October 2021, readathon

Opening Event Survey!

The readathon starts in 1 hour! Are! You! Ready!!??! Devices charged? Book stack near by? Cozy reading spot? SNACKS???

While you’re getting in position, feel free to answer a few questions so we can get to know you! You can either post your answers in the comments or share your link here or in the comments:

Opening Event Survey:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
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?

28 thoughts on “Opening Event Survey!”

  1. 1) I´m from Spain 🙂
    2) The Atlas Six is my priority (although I´ll read it in second place)
    3) Vegan jelly beans
    4) I´ve started working in a new job this week! I´m so happy
    5) I will do shorter breaks (10-15 minutes) because I know that if I stop for half an hour, that´s it for me and I will be distracted by something else.

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  2. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Madrid, Spain
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? All of the books I’ve picked
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Marshmallows
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I love writing competitions
    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 wouldn’t do anything differently. I am looking forward to relaxing this weekend.

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  3. 1) I’m from Germany.
    2) Not sure. Since I haven’t really set a TBR. 😀
    3) Always potato chips. 🙂
    Also BBQ tonight.
    4) This is my 6th year participating and maybe 10th round or something like that. I sadly have quite a few things to do this time around so I probably won’t be able to focus on reading as much.
    5) I think I shouldn’t put too much pressure on myself or force myself to read a certain book. Instead I wanna just mood read :).

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  4. 1) Norway
    2) last installment of Septimus Heap
    3) I’ve bought a fancy small lemon tart that I’m very eager for
    4) I like playing animal crossing and might log in and build a themed reading nook while audiobooking
    5) I have some better understanding of when to switch books and when to take a break now, think I’ll reach my personal goals today 🙂

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  5. 1) I’m coming from Southern CA
    2) I’m most looking forward to finishing “Dune” by Frank Herbert and starting “Vagabonds” by Hao Jing Fang
    3) Got my cheese and crackers plate all ready to go!
    4) I’m an adjunct faculty member teaching political science at a local community college. I also dabble in online book blogging, though I have a backlog of book reviews I’ve been meaning to publish on there.
    5) If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I think my goal is to keep my goals and expectations low and enjoy the time. If I can do that, I think I will have a great readathon.

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  6. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Cohoes NY
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? All of them honeslty 🙂
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Popcorn and twizzlers
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I have participated in so many of Dewey’s readathons I lost count but I look forward most to the ones in October
    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 so far from my first lol i think I will just relax and read and try not to push myself to hard and take breaks if needed

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  7. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    France
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    The Once and Future Witches
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Some fancy gummy candies
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I run an online book club that is reading through the Rory Gilmore Reading List.
    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?
    Last time I read books that I had to read. This time it’s all books I want to read.

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  8. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Newfoundland, Canada
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Enola Holmes
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Plum Frangipane cake.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m reading today with my aunt! @MaynardLara
    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? Normal sleep schedule!

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  9. 1. Newfoundland, NL, Canada; Twitter @MaynardLara, IG @lara.maynard
    2. Fangs – graphic novel
    3. Plum frangipane cake – made it last night
    4. Reading today with my niece @KelseyCanRead
    5. Most looking forward to hanging out with @KelseyCanRead

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  10. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Alvin, Texas in the US.
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Lincoln Highway
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Coffee.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a reader.
    5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’m doing this readathon spontaneously. We’ll see how that strategy goes.

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  11. 1) Albuquerque, NM
    2) Know My Name
    3)Dutch Bros. Tea
    4) Reading while dog walking today!
    5) completely winging it today, super busy, we will see how it goes..

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  12. Opening survey:
    1) reading in Houston, TX, USA
    2) Jamaica Inn – on my TBR for a long while
    3) taco dip
    4) no peanut snacks for me – severe allergy
    5) This is my 9th #readathon. Find new ways to exercise & keep active while reading.

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  13. Opening Event Survey:

    1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    DFW, TX

    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    All of them – but I am determined to finally finish a quadrilogy of YA books about the Riders f the Apocalypse this readathon. I read the first two years ago when they were released but never sat down to read the third and fourth books. I restarted from the beginning earlier this month. So I reread the first one, am halfway through the second one, and have three and four on my kindle.
    Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse, #1) by Jackie Morse Kessler Rage (Riders of the Apocalypse, #2) by Jackie Morse Kessler Loss (Riders of the Apocalypse, #3) by Jackie Morse Kessler Breath (Riders of the Apocalypse, #4) by Jackie Morse Kessler

    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    all of them

    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I’m a crochetaholic, audio book fanatic, and active cat rescuer

    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?
    try to make it through all 24 hours. I’ve only managed it once.

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  14. 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
    Romania in Europe.
    2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
    All of them, honestly!
    3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
    Tomorrow morning I’m going to Starbucks to enjoy a bagel and a great coffee.
    4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
    I am 25, working from home, and I love the MOON, reading, playing video games on PS4 and eating pasta!
    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 participated 2 years ago and it was awesome but only finished 2 books. This year I already have a full stack and an iron will!

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  15. What part of the world are you reading from? Alvin, Texas on the Texas Gulf Coast, USA
    What book are you most looking forward to? Jemisen’s The City We Became, a sci fi start to a series set in NYC.
    What snack are you looking forward to the most? Asian coffee
    What will you do differently this readathon? This is my third attempt to participate. Once I read for over 19 hours straight. This time I will be very lenient with myself and get up and move and possibly even make a trip to Houston to Half Price Books mid-day. I have a Little Free Library in my yard and one of my “patrons,” a second grader , needs a book on the superhero, Thor to plan his Halloween costume and book for school activities on Friday.

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  16. 1) I’m reading from Sudbury Ontario Canada!! Hi everyone!
    2) I’m finally finishing the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber so I’ve started with Finale today!
    3) Brownies 🙂
    4) I’m a beekeeper and while listening to my audiobook this morning, I had to finish wrapping up my hives for winter.
    5) I’m honestly just happy that I can have friends over for this readathon so we can read together!! 🙂

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  17. 1) I’m reading from Northern California.
    2) I’m continuing to read Agnes Grey and very much enjoying it.
    3) Not so much about the snackage today. Put a lasagna in the oven to keep fed.
    4) Reader/writer/artist with two snuggly book kitties and my best book boy/husband sharing the day with me.
    5) I’ve done many reading challenges in my life; but this is my first read-a-thon. I want to see if I can finish multiple books in a day… (rolls up sleeves) Looking forward to the whole experience.

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  18. 1) I’m reading from Seguin Texas, where I’m hosting a virtual program with other library members joining in on this readathon! 😀 This is my first time fully participating in Dewey’s!
    2) The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman….Picked it for a bit of a spooky read in my stack
    3) Chocolate covered strawberries!
    4)I work in a library and love to read, so you can imagine my dismay learning that librarians don’t get to read all day lol! My TBR list is never ending as I sit at the desk processing new books that come in. Today I hope to make somewhat of a dent 😉
    5) I’m pacing myself a little better this time. I think taking breaks are just as important as raging through my bookstack. I’ll enjoy this readathon a little more than the last one I did this summer

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  19. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

    Lithia Springs, Georgia (United States)

    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

    I think I’m most looking forward to finishing High Mountain Court by A.K. Mulford

    Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    I don’t really plan snacks out. I’m a mood eater and reader lol

    Tell us a little something about yourself!

    My name is Nikkie. I run a blog called Star’s Books &Tea. I’ve been blogging and writing reviews since 2013. I also love gaming, coloring, and photography.

    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 will stay more focused this time around.

    Follow me everywhere: https://linktr.ee/StarsBooksAndTea

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