Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!


It's time again for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!

FINAL UPDATE:  Hour 24

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  Nine pm.  I just could not keep my eyes open for one more minute.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?  Children's books work for me.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  I think prizes might be nice. Maybe I can help with that in October.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The little videos posted each hour were clever and motivating.
  5. How many books did you read?  Twelve. (Fine print: All were children's books and ten of these were simply children's picture books.)
  6. What were the names of the books you read?  
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Because of Winn-Dixie
  8. Which did you enjoy least? I enjoyed all of the books.
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? I've never participated as an Official Cheerleader, but I think that's what I'll do in the fall readathon.
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I will definitely be back. I might serve as a Cheerleader.


UPDATE:  Hour 6

I haven't read much so far. In my defense, I had to give blood (Woo hoo! I have now given 10 gallons of blood!) and then had to go to the library to pick up the book I really wanted to read today, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

Now I've given my blood, I've gotten my Winn-Dixie book, I've poured myself a big, cold glass of ice water, and I've planted myself in the most comfortable reading chair in the known universe. Here I go, ready to read away....

More later....


Introductory Questionnaire

 

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'll be reading today in my beautiful town of Alvin, Texas, on the Texas Gulf Coast.


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

I hope to reread Because of Winn-Dixie, the children's book I'll be giving away Monday on World Book Night.


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I'll be drinking lots of delicious ice water.


4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm Deb Nance. I started reading spontaneously when I was two, and it's my favorite thing to do. I'm also deeply interested in happiness and spirituality and education and creativity. 













5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I always do a Readathon Lite. Feel free to join me if you, like me, want to participate but need your beauty sleep. 

I hope you will stop in here and say hello! 



27 comments:

  1. Hi fellow WBN giver, will be following & cheerleading through this thon thing.

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    1. Yes, thank you for stopping by. Comments let me know that I'm not just sitting here, talking to myself (which is what it feels like most of the time!)

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  2. Hey Deb! I love that picture of the tree! I'm hoping to start my WBN book today too. Happy reading!

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    1. That tree even has a name. It's National Oak and it is big and beautiful and right here in my town.

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  3. Ice water sounds yummy. That's what I am drinking for most of the day.

    World Book Night sounds like loads of fun.

    Good Luck!

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    1. Yes, I'm trying to figure out whether I want to give out my twenty copies to children at my primary school or to children at our sister elementary school. I just can't decide....

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  4. Enjoyed talking with you yesterday while waiting to enter the exhibit hall. Thank you for sharing information about blogging and your blog. I'll be coming back often. Enjoy your day of reading!! Terra

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    1. I was happy to meet you yesterday, Terra. If you want to know anything else about making a blog, I can help. And when you do make your blog, holler at me so that I can stop by and visit you there.

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  5. I'm interested in hearing what you think of Because of Winn-Dixie. I read another book by DiCamillo and it didn't really rock my world, but I'd like to try one more before giving up on her.

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  6. I love DiCamillo, but you should know that I fall for great characters over big plots ever time.

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  7. hehe I love your explanation of readathon lite, that's perfect for me! I hope that you enjoy your book and ice water :)

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  8. Here to cheer! Ice water is the perfect read-a-thon snack. Congrats on being a 10 gallon blood donor! I hope you have a great day of reading.

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  9. Hi Deb! I think you are doing great with the Read-a-Thon. The first book I finished was a small children's book too. But who cares? As long as it gives you joy that's all that matters. Happy reading :D!

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  10. I'm right there with you on the Readathon Lite! And am currently contemplating a nap.
    Enjoy the rest of your day! :)

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  11. Way to help the world! I hope you are enjoying Because of Winn Dixie!

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  12. Woah, congrats on donating so much blood! I'm unable to donate, so I'm extra awed and thankful to those who do.

    Keep up the great reading!

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  13. Wow, you started reading at two?! That is amazing! Hope your Read-a-Thon is going great!

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  14. I think I'm up to 2 gallons, and I know how long that's taken me, so my hat is off to you for 10 gallons! That, plus comfy chair would equal big nap for me! So glad you could join us today, and thanks for being a blood donor!

    -- Shaunie (Team Mercutio)

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  15. I'd love to participate in this one time. I never find out about it early enough, and then it's always on on a weekend when I work or have other stuff on. I liked your tree photo too. And reading from 2! That's impressive. I hope you re-enjoyed Winn-Dixie, I've read it twice now and enjoyed it both times.

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  16. I think it's a great idea to read childen's books. I've been borrowing quite a few recently for a grand-neice and will be borrowing more.

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  17. I saw the movie Because of Winn Dixie and loved it!

    I haven't read children's books in awhile...maybe I should do that!

    Next read-a-thon will find me with more fast-paced thrillers on hand.

    Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

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  18. I love reading YA and children's books. They are so simple, yet so complex that the depth never ceases to amaze me.


    I only read one book in the read-a-thon. It was a wonderful book to be sure, but I had a rather busy day that demanded my attention.

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  19. :-D How fun to settle in for a read!! I enjoyed the read-a-thon yesterday, although I totally did it my way, with lots of breaks for family all day. We BBQ'd and made oatmeal cookies and ran an errand where I found some new stylin' flip-flops. A great day!!! :-D

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  20. Thanks so much for stopping by as an un-official cheerleader! I'm glad you rocked Winn-Dixie, such a great book, and NOT a dog book with a tragic ending for once. I agree, kids books are really the way to go, I think I'll stick to middle grade next time round!

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  21. I read children's books for the read-a-thon too. You did great. I hope you're enjoying your Sunday.

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  22. Wow- that is one amazing challenge! Kudos to you for doing that :D I will agree...to do a challenge of that magnitude and commitment, gifts/prizes would certainly be a great motivator in addition to the videos. Enjoyed your post :D

    here's my Sunday Salon: http://booksintheburbs.com/2012/04/22/the-sunday-salon/

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  23. This was my first Dewey readathon and I really didn't fare too well. I'm not a fast reader at all and I definitely can't stay up 24 hours to read haha but I do love readathons! Congrats on finishing a nice stack of books. Glad you enjoyed them, that's the best part. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog - I signed up for the Dewey readathon so late I didn't even have time to post a blog post for it! 24 hours goes by so fast!

    I love the colors of your blog! It was great connecting with you The Magician's Elephant looks intriguing - totally love that cover!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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