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Bluebird | 6 comments This will be my fourth Dewey's Readathon. Yay! I created a blog at Booklikes in order to participate in the first one, and never use it otherwise. I've dusted it off again today and can be found at: I will be posting here as well. Looking forward to joining you all for a day that's all about books!

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Bluebird | 6 comments Happy Dewey's Readathon. It's hour one, I'm awake and raring to go!

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm in Southern California, so hour 1 is 5:00am. It's a good thing I'm usually up early in the morning, otherwise this start time would be tough!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Not one in particular, but I am looking forward to continuing my current read: The Cartographer of No Man's Land and starting the next book in the In Death or Kate Daniels series : Judgment in Death or Magic Slays.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Banana Nut Bread! Yum.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I fell in love with books as soon as I learned to read. My folks said I always had my nose buried in a book--even when we were on family vacations. My love of books persists today, but in a much more balanced way--which is why I'm happy to spend most of today just reading!

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?
This is my 4th read-a-thon. I've not had lots of reading time lately so I'm looking forward to devoting the day to all things bookish! This year I hope to more time participating socializing with other book lovers!

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Bluebird | 6 comments I started my readathon with an audio read of Judgment in Death by JD Robb. in the first 4 hours I listened for one hour and am about 10-15% complete with the book.

It's a slow start, but since the readathon started at 5:00am local time, I'm pleased with my progress. Plus, I ate breakfast, did some morning chores and took a walk.

Robin (Saturndoo) (robinsaturndoo) Go Reader Go!!!! Hope you are enjoying all of your books.

Keep reading and have fun :)

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Bluebird | 6 comments ♥Robin ♥ wrote: "Go Reader Go!!!! Hope you are enjoying all of your books.

Keep reading and have fun :)"

Thanks! I'm having a great day!

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Bluebird | 6 comments Hour 12
Mid Event Meme:

1. What are you reading right now?
The Cartographer of No Man's Land

2. How many books have you read so far?
I've not finished any, but I'm nearly at the half way point for both books I'm reading.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm looking forward to continuing my audio read of Judgment in Death. I just love Eve, Roarke, Peabody and McNabb. This is a perfect choice for the readathon. Fast paced and fun.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
No interruptions. Shocking, I know. First time this has happened. Yay!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I'm happily surprised I'm getting as much reading done as I am. I've spent 6 hours either reading my kindle or listening via audible. Happy day!

message 7: by Bluebird (last edited Oct 23, 2016 05:30AM) (new)

Bluebird | 6 comments End of Event Survey

Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 13, my readathon got interrupted and I didn't make it back for hours.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
JD Robb's In Death series, Ilona Andrew's Kate Daniel's series, and MC Beaton's Hamish MacBeth's cozy mysteries are all fun and fast paced books that are good choices.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?
Not really, everything is great!

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The Goodreads group was a fun place to hang out. I'm not on Litsy or Twitter, so glad this alternate was added!

How many books did you read?
I finished one book and read part of 3 others.

What were the names of the books you read?
The Rose of Fire
The Cartographer of No Man's Land
Judgment in Death
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

Which book did you enjoy most?
Judgment in Death.

Which did you enjoy least?
I enjoyed them all. Cartographer of No Man's Land was a tough read for the long haul of a readathon, so I only read it for a few hours. I fully expected this, but I had started it before the RAT and didn't want to set it aside completely.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Highly likely! I love devoting a day to reading! I hope I have no conflicts for the Spring RAT! I'll participate as a reader!

Final Stats:
Pages Read: 439
Hours spent reading: 9.5 hours
Time Spent cheering and socializing: 3 hours

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