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message 1: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 26, 2019 09:14AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Dewey's Read-a-Thons
I will be using this thread for my Dewey's Read-a-Thon's from 2018 to ??

Links to Prior RaTs:
April 2017
October 2017

Links to the Beginning Post for each new RaT:
April 2018
July 2018
October 2018
Apil 2019
August 2019
October 2019


message 2: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 29, 2018 01:21PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments April 2018 Read-a-Thon


Total # of Books Read: 7
Total # of Pages Read: 1,318 pgs
Total of time Read: 18 hrs


Completed Books:
Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) by Kevin Hearne Big Girls Do It Better (Big Girls Do It, #1) by Jasinda Wilder Jazz City Blues A Quincy Harker Histories Short Story by John G. Hartness No Remorse by MaryLynn Bast Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp A Virgin River Christmas (Virgin River #4) by Robyn Carr The Devil in Disguise (Bad Things, #1) by Cynthia Eden


Completed Challenges:
Vague Recollections


Participated in the group scavenger hunt.


message 3: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 29, 2018 01:29AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments April 2018 ~ Hour 0 ~ Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Eastern USA - Tennessee

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I am not a planner - I read according my mood or for a challenge. Today is mixture of mood and challenges. I am starting with Hammered.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I don't have a snack plan today either! But I had cinnamon rolls for breakfast!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I have an irrational fear of spiders, heights and water.
- I am terrible at video games!
- I'm a little on the crazy side....and a bit of a geek.
- I LOVE all things ocean/beach ~ without actual getting in the water, see 1st part of #4
- I will read pretty much anything. Mystery/Suspense or Paranormal is my go-to; but if the blurb about the book sounds interesting or catches my attention I will read it, regardless of the genre.

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 6th Dewey's, and I plan to just have fun (that is my only goal). I will read whatever strikes my fancy and also check in on the hourly posts. I am attempting to participate for the full 24 hours!

I am also hosting one of the hour chats today, here at GoodReads. I didn't do that last time.


message 4: by Angie ☯ (last edited Jul 28, 2018 04:54PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Dewey's 24 Hour REVERSE Read-a-Thon ~ July 28, 2018

Total # of Books Read: 10
Total # of Pages Read: 1,489
Total of time Read: 21.5 hrs

Completed Books:
A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless, #2) by Meli Raine A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless, #3) by Meli Raine Blood & Bone A Shadow Council Archives Novella by S.H. Roddey Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7) by Darynda Jones The Depths of Time A Shadow Council Archives Novella by James Palmer From the Stone (New Knights of the Round Table Book 1) by John G. Hartness For I Have Sinned (Charley Davidson, #3.5) by Darynda Jones Deathscape (Broslin Creek, #2) by Dana Marton Justice Calling (The Twenty-Sided Sorceress, #1) by Annie Bellet Christmas Present (The Chronicles of St Mary's #4.5) by Jodi Taylor


Completed Challenges:
Cheers to Books ~ 20 minutes


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Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Do you have a potential list? Snacks? I love seeing peoples' lists!


message 6: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Hi Elyse! I have a book shelf and a kindle full of potentials! Lol!!
I am a mood reader, so when I make a list it never works out! I am starting with A Harmless Little Ruse, don't know where I will go from there.

I made a list for the "Make Me Read It Read-a-thon" that is happening next month. I will post it here too - anyone who wants to choose a book or more for me to read - feel free to vote!

Snacks - mini cupcakes, trail mix, popcorn, cheese/pepperoni.

What's on your lists?


message 7: by Angie ☯ (last edited Jul 27, 2018 05:27PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments July 28 ~ Hour 1 ~ Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Eastern USA - Tennessee

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I tried to may a TBR list, but I'm too much of a mood reader. I will read some things just for fun and because I want to read them and some for challenges. I am starting off with A Harmless Little Ruse

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Ice cream and mini cupcakes!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I have an irrational fear of spiders, heights and water.
- I am terrible at video games!
- I'm a little on the crazy side....and a bit of a geek.
- I LOVE all things ocean/beach ~ without actual getting in the water, see 1st part of #4
- I will read pretty much anything. Mystery/Suspense or Paranormal is my go-to; but if the blurb about the book sounds interesting or catches my attention I will read it, regardless of the genre.

