Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: April 2014

Date: Saturday 26th April 2014
Time: 1PM GMT (+1)


It’s time for the first 24 Hour Readathon of the year! I’ve taken part in a few readathons during my time in the blogosphere, but Dewey’s has to be my favourite. I always get so much more read during a 24 hour readathon like this rather than during the ones that span over several days. I think it’s because I feel the pressure more, and since it takes place on a Saturday I am able to stay up and get ALL THE BOOKS read.

I’ve set myself a goal of two books this time. I’ll be staying awake for as long as I can, and turning off the phone and laptop until I start getting cravings for the internet. Obviously, I’ll have to update everyone on Twitter from time to time, but my main goal for this readathon is to read as much as I can.

I want to get some review copies read, because I’ve been neglecting them lately. I have a nice selection to choose from, depending on what I’m in the mood for. I’m probably going to go for contemporary novels because they’re always quick reads.

My options – among others – are:
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Hopefully they’ll be fast reads and I’ll be able to meet my goal of two books! If not then I’m quite happy to switch to something else. And novellas count, right?

Are you taking part in the readathon? Link me up to your post so I can see what you’re reading!

Kick Off Meme

What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Buckinghamshire, England!

Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Half Life of Molly Pierce! Psychological thrillers FTW.

Which snack are you most looking forward to? I have several Kit Kat Chunkies and Easter eggs in my room.

Tell us a little something about yourself! I currently work as an editor for a translation company, I’m 21 and I live in England. I also recently returned to Booktube after several months of absence!

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’ve taken part a couple of times before and had a lot of fun! I can’t remember what I did last time so who knows what I’ll do differently?

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Stohmeyer. It’s the best book I’ve read so far, tied with The Dream Thieves.

2. How many books have you read so far?

Three! Lily Graves is my fourth. Although I only had 100 pages of The Dream Thieves to read before I finished it. It still counts!

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Nooooo idea, because I don’t know what else I’m going to read! Obviously The Art of Lainey and Rites of Passage are on my list, but I might change my mind and read something else. Rites of Passage does sound fantastic though.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

As somebody who dislikes socialising in general, no. I had nothing to do but read!

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

No, thankfully! Although I think sleep is going to be a problem later on.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How much I’ve managed to read! I’ve soared past my goal – I did so before Hour 9 – and I’m showing no signs of stopping.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Nope, none! It’s been fabulous. Although I would love for it to happen more than twice a year… but that would be a lot of effort.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

I was thinking about signing up to be a Cheerleader next time, actually. But as a Reader, I would probably stock up on more food. Food is essential.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

My eyes are feeling rather droopy after my bath, but I must continue! HAIL HYDRA! … What?

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

Keep on keepin’ on!

Books Read

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18 comments on “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: April 2014

  1. Ohhh this sounds pretty interesting. I don’t think I’ll be able to stay up and read for 24 hours, because i have some other things to do. Like sleep. And Saturday is King’s Day in the Netherlands, so I’ll be mainly spending my time on the market and not reading. But I hope you’ll reach your goal of 2 books. Haven’t heard of the books you mentioned, but I agree that contemporaries are usually quick reads. And I do think novella’s count!

    • Amber 24/04/2014 8:58 pm

      You don’t have to stay awake or read for the whole 24 hours 🙂 It just lasts that long. You could read for two hours if you wanted to! I definitely won’t be staying awake for the full 24 hours, I like my sleep too much XD Judith’s not joining in either because of King’s Day. I’m jealous, I want a Queen’s Day!

  2. Mel@thedailyprophecy 24/04/2014 4:31 pm

    I’m still not sure if I want to join or not, because I don’t think I could stay awake that long, haha. The half life of Molly Pierce is also on my TBR soon list. I wasn’t a huge fan of The secrets of Lily Graves, but The art of Lainey sounds adorable. Good luck and happy reading :D!

    • Amber 24/04/2014 8:59 pm

      Bahaha, you don’t have to stay awake for 24 hours! That’s just how long the readathon lasts for. I’m not insane enough to stay awake that long XD Thank youuuu!

      • Mel@thedailyprophecy 24/04/2014 9:22 pm

        Hahaha, I feel stupid now. I already thought it was a VERY bizarre reading challenge, haha *hides in shame* I couldn’t understand how people would be able to function :’)

        • Amber 25/04/2014 9:09 pm

          Hey, don’t feel stupid! Quite a few people thought the same XD

    • Amber 25/04/2014 9:10 pm

      I hope it’s good! It hasn’t been getting the best reviews. Thanks! Enjoy your readathon 😀

  3. Masanobu 26/04/2014 4:10 pm

    Great stack! A winning combination if you add the Kit Kat Chunkies 🙂

    Hope you are having fun today!


    • Amber 26/04/2014 8:41 pm

      Chocolate will always help 😀

  4. Jen (At Randim) 26/04/2014 4:13 pm

    Great list of books! Hope you’re rat time is flying by!

    • Amber 26/04/2014 8:42 pm

      I’m having a fantastic time! Hope you are too.

  5. Samantha 26/04/2014 9:15 pm

    It sounds like you are doing REALLY GREAT so far!!! I adore a good psychological thriller so I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Half Life of Molly Pierce!!! I hope that you are having lots of fun this read-a-thon and getting lots of good books read!

    Happy Reading!

    *Team Wordsworth

  6. Becca 26/04/2014 9:40 pm

    I love the idea of booktube, but I feel like I would just ramble and then editing videos… not my thing.

    Good luck today! #TeamWordsworth

  7. Kristy (Criosti) 27/04/2014 3:51 am

    Just stopping in to send you some Read-a-Thon cheer! Have fun during the second half!

  8. Jamie 27/04/2014 6:31 pm

    Wow, I’m so impressed by all the books you read! I’m hoping by the next readathon I’ll have more experience at this blogging thing so I can be a more active participant.

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