Saturday, October 18, 2014

Singing My Way Through the October 2014 Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon



End of Event Meme:


  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? At midnight, I turned back into a pumpkin and fell asleep.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? All of my children's easy readers and early chapter books were perfect reads for the Read-a-thon. Unfortunately, I read them all just before midnight.
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? It is perfect just as it is.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? I was a crazy Rogue Cheerleader.
  5. How many books did you read? 21
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
    Woodward and McTwee
    Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
    Tugboat
    Ten Eggs in a Nest
    Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
    Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
    Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
    Moldylocks and the Three Beards
    Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
    Fly Away
    Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
    The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
    Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
    Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
    Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
    Number One Sam
    Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete
    Annika Riz, Math Whiz
    The School at the Chalet
    Love Letters to the Dead
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Every book was very, very good.
  8. Which did you enjoy least? NA
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? Make sure you are officially signed up. And don't wait until the night before to check!
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 100%

HOUR 23 and 24

Currently reading: Love Letters to the Dead
Books finished: 20 books 
Running total of pages read: 1831 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 18 hours
Running total of time spent sleeping: 4 hours
Snacks: Lots of less-than-nutritious snacks
Running total of blogs visited: 200
Songs sung: 21

"Know that I've tried my very best....If I could reach higher...." 




HOUR 20, 21, 22, AND 23

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HOUR 19

Currently reading: Love Letters to the Dead
Books finished: 20 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Number One Sam
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete
Annika Riz, Math Whiz
The School at the Chalet
Running total of pages read: 1831 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 18 hours
Snacks: 7 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
2 cups of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 200
Songs sung: 20

Wouldn't be much of a readathon without this song!





HOUR 18

Currently reading: Love Letters to the Dead
Books finished: 20 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Number One Sam
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete
Annika Riz, Math Whiz
The School at the Chalet
Running total of pages read: 1831 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 17 hours
Snacks: 7 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
2 cups of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 185
Songs sung: 19

Don't stop believing!





HOUR 17

Currently reading: The School at the Chalet
Books finished: 19 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Number One Sam
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete
Annika Riz, Math Whiz
Running total of pages read: 1626 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 16 hours
Snacks: 7 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
2 cups of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 180
Songs sung: 18

"I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down."



HOUR 16

Currently reading: The School at the Chalet
Books finished: 19 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Number One Sam
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete
Annika Riz, Math Whiz
Running total of pages read: 1626 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 15 hours
Snacks: 7 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
2 cups of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 175
Songs sung: 17

Let's get up and stand up...and don't give up the fight.




HOUR 15

Currently reading: Number One Sam
Books finished: 16 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Running total of pages read: 1436 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 14 hours
Snacks: 4 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 170
Songs sung: 16

"It's getting harder to stay awake, and my strength is fading fast...." but stayAwake and Alive...You can do it!




HOUR 14

Currently reading: Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake
Books finished: 15 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Running total of pages read: 1253 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 13 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 155
Songs sung: 15

"There's hope in front of me...." Keep going!




HOUR 13

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
2. How many books have you read so far? 14
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Annika Riz, Math Whiz
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Nada. Happily.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How much I love focusing on reading and visiting blogs.

Currently reading: Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys
Books finished: 14 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Running total of pages read: 1168 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 12 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar, 
3 slices of jalapeño and pineapple pizza
Running total of blogs visited: 135
Songs sung: 14

We will survive....keep on reading...




HOUR 12

Currently reading: Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Books finished: 13 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Running total of pages read: 1077 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 11 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar
Running total of blogs visited: 130
Songs sung: 13

We are doing alright for the shape we are in. Close to the halfway mark!




HOUR 11

Currently reading: Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door
Books finished: 13 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Running total of pages read: 1077 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 10 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar
Running total of blogs visited: 115
Songs sung: 12

"Try to hold on...."



HOUR 10

Currently reading: The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure
Books finished: 12 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
Running total of pages read: 985 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 9 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar
Running total of blogs visited: 105
Songs sung: 11

Yes, keep going and we shall overcome.





HOUR 9

Currently reading: Marty McGuire Has Too Many Pets!
Books finished: 11 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Fly Away
Running total of pages read: 815 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 8 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water, a chocolate bar
Running total of blogs visited: 100
Songs sung: 10


"I keep on rising up...I keep on rising up...every day I'm rising up...." Hang in there.




