April 2020, readathon

Hour 23 – What motivates you to read?

Hi Everyone! My name is Gabby! I’ve been helping Kate co-moderate the Dewey’s Goodreads page for the past few years. You can find me on my youtube channel. I’m also on twitter and instagram.

With only two hours left of Dewey’s I’m sure we’ve all lost motivation to read. It’s been a long 22 hours and many of us are sleeping at this time. With 2 hours left, let’s try to muster the energy and pick up a book. What motivates you to read?

If I’m reading for leisure, I make sure to read something I know will grab my attention. Harry Potter is always a great choice. I have a tradition that I always read Harry Potter Illustrated Editions during Dewey’s. It gives me that push to start the readathon at 7am or helps me if I’m starting to feel a reading slump coming on. I also make sure to read something that excites me. I’m currently reading Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas and I’m finding it hard to set the book down. Knowing that I get to pick up a book that is action packed, fast paced, and with a great plot always motivates me to read more.

On the other hand, if I’m reading something less exciting for work (or when I was in school haha) I always have something comforting to drink while I read. Usually, a fancy iced coffee or tea. Plus I make sure to have different colored highlighters to annotate important information.

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October 2019, readathon

Hour 23 – Never Have I Ever

This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and we are in the final two hours away from wrapping up another fun event.

If you checked in last hour, you saw that we played “Would You Rather?” Personally, I’m still mentally debating that one. Only be allowed to read one book for the rest of my life would suck big time. It could potentially ruin my favorite book if that is all I had. But to think about reading the whole Twilight series over and over again just to be allowed to read a different book… well I really don’t know. I guess I would probably have to take the Twilight option… but ugh, that’s hard. I don’t know how my own brain contrived such a difficult situation.

This hour we are playing a different mini-challenge. We are playing a sort of Never Have I Ever Game. I’ll start us out with a list of 10 Never Have I Ever book related questions. You answer in the comments and if you have any “Never Have I Evers” you can add them in the comment. Feel free to answer other peoples situations as well.

  • … successfully completed a Seasonal Reading Challenge
  • … read a Harry Potter book in its entirety in one night (even though I attended several midnight release parties)
  • … completed all of the mini-challenges during Readathon
  • … read 50 Shades of Grey
  • … made a booktube video
  • … participated in the 24in48 readathon
  • … stayed up all night just to see how the book ends
  • … read during my lunch breaks
  • … read a series out of order
  • … completed all my goals for a readathon. But I have fun trying ūüôā

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October 2018

Hour 23 – Reading Challenges

Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook and I’m here for the final two hours!

Over the last year, my reading style has undergone a massive change. I used to read Young Adult exclusively. nothing else really appealed to me. But over the last year, everything changed. Now I can barely read Young Adult at all and I find myself reading mysteries a lot. I used to dislike Cozy Mysteries but now I can’t seem to read enough of them. I’ve gone through entire series!

I think that part of this is due to becoming obsessed with Reading Challenges. Now you might think, “Okay, so she is in a couple reading challenges…” but no, you would be wrong. I am in approximately 50 reading challenges. But this has been a good thing. I’ve read more books this year than I ever have before! I’m on track to reading 150 books this year and I’m contemplating upping my goal next year to 200.

In the past, I have hosted genre competitions during these final hours, but three hours wasn’t enough time to have enough rounds of voting. But still, I wonder if we were to have to Genre competition this year, would it still come down to YA vs Mystery? I am thinking of hosting the competition during the Spring Read-a-Thon.

So let me know down below… has your reading style changed? Do you participate in reading challenges (and if so, which ones)? Has your preferred genre changed? Please let me know!!!! Only 2 hours to go! You can do it!

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April 2018

Hour 23 – Dance the Night Away

If last hours tip to do some crafts didn’t help you get your energy back perhaps what you need to do is get up and dance a bit to get some energy back in your body. Here is a video I found on YouTube that has the Top 10 Dance Songs of All Time. Now, I’m not sure I agree with all of these, but I did find myself dancing in my seat a bit.