5) This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does it feel in your time zone?
It begins at 8pm in my time zone and I LOVE the idea! I am a night owl, so I think it will be easier starting late instead of early. I'm excited to see how it goes.


message 8: by Kathryn CA (new)

Kathryn CA (kathrynlouwca) | 1677 comments Mod
Angie ☯ wrote: "July 28 ~ Hour 1 ~ Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Eastern USA - Tennessee

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I tried to may a ..."


I'm a nightowl too and would have loved to have seen this start Saturday night instead of Friday night since I am still at work. But oh well. Looking forward to trying this out.

Good luck to you :)


message 9: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Thanks, Kathryn! Good luck to you as well! I hope work doesn't mess up your reading time too much!


message 10: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "Hi Elyse! I have a book shelf and a kindle full of potentials! Lol!!
I am a mood reader, so when I make a list it never works out! I am starting with A Harmless Little Ruse, don't k..."


Mmm mini cupcakes! I've mostly got comics/graphic novels on my list. Need to clear out my Comixology. A couple of short audiobooks as well. I am NOT a night owl. lol. I slept for 5 hours.


message 11: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Is it possible to hear an audio and still nap? Lol - I'm thinking I may have done that for a bit! :-)


message 12: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "Is it possible to hear an audio and still nap? Lol - I'm thinking I may have done that for a bit! :-)"

haha yes! I did that last time. I set my timer for 30 minutes, put my audiobook on, and if I fell asleep, I wouldn't miss too much. If I didn't, 30 more minutes!


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah A (simplerevelry) | 77 comments Looks like you're doing great! I haven't gotten as much done as I like, but sleep is good :). Happy readathon!


message 14: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Seventh Grave and No Body

2. How many books have you read so far?
This is my 4th.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I don't have a reading plan. I'm just reading whatever looks good when I am needing another.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I haven't had any interruptions this time!

5. What surprises you most about the Reverse Readathon so far?
I know that it is the same amount of time, but it seems like it longer somehow. I don't see to be as tired starting at night though.


message 15: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "1. What are you reading right now?
Seventh Grave and No Body..."


I've read the first 2 and I'm still not sure how I feel about Charley and Reyes and all of it. lol


message 16: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments I was hooked on Charley's snark right away! I have to say the Charley/Reyes angle gets even wierder, if that's possible! :-)


message 17: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "I was hooked on Charley's snark right away! I have to say the Charley/Reyes angle gets even wierder, if that's possible! :-)"

Oh boy!! lol. I liked the second book more than the first book. Sometimes her sarcasm is TOO much. lol.


message 18: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Around 3-4am was the hardest - and it is that same time with the regular RaT too!

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
A Harmless Little Ruse ~ 7/27
A Harmless Little Plan ~ 7/28
Blood & Bone ~ 7/28
Seventh Grave and No Body ~ 7/28
The Depths of Time ~ 7/28
From the Stone ~ 7/28
For I Have Sinned ~ 7/28
Deathscape ~ 7/28
Justie Calling ~ 7/28
Christmas Present ~ 7/28

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Harmless Little Game Trilogy - if you don't mind a dark subject
Charley Davidson Series
The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series

4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again?
I enjoyed it!

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep in October?
I will participate again, but may be traveling for this year's October edition.


message 19: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Great job, Angie!


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan | 252 comments It looks like you had a fun, successful time!


message 21: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Thanks!! It was fun.


message 22: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 07, 2019 06:01AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon ~ October 2018

I didn't get to properly participate in October 2018 :-(

I was traveling without access to a computer, but I did read some!

