April 2022

Hour 4

How have your first 3 hours gone? Well, if you need a bit of focus to kick your reading into higher gear, now is your chance. I often find that switching books every hour or two helps me stay focused on reading, so if you are finding your mind keeps wandering, maybe try picking up the next book from your TBR for this hour-long reading sprint. Ready?

Ok, on your marks …. Get set …. Read!

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April 2020, readathon

Hour 4 – Hello, My People

Hey, y’all! It’s Memory, back for one more hour with you.

How’s the Readathon treating everyone so far? I’m sure some of you have been at this for a full three hours, while those on the West Coast (or who hate mornings–hello, my people!) might just be waking up. What’s your typical Readathon start look like? Do you set your alarm and grab a book the moment you’re semi-alert, before you even get out of bed? Do you join in whenever you happen to wake up? Let us know in the comments!

Don’t forget to fill us in on all your best Readathon memories, too, either right here, on social media, or via your own blogs. We want to hear about all the ways the Readathon has impacted you, whether this is your first ‘thon or you’ve been around since the days of Dewey. #deweymemories

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here!

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Cheer your fellow readers!

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October 2019, readathon

Hour 4 – Let’s talk spooky books!

Hey guys, it’s still Bruna here. How is your reading going so far?

It’s almost Halloween time! Do you celebrate Halloween?

Nobody really cares about this date here in Brazil, but I do like to put some decorations around the house and read some spooky books to get in the vibe.

I don’t typically like to read anything to scary, but I do enjoy a book with an atmosphere of mystery or with some witches! I also enjoy watching some classic Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus or The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Some books I’ve read that fit this vibe would be: The Wicked Deep, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, The Hazel Wood, The Girl from The Other Side (manga), Beautiful Darkness (comic).

What are some books you would recommend for this type of Halloween vibe? And are you reading anything spooky for this October readathon? Let me know in the comments!

You can also always come chat books with me over on twitter or instagram!

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August 2019, readathon

Reverse Readathon Hour 4 – Dream Book Nooks

Hey there, Readathon-ers! Jenn here from the long-defunct The Picky Girl, and I’m so excited to be here to cheer you on for Hour 4.

We talk a lot about what we’ll read and eat/drink during readathons, but I want to know where you’re reading tonight. I’m an equal-opportunity reader when it comes to location – I’ll read in the tub, in bed, on the sofa, or in a chair, here or there or anywhere! (sorry, I was getting serious Dr. Suess vibes) – but I do have a few requirements:

  • books (!)
  • comfy spot to sit
  • pillow and/or blanket
  • something to drink
  • adequate light
  • snuggly pet

I’m here to share some dreamy reading situations, so if you need a break from reading and/or inspiration for your own reading nook, click through.

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Do I read in anything as fancy as these spots? No, but it sure is fun to look.

What about you? What are your requirements for reading spots, and where are you reading tonight?

Happy Readathon,

Jenn aka the picky girl

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October 2018

Hour 4 – Gettin’ in the Zone!

Hey all! It’s Beka here to read with you for a few hours! This is my first time co-hosting but I have been doing the readathon for years! It is definitely the highlight activity of spring and fall and helps with getting some balance back in my life.

Alrighty! We are entering hour 4! How is everyone doing? By this time maybe you’ve finished a book or two, maybe dipped into the snacks?

I, for one, have always loved these hours of the readathon.

bored wallace and gromit GIF

I feel like I’m in the zone, with a book already under my belt and a whole pile to read. This year the ‘thon snuck up on my honestly and I don’t actually have a real TBR pile. But I do have a pile of books all over my house in various genres and reading levels so whatever I’m in the mood for I have. Are there any other…organic readers rather than planned ones out there. If you don’t have a TBR list what is your strategy?

Also, sadly I’m in the midst of school right now and have a ton of assigned reading that I need to catch up on. (I put the “Pro” in “Procrastination) Is there anyone else who might be taking a day of reading as an opportunity to catch up on homework? or maybe some students out there who are using today as a day to get back to fun books after too many months of school work?

Let us know how you’re doing! You are all amazing and this readathon wouldn’t be what it is without all of you wonderful, wonderful readers! Thank you for being who you are!

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Also! don’t forget to Enter your finished books into the DATABASE here! And to Check out the mini-challenges ANY TIME YOU WANT! 

Cheer your fellow readers!

Join our Goodreads or Facebook groups!

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April 2018

Hour 4 – Big Books

Hello again, Kristen here! Wow, time is flying by and I’m a little over caffeinated! I hope you’ve been reading between all that tweeting of our cute furry family members.

Now, I know we all picked our stacks and maybe tweaked it, but I do always seem to include some longer books that I later am like, can I read this whole thing in a day AND other books? I maybe focus on number of books rather than pages read (I blame Goodreads, curse you telling me I’m behind my reading challenge goal!).

But we all like Big Books, don’t we????

What a fun song and set in a school library! I always love to tell my students about how much I read on the weekend and I’m hoping to wow a couple of them with what I get accomplished today.

Speaking of kids, do we have any little readathoners participating this year? I don’t have kids of my own, but if I did, I would definitely involve them in this readathon! What are they reading? Any book suggestions for a school librarian to add to her list?

