April 2020, readathon

Hour 21 – Twenty-two Readathons Ago…

Hello Readathon Friends, this is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. And I am here to finish this readathon out with you all.

Like many of you, I was blown away with Andi and Heather announced that this was to be their last readathon. Readathon has defined my adult life and this announcement flooded me with memories. I immediately visited my old book blog that hasn’t been updated since November 2017… the whole reason I even created a book blog was to participate in the 24 hour Readathon. I’ve seen a lot of people talk about being able to make it the whole 24 hours a couple times, so what I am about to say will hopefully comfort those who feel like they have failed… my very first readathon, I took a 16 hour “nap”. I only read for a total of 7 hours. You can read about that disaster here if you want. Later readathon memories next hour…

Heather and Andi – Thank you so much for 7.5 years of amazing Readathons to participate in. It has been such a pleasure getting to work with you and getting to know you. I hope you enjoy your time on the other side of this event. You will certainly be missed on the organizational side ūüôā

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April 2020, readathon

Hour 20 – why do you show up?

Hi there,

This is Juli from ich lese once more.

Last hour we chatted about the weird spots we’ve spent our past readathons. This hour I thought we could talk about what inspires us each year, or even twice a year, to participate in this 24 hour readathon.

I wrote a post for Dewey’s readathon’s 10 year anniversary and I really think that sums it up nicely: reading often makes me feel nostalgic and reminds me of simpler times when I was a child and books were my (often only) friends. But on top of this, and probably more importantly, I’m deeply inspired during every readathon on how people truly show up. We have some who can barely make time to pick up a book any other day but will do so for the readathon. We have some who make it a family affair, some who read for charity, some who break personal records, some who will read the entire 24 hours, and some whose main purpose is to cheer on the readers. This community is incredible. It gives people like me a home. And honestly, not just twice a year but really all 365 days. Both the Facebook and the Goodreads groups are super active throughout the year. After each readathon, I compile long lists of books to be added to my TBR based on what fellow readers suggest here and when I finally get to one of those books I am reminded of you guys. I personally have taken up reading for various charities in the past based on what I’ve seen people do during the readathons. I stay motivated throughout the 24 hours because I know that there are millions (let me believe this number is true) reading at the same time. I can feel the energy even though I am physically removed from everyone else. And thus, every readathon I show up for this! This community. This collective. This energy.

What motivates you? What inspires you to be here? Leave your reply or any memories you’d like to share in the comments.

Happy reading!

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October 2019, readathon

Hour 21 – OUTSIDE

Hey y’all, still Flavia here. So we are 21 hours into this readathon and for some of us, OUTSIDE is a foreign word by now.

So I challenge you to interact with the outdoors. For us Europeans and people even further to the East going outside can be a great option to listen to an audiobook or even keep reading physically. (Only if you want to obviously.)

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But for a lot of you it is the middle of the night or it might be raining or you might just wanna stay in.

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So consider letting the outside in for a bit. Open the window, get some of that great stuff called oxygen.

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Or even just look outside. What’s going on there? Is it eerily empty and quiet? Let me know how it’s going for you.

You can also find me on twitter @misselectia or Youtube and Instagram at flaviaaalouise.

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October 2018

Hour 21 – Juice up!

Welcome to hour 21!! Can you believe the end is near? Just four hours left to read. Time just flies by when you have your head in a book and are in great company!

How are your eyeballs feeling? Your body? Are you getting tired yet? Maybe now is the time to do some stretching.

If you don’t drink coffee and are out of caffeinated tea, go open your fridge and find some veggies. You can either make a delicious juice or eat them raw. One of my favorite juices are made from apples, beetroot and carrots. It ends up being a lovely red, almost purple, color. I usually spice it up with a touch of ginger.

If juices aren’t your thing, you can also make¬†tasty smoothies or even a Bloody Mary (no judgement here!). Whatever suits you best.

Before I go, let’s all thank Heather and Andi for this amazing event. Thank you, you’re doing an amazing job year after year!
Alright, that’s me signing off for now. You can find me over on Twitter as well as on Instagram. Come say hi!

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April 2018

Hour 21 – The End is Nigh

Hello Readathoners! Anyone who has been doing these readathons for a while know that when I show up as the co-host, we are in the final stretch. I’ve been co-hosting the final hours of the readathon since April 2012. So that is 6 years (or 12 readathons) now. So, hello my lovelies! We are nearing the end.

Let me start out with telling you a bit about myself. I am 29 and live in beautiful Northern California. I am currently in a major cozy mystery binge, but my favorite genre is Fantasy. My favorite author is Brandon Sanderson and I will read anything he writes <3. This is the first readathon in YEARS where I don’t have several exotic cheeses and a wonderful crockpot soup to munch on, so I have to admit that I am a bit out of my element. This is also the first readathon that I haven’t used my blog (that I only dust of for readathons). Anyone else trying different things this time around? Anything work well for you all? I want my soup back!