Total # of Books Read: 3
Total # of Pages Read: 902

Books Completed
The October List by Jeffery Deaver Ten by Gretchen McNeil The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers (Demon Slayer, #2) by Angie Fox


message 23: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 07, 2019 04:47AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon ~ April 2019

Total # of Books Read: 9
Total # of Pages Read: 1,700
Total of time Read: 22 hrs

Completed Books:
Hell or High Water (Lost and Found, Inc., #1) by Jerrie Alexander Shadow Land (Harbinger P.I., #5) by Adam J. Wright Elevation by Stephen King First Flight (Dragon School #1) by Sarah K.L. Wilson Initiate (Dragon School #2) by Sarah K.L. Wilson Relic Blade (A Kane Arkwright Supernatural Thriller) (Relics Book 1) by Ben Zackheim Light Up the Night (Cottonbloom #3.6) by Laura Trentham Weekend Surrender (Surrender #1) by Lori King Kissing Christmas Goodbye (Agatha Raisin, #18) by M.C. Beaton

Completed Challenges:
A Book and A Snack
Literary Clue
Reading Stats
Book Covers


message 24: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Woot welcome back!


message 25: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Thank you! I was traveling during the Oct RaT...or I would have been here!! :-)


message 26: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments April 6 ~ Hour 1 ~ Getting to Know You Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Eastern USA - Tennessee

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I have a list of "Books on Deck" to pick from, but I don't have a predetermined "to be read stack" for this Read-a-Thon. I'm trying to go with the Relaxed theme and just go with whatever looks good when it's time to choose a new book!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Kettle corn!! It was a spur of the moment purchase as I passed a vendor that had setup a stand in town. Kettle corn is one of my favorite snacks; especially the handmade/fair type!!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
- I have an irrational fear of spiders, heights and water.
- I'm a tv / movie nerd - after books, TV and movies are a fav past time! I love movies at the theater and popcorn is a must! I've been told "are you going to watch xx show....oh wait, it's on tv, of course you will"
- I'm a little on the crazy side....and a bit of a geek.
- I LOVE all things ocean/beach ~ without actual getting in the water, see 1st part of #4
- I will read pretty much anything. Mystery/Suspense or Paranormal is my go-to; but if the blurb about the book sounds interesting or catches my attention I will read it, regardless of the genre.

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 missed the October 2018 read-a-thon, but have participated in quite a few. I loved the Reverse RaT and hope we can do another one!
I'm just going to read, scan everyone's posts, snack, participate in anything that looks interesting - but I'm not measuring success by the number of books, pages or even hours that I read - It's all about books, other readers and fun today!


message 27: by Cynda (new)

Cynda (cyndacat) | 218 comments Sounds like a good plan to have fun today. Enjoy!


message 28: by Deb (Readerbuzz) (new)

Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance (debnance) | 11 comments I hope you have a wonderful readathon!


message 29: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Welcome back! What are you reading?


message 30: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 06, 2019 12:37PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments I've finished a couple so far:
Hell or High Water (Lost and Found, Inc., #1) by Jerrie Alexander Shadow Land (Harbinger P.I., #5) by Adam J. Wright

Currently reading:
Elevation by Stephen King


message 31: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Oh I really liked Elevation! And it's nice and short.


message 32: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 06, 2019 12:48PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Mini Challenge ~ A Book and A Snack




message 33: by Marta (new)

Marta Martins | 69 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "Mini Challenge ~ A Book and A Snack

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Crying because now I want popcorn too


message 34: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Initiate

2. How many books have you read so far?
This is my 5th.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I don't have a hard plan for what I'm reading/doing - just letting it happen.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I haven't had any interruptions this time!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon so far?
I haven't really been surprised by anything. It's just been easy going and enjoyable.


message 35: by Angie ☯ (last edited Apr 07, 2019 05:07AM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Other Mini Challenges Completed

Literary Clue ~
Using Titles Only from books read today:
It was the Initiate .... in Shadow Land .... using the Relic: Blade
OR
Using people / places / things from today's books:
Stephen Kind did it ... in the Shadow Land .... with Excalibur

Reading Stats ~
My stats for 2019 to date - 116 books (44 audio, 72 kindle) - 30,415 pages - 3.16 average rating - 1 reread

Vague Recollections ~
Can you help me find that really scary book? I think it was by that old guy, who’s been writing for a long time….You know it’s about that place and stuff happens all the time. I’m sure you’ve read it.

Book Covers ~
1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
2. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
4. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
5. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
6. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
7. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
8. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
9. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaimen
10. The Shack by William Paul Young
11. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
13.
14. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
15. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
........................28 pts



message 36: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Closing Survey!

