April 2020, readathon

Hour 2 – It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye (reprise)

To say that co-hosting Dewey’s Readathon is one of the highlights of my life is an understatement. I have hosted this event with my best friend Andi for over 7 years. I was able to help keep a dear lady’s (Dewey for any new readers) memory, love of books, and community spirit alive for her friends and new generations of readers. I have read many amazing books and learned of billions more. It’s hard to say goodbye, but it’s not really goodbye. I’m just coming back over to your side. I’ll see you next time. As a reader.

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October 2019, readathon

Hour 2 – Blind Date with a Book

Have you ever done this? I haven’t and I really wish I would. I especially think it would be kind of cool today. If you get in a rut, and can’t get into a book, try it. Fix it so you can’t see the book you’re picking and just dive it. If it doesn’t stick, try it again. Free range reading y’all. It’s all the rage.

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October 2018

Hour 2 – Dogs and Caffeine

Are you awake yet readathoners?

Kristen from The Book Monsters here and I’ve been up taking care of my dogs for a couple hours already – they’re fed and walked and hopefully ready to let me read! I took them to the off leash dog park last night and let them run wild, so hopefully they’ll be tired most of the day today. Hopefully they will look like this:

For more cute dog and book pictures, follow me on instagram: @bookgoil

Are you reading with a furry friend today? I’ll be asking for some cuteness on Twitter for sure. ūüôā

But let’s talk caffeine – what are your caffeine plans for the day? Do you like a steaming hot cup of coffee? Tea? Or are you more of an iced person? Soda, energy drinks, or maybe you eat straight espresso beans (I prefer the chocolate covered ones)?

What’s going to keep you awake when you most need it today?

For me it’s a combo of tea and coffee. I prefer hot espresso mixed with whipped cream aka Espresso con Panna. For tea, I like chai tea when it comes to caffeinated teas. For nighttime, I choose peppermint.

So tell me, what’s your choice for caffeine today? Or … do you have another trick for staying awake?

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Check out the mini-challenges ANY TIME YOU WANT! 

Cheer your fellow readers!

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April 2018

Hour 2 – Wise Tips from the Wise

Earlier this week, I asked for Readathon Tips over at our Twitter account and BOY DID YOU DELIVER. I thought I’d share some here, because wise advice is wise.

https://twitter.com/bookishlybeauty/status/987943192967499776

And there you have it. Very wise advice.

Alas, this is where I leave you. I’ll still be around at my Twitter account @capriciousreadr and over at the Facebook page. Have a great readathon all!

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.

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October 2017

Hour 2 – Community is the Word

One of my favorite favorite FAVORITE THINGS about the readathon is the COMMUNITY.

I MEAN YOU GUYYYYYYYYYS.

Whether you’ve read with us for a few years now or are a new reader joining us for the first time, I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE. Reading, and chatting, and partying all over the world with a few hundred readers. What could be better than that? And we’ve been doing it for 10 years now!

Can you feel the love tonight people. CAN. YOU. FEEL. THE. LOVE.

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Sorry, not sorry, if I earwormed you. Mwah! Now go get reading!

Mini-Challenges

Traveler’s Log

Opening Survey

10 Years, 10 Books

Hourly Prize Winner

Jennifer @CremedelaFemme

Tessa Moon Leiseth @revtessa

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April 2017

Hour 2 – Just getting started!

You may or may not notice throughout the day that the blog is having some issues. We’ve been working on it for about 24 hours. Talked with support. Changed all kinds of things. And it hasn’t helped. Things move, but it is SUPER SLOW. Please know we’re doing all we can to make this as smooth as possible.

That out of the way, how are you doing? Are you knee-deep in a good book? Whatcha reading? Who is reading with you? Do you have a sweet fur baby in your lap? Do you have plenty of food and drinks to keep you sustained? We’re just getting started here! Start out right!

Mini-Challenges

Give the Gift of Reading

Still Going

Opening Survey!

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. 

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October 2016

Hour 2 – It’s All About the Comfort

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So, how are you doing out there? Getting comfortable? Settling in with a good book?¬†Comfort is so important today. A nice place to sit, the right amount of light, the right clothes…all go to a wonderful reading experience. Make sure you’re comfy, you’re just getting started!

Mini-Challenges

Six Word Story

Intro Survey!

Prize Winners

Leesdame

Sally Allen Books

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April 2016

Hour 2 – I’ll Be Out All Day

FYI (2)

I've got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE BOOKS.

Mini-Challenges

Our Bookish Childhoods

Still Going

Intro Meme

Prize Winners

Aleksandra Grabowicz

Jenni King

True Book Addict

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October 2015

Hour 2 – Get Settled!

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I hope you are settled in now. Snuggly cuddled up somewhere, deeply engrossed in your books. If not, what are you waiting for? Do a couple challenges and get back to it!

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

Cover Escape

Still Going

Introductory Survey

Prize Winners

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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. 

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Enter the READING RAINBOW mini-challenge all day long!

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April 2015, readathon

Hour 2 – Reader Lives

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May you have hours of wonderful lives today. Live them to the fullest.

Heather signing off. I leave you in the more than capable hands of¬†Dana from All the Reads. I’ll be on Twitter @readathon and @capriciousreadr throughout the day and at my blog at Capricious Reader. Have a blast you guys!

Mini-Challenges

Classic Words of Wisdom

Still Going

Intro Meme

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!