April 2020, readathon

Hour 12 – Who are You Reading With?

Welcome to hour 12 readers, I’m Paula ( @kneadyreader ) back with you for this last hour before the halfway point.

Crazy time to be alive, isn’t it?

Even for those of us who are homebody introverts, this is starting to seem like a little TOO much alone time.

Are you reading all by yourself today? Is there anyone else at home, reading or not, keeping you company? Are you trying to connect with other readers, via social media, talk, text or video chat?

My readathon buddy

Here at my place, it is just me and November, the kitty. She isn’t much of a conversationalist, really doesn’t respond to questions or care if I wax poetic about my reading material, but she does her part to keep my lap warm and protected.

Who are you reading with today? Who do you WISH you were reading with today? Who do you WISH wasn’t at home with you during quarantine so you could just read in peace? Let me know in the comments and at the end of the readathon I will choose a random comment and contact you about a prize.

For now, move around a little, get the blood pumping and get back to your reading.

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Check out the mini-challenges ANY TIME YOU WANT! 

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook groups!

Watch for posts and stories on our Instagram!

Tag your posts with #readathon on all your social channels

October 2019, readathon

Hour 12 – Plot-driven versus Character-driven Books

Hi there,

This is Juli again from ich lese. I thought we could talk about plot-driven versus character-driven books during this hour. Simply as that, do you have a preference? I am a huge mood reader, and while I generally prefer character-driven or language-based stories, I have a real craving for a page-turner once in a while, especially in the winter months or during vacation. 

I know, ideally, we have a bit of both, but for this argument, let’s just assume you have to choose one over the other. Give me your thoughts in the comments below! And also give me your examples! This girl needs more books on her TBR 😉

ich lese

 

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!

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Check out the mini-challenges ANY TIME YOU WANT! 

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook groups!

Watch for posts and stories on our Instagram!

Tag your posts with #readathon on all your social channels!

October 2018

Hour 12 – Read Like a Champ!

Congratulations! You’ve made it to Hour 12! Word after word, page after page, you’ve kept going through  afternoon slumps, interruptions from extroverts, and finding the bottom of the chip bag. But you remain undeterred, reading like a champ!

As a mark of our progress, I think we all deserve breather, a moment to reflect on our accomplishments thus far. . . . Just kidding! 12 more hours to go, my friends! Open that new bag of Twizzlers, grab that Red Bull, and tell that extrovert to hush and just let you read. We have a job to do.

Don’t forget to fill out the Mid-Event Survey! You can post your answers directly in a comments below or just post a link to wherever you’ve post your answers on the Bookternet.

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?

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Check out the mini-challenges ANY TIME YOU WANT! 

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook groups!

Tag your posts with #readathon on all your social channels!

July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 12

Hour 12! Hour 12! WE’RE HALFWAY! This is Andi from Estella’s Revenge again, and I can’t believe how time flies. I know I say that a lot, but it’s true here and in life. I’m not sure about you, but flipping the time on the Readathon has REALLY made it fly! I slept a few hours, but I’m back and ready to read. Coffee has been had, and I’m on to an audiobook…DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland!

What are you reading now?

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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 Reverse Readathon so far?

Enter your link below or answer in the comments!

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

Join the CHEERS TO BOOKS Challenge here.

Visit your fellow readers at this page!

April 2018

Hour 12 – Halfway There Laugh Break!

Hey, y’all! I’m Dana and I will be with you for the next couple of hours. Can you believe that we are already at hour 12?! Time flies when you’re having fun.

I’ve been a co-host many times now and my favorite post I have ever done and the one that has gotten the most participation is the funny bookish memes post. So show me your best funny meme that has anything to do with reading, books, marathons etc. Here are a couple that I love.

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?

Prize Winners!

Lynne Archambeault-Smith

Carol’s Notebook

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Participate in our Mini-Challenges ANY TIME! They are located HERE, and they are all open for the entire 24 hours of the event! 

If you see your name announced as an hourly prize winner, visit the PRIZES page to claim.

Enter your finished books into the 1 MILLION PAGES DATABASE!

October 2017

Hour 12 – HALFWAY!

Welcome to Hour 12 – we’re halfway there! ***throws confetti*** I’m Dana and I’ll be hanging out for the next few hours. How is it going so far? Everyone doing well? It’s time to fill out our Mid-Event Survey so here goes…

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?

Keep up the great work everyone! See you soon!

Mini Challenges

Mid-Event Survey

Make New Friends (Goodreads)

Readathon Mad Libs

10 Years in 10 Books

Prize Winner

Flutterbye80

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If you see your name announced as an hourly prize winner, visit the PRIZES page to claim.

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2017

Hour 12 – Half Way There!

