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message 1: by Devon (last edited Oct 19, 2017 08:17AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Because I am terrible at keeping up with all forms of social media. I will try to use this as a home for any Readathon updates.

image: Dewey Stack of books

This is my fifth Dewey Readathon so I can't wait to see how well it goes...

litzy: Lizbeth
instagram: lizbeth_250


message 2: by Devon (last edited Oct 19, 2017 08:11AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments My tentative reading shelf. I like to read "spooky" books this time of the year. So I'm going to try to focus on that overall theme.

Tentative Stacks:

Print Books:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Jackaby (Jackaby, #1) by William Ritter How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding #1) by Alexandra Bracken Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) by Julie C. Dao

Audio Books:
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

E-Books:
A Gift of Ghosts (Tassamara #1) by Sarah Wynde Midwinterblood, Free Chapter Sampler by Marcus Sedgwick The Witches of BlackBrook (Witches of BlackBrook #1) by Tish Thawer


message 3: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 07:54AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour Zero:

image: description
Books in the Image:
World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2) by Ken Follett Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore One Day by David Nicholls The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova The Lady of the Rivers (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #1) by Philippa Gregory Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Lock In (Lock In, #1) by John Scalzi Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1) by Philip Pullman

10 hours ten books! Happy 10 year anniversary!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
From the Lovely Bluegrass State of Kentucky

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
My Best Friend's Excorism maybe. I have too many to dive into.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Cheetos and White Chocolate KitKits (not together of course)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am a big reader, I am working on my MLIS in archival studies and digital curation and I love readathons. My fiance is also participating this year as well!

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 am going to try to be more active on this forum at least. I need to work on being more social...



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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 1:
Started My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 50


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 2:
In progress My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 101


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 3:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 101
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge started audiobook 25% complete

Mini-challenge Book and Beverage:
Books and Beverage image


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 4:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 163
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 25% complete


message 8: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 10:11AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 5:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 163
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 50% complete

#Read More Women Challenge:
favorite women authors stack
These are some of my favorite women authors or authors in general. It isn't an exclusive stack but I will willingly read everything I find of these authors.

Authors included:
Margaret Atwood, Sara Gruen, Amy Tan, Phillipa Gregory, N.K. Jemisin, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Nalo Hopkinson, Roxanne Gray, Ursula Le Guin


message 9: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 11:03AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 6:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 187
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 75% complete


message 10: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 12:01PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 7:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 262
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 75% complete


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 8:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix on page 289
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 80% complete


message 12: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 02:15PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 9:


My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Finished
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 80% complete
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire started on 53

Book Challenge:
Mad lib from Passage in a book, from Every Heart a Doorway.
"She'd been gone for six months, from their perspective. One Month for each of the pomegranate seeds that Persephone had eaten, back at the beginning of things. Years for her, and months for them. They still thought she was dyeing her hair. They still thought she was eventually going to tell them where she'd been."

Mad lib version:
She'd been gone for three hours, from their thought. Six days for each of the grapes that Tom Cruise had eaten, back at the beginning of trees. Five minutes for her, and two years for them. They still thought she was running her Walmart. They still thought she was eventually going to tell them where she'd been.

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix


message 13: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 05:08PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 10:

Beginning Hold to talk out mother for Birthday!
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 90% complete
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 71

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix


message 14: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 05:07PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 11:

Beginning Hold to talk out mother for Birthday!
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook 90% complete
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 71

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix


message 15: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 05:10PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 12:

Ending Hold to talk out mother for Birthday!
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge audiobook Finished
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 71

Mid-way survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
Every Heart A Doorway (half finished)

2. How many books have you read so far?
2 I’m slow this year…

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I’m not sure. I haven’t decided my next title yet…

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I had to put reading on hold to take my mom out for her birthday at 5:30 EST. I’ll be back to reading at 8.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
This is the first year I have been social. It had been fun :)

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 13:

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 71
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather started ended on page 55

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge


message 17: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 07:02PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 14:

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 71
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather on page 103

bookish meme

Books by the Decades Mini Challenge:
1990s: His Dark Materials Saga (My favorite the Subtle Knife) by Phillip Pullman
2000s: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2010s: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge


Colona Public Library (colonapubliclibrary) | 197 comments Ooooh, I'm loving your reading choices! I'm jealous of that new My Best Friend's Exorcism book cover! That looks great.
I've also read We Have Always Lived in the Castle on audiobook.
Happy Reading! ~Ashley


message 19: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 07:59PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 15:

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 103
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather on page 103

Readathon Buddy:
readathon buddy

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge


message 20: by Devon (last edited Oct 21, 2017 08:43PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 16:

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire on page 103
How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1) by Adriana Mather on page 103
The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo started on page 51

Books Complete:
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Colona Public Library wrote: "Ooooh, I'm loving your reading choices! I'm jealous of that new My Best Friend's Exorcism book cover! That looks great.
I've also read [book:We Have Always Lived in the Castle|89724..."


Thank you Good luck with your reading as well!


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Made it to hour 16. As with previous readathons. Now I think it time for me to call it a night. I have always been bad at staying up for all-nighters and I think reading till 12 is always a good time to get too.

Good luck everyone still attempting the 24 hours!!


message 23: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 04:49AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments This is my sixth Dewey Readathon so I can't wait to see how well it goes...

Yes

litzy: Lizbeth
instagram: lizbeth_250

Right now I am in the middle of a AtoZ reading Challenge, A Library Readathon challenge and the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge for 2018. I am hoping for this readathon to knock a few challenge requirements out. If I get through all of these books, (highly doubtful) I will reward myself by reading some fun titles.

