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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August 2019, Reverse Readathon

Reverse Readathon Hour 1 – EMOCLEW!! Er, Welcome!

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HI THERE READER FRIENDS!!!!!! SO GLAD TO SEE YOU!!!!!

I’m Heather, co-hostess of this here Readathon and I am SO EXCITED for this. We love the Readathon, but the Reverse is special because it’s so laid back and WE GET TO READ TOO. So very very happy about ALL OF THIS.

If you’re new to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, you may be wondering, just who is Dewey? Dewey was amazing. An early book blogger, she came up with the magically idea of having a 24 hour period, where we would all get together, world wide, and just drop everything and read.

Dewey, was clearly brilliant.

Unfortunately, Dewey passed away just a few years after she created this event (and many others) and several book bloggers got together to keep it going. Andi and I inherited it a few years ago, and here we are. Thank you, again, for this marvelous day Dewey. We love and miss you!

So opening survey, now (slightly) new and improved!

1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? And what time is it where you are?

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

4) Do you have a #reversereadathon plan of attack?

5) Are you doing the readathon solo or with others?

Link up below or answer in the comments!

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August 2019, Reverse Readathon

Things To Know This #ReverseReadathon

Welcome to home base for this season’s Dewey’s #ReverseReadathon! Why do we call it reversed? Because we start at 8pm on a Friday evening in the Eastern time zone of the US whereas we’d normally begin early in the morning here in the States. This gives our international participants…especially those in Australia and the like…to enjoy a little more doable version of the Readathon.

This event is super chill by our normal standards. We post here every 2-3 hours, no prizes, very few challenges, just an extra excuse to read and a healthy dose of bookish community.

We’ll be on and off Twitter for this event, but if you’d like the most concentrated groups of readers participating, you’ll want to check out:

Our hourly Instagram challenge, the Facebook group, and Goodreads!

We’ll see you back here at start time! In the meantime, if you need your own local start, visit the Start Times page!

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Summer Reverse Readathon

Good morning! Andi and Heather here, back with a fun summer Reverse Readathon!

A reverse readathon? What does THAT mean?

It’s simple! For our lovely participants around the world, we’ll start this readathon at 8:00 PM Friday, August 2nd and run through August 3rd at 8pm, Eastern Standard time, where we normally start at 8:00 AM Saturday. Still 24 hours.

And, to give us a chance to relax and enjoy the readathon with you, we won’t be doing prizes. Just a few mini-challenges. Just reading, glorious reading, on a hot summer night and day with lots of community and fun.

Since this is still kinda new, please help us spread the word! Share wherever you participate on the internets.

Sign up below. Let’s make this a fun night and day, especially for the readers outside of North America!

July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 24

This is it folks! The final hour! Give yourselves a pat on the back or a high five! Whether you’ve been reading the full 24 hours or only here and there, you deserve it! Y’all have done amazing!

More important than anything, I do hope you’ve had fun. Then again, what could be more fun than spending a day reading books and talking to other readers about books? It’s all about the books. I do hope you’ve gotten to read some good ones and have had some good discussions. Some of my favorite Readathon moments are from sleep-deprived silliness shared with others.

There is still one last hour of reading, but I know you’ll be able to pull it off. Grab out those comic books or light reads to help you out. You don’t want to make my mistake of reading the same sentence three times without realizing it!

After that, you can input the books you’ve finished into the spreadsheet and answer the closing survey questions. But you don’t have to do them right away. Feel free to get some sleep first! And as you go to sleep this day, I hope you have pleasant dreams about books and book related topics.

 

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again?
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep in October?

Enter your link below or answer in the comments!

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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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July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 20

Gracious alive! It’s Hour 20. How are you doing? Are you going to make it? Do you need a little help in the home stretch?

I’m Deb Nance at Readerbuzz and I’ve prepared ten last-minute tips to get you through these last few hours. I’ll share five with you this hour and five during Hour 22.

