April 2020, readathon

Hour 22 – The Many Friends Made Around the World!

Hello Readathon Friends, this is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. We are in our final three hours…

Continuing from where I left off in recollecting… Since that first readathon so many things have changed! April 2012 marks the first time I volunteered to co-host. I was assigned to the final 3 hours of the readathon and I have been co-hosting them ever since then (17 readathons). Back then it was Ashley and Lu hosting the event. That seems forever ago!!! The next readathon was the first one I received an email from Andi and discovered the amazing woman she is! October 2014 is the first readathon where we had the Goodreads Group. In April 2016, I received a request to have a facebook group and Andi and Heather gave the go ahead to start that group. In October 2017, Gabby joined in Moderating the Goodreads Group and she has been bring her fun and creativity to the group ever since. Gabby volunteered to help me out with one of these posts so you get to meet her next hour!

One of the other highlights of this event has been meeting so many amazing readers. Over on the Goodreads Group, there is Leni, who always involves her whole family, and the two other Kate’s I met earlier this week who also read and knit. On Facebook there are readers filled with ideas for Bullet Journal Spreads and suggestions for book. I’ve met so many wonderful people that have made this event so memorable. I know that in the coming years, I will get a chance to meet many more.

What are your best Readathon memories? Have you met any other reader you’ve just clicked with?

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October 2019, readathon

Hour 22 – Would You Rather?

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Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook (don’t bother looking visiting. I haven’t posted in ages!) and I’m here to get you to the end of the readathon! It’s so crazy to think we are in the final three hours. Overall, this has been a really successful readathon for me. I’ve finished three books (two of which were previously started) and started two others.

These last few readathons have been crazy for me and since the April Readathon, my life has completely changed. I got married in June and moved in July and got a puppy in August. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on things and as I was doing so, I was thinking about readathon. I’ve been participating in readathon for 10+ years now and since that time A LOT has changed. One thing that I used to love doing was the hourly mini-challenges (not that I don’t also love this format. I spent an hour and knocked out the ones I could do). So I decided that for the last few hours, I will be posting a new mini-challenge for you to participate in the comment section, if you should like. There is no prize, this is just for fun.

The first mini-challenge idea that I thought of is a game of Would You Rather. I’m going to start by posting one would you rather. Answer which you would rather do in the comment section and if you have a would you rather post that as well. Then people can come and answer my scenario and any additional ones that are posted. The next hour will be a totally different game so make sure you come back 🙂

Would you rather only be allowed to read one book for the rest of your life (any one book of your choosing) or be allowed to read whatever books you want but after you finish each book you have to read the Twilight series before you can start a different book?

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August 2019, Reverse Readathon

Reverse Readathon Hour 22

Hey there, reader friend! This is Andi, and this #ReverseReadathon is almost DONE! If you’ve been awake this whole time, I bet you are zonked. In truth, I’m just finishing up bowling with my son’s Cub Scout pack, but by the magic of the Internet I’m here with you, too.

I guarantee I’m trying my best to listen to something bookish while I’m out, and since I can’t always get into audiobooks, sometimes podcasts are my go-to! What are you favorite bookish podcasts?

The Readathon is a long-standing tradition now–over 10 years old–and we’re always keen to cook up some new ideas. What would you love to see added to the readathon or tweaked? We’re all ears, and our next event is on October 26, 2019.

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April 2019, readathon

Hour 22 – Powernap or coffee?

Hey there,

We are in the final stretch of our 24-hour readathon fun and some of you might consider taking a nap while others might be thinking about fueling up with some good ole caffeine.

Coffee is life!
Is it nap time, yet????

I personally have done both in the past and still haven’t quite decided which one is the better option for me. Generally speaking, I am a coffee junkie. It’s more of a comfort thing for me than an energy boost, so I don’t quite derive the caffeine-buzzing benefit from it. Yet, power napping is not my fortĂ© at all. I will end up sleeping for hours rather than minutes. So if I decide to actually sleep during the readathon, I have to set an alarm and must allot about an hour or two for these Zzzzzs.

What is your strategy? What are your favorite options to combat fatigue? Gimme all the suggestions in the comments below!

Happy staying awake and reading,

or

Happy napping,

@ichlese

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October 2018

Hour 22 – Have You Updated Your BINGO Boards???

Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook, though you may know me more as the moderator of the Dewey’s Goodreads and Facebook Groups. I am a lover of cheese and German soccer (don’t talk to me about the World Cup!). I am a cross stitcher, knitter, crocheter, and quilter. I am a Happy Planner. And an audiobook consumer extraordinaire. What about you? How would you define yourself?

I am also the co-host that hosts these final dying hours of the Read-a-Thon. I cannot believe that it is the beginning of the end.

How has your readathon gone so far? Which hours have been the hardest? How many books have you read? Have you taken a nap? I think I feel asleep three times for an hour or two each time.

Were you aware that this year we are hosting a BINGO event on the Goodreads Group? With three hours remaining, there is still plenty of time to check in and see how many of the tasks you managed to complete and if you can manage to get a BINGO… or better yet, a BLACKOUT. I am a couple squares away from Blackout and I should be able to complete those easily enough in the next few hours.

Let me know in the comments how your doing and if there is anything I can do to help you stay awake. It’s only three more hours! You can do it!!!!

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July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 22

I’m Deb Nance at Readerbuzz and I’m here to push you through to the end.

