Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap-Up!

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Hello! So, on Saturday, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon.  It was sort of a last minute decision, so I wasn’t as organized with this one as Dewey’s readathon in April, and I had a few things to do that evening.  That being said, I still read quite a bit, and I’m really happy with how the readathon went for me!


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First, I read the last chapter in The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  I had hoped to finish it on Friday, before the readathon, but that didn’t work out, and that was okay!  I enjoyed the book, but I felt like the ending lacked something.  I ended up giving it 3 stars.

Next, I read the last 165 pages, and finally finished Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle.  While I really did love how atmospheric and mysterious this book was, I found myself a bit confused at times, and had trouble keeping all