    1. Open a window and let the cold air in. Or, if you are in a warmer climate (like moi) turn the air conditioner down five degrees.
    2. Take a five-minute break. Move. Try Instant Recess.
    3. Take a shower.
    4. Turn on all the lights in the house.
    5. Turn on music.

You’ve made it this far. Keep going. Don’t give up now. I’ve got your back.

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July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 18

Hey, it’s me again, Janani from The Shrinkette. It’s a little past midnight, and I’ve just brewed a pot of tea ( i.e. dumped a teabag in a mug of hot water) because my system requires a caffeine boost. How’s everyone doing so far? Are you enjoying this chilled out readathon? How’s the reverse timing working out in your timezone? Read anything amazing today?

I want to take a minute here to cheer you all for being here and participating in the readathon today. Whether you’ve read 18 minutes or 18 hours, you’re here, and I’m rooting for ya.

Now, let’s talk comics. Or graphic novels. Or sequential art. Or all of the above. I love throwing in comics into my readathon TBR, it makes for such a nice break in format and brain space. Today, I’m catching up on the last few volumes of Ms. Marvel

I love this series so much, it’s so full of heart and shenanigans, and I’m super excited for her appearance in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie.

I’m always looking for fun comics that feature cool protagonists that aren’t just dudes beating up on each other. If you’re a comics reader, let me know which ones you’re reading in the comments below! I’d love to add more to my list (not like my TBR isn’t overflowing or anything).

Also taking a moment to shoutout our wonderful hosts Andi and Heather for putting together this special edition of readathon. To paraphrase Leslie Knope, y’all are beautiful rainbow infused space unicorns. Thanks for all you do.

Okay readers, let’s rally. Only 6 more hours to go!

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July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 16

Hey there, book lovers from across the globe,

I hope everyone is enjoying this awesome upside-down, absolutely-crazy, extra-extra, reverse readathon?! I definitely am. I love switching things up, especially when it comes to reading. I am a total mood reader and must, must, must have tons of books to choose from at all times.

Lately, I’ve been expanding to audiobooks (and I am really starting to appreciate their utility) and to new genres including non-fiction. So, since I am on this kick of reading celebrity memoirs, self-help books, and political commentaries, I thought we could dedicate hour 16 to the non-fiction branch of the book tree.

What is a memorable non-fiction book that you would recommend a newbie entering that genre? What’s your all-time favorite non-fiction literary piece and why?

I’ll start this party off with my choices! I highly recommend Tina Fey’s memoir Bossypants. I listened to the audiobook version and Tina reads it and that just does all kinds of good things to the book and would be great for someone just dipping their toe in the non-fiction lake. The cover art also immediately drew me to her book – it’s just so deliciously weird and made me feel so amazingly awkward (those arms and hands!) My next recommendation is We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s a quick read that hits with a punch! Along the same lines, I loved Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates although that was not quite that quick of a read for me. Both books deal with different social issues, but both are just utterly important and so, so relevant – and yes, both will make you feel uncomfortable at times and will make you really think.

               

So, how is everyone doing with hour 16? Still going strong? Gimme me your non-fiction book recommendations!

Cheers,

Juli

P.S.: You can also follow me on Twitter @evilbibliotaph or join me on my blog ichleseblog.wordpress.com.

 

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July 2018

Reverse Readathon Hour 14

Hey, this is Janani from The Shrinkette. I’m super enjoying the reverse readathon timing, it works great in my timezone. It’s about 8.30 PM here in Bangalore, and I’m just about ready to stuff my face with dinner while listening to an audiobook.

By this point in the day most of us have done a fair bit of reading, made headway into books in our stack, and that fatigue is starting to creep up on us. So it’s time to shake things up with your body and make that sluggishness go bye-bye! You can stand up and shake your arms and legs, take a short walk with an audiobook (even if that means just walking around your house), do some deep breathing or yoga to get that oxygen flowing to your brain, or my favorite- 60 second dance party! Crank up a favorite tune and shake that booty, it makes such a difference. 

 

Works even better if you have a readathon partner. So get up, shake it off, and dive back into your book! Happy reading y’all!

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