1. What hour was most daunting?
Around 2-3 am was the hardest - I took a power nap and then was good to go!

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
Hell or High Water ~ 4/6
Shadow Land ~ 4/6
Elevation ~ 4/6
First Flight ~ 4/6
Initiate ~ 4/6
Relic: Blade ~ 4/6
Light Up the Night ~ 4/7
Weekend Surrender ~ 4/7
Kissing Christmas Goodbye ~ 4/7

3. What was your favorite snack?
Kettle corn

4. What was your favorite facet of the day?
I just enjoyed having the day to myself and doing whatever bookish for the day.

5. Wanna volunteer for our next event?
I will participate again, but volunteering would depend on the date.


message 37: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "Closing Survey!

1. What hour was most daunting?
Around 2-3 am was the hardest - I took a power nap and then was good to go!

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!..."


Great job, Angie!


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Susy (salsa_susy) | 319 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "Closing Survey!

1. What hour was most daunting?
Around 2-3 am was the hardest - I took a power nap and then was good to go!..."


Impressive! I slept for almost 6 hours and even then had a hard time keeping my eyes open during the second part of the readathon...


message 39: by Angie ☯ (last edited Aug 03, 2019 05:10PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Dewey's 24 Hour REVERSE Read-a-Thon ~ August 2 & 3, 2019

Total # of Books Read: 7
Total # of Pages Read: 1,243
Total of time Read: 18.5 hrs

Completed Books:
Evil Spark (Dark Magic Enforcer #2) by Al K. Line Twilight Heart (Harbinger P.I., #7) by Adam J. Wright Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5) by Rachel Vincent Two Ravens and One Crow (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4.5) by Kevin Hearne Vasilisa the Terrible A Baba Yaga Story (Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales, #1) by April A. Taylor

Also, Natural Exposure (not yet published) ~ 8/3

Completed Challenges:
Bingo


message 40: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments I really enjoyed the Reverse RaT! So happy there is another! Looking forward to it!!


message 41: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Woohoo welcome back!


message 42: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Enjoyed the Read-a-thon today! Read for 18.5 hours of the 24 and completed 7 books / 1,243 pages.

Looking forward to the regular version later in the year!


message 43: by Vicki Willis (new)

Vicki Willis | 329 comments Wow! Amazing page number!


message 44: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Angie ☯ wrote: "Enjoyed the Read-a-thon today! Read for 18.5 hours of the 24 and completed 7 books / 1,243 pages.

Looking forward to the regular version later in the year!"


Great job, Angie! Excellent page count! What was your favorite book?


message 45: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Thanks!

I had three 4 star ratings and one 5 star this round, so it'd was close. Not sure I can pick just one favorite!


message 46: by Angie ☯ (last edited Oct 27, 2019 02:27PM) (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon ~ October 2019


Total # of Books Read: 9
Total # of Pages Read: 1,614
Total of time Read: 19.5 (I forgot to keep track at the end....estimating)

Completed Books:
October Fest (The Murder-By-Month Mysteries) by Jess Lourey One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #3) by Ilona Andrews Stone-Cold Fox (Mai Hayashi #1) by Hailey Edwards Never Never Part Two (Never Never, #2) by Colleen Hoover Never Never Part Two (Never Never, #2) by Colleen Hoover Mercenary Abduction (Alien Abduction, #4) by Eve Langlais Whisper of Bones (Widow's Island #3) by Melinda Leigh Bred in the Bone (Widow's Island #4) by Kendra Elliot Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List by Janette Rallison

Completed Challenges:
Six Word Story about "spooky season" - I chose to use the themes from my books:
Murderers, Aliens and Exes wreaking havoc!

Bingo:



message 47: by Elyse (new)

Elyse (weezie40er) | 1339 comments Welcome back. Angie!


message 48: by Nádia (new)

Nádia Batista (booksbynadia) | 78 comments Hello Angie :) Have you had the chance to do some reading on this wonderful day? Welcome to Hour 12!


message 49: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Hey ladies! I have been reading, but haven't taken the time to update my stats!


message 50: by Angie ☯ (new)

Angie ☯ | 131 comments Challenge - Six Word Story

Six Word Story about "spooky season" - I chose to use the themes from my books:
Murderers, Aliens and Exes wreaking havoc!


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