Hi Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook here with the final hourly post of this readathon.

I’m not going to lie, this post has been hard to write. I have procrastinated in every way possible. I tried to hunt down the perfect song about Change (never found it). That then lead to a binge session listening to old Taylor Swift song. I even let my husband distract me with a Romance movie (and anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like romance movies). All of this was in a desperate effort to put off writing this post. Because when I wrote this post, it all would really be over. Heather and Andi will have moved on and someone else would be at the helm.

I know that it will be alright. I’ve participated long enough to know that sometimes change is necessary. But at the same time, Andi and Heather will be missed greatly. Please join me in leaving them one final goodbye message!

As a final housekeeping note, if you’ve participated for any amount of time, you will know that I always close out the final hour of the readathon with a victory song. Whether you read for 2 hours or 22 hours or managed to pull of the full 24 hours, you are a winner! You participated in an awesome community building event! Enjoy your victory song!

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall?
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
  3. What was your favorite snack?
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!

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15 thoughts on “Hour 24 – This One Was Hard to Write…

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? Great! I didn’t finish my audiobook but I made big progress!
    Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Audiobook and sleep when I’m tired. Yep, though I was still rather tired after waking up.
    What was your favorite snack? Oven baked gluten free double chocolate cookies!
    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post No thanks, I enjoy the reading side of things over the overseeing. Happy to advertise the readathons on social media though!

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  2. How would you assess your reading overall?
    I did fantastic! I got caught up on my reading. I finished three books! Almost finished four books! I’m so happy with that!
    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
    I switched off every two hours. I listened to audiobook for two hours and I read for two hours. I did stray now and then when necessary. I also napped a bit. I was able to make it all work.
    What was your favorite snack?
    Nachos!
    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
    I would love to. Please reach out! I wish this readathon was once a month! Okay, maybe four times a year.

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  3. 1. I accomplished a bunch of my stack but ended up with more audiobook fluency that print.

    2. I didn’t have a strategy per se but it worked to fit in whatever reading I could with whatever device or book based on what I was doing.

    3. My favorite snack was by far my homemade chai tea biscotti.

    4. I’ve always enjoyed helping facilitate a question or two on the Goodreads hourly posts and could definitely volunteer for more if needed.

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  4. Goodbyes are hard. I don’t feel like I’m saying goodbye for good. I know that I saw they stated they would be back as readers. I don’t really like change much, but I’m looking forward to seeing how this goes. Thank you for all you’ve done with this amazing readathon.

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  5. Thanks Andi and Heather!

    Closing Survey

    How would you assess your reading overall? I finished a book, so a win for me

    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Main strategy was to finish my library read, so all good.

    What was your favorite snack? Oreo shake

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  6. How would you assess your reading overall?

    I was slower than usual because I picked a pretty dense read for my first book but I still feel great overall.

    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

    I picked my book possibilities ahead of time this time- clearly more than I could finish in 24 hrs, but this way everything was more structured amd I think that really helped so I didn’t waste time between books.

    What was your favorite snack?

    Hummus and carrots!

    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!

    Yes!

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  7. How would you assess your reading overall? Good. 2.5 books done. 13 hours of reading
    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Audiobooks help when life gets in the way!
    What was your favorite snack? All of them

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  8. ¿Cómo evaluaría su lectura en general? No ha estado mal
    ¿Tenía una estrategia y, de ser así, se apegó a ella? He conseguido leer los dos libros que tenía en mente, aunque esperaba que me diera tiempo a leer un cómic extra.
    ¿Cuál fue tu merienda favorita? tostada con nocilla
    ¿Quieres ser voluntario para nuestro próximo evento? ¡Estén atentos para la publicación de recapitulación! Si se me diera bien el inglés lo haría.

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  9. Thank you Andi and Heather for continuing the Read-a-thon for the past 7.5 years!! I have only been a part of this family since 2016 (4 years), but I truly appreciate that you ran the event! I look forward to reading with you in the future and to the new “torch bearers”.

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  10. – Um… this is my first time joining a 24 hours readathon, so I’m not very sure. But I always love the process.

    – No I didn’t, haha.

    -It’s a noodle! For us Indonesian, noodle is a snack. But since I had to fasting today, I only ate the noodle once.

    – I’d love to! Since I live in Indonesia (Asia), I think I can help when it’s night on Europe and America. We have more than 5 hours differences.

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  11. Andi and Heather, Thank you so much for organizing and hosting Dewey’s Readathon! I started with the April, 2018 event, and love this tradition that you have developed and nurtured all these years. Hope we will still see you here as readers in the future! Susan

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  12. How would you assess your reading overall?
    Great! I read for 22 hours which is probably the most I’ll ever read considering I need to eat and stuff

    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
    Read as long as possible, at first it was read as much as possible. But I found myself comparing to others because I don’t read very fast and skipping over things, so I changed my approach a little bit!

    What was your favorite snack?
    Definitely the milkshakes… yes multiple

    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post
    Yay! So excited for fall, hopefully we can actually go out and get books next time

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  13. Circling back to answer the closing survey!

    How would you assess your reading overall?

    Pretty darn good since I’d previously only finished 1 book in 2020 (that wasn’t a child’s picture book or a cookbook, lol)

    Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

    I did – my strategy was to stay focused and stay away from Facebook. I did pretty well.

    What was your favorite snack?

    Tough call… probably the caprese salad I ate at dinner time.

    Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!

    Probably? Depends upon the timing and whether I’m still furloughed or in a new job.

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  14. Thank you, Heather and Andi, for your dedication to the Readathon! This is about my fourth year participating, and each Readathon I am reading longer (14+ hrs this time)

    1. Definitely more focused reading this time, finished a whole book for the first time
    2. I had a stack of books to choose from, but stuck with the first book until it was finished instead of jumping from book to book
    3. A veggie and cheese/crackers plate
    4. I enjoy the reading more, so will probably just be a participant rather than a facilitator

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  15. THANK YOU, Andi and Heather for the countless hours and dedication you have given to this event over the years (this was my 17th Dewey’s). You have gone above and beyond to make the event fun, inclusive, and inspiring. It’s an absolute highlight of my year.

    And thank you, Kate and Gabby, for stepping in to take over. You guys are full of awesomeness as well!

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