In addition to co-hosting these final hours, I am also the moderator of the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Goodreads Group. Gabby (my fellow moderator) and I have been hosting a fun Scavenger Hunt this year. It is a group effort. So if you’re needing a small break from reading, why don’t you take a look over there and see if you can fit in any of the books that you’ve read. It is a lot of fun!

Before I let you all go for the rest of the hour, I want to take a moment to thank all of my fellow co-hosts who have taken some time out of their readathons to host a few hours. I want to extend this thanks to my group of co-moderators on the Goodreads page who spend an hour engaging with fellow readers. I really don’t know what we would do without you. ūüôā

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October 2017, readathon

Hour 21 – Years Three and Four

Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from¬†Kate’s Book Nook.

This year, in honor of the 10 year anniversary, I decided to do something different. We will be going into the time machine and looking at the top books from the past ten years. Now, I know, these types of lists can be controversial. So for this list, I will be referencing Goodreads Most Popular Books published by year. It takes all the books published in any given year and calculates how many people added that book. I will link each years list so that if you wish to see what else was popular that year, you can.

Year 3 – 2010:

And in 2010, we round off the trilogy with Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins as the #1 book. This one was my least favorite one. But still, I appreciate a series that doesn’t drag out over years and years.

Year Four – 2011:

The #1 book in 2011 was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This is where I will admit I diverge (hahaha – get it) from the list. I wasn’t a huge fan of this series. I think my vote went to Rick Riordan’s Son of Neptune that year. I love the Percy Jackson books.

Do you agree or disagree with these selections? See others in the list you think are more deserving? Let me know in the comments. Next up? 2012 and 2013. No sneak peeking ūüôā

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April 2017

Hour 21 – Battle of the Genres… Survivor Edition

Hi Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. I am going to be with you for the rest of this wonderful ride! I’ve been co-hosting this time slot for several years now. I love it. I also moderate the Dewey’s Readathon Facebook and Goodreads group and have loved talking to so many of you in the lead up to this readathon (as well as over the years that I have moderated those groups). If you haven’t joined them, you really should. So much fun!I love getting to know all of you. ¬†So let me tell you a bit about myself. I am 28 years old and live in Northern California. I am a lover of books from all genres (currently going through a historical fiction phase). I am also an avid cross stitcher, crocheter, and quilter (thank goodness for audiobooks that allow me to combine hobbies. This year alone, I have already listened to over 50 audiobooks). ¬†I am a huge fan of cheese (Fontina, Harvati, and Gouda were on the plate today) and I like some salami to go with it. But one time I put peanut butter (another favorite food) on a saltine cracker and then put some cheese on that… it was so good. And now that you know some about me, I would love to get to know you. So leave a comment and tell me about yourself and your hobbies.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have put aside some of their reading time¬†and done some cheerleading today. You all¬†are like a breath of fresh air. Just when one is beginning to get tired and weary and it seems like you might want to quit, you pop up with a word of encouragement. I know we didn’t have¬†official cheerleaders and so we have all had to step up to the plate and do some cheering on our own. Thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Battle of the Genres – Survivor Style

Anyone who has been around for the final hours knows that I love to do random facts of the hour every hour. But last October I decided to mix things up and host an election of book genres to determine who would reign over all the other genres. And the winner was… FANTASY. This election was a big hit and many of you asked if it would be repeated again. So I have decided to bring it back… only with a slight twist. This time you will be voting on your LEAST FAVORITE genre and whichever ones receive the most votes will be eliminated (think of the tv reality game show Survivor where you vote people off the island). The last genre standing will be crowned the winner of the Battle of the Genres. ¬†The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for vote. They have made their cases and now you, the members of the jury, have to decide who does not deserve to move on. After each round of voting half of the contestants will continue to the next round and half will be eliminated. I will tally the votes at quarter to the hour so I have time to make the next poll. You are allowed to select up to 8 options. This will function on the honor system as I don’t have a way to control that. But please, respect the system. No cheating for the genre of your choice. I hope that you all enjoy this and don’t take it too seriously. It is all meant to be in good fun.