Remember to check out all the good stuff below and see you next hour (or on twitter, right now… am I going to get any reading done???).

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 4 – Set the Scene

Hello there, bookish friends! Kendra here from the Reading Women podcast and BookTube. I’ll be your co-host for the next couple hours.

“Please, Mahm, can I have s’more?”

Congrats on reaching hour 4, readathoners! Just keep flipping those pages.

Let me set the scene for you: I’m here on my couch, surrounded by books while defending my readathon snacks from my always-hungry corgi, Dylan. To me, this is the perfect reading spot. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to marathon reading, I’m all about nesting. There’s nothing like that little slice of comfort that’s just right for launching yourself into the pages of your ideal read. The armchair, the back deck, the library — whatever helps you focus and get reading.

Here in the American South, autumn is still a rumor our friends in the North keep whispering about, so I still have the option of getting a tan while reading on my back porch. Dylan can still toast his little hammies in the sun. It’s pretty much as close to perfect weather as you can get.

Whether you are inside or outside, lounging in an armchair or curled up in blanket on the floor, I hope your reading spot is the perfect spot for you. So tell me about it! Where are you reading from? And what’s your ideal reading set up?

Until next hour. xx

Mini-Challenges

Readathon Memories 

Book and Beverage

Traveler’s Log

10 Years, 10 Books

Hourly Prize Winner

Sarah @poison_2013

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April 2017

Hour 4 – Off the Shelf

It’s Elizabeth, back again for Hour 4! How have these first few hours been treating you? I always feel like I’m on a roll around this time in the event. Nothing can stop me in Hour 4. There’s so much to look forward to!

What are you pulling from the shelves today? This time last year I was getting ready to head to Scotland to run a bookstore for a week. I got my fill of organizing shelves! But back at home I recently started doing a clear out of my bookshelves and I was reminded of so many books that I’ve never gotten around to reading and I’m hoping to finish at least one of them today.

I’ll be on Twitter for the rest of the hour should you need anything, but this is my final hour and I’ll be handing things over to Emily. Happy reading!

 

Mini-Challenges

The Meet-Up

Still Going

#CoverFromMemory

Give the Gift of Reading

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 4 – Stand By Me…

FYI (4)Readathon, Pics, Twitter, Social Media, Blog A Book Etc, FayIt’s Hour 4 peeps! How has it gone so fast! So you have been absolute WIZARDS on the Twitter account so much so that I could barely keep up. With that in mind I was thinking what better than a bit of music to spur us on and some pics of my fave pics so far from the little ‘Show & Tell’!!

Seriously! WIZARDS!!!

And just because I don’t think I have ever gone through a readathon without thinking about this part in Beauty & The Beast here it is!!!

beauty & the beast, library, books, readathon, blog a book etc, fay

Sorry that my posts have been a bit shorter this year but i’m a bit busy today! I will still be on Twitter today over @BlogABookEtc and will be posting later on my blog over at Blog A Book Etc.

Take care y’all and I hope you have enjoyed my time with you – there are a whole host of other lovelies just waiting for you!

Mini-Challenges

 

Book and Snack Challenge

Bookish Other Half

Six Word Story

Prize Winners

Cinder’s Book Corner

Rachel Manwill

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April 2016

Hour 4 – Where Are You Now?

FYI (4)

Another hour has gone by and once again you are blowing up the twitter-sphere. It is just so great that you are all getting so involved as well as reading up a storm. I am quite interested to see what you guys are getting up to whether it is reading or listening, so leave your titles in the comments below. Sometimes the best place to find new books is a recommendation from someone else so peeps share the love.

The other thing that has been on my mind lately is finding places to read. Personally there is nothing better than being at home in your PJ’s with a steaming cuppa either tucked up in bed or on the sofa with fluffiest blanket you can find. But when you are out and about it can be tough to find a spot to read that is comfortable, quiet and just right. When I was younger I used to be able to zone out in coffee shops as soon as I put my headphones on, now for some reason I find this hard so I am in need of quieter, more settled digs.

Reading Spot

I have been scouring the net to find out what other people think is the perfect reading space and check out the first one. With all of those pillows and blankets as well as being right by the window for maximum light there is the bookcase behind for you to choose your next read and shelf the most recently finished.

Backyard Escapes

This one came from Pinterest and my, my how beautiful is it! Just imagine plotting up in this little hideout with a pot of tea and your latest read. No distractions but the sounds of the birds and leaves rustling! Beautiful right?!

Reading Room

This is one place that I have known about for some time now but I have yet to visit. The Wellcome Museum Reading Room is just beautiful as you can see. Surrounded by all the books you can think of and there is a cafe in the building that serves some delicious coffee and cake for those much needed break times.

Now it’s your turn, where do you read? Let me know in the comments below . . .

This is my last Hour co-hosting peeps but I will be chilling on Twitter for the rest of the day so please do feel free to hit me up!

 

Mini-Challenges

Road Trip Challenge

Still Going

Five Word Story

Our Bookish Childhoods

Prize Winners

Noelia

RaleighReads

Richard’s Readings

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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. 

Enter your finished books into the DATABASE!