Book Events & Blog Events, Challenges

Readathon: Hours 19-24 & Wrap Up

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon is a bi-annual readathon, hosted at, where readers and bloggers get together and read for 24 hours, sharing their experience with others.

Book(s) read since last update:  Finished Uglies: Cutters, started The Selection

Thoughts on current read:  Not bad. A bit of eye rolling going on, but not bad.

Total books read: 2+

Pages read since last update:  69 (45 pages of Uglies: Cutters, and 24 pages of The Selection)

Total pages read:  

Amount of time spent reading since last update:  
2 hours

Total time spent reading:  
8 1/2 hours

Mini-challenges completed (running total):

Introductory Questionnaire
Book Appetit!
End of Event Meme (see below)

Other participants I’ve visited (running total):
Chasing Quills
Blue-Hearted Bookworm
The Daily Bookmark
Fighting Dreamer
Alita Reads
A Librarian’s Library
Midnight Book Girl
The Fake Steph
Midnyte Reader

Prizes I’ve won:
I won The Ward by Jordana Frankel in hour 12!  Yay!

Official Read-a-Thon page

I adapted this template from Irish at Ticket to Anywhere.  Thanks, Irish!

End of Event Meme

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Well, I took a nap around hour 17, so I guess that hour was pretty daunting since I was falling asleep.  But I’m pretty angry with myself for not reading AT ALL during the first 6 hours.  But I was able to stay up until hour 22, so that was nice!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I definitely suggest reading some graphic novels.  They are very quick and are a nice change.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Maybe have some Twitter chats?  I know people are on Twitter all day long, but a designated time for everyone to talk would be cool.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything!  Great job to everyone!
  5. How many books did you read?  2 and a little bit
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, Uglies: Cutters by Scott Westerfeld, and started The Selection by Kiera Cass
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?  I enjoyed them all!
  8. Which did you enjoy least?  Maybe The Selection, but that’s only because I’ve only read the first 24 pages.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?  I didn’t cheer this time.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I’ll always participate if I’m able!  Since I’m such a slow reader I have to spend a lot of time reading otherwise I’ll get no reading done at all.  But someday I hope to be able to cheer or host a mini challenge!

Well, this was another very fun readathon!  I accomplished all my goals even though I only spent about 8 hours reading.  I’m extremely tired and may take a few naps today, but otherwise I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished!
Thanks again to all the organizers and volunteers!  You guys rock!  And great job to all the readers!  I love being a part of this awesome community!


  1. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    April 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    You did wonderful, Andrea!! Honestly, any amount of reading is an accomplishment. And I'm so glad you won! It goes a long way to perking up the Readathon experience. ;)

  2. Kristen

    April 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    You did a great job! The cheering and my minichallenge took up most of my time it felt like, but it was still fun and I did read a lot more than I thought I would (stayed up a lot later too!). Hope you do the next one!

  3. Jessie Marie

    April 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Congrats – you did a phenomenal job, especially considering the late start! : ) Pat on the back for staying up so late.

  4. Dana

    April 28, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Awesome job, Andrea! I ended up reading 2 1/2 books. I read until the 20th hour and then just didn't really want to read anymore. I was getting a headache and my contacts were killing me. Since I wasn't try to prove that I can stay up all not (I can't. I am old), I went on to bed. Didn't comment on blogs this year but I think that I will sign up as a cheerleader next time. I enjoyed it the one year I did it. Glad you had a fun time!

  5. fakesteph

    April 30, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Nice job! yay for winning. Next year, I'm only eating healthy snacks. I had the worst heartburn on Sunday.

  6. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    April 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time! I can't wait for October to come around because I really missed doing it this time :(

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