April 2021, readathon

Hour 12 – We’re Halfway!!!


Hi Y’all this is Elizabeth again from youtube or you can also catch me on twitter and instagram @elizabethgreads . I have great news. Wether you have read alot or just started reading for the day we have made it to the halfway point. Congratulations everyone on an amazing readathon so far.

I want to encourage everyone to celebrate the moment. Throw yourself an impromptu dance party or better yet celebrate with the rest of the community over at the twitter party thats being hosted by @kaitplusbooks right now.

I thought I would keep this update post short so we can all maximize the time we have left today. Please update us with your reading and readathon adventures by doing the biannual mid-event survey.

My Current read is Dep. of Speculation by Jenny Offil

Happy reading Y’all. Thanks for making this Dewey’s 24 hour readathon fun and amazing.

Mini-Challenge:

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Link up below or leave a comment!

Twitter Party – Hosted by Kait

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Check out the Bingo Board!

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook or Reddit groups!

Watch for posts and stories on our Instagram!

Tag your posts with #Readathon on all your social channels

April 2021, readathon

Hour 11- Getting Fresh Air During a Readathon

Hi Everyone this is Elizabeth from Elizabeth G Reads on youtube but you can also find me over on twitter and instagram @elizabethgreads . The dewey’s 24 hour readathog is one my favorite readathons and I look forward to it every year. I hope Dewey’s 24 hour readathon is going well for everyone so far. For Hour 11 I wanted to encourage everyone to refresh themselves by getting some fresh air.

Take a Walk outside

I find that taking a walk and excerise in general tends to give me a quick jolt of energy. If you want to get some reading in you can also have a book in your ear and listen to an audio book. I also find a quick walk to some upbeat music is good reading break. Its spring (here in the northern hemisphere) so taking time to enjoy the birds chirping and spring wild flowers is also a great idea. If your in the southern hemisphere happy fall.

Read Outside

If you have the ability to I recommend reading outside. If you’ve never been brave enough let me reassure you that its a great way to relax. Take a blanket out to the park and a big bottle of water and enjoy of good book. In my home town we had an old damn that I loved to readout and listen to the wonderful sounds of water fall and bird’s songs.

If you have a patio or balcony take full advantage of this luxury. I love siting in my chair a reading. Pro tip during mosquito season a citronella candle is a must. This winter I put up some string lights and in addition to the cozy ambiance its the perfect light for reading at night.

My current favorite reading spot

Open a Window

Right now in Houston Texas the weather is absolutely the perfect temperature. At the right hours opening the windows and letting a breeze through not only good for getting some fresh air but it cools my place down without using the costly AC. If you don’t have a patio or balcony sitting by an open window is a similar to reading outside.

The Virtual Outside

If the weather is bad or local restrictions don’t allow for some outside time you can give yourself a vitrual outside expereince. I love reading with a beautiful asmr youtube video air steaming on my TV. Here are two of the ones I’ve been loving recently.

The first one is a lovely spring country side with lovely wildflowers and birds sing.

For a more bookish experience how about taking a trip to the black lake.

Happy reading everyone and I hope this readathon brings y’all as much happiness as its brings me.

Mini-Challenge:

BOOKISH WOULD YOU RATHER hosted by Kait

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Check out the Bingo Board!

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook or Reddit groups!

Watch for posts and stories on our Instagram!

Tag your posts with #Readathon on all your social channels

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Dewey’s 24 hour Survival Kit

I think part of the fun of Dewey’s 24 hour readathon is the prepping for the readathon.  As a Dewey’s pro I thought I would share with you what I recommend you put in your Dewey’s Survival Kit.

Your TBR Stack.
This really depends on your style it can be a lot of short books, a long book you want to make some headway on, or a mix a books your want to work though. I personally love getting a new book or two from the library or bookstore.  Right now my library only allows us to pick up holds so how’s the time to reserve those books!

Drinks, Drinks, Drinks
The day or two before the readathon I like to go to the store and pick up some treats.  I’m a southern girl so in the spring I love having lemonade and sweet ice tea. Also I highly recommend picking out your cute mugs or cups and having those clean and ready to go (for those twitter or instagram pictures

Meals
I like keeping things simple on the day of the readathon so I’ll stick to things I’ve made beforehand or even simple meals such as sandwiches. I have also ordered pizza one year and that is always a fun treat.

All of the Snacks
I like to have a frozen treat on hand for the April readathon.  Right now I’m loving lime fruit pops. I like having fruit and veggies with humus on hand.  Also a must is some sort of salty snack such as cheese and crackers.

Reading Spot
Get your reading spots ready.  I’m loving reading on my patio right now so part of getting it reading ready is making sure I have a citronella candle ready so I can read at night without being eaten alive.

Treat Yourself
Find some way to pamper yourself.  Whether that’s reading in the bath, using a face mask, or going and getting yourself a fancy coffee find some way to relax.

Way to track your reading.
I will either journey my reading in a vlog or on instagram stories but I’ve also used a plain post it note in the past to keep track of the total number of pages I’ve read and which hours I have finished a book.

Hang out with all your fellow readers on social media throughout the readathon.
You don’t have to pick all platforms but I find instagram and twitter are both popping every year.  #readathon

I hope you all have a fantastic readathon.  You can find me on youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jD44dYQNMVTWDJkEsrejw and instagram and twitter @ElizabethGReads.