HOUR 8

Currently reading: Fly Away by Patricia MacLachlan
Books finished: 10 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Running total of pages read: 707 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 7 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water
Running total of blogs visited: 90
Songs sung: 9

A little reminder to Move Along for our Song of Perseverance this hour:





HOUR 7

Currently reading: Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey
Books finished: 9 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Running total of pages read: 629 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 6 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee, a bottled water
Running total of blogs visited: 70
Songs sung: 8
Time to Roll With It, Baby:


HOUR 6

Currently reading: Moldylocks and the Three Beards
Books finished: 8 books
Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Running total of pages read: 557 pages
Running total of time spent reading: 5 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream,
a cup of coffee
Running total of blogs visited: 60
Songs sung: 7


Let's see if Demi Lovato can keep us in the game with Can't Back Down:






HOUR 5

Currently reading: Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Books finished: Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Running total of pages read: 434
Running total of time spent reading: 4 hours
Snacks: 3 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Running total of blogs visited: 50
Songs sung: 6

Starting to falter a bit? "We lose our way...we get back up again...It's never too late to get back up again...." Here's Get Back Up Again by Toby Mac:





HOUR 4

Currently reading: Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift
Books finished: Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey
Running total of pages read: 434
Running total of time spent reading: 3 hours
Snacks: 2 fun size bags of M&Ms, 
1/4 of a carton of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Running total of blogs visited: 50
Songs sung: 5

And just 'cause I'm from Texas, the Song of Perseverance of the hour....




HOUR 3

Currently reading: Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
Books finished: Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Tugboat
Ten Eggs in a Nest
Running total of pages read: 254
Running total of time spent reading: 2 hours
Snacks: 2 fun size bags of M&Ms
Running total of blogs visited: 30
Songs sung: 4

More song inspiration, this time from Frank Sinatra.

"So any time you're gettin' low, 'stead of lettin' go, just remember that ant....Oops! There goes another rubber tree plant!"





HOUR 2

Currently reading: Ten Eggs in a Nest
Books finished: Robot Burp Head Smartypants!
Woodward and McTwee
Mr. Pants: It's Go Time!
Running total of pages read: 192
Running total of time spent reading: 1 hour
Snacks: 1 fun size bag of M&Ms
Running total of blogs visited: 20
Songs sung: 3

I play this song every morning to get me going and I think it works well for the Readathon:





HOUR 1

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I'm here in Alvin, Texas in the US of A.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? All of the Cybils Easy Reader/Early Chapter Book nominees.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? My amazing husband bought me two cartons of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and a 50 pack of M&Ms for the readathon. Wow!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm a primary school librarian, a reader, and a blogger. I love to read happiness books, travel stories, literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and children's books.
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? The last two times I hosted the readathon for a few hours (very fun!) This time I'm hoping to stop in all the blogs on the list and say hello (700+) and read. I'm going to sing along with a Song About Perseverance each hour in the hopes I will make it all 24 hours.

Here is Hour 1 Song of Perseverance to inspire us:



PRE-GAME 

Denise from Flamingo House Happenings says, "Dewey's is better than (insert your favorite holiday here)." And I agree.

I organize my life around the twice-yearly Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon. It is the first blogging event I participated in as a blogger (in June of 2008!) and it is still my favorite. I've joined in fourteen times and every time it's been a ride. I've tried reading children's Christmas books and nonfiction Cybils nominees and books in French and 1001 Children's Books You Must Read. Twice I've had to break away to attend a bridal shower and one time I had to go to a library conference during the 'Thon. Once a severe cold snap knocked out our Internet connection and I had to seek out Starbucks in order to post. I've hosted twice (very fun), ran a mini-challenge once, and offered prizes many times, and this time I plan to read and cheer others on.

In all these times, I've only managed to make it through all twenty-four hours one time. Maybe this year will be my second time. To inspire me to read all twenty-four hours this year, I'm planning to listen each hour to a Song of Perseverance.

I'm hoping to sing my way through the Readathon, if you will.

GOALS?
(1) Read the 19 Cybils I've managed to accumulate so far.
(2) Visit all participating blogs (725? Eek!)
(3) Make an infographic for my final blog post.

Let's get this show on the road! Let's get to what we are here for...Reading!