I hope that helped you to get a bit of energy. I know that it is getting rough at this point. We’ve been at it for 22 hours and our beds and sleep is calling to us. But just try to fight it a little bit longer. We’re so close to the end of the event and it will be all worth it in the end.

A special thanks, this hour, to Andi and Heather, our fearless leaders. This is something that they organize and put together for us every April and October because of their shared passion and love of reading and the readathon. They aren’t paid to do this. They have very busy / demanding jobs of their own. So I just wanted to personally thank them for the time they took away from their family and jobs and lives to spend organizing an event that we all know and love. Without you, there would be no Dewey’s 24 hour readathon.

Two more hours, folks. It is crunch time! Let’s try to get some more reading in. And don’t forget to log your pages into the database!

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October 2017, readathon

Hour 23 – Years Seven and Eight

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 Seven – 2014:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was the #1 added book published in 2014. I have to say that I completely agree with this book. I listened to it on audio earlier this year and I’ve already checked it out from the library to listen to again. If you haven’t read this book, please consider doing so. The audio is fantastic if you listen to the audiobook. Particularly the radio portion.

Year Eight – 2015:

The #1 book for 2015 was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I just read this book for the first time last week. This was one of the rare instances where I watched the movie before reading the book. Maybe if I had read it when it was released and I didn’t know the ending in advance, I would have appreciated this book more.

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? 2016 and 2017. No sneak peeking ūüôā

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April 2017

Hour 23 – Fight on and Conquer!

Welcome to Hour 23!!! This is Kate from Kate‚Äôs Book Nook.¬†I will be your co-host for the last 2¬†hours.¬†If you are just rejoining us for the remain couple of hours, I would like to say ‚ÄúWelcome back!‚ÄĚ You have been missed.

I would like to take a moment to thank the wonderful hosts of this event, Andi and Heather. These are two of the most amazing people in the history. They spend nearly the full year planning the event for us and taking care of things that occurred after the last event. Without all their hard work, this event wouldn’t be half the one it is. Thank you, ladies. We all owe you so much!

Battle of the Genres – Survivor Style

In case you missed the last couple of 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 3¬†of voting. 75% of the genres have been voted off the shelf. But four of them are still holding out hope. For this round, you can vote for two genres you want eliminated from this competition. This uses the honor system, so please don’t select more than two. So pick the two genres you love the least. The options are¬†up to you. But at a quarter till the top of the hour, only two will remain, so choose wisely!

Voted off the shelves:

  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Adventure
  • Children’s / Middle Grade
Round 3 – Please vote for your 2 LEAST favorite genres

Fantasy

Science Fiction

Young Adult

Mystery

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October 2016

Hour 23 – And then there were 4

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Welcome to Hour 23!!! This is Kate from Kate‚Äôs Book Nook.¬†I will be your co-host for the last 2¬†hours.¬†If you are just rejoining us for the remain couple of hours, I would like to say ‚ÄúWelcome back!‚ÄĚ You have been missed.

I would like to take a moment to thank the wonderful hosts of this event, Andi and Heather. These are two of the most amazing people in the history. They spend nearly the full year planning the event for us and taking care of things that occurred after the last event (like survey results and prizes). Without all their hard work, this event wouldn’t be half the one it is. Thank you, ladies. We all owe you so much!

Genre Election

In case you missed the last two 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 3¬†of voting. 75% of the genres we started with have acknowledged that they won’t be the Supreme Genre. But a quarter of them are still holding out hope. Already, some of the big genres (like Science Fiction) have fallen while Mystery and Contemporary Fiction are holding on (it was a close call between those three). For this round, you can vote for two genres. At a quarter till the top of the hour, only two will remain, so choice wisely!

Round 3 – Please only select two options!

Fantasy

Young Adult

Mystery

Contemporary Fiction

 
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April 2016

Hour 23 – A Gold Hoop

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Welcome to Hour 23!!! This is Kate from Kate‚Äôs Book Nook.¬†I will be your co-host for the last 2¬†hours.¬†If you are just rejoining us for the remain couple of hours, I would like to say “Welcome back!” You have been missed.

