Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon: My Kazillionth Time!


Oh happy day! It's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!

I've got my books all ready. I'm going with a New York City Theme this time, since I'll be heading to BookExpo at the end of May.
I do have one little fun addition: I will have a sidekick! My granddaughter, Annie, will get to participate with me for her very first readathon. Woo hoo! She's almost eighteen months old, so this should be very interesting!

Hour 0: Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
I'm here in Alvin, Texas, between Houston and Galveston.

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

All my books about New York City.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? 

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
School librarian. Reader. Blogger. 
I love to read happiness books, travel stories, 
literary fiction and nonfiction, and children's books.

5) What’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I will read with my granddaughter, Annie.
It's almost time to start. Ready? Set? READ!

Hour 24

Closing Survey! 
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour One? It is very tricky, trying to read with a toddler.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? I will compile a list from my Mini-Challenge: One-Night Reads.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? No. I love it as it is.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The warmups were fun.
5. How many books did you read? Just two. And they were both board books.
6. What were the names of the books you read? One was a board book of nursery rhymes. The other was Where is the Green Sheep. I also read a little in my book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Books as an Adult.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Both Annie and I love Where is the Green Sheep. Annie was crazy about Sled Dog School, though she mostly flipped through the pages of it.
8. Which did you enjoy least? I loved them all.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Absolutely likely. I would like to drum up prizes for the contests. And I'd like to do more with Twitter.


  1. I hope you have a wonderful day of reading. It's been so long since I've participated that I am really looking forward to the community of book readers

  2. How lovely to have Annie reading with you and participating in her first readathon. Good luck with your New York reading.

  3. I'm so jealous you're headed to the Book Expo in May. Have an incredible time!

  4. How nice to have a companion like Annie.

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you are enjoying your reading with your granddaughter. What a cutie! And I hope you were able to get your hands on some snacks. :-)

  6. Ha, I like your 'little fun addition!' Looks like she's going to need her own book blog very soon :-) (I have one of these too, my granddaughter Alice, who is two and six months).

  7. What a fun day for you. I love it that in 24 hours you read two board books. Sounds like it was more challenging reading with a toddler than anticipated. The photos are wonderful.

    1. It was my worse readathon ever, if you just look at numbers. But it was fun reading with Annie.

    2. But you had fun. That is important too. :)

  8. Sounds like your readathon was a challenge this year but also a lot of fun. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

  9. I haven't done this in a few years (life gets in the way) -- Though I bet I could have managed two board books!!! Ha Ha

  10. How sweet is that!! I see this readathon pop up quite a bit - glad you enjoyed it!

  11. Ah what fun a readathon and a grand daughter visit, I was just getting my breakfast here in New Zealand and thinking of my two grandmothers, long gone now, but I have memories of them to savour, and especially smells and tastes that always make me think of them.

  12. I have never participated in a readathon. Weekends are family time.

    Saturday was my the junior to cadette bridging ceremony in San Francisco. My daughter and I are sore and sunburnt from our adventure but we had fun. Come see what I'm reading.

  13. Your post made me really sorry I missed Dewey's. I had my own marathon, a grading marathon to close out the semester. The two coincided this year. I really needed a marathon because I have started several books and a marathon allows me to focus intensely and finish up several books. Maybe I'll have to have my own little marathon later in the summer.


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