Readathon pile:
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Jade Dragon Mountain (Li Du Novels #1) by Elsa Hart Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1) by Robin Sloan (current library books)
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The X Factor by Andre Norton


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 0:
The Initial Post!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
From the Lovely Bluegrass State of Kentucky

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Good Question. Maybe The Geek Feminist Revolution or Jade Dragon Mountain. Because I am in the middle of challenges I don't have as many fun books to pick between as I usually do.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I am going to try to be a little healthier this readathon so I bought some healthy snacks like Honeycrisp apples (my fav.) I need to start eating better overall.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am a big reader, I am working on my MLIS in archival studies and digital curation and I love readathons. My fiance is also participating this year as well!

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 am going to try to last the entire 24 hours. I have yet to make it. Also I am going to try to be active by exercising while reading. It actually keeps me more focused than I thought it would.


message 25: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 06:01AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 1:
Let's get this party Started!!

Reading:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley

party


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 2:

Reading:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Page 66.


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 3:
Reading:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley page 105

But also worked out with 3367 steps. Bottle of Yogurt, Green tea and an apple for Breakfast. :D


message 28: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 09:16AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 4
Reading:
Started The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley reached page 167


message 29: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 10:15AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 5

Reading:

The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 16% (approx 30 pages)

In Progress:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley page 167
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 67


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Ann A (readerann) | 494 comments You're doing great! I was surprised how much I liked The Sisters Brothers.


message 31: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 10:58AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 6
Reading:
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) by end of hour 42% (approx 81 pages)

In Progress:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley page 167
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 67


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Ann A wrote: "You're doing great! I was surprised how much I liked The Sisters Brothers."

Thank you Ann! I hope I will like it. I needed to pick a Western for BRRH, so I'm hoping it will be a good pick. :D


message 33: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 11:02AM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hours 4-6 Wrap up:
Read Two Books: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt The X Factor by Andre Norton
Finished: 148 pages

Hours 1-3 Wrap up:
Read only one book: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
Finished: 168 pages

Books Completed: 0


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 7
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley page 202

In Progress:
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 42% (approx 81 pages)
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 67


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 8
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley page 260

In Progress:
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 42% (approx 81 pages)
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 67


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 9
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Finished
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 126

In Progress:
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 42% (approx 81 pages)

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 10
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 58% (approx 111 pages)

In Progress:
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 126

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 11
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 83% (approx 159 pages)

In Progress:
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 126

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 12
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson 236

In Progress:
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 126
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 83% (approx 159 pages)

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hours 10-12 Wrap up:
Read Two Books: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The X Factor by Andre Norton
Finished: 314 pages

Hours 7-9 Wrap up:
Read Two Books: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Read only one book: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
Finished: 178 pages

Books Completed: The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley


message 41: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 07:04PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 13
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson finished
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 183

In Progress:
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 83% (approx 159 pages)

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley


message 42: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 07:05PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 14
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 241

In Progress:
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) 83% (approx 159 pages)

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


message 43: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 08:13PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour 15
The X Factor by Andre Norton (audio) Finished
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 253

In Progress:

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The X Factor by Andre Norton


message 44: by Devon (last edited Apr 28, 2018 08:56PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Going to call it a quits at the start of hour 17. Good luck everyone!!

Hour 16
started The Magic Misfits (Magic Misfits, #1) by Neil Patrick Harris at page 44

In Progress:
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt page 253

Finished Books:
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley Nimona by Noelle Stevenson The X Factor by Andre Norton


message 45: by Devon (last edited Jul 25, 2018 01:32PM) (new)

Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments I was thinking of making a makeup readathon weekend this weekend because I had to miss out on the 24 in 48. This of course is very dependent on how productive I am at getting school work completed in advance this week. (It is my last term and I have been such a slacker doing everything on Sundays.)

summer sunglasses with books

Here is my preliminary stack. (Most of these books are coming from my summer binge at the local library and I need to get them finished soon.):

Preliminary TBR:
American War by Omar El Akkad Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard In progress

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine Library Loans

Emma by Jane Austen The Masterpiece (Les Rougon-Macquart, #14) by Émile Zola for BRRH challenges

Beauty and the Mustache (Knitting in the City, #4) by Penny Reid Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage, #2) by Sarah Cross A Tokyo Romance A Memoir by Ian Buruma for funzies...(If I have time)

I have an internship on Saturday but I typically listen to my audiobook almost the entire time. I can easily get some free ours there. ;)


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Devon (archivist_fox) | 80 comments Hour One:
Started:
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

Opening survey
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Well I am at home sick in the good ole Bluegrass state of Kentucky

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Perfect Mother or Beauty and the Mustache. I may add other books to my stack since I am overall a mood reader.

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Since it is reversed, I don't snack much at night. Also, I am sick so I am not really big on snacking right now...

4. Tell us something about yourself!
I like to do graphic design. I also play video games hardcore when I am not reading or working on schoolwork.

5. This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does this feel in your time zone?
I am not sure yet. I never had a readathon start at nighttime so I am curious to see how I do...


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Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 707 comments Devon wrote: "Hour One:
Started:
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

Opening survey
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Well I am at home sick in the good ole Bluegrass state of Kentu..."


What video games do you play?

Good luck!!!!


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Angie ☯ | 122 comments Devon - Sorry you are sick! Do you like to snuggle up somewhere comfy and read when you aren't feeling well?


message 49: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (winesaboutbooks) | 1693 comments Aww sorry you're sick! Take care of yourself, no pressure! Good choices on your list! I love reading through the blogless threads that have been established for a few years, so fun to scroll through and see past RATs! Good luck!


message 50: by Avid Reader and Geek Girl (last edited Jul 28, 2018 04:23AM) (new)

Avid Reader and Geek Girl (avidreaderandgeekgirl) | 414 comments Mod
Sorry, you're sick, at least this is an excuse to stay home all day!


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