I would like to take a moment to thank the wonderful hosts of this event, Andi and Heather. These are two of the most amazing people in the history. They spend nearly the full year planning the event for us and taking care of things that occurred after the last event (like survey results and prizes). Without all their hard work, this event wouldn’t be half the one it is. Thank you, ladies. We all owe you so much!

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. So here is the Shakespeare fact of the hour:

Our notion of William Shakespeare’s appearance comes from several 17th-century portraits that may or may not have been painted while the Bard himself sat behind the canvas. In one of the most famous depictions, known as the Chandos portrait after its onetime owner, the subject has a full beard, a receding hairline, loosened shirt-ties and a shiny gold hoop dangling from his left ear. Even back in Shakespeare’s time, earrings on men were trendy hallmarks of a bohemian lifestyle, as evidenced by images of other Elizabethan artists. The fashion may have been inspired by sailors, who sported a single gold earring to cover funeral costs in case they died at sea.

Source: History.com

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October 2015

Hour 23 – ALMOST THERE!!!!!!

Welcome to Hour 23!!! This is Kate from Kate‚Äôs Book Nook.¬†I will be your co-host for the last 2¬†hours.¬†If you are just rejoining us for the remain couple of hours, I would like to say “Welcome back!” You have been missed.

Anyone else a bit surprised by some of those books in the infographic above? Or at least in the order in which they appear?

I would like to take a moment to thank the wonderful hosts of this event, Andi and Heather. These are two of the most amazing people in the history. They spend nearly the full year planning the event for us and taking care of things that occured after the last event (like survey results and prizes). Without all their hard work, this event wouldn’t be half the one it is. Thank you, ladies. We all owe you so much!

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. So here are a couple random facts for this hour:

  • Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, was a descendant of one of the Salem witches. Bradbury was descended from Mary Perkins Bradbury, who was sentenced to be hanged in 1692 but managed to escape before her execution could take place.
  • The earliest recorded use of ‘wicked’ to mean ‘cool, good’ is from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. The source for this is theOxford English Dictionary, but of course there may be an earlier instance of the word which is yet to be discovered. Fitzgerald’s first novel also provides us with the first known uses of the words ‘T-shirt’ and ‘daiquiri.’
  • Aristophanes’ play Assemblywomen contains the longest word in Greek. It has 171 letters and is the name of a fictional food dish. It is:¬†Lopado¬≠¬≠temacho¬≠¬≠selacho¬≠¬≠galeo¬≠¬≠kranio¬≠¬≠leipsano¬≠¬≠drim¬≠¬≠hypo¬≠¬≠trimmato¬≠¬≠silphio¬≠¬≠parao¬≠¬≠melito¬≠¬≠katakechy¬≠¬≠meno¬≠¬≠kichl¬≠¬≠epi¬≠¬≠kossypho¬≠¬≠phatto¬≠¬≠perister¬≠¬≠alektryon¬≠¬≠opte¬≠¬≠kephallio¬≠¬≠kigklo¬≠¬≠peleio¬≠¬≠lagoio¬≠¬≠siraio¬≠¬≠baphe¬≠¬≠tragano¬≠¬≠pterygon.

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!¬†

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April 2015, readathon

Hour 23 – Don’t Quit Now!!!!

Welcome to Hour 23!!! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook.¬†I will be your co-host for the last 2¬†hours.¬†You are almost there. The end is in site. Believe in yourself. You can do it!!!!

I would like to take a moment to thank¬†the wonderful hosts of this event, Andi and Heather. These are two of the most amazing people in the history. The spend nearly the full year planning the even for us, even when we aren’t seeing blog updates. They always go above and beyond the call of duty to give us this even that I know many of us spend months looking forward (probably 6 months… from the minute the prior one ends). Without all their hard work, this event wouldn’t be half the one it is. Thank you, ladies. We all owe you so much!

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. So here are a couple random facts for this hour:

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