you are here visiting me as I am your mini-challenge host for this hour and we are doing one of my favorite challenges of read-a-thon past…BOOK SPINE POETRY! 

The challenge rules:

  • Using the titles on book spines, make a short poem at least three “books” long/tall.
  • Don’t worry about form or meter or rhyming or anything like that.  Just have fun!
  • Take a picture of your book spine poem, post it on your blog/Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram/etc., then paste the permalink to that post in the comments to this post.
  • This challenge will run for THREE hours and I will choose a winner randomly from the entries…unless one of them really speaks to me in some fashion. No matter what it will be totally arbitrary but hopefully fun times for all! (If I crash before the contest ends then I will choose a winner the moment I wake up again)
  • The winner will get to choose one item from the epic readathon prize list 

Here is an example of the book spine poetry entry that I did last read-a-thon and it took me less than 10 minutes to do using books in my read-a-thon pile and a nearby bookshelf.

 

Book Spine Poetry

 

Once we were

the broken hearted.

Splinterd fragments. Unraveling

in the after.

Dreamless shadows

in the silence.

Infinite.

So go forth and make some poetry! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

irishdarkblue

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 5 to 8 pm (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon0 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

  • The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  • Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda (In Progress)
  • Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (In Progress)
  • The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (Audio – In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Horrorstor: A creepily addictive read. Fast paced and engaging…kinda hoping for a sequel.

Rock Addiction: No new updates

The Perilous Sea: No new updates

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness: Really looking forward to this one.

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

  • Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Amsterdam, Holland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Readington, New Jersey (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)
  • Auckland, New Zealand (Rock Addiction)
  • Berkshire, England (The Perilous Sea)
  • The Sahara Desert (The Perilous Sea)
  • The Domain (The Perilous Sea)
  • London, England (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)
  • The girl came to with a start. (The Perilous Sea)
  • Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. (Rock Addiction)
  • Ashoka Mistry tripped over the tree root. (Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness)

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

  • None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
    Amy, Basil, Matt, Trinity, Ruth Anne (Horrorstor)
    None (Rock Addiction)
    Titus, Fairfax, Cooper, Kashkari (The Perilous Sea)

A Few Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)
  • I smiled today because I was thinking of you. (The Perilous Sea)
  • It wasn’t the darkness that frightened her. It was the silence (Horrorstor)
  • I am a professional. This is what being a professional means. You can’t just walk away from a disaster and hope someone else cleans it up. (Horrorstor)
  • But this isn’t the way out. This is the way in. It’s all wrong. (Horrorstor)

Number of books read: 2

Pages read since last update: 154

Running total of pages read: 501 + 1 hour of Audio (I am so off my reading pace today…I keep getting distracted and just spacing out)

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2 hours

Running total of time spent reading: ~8.5 hours (I think I messed up my time at some point….*shrugs* ah well…ce la vie)

Mini-challenges completed:

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page

 

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

#readathon Mid-Event Survey

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon1 Comment

Dewey Readathon

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness by Sarwat Chadda

2. How many books have you read so far?

Two so far. Its been a slow read-a-thon for me today…too many distractions.

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

Ash Mistry and the World of Darkness – had this one since last December when I imported it from UK and I think I’m finally ready to read it. Its the final book in a an excellent series and I’m going to be so sad when its done.

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

Yes…but they are interruptions of my own making as I peek in on the drama of the internets and just the internets in general. I have not been handling it well as its so easy to get sucked into the vortex. Plus life things that I keep thinking about and researching.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Nothing! The read-a-thon is as awesome as it always is…my brain is just only partially here because of the above.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 2 to 5 pm (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon0 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (In Progress)
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (In Progress)
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas (Audio – In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Horrorstor: This is a strange book.

Rock Addiction: These characters make me want to bang my head on a desk. Repeatedly.

The Perilous Sea: I may have to switch to the print version of this one, loving the audio but I want to know ALL THE THINGS right now!!

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amsterdam, Holland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Zurich, Switzerland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Readington, New Jersey Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)
Auckland, New Zealand (Rock Addiction)
Berkshire, England (The Perilous Sea)
The Sahara Desert (The Perilous Sea)
The Domain (The Perilous Sea)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)
  • The girl came to with a start. (The Perilous Sea)
  • Her smile smashed into him with stunning force. (Rock Addiction)

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amy (Horrorstor)
None (Rock Addiction)
Titus, Fairfax, Cooper, Kashkari (The Perilous Sea)

 

A Few Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)
  • I smiled today because I was thinking of you. (The Perilous Sea)

Number of books read: 1

Pages read since last update: 133 + 1 hour of Audio

Running total of pages read: 347 + 1 hour of Audio

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 2.5 hours

Running total of time spent reading: ~6.5 hours

Mini-challenges completed:

Introductory Questionnaire
Coffee or Tea

 

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

What Sarah Read
Jenn’s Bookshelves
Fig and Thistle
Andi’s ABCs
Aleksandra’s Corner

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 11 am to 2 pm (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon0 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Horrorstor: Haven’t made it very far into the book yet but I’m curious to see where it goes.

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amsterdam, Holland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Zurich, Switzerland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Readington, New Jersey Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Cuyahoga, Ohio (Horrorstor)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming toward the massive beige box at the far end. (Horrorstor)

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

 None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amy (Horrorstor)

 

A Few Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Let’s make sure it’s really raining before we worry about floods. (Horrorstor)

Number of books read: 1

Pages read since last update: 70

Running total of pages read: 214

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 30 minutes

Running total of time spent reading: ~3 hours (been getting sucked into the internet and not reading as much as I normally would on a read-a-thon day)

Mini-challenges completed:

Introductory Questionnaire
Coffee or Tea

 

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

What Sarah Read
Jenn’s Bookshelves
Fig and Thistle
Andi’s ABCs
Aleksandra’s Corner

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Read-a-Thon Update: 8 to 11 am (#readathon)

Posted by Irish in Read-a-Thon0 Comments

Dewey Readathon

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Titles of books read:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix (In Progress)

Thoughts on books read since the last update:

The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield: A quick read but not much substance to it. Alexander is a terrible character and he never shows any redeeming qualities. This book does show the dangers of being too cautious as well as too adventurous but there really isn’t a ton to recommend about it.

Places “traveled” to this Read-a-Thon: 

Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Amsterdam, Holland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
New York, New York (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Zurich, Switzerland Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Readington, New Jersey Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Artic Circle Unknown, Africa (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
Pamplona, Spain (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)

First Lines: 

  • A grave should be a sad thing, and the grave of a child the saddest thing of all. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield )

Favorite Characters “met” during the Read-a-Thon: 

 None (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield )

 

Favorite Quotes: 

  • The boys single good attribute was his bravery. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)
  • Small victories can be the best kind. (The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield)

Number of books read: 1

Pages read since last update: 144

Running total of pages read: 144

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour 30 minutes

Running total of time spent reading: 1 hour 30 minutes

Mini-challenges completed:

Introductory Questionnaire
Coffee or Tea

 

Other participants I’ve visited during the Read-a-Thon:

What Sarah Read
Jenn’s Bookshelves
Fig and Thistle
Andi’s ABCs
Aleksandra’s Corner

Prizes won:

None

Links:

Official Read-a-Thon page

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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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