It’s Julianne from Outlandish Lit BACK for a final hour of readathon co-hosting goodness. We are officially at the half-way point of the readathon!!

In this day and age, you’ve got to multi-task to survive. There are SO MANY things going on in everybody’s lives. You’ve got your real life, you’ve got your online life, you’ve got your job, you’ve got your side hustle, you’ve got your other side hustle, you have to sleep sometimes, etc. etc.

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So I just want to commend you all for taking some time for yourself to focus on one thing that you love to do: reading. And hey, if you’ve got to multi-task just to keep a household running or pets alive (or maybe you have to work a little today like I did this morning), just know that we’re all still so proud of you for finding whatever time you can to participate in the readathon. You’re all amazing!! Let us know how you’re doing with the mid-event survey below. Make some friends by using hashtag #readathon wherever you’re social media-ing. I’ll be on the @readathon twitter one more hour if you want to kvetch about things getting in the way of your reading or tell me all about your accomplishments!!

 

 

Mid-Event Survey! (add link or comment below)
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?

Mini-Challenges

Mid-Event Survey!

Still Going

One Night Reads

Solve and Share

Give!

This season we’re putting an emphasis on spreading bookish good deeds! See our GIVE! page for more details about how you can get involved! 

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

October 2016

Hour 12 – Coffee Is Your Best Friend

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HOUR 12 IS UPON US, MY FRIENDS! And if you’re looking at this post right now, you’re kick-butt because you’ve made it to the halfway point and you’re still here! YAY YOU!

I apologize to the non-coffee drinkers amongst us, but right about now you’re needing something to keep you going! Since everything else is illegal, YAY FOR COFFEE!  Not hating on tea but coffee is just boss, and this post is to encourage coffee-lovers to pour another cup! There’s actually a lot of encouraging research pointing to the fact that coffee is pretty darn good for us–in moderation, of course.

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If you’d like to take a break and read about coffee (it’s still reading and it counts!), feel free to check out the links below:

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DISCLAIMER: Of course, friends, don’t drink more coffee than is right for you. And remember to rest and sleep up well when the ‘thon concludes! We don’t want anyone getting sick or having severe read-a-thon jetlag. This post does NOT in any way encourage the over-consumption of coffee or caffeine. Enjoy responsibly! 😉

Enjoy your cup and get back to kickin’ those pages! It’s been fun hosting Hours 11 & 12 but I’m signing off. Now I must get back to my own reading and my lovely java juice. Cheers!

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?

Click below to link up!

Mini-Challenges

Mid-Event Survey!

Plan a Bookish Party

Red, White, and Blue Books

Prize Winners

Royal Book Review

Lovely Bookshelf

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

April 2016

Hour 12 – You Can’t Read All Day…If You Don’t Start in the Morning!

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ReaderbuzzHowdy! Hola, amigos. Hi, y’all!

It’s me, Deb Nance from Readerbuzz. I’m here to co-host the Readathon for the next two hours.

Am I ever ready to co-host?! I spent last week at the Texas Library Association Conference in Houston. I read books. I talked books. I ate and slept books.

 

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Here are the 275 free books I brought home from the conference. I certainly have a few books to choose from during the readathon!

One session I attended at TLA was moderated by Teri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller. You know these folks, don’t you? They are the Nerdy Book Club. They shared some cool reading thoughts with us and I just had to share some with you:

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And…

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Give yourself a huge round of applause. You made it halfway! Awesome. On to the Mid-Event Survey Mini-Challenge!

See you next hour!

Take care,

Deb Nance 🙂

 

Mini-Challenges

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 here

Still Going

Alphabet Soup

Character Destination

Prize Winners

http://bogvalg.blogspot.dk/

Amanda Van Tassell

Diana Curtis

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

October 2015

Hour 12 – I’m Really Proud of You

Hey-o, friends! Kerry here from Entomology of a Bookworm, and I’m so excited to be co-hosting for the next two hours.

SO: Hour 12. We approach the halfway point. Some of us have napped, most of us have snacked, all of us have read. Take a minute to get up and stretch your legs and move around a bit. Have a bite to eat (it’s dinnertime in my time zone, after all!).

You do you, folks. No judgement here.

Take the mid-event survey (below) and enter a few of the current mini-challenges.

And then, back to the books!

I will not apologize for an abundance of Parks & Rec gifs.

If the links below don’t work immediately, forgive us! Sometimes the permalinks we receive expire or need updating at the last moment. We’re on it! 

Mini-Challenges

Mid-Event Survey

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?

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Still Going

Prize Winners

CLAIM YOUR PRIZE HERE!

Now you can celebrate the Readathon year-round with Dewey’s swag! We use the earnings to cover charges associated with prize shipping, customs charges, and domain costs. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!

Enter the READING RAINBOW mini-challenge all day long!

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