Here's my Song of Perseverance to kick off Readathon:



Handy links:

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon

List of Participants in Readathon

Readathon Twitter Feed

Readathon Facebook

Readathon Instagram

Reading Log Tracker

Readathon Hourly Update






34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the singing, a bit of Abba's I Have A Dream is just right to start you off! Good luck with your reading :)

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  2. Thanks for the song boost. AC/DC. Legends. Gonna quickly update my post & back to reading. Good luck stopping by everyone! I here there are 900 Readers :)

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  3. Great music to start the day! Have a wonderful reading!!!

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  4. Happy reading! This is my sixth readathon and I've never made it more than 20 hours.

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  5. What a great idea to post these songs: thanks for sharing the encouragement. I hope your day holds many good stories and that you enjoy your travels and your reading and your listening!

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  6. hhahaha what a good idea with the music!! LOVE IT! :) :) Good luck with the readathon!! :) :)

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  7. Thank you for your support! I'm still reading the first book, I love reading in a slowly way! Then I'll take a tea-break :-)

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  8. Thank you for your visit on my blog. Nice idea to have songs to help reading and good luck to you too! I've nearly finished my first book!

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  9. What a great post! Thank you for your visit - I'll be listening to your songs throughout the day/night when I need a little extra motivation!

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  10. The songs are perfect! What a fun addition to the Readathon festivities. :)

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  11. Hourly songs are a great idea! I love that Toby Mac song. I hope you're enjoying your reading!

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  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love how you incorporate all your updates into one post! I might think about that for next year :)

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  13. Looks like you might see all those blogs. Keep up the good work.

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  14. I LOVED reading through all the titles you're finishing. Moldylocks and the Three Beards made me laugh out loud :)

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  15. Doing an awesome job! And so creative too. You got this :D

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  16. Clearly you don't need anyone to come cheer YOU on since we're not even halfway and you've already finished 12 books and almost 1000 pages! But whatever you're doing is obviously working so keep on readin' on! Happy read-a-thon'ing!

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  17. This is my favorite, and the most coolest post EVER!!!! Rock it, Deb! \0/ --Andi

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  18. Great playlist! Some favorites and a few tunes I'm not familiar with. Happy Reading!

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  19. It looks (and sounds) like you are having an AMAZING read-a-thon so far! I hope that you keep it up and are reading some great books too :) Have fun and happy reading!!!

    #TeamMarquez

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  20. 14 Books! wow! You are doing amazing!! And I can tell you are having fun!
    #TeamKing

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  21. Oh man! Steve Winwood! That brings back memories. You're doing AWESOME!! Happy readathon to you!

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  22. Just dropping by to cheer! 16 books finished—that's UNREAL! Go you. Highest book count I've seen today. :)

    Happy reading! #rahrahreadthon

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  23. You are unbelievable! 20 books? Enjoy the rest of the Thon!

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  24. Having trouble posting on your blog tonight. My computer doesn't like all the info, I guess. Sorry!! So awesome all the books you've gone through. I hope you are having a fantastic time!

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  25. Love your reading plan, must be a lot of fun! Keep on singing, less than 4 hours to go now :)

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  26. This is so great! Thanks for sharing, and keeping us smiling!

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  27. Oh
    my
    WOW!!

    You rocked the read-a-thon (literally, lol!). I was zzzzzzzzz from ten o'clock to one, woke up and read for another hour, then...zzzzz. Next year I am dancing myself awake. Happy continued Cybils reading and thanks for the fantastic post!

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  28. Awesome amount of books! You Rock! Thanks for all the blogs you visited. I bet your encouraged a lot of people.

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  29. Wow! Great job on the readathon!! I loved all the stats you tracked as well! :)

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  30. Deb, thanks for being such an awesome (rogue) cheerleader!!! Every time I see your little picture pop up somewhere it makes me smile. Excellent job on the reading, cheering, planning, and songs to get us all pumped up!

    Looking forward to keeping up with your blog a little better than usual (sorry), and I'll see you around on goodreads! Enjoy your nap today!

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  31. I love the way you did this all as one post. I need to do mine that way next time...so much easier. :-) #TeamHughes

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  32. Wow! It looks like you had an awesome time! And rogue cheerleaders are awesome :)

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  33. You crack me up! I love your musical choices- especially Tubthumping and ACDC! I can't believe you visited 200 blogs (well I believe you, but it's still unbelievable if you know what I mean). I really have to join in with this one day, the hours in Australia are so terrible. It starts at something like 11pm. Still others have done it, I have to try, but I was flying to Paris this year, so perhaps got the better deal in the long run...

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