Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (April 2018) Master Post

Happy #Readathon Day!

Apparently there are over 1800 of us participating today!! 

I’ll be updating my readathon progress here throughout the 24 hours. Make sure to scroll down to catch all the earlier posts:

That’s a wrap on my second Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! I read three books (a total of 761 pages), interacted with other readers, completed four mini-challenges, and even won an hourly prize. It was such a fun day and I can’t wait to do it all again in the future!

I hope you had a very successful readthon as well!

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 17
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!

I finished  Heidi by Johanna Spyri, and read The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald, and Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?

All three are wonderful reads
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?

I can’t think of anything that would improve on this event. I really loved that all the mini-challenges were open for the full twenty-four hours, so maybe keep that in place for next time.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?

I’m very likely to participate in the #readathon again, and am interested in hosting a mini-challenge at some point in the future.

Perfect Pairings Mini-Challenge

The Perfect Pairings #readathon mini-challenge: Things a Bright Girl Can Do, a #VotesForWomen mug, and a snack in the suffragette color scheme 💜⚪️💚 #thereadingwomen

Hour 24 Update

I did manage to finish Things a Bright Girl Can Do right at the start of the final hour, so I was able to accomplish my #readathon goals. Things definitely went a bit more smoothly this second time around, and I’m already looking forward to the next one! A huge thank you to everyone who made the Dewey’s Readathon possible.

Hour 16 Update

I ended up taking a 2 1/2 hour break as planned after hour 8, and then another 1 1/2 break later in the evening for dinner and to watch the latest episode of The Americans.

I’ve really been enjoying Things a Bright Girl Can Do, and plan to continue to read until I get too sleepy. If I wake up early enough in the morning, I’ll squeeze in a bit more reading before the 8 am cut off. I’m hoping I’ll be able to finish my third book, but it may be a bit of a stretch at this point.

Also, I’m very excited to have won one of the  hourly prizes!!!

Goodnight and good luck to all you readathoners!

Hours 5-8

I’ve finished my second book: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald, and have completed three mini-challenges so far. I’m going to take a break for an hour or two and squeeze in a workout, a shower, and possibly a snack. My eyes are a bit tired at the moment, so hopefully the break will help with that. When I start reading again, I plan to pick up Things a Bright Girl Can Do. 

Artful Covers Mini-Challenge



L: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald, R: van Gogh, Vincent. The Novel Reader. 1888. Oil on canvas. Private Collection.




Hours 1-4

I finished my Classics Club Spin book: Heidi by Johanna Spyri, spent some time on Twitter, and took a lunch break. I haven’t quite decided what book I’m going to pick up next…

How’s your reading going?

You can follow my readathon Twitter thread @iamnobird

Anthology of Interest Mini Challenge

I’d love to see an anthology about women artists throughout history- whether real-life figures or fictional ones!

Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

The East Coast of the US
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

33876596 Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

The Gluten Free brownies I made yesterday
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m a(n) bibliophile, introvert, Intersectional Feminist who loves history, art, and fashion.
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 participated in my first Dewey’s readathon this past October. This time around, I’ve tried to pick a wider range of books that will be a bit easier to read than some of the ones I chose last time. I’ve made sure to have novella, a YA historical fiction, a Children’s classic, and a book of short stories on hand. I might start with the novella to really get my momentum going.


Here is my Dewey’s 24 Readathon TBR post

And you can see my October 2017 #readathon post here





16 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (April 2018) Master Post

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  1. Good luck on the readathon today! MY second one was really good because I had a better idea of what to expect. I might be visiting the east coast this fall. Can’t wait to see it!

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  2. I love your mug! And, Heidi…what a lovely book. I have my mother’s childhood copy, yellowed with age, and I am humbled by the character that Heidi displays, longing to spend time on the mountain, under the fir trees, with her grandfather. Happy reading! This is the first read-a-thon in about ten years which I haven’t participated in, so I’m glad that you are.

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    1. Thank you! Heidi was a lovely read, and I agree that she is a wonderful heroine. Her optimism and kindness is inspiring!

      I’m impressed by how long you’ve been participating in the readathon! It’s such a fun event and I’m already looking forward to the fall.

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  3. I started late as I had an arrangement to meet friends for lunch. Official start time was 1.00 pm in the UK. I read two thirds of the book I started last night, finished that and now almost 70 pages into book 2. Taking a break now, back to my book in a little while. Fueled by tea and pretzels.

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