Select your LEAST favorite genre: You may pick up to 8 genres

Contemporary Fiction

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Romance

Young Adult

Mystery

Classics

Historical Fiction

Manga / Graphic Novels

Paranormal

Non-Fiction

Horror

Adventure

Poetry

Children / Middle Grade

Religious Fiction / Non-fiction

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October 2016

Hour 21 – 16 Candidates Step Up to the Plate

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Hi Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. I am going to be with you for the rest of this wonderful ride! I’ve ben co-hosting this time slot for several years now. I love it. I love getting to know all of you. ¬†So let me tell you a bit about myself. I am 28 years old and live in Northern California. I am a lover of books from all genres (currently going through a legal thriller phase. And fantasy). I am also an avid cross stitcher, crocheter, and quilter (thank goodness for audiobooks that allow me to combine hobbies). And I also love the odd computer game or two. Civilization 6 came out on Friday. I pre-ordered it but have yet to play it because I’ve been wrapped up in Dewey. But I can’t wait to play it. lol. And now that you know some about me, I would love to get to know you. So leave a comment and tell me about yourself and your hobbies.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have put aside some of their reading time¬†and done some cheerleading today. You all¬†are like a breath of fresh air. Just when one is beginning to get tired and weary and it seems like you might want to quit, you pop up with a word of encouragement. This is the first time that we haven’t had official cheerleaders and so we have all had to step up to the plate and do some cheer on our own. Thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Genre Election

Anyone who has been around for the final hours knows that I love to do random facts of the hour every hour. Well this year, I have decided to mix things up a little bit. If you are alive and have access to the internet, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that there is an election happening right now in America. But even if you haven’t noticed, I’m sure you’ve been involved in some kind of election at some point in your life (local or school election or church election, etc). So this year, during these last four hours, we are going to hold our own election. The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for election on which genre is the preferred genre for readathoners. After each round of voting half of the contestants will continue to the next round and half will “drop out” of the election. I will tally the votes at quarter to the hour so I have time to make the next poll. I hope that you all enjoy this and don’t take it too seriously. It is all meant to be in good fun.

 

Selection Your Favorite Genres

Contemporary Fiction

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Romance

Young Adult

Mystery

Classics

Historical Fiction

Manga / Graphic Novels

Paranormal

Non-fiction

Horror

Adventure

Poetry

Children / Middle Grade

Religious Fiction / Non-fiction

 
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April 2016

Hour 21 – Shakespeare Week

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This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the remainder of this event! Let me tell you a bit about me. I am 27 and live in Nor-Cal (Northern California). I am a cross stitching addict and I have no intention of entering recovery. I also love quilting and am in the middle of 4 projects with a fifth planned. This is only noteworthy because I only learned how to quilt last spring.

This year, I had family from out of the country come and visit. This includes my adorable 16 month old nephew. So needless to say, I didn’t get much reading done. I did read him Goodnight Moon… I had a lot of fun today, but I will have to make up the reading portion on another day.

I want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have signed up and done some cheerleading today. You all are like a breath of fresh air. Just when one is beginning to get tired and weary and it seems like you might want to quit, you pop up with a word of encouragement. So thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Random Shakespeare Fact of the Hour

Anyone who has ever made these late night hours knows that I love to include random facts of the hour. Its just what I do. Sort of like a tradition I have with you, the participants. This has been Shakespeare’s week, so I thought that this year, I would do random facts about Shakespeare. So here is¬†a random fact for this hour:

Abraham Lincoln had three books on his desk. One of those books was the works of William Shakespeare. Random fact from Folger.edu.

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October 2015

Hour 21 – Keene on You

This is Kate from Kate‚Äôs Book Nook¬†and I will be your cohost for the remainder of this event! Let me tell you a bit about me. I am 27 and live in Nor-Cal (Northern California). I am a cross stitching addict and I have no intention of entering recovery. I also love quilting and am in the middle of 4 projects with a fifth planned. This is only noteworthy because I only learned how to quilt last spring. I am also a fan of cheese. I bought four different kinds for the readathon. Gouda, Edam, Fontina, and Brie. I buy fancy cheeses… well, at least I consider them fancy since it isn’t like cheddar or colby jack (nothing against those, but those are pretty standard where I live). ¬†Ummm, yeah, I think that is enough randomness about me. Please comment below and let me know a bit about you.

I also want to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people who have signed up and done some cheerleading today. You guess are like a breath of fresh air. Just when one is beginning to get tired and weary and it seems like you might want to quit, you pop up with a word of encouragement. So thank you for taking a bit of your time and doing that today.

Random Facts of the Hour

Anyone who has ever made these late night hours knows that I love to include random facts of the hour. Its just what I do. Sort of like a tradition I have with you, the participants. So here are a couple random facts for this hour:

  • Neil Gaiman gave up journalism because he didn‚Äôt like the fact that newspapers were making things up (and getting away with it).
  • Roald Dahl was a spy and a World War II flying ace.
  • Carolyn Keene‚Äôs name may appear in every book featuring Nancy Drew, but many authors are actually involved in the writing of these hugely popular mystery stories. Carolyn Keene is really nothing more than a pseudonym.

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