I’ve got five more tips to help you make it to the end. Try one or more of these if you are feeling tired.

  1. Bring out the tea or coffee. How about an espresso?
  2. Grab a snack.
  3. Choose an uncomfortable spot to read. Sit on the floor. Stand up for a few minutes. 
  4. Chew some ice.
  5. Set down the book and cruise to the end with an audiobook. Aren’t prepared with an audiobook? There are thousands available for free at LibriVox.

You’ve almost made it! Fabulous job! Keep going and good luck! 

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April 2018

Hour 22 – Trick to Make it Through the Night

Do you craft? Now you might be thinking “Kate, what does that have to do with readathon?” And that is a valid question.

I am an avid crafter. Cross stitching is my main vice. But I crochet and quilt as well. It’s my passion.

And within the last year, I’ve timed myself and I discovered that I am FOUR times faster at my crafting when I am listening to an audiobook that when I am watching tv. Now this might seem intuitive to many of you. But to me, it was revolutionary and eye opening. For example, last year I came just shy of reading 100 books in the year. This year, I am already at 50 books read. Or should I say audiobooks listened to.

When I craft while listening to audiobooks, I am able to dedicate a portion of my mind to just the book. Keeping my hands busy also keeps my mind focused. And for me, this is invaluable during readathon. Towards the end (like we are now), when my brain is fried and I’m not sure I can focus and keep going anymore, pulling out one of my craft projects just helps me keep going and helps keep the tiredness at bay.

So, if you feel yourself starting to fade, try pulling out a craft project of some sort, switch on an audiobook, and see if that helps at all. It might just keep you going until the bitter end. And you may just develop another hobby (PS – any craft will do. Knitting, coloring, lego building, wood carving, looming, etc)

This hours shout out and thank you goes to everyone who volunteered to host a mini-challenge or help out in some way. You are part of what makes this event so special and so fun. So thank you for doing that. Thank you to everyone who volunteered a prize. That is so incredibly kind and generous of you and we are so thankful to you.

Three more hours of reading! We can do this!!!

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October 2017, readathon

Hour 22 – Years Five and Six

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 Five – 2012:

The 2012 #1 book was The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now, I know this is probably going to get me stoned or something… but I honestly really disliked this book. I know, a lot of people cried over this book. For me, I could barely force myself to finish it. Its just not my cup of tea…. sorry.

Year Six – 2013:

 

The 2013 #1 book was Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I haven’t read this book so I can’t really offer any opinion on whether it is #1 worthy. I loved The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith that was from that year.

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? 2014 and 2015. No sneak peeking 🙂

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April 2017

Hour 22 – 8 Down and 7 to Go

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the remainder of this event! You are doing so great! Don’t give up now!!!

I would like to take a moment and thank all the mini-challenge hosts. Aren’t these all so much fun? And without so many people volunteering to to host a mini-challenge, we would not be able to do this by ourselves. And all these mini-challenges are part of what makes this event so unique and so much fun! Isn’t the book community so amazing? I hope that you’ve had a lot of fun, because I know I certainly have.

Battle of the Genres – Survivor Style

In case you missed the last update, let me briefly tell you what is going on here for the rest of the readathon. This year, during these last four hours, we are playing Survivor, Genre style. The contestants (16 of the top genres according to goodreads) are up for a vote 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 be eliminated. YOU ARE VOTING ON THE GENRES YOU LIKE THE LEAST! 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.

We are now onto round 2 of voting. Half of the genres have been voted off the shelf. But half of them are still holding out hope. For this round, you can vote for four genres you want eliminated from this competition. This uses the honor system, so please don’t select more than four. So pick the four genres you love the least. The options are up to you. But at a quarter till the top of the hour, only four will remain, so choice wisely!

Voted off the shelves:

  • Romance
  • Classics
  • Manga
  • Paranormal
  • Non-Fiction
  • Horror
  • Poetry
  • Religious
Round 2 – Please vote for up to 4 genres that you wish to be voted off the shelves!

Contemporary Fiction

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Young Adult

Mystery

Historical Fiction

Adventure

Children / Middle Grade

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Draw It Out

Still Going

Picture Perfect

That Escalated Quickly

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October 2016

Hour 22 – 8 Remain…

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This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I will be your cohost for the remainder of this event! You are doing so great! Don’t give up now!!!

I would like to take a moment and thank all the mini-challenge hosts. Aren’t these all so much fun? And without so many people volunteering to to host a mini-challenge, we would not be able to do this by ourselves. And all these mini-challenges are part of what makes this event so unique and so much fun! Isn’t the book community so amazing? I hope that you’ve had a lot of fun, because I know I certainly have.

Genre Election

In case you missed the last update, let me briefly tell you what is going on here for the rest of the readathon. 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.

We are now onto round 2 of voting. Half of the genres have acknowledged that they won’t be the Supreme Genre. But half of them are still holding out hope. For this round, you can vote for four genres. This uses the honor system, so please don’t select more than four. So pick the four genres you love best. The options are up to you. But at a quarter till the top of the hour, only four will remain, so choice wisely!

Round 2 – Please select 4 genres only! Thank you!

Fantasy

Young Adult

Mystery

Science Fiction

Manga / Graphic Novels

Contemporary Fiction

Romance

Paranormal

 
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Book-a-Crostic

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All You Can Eat Buffet

Prize Winners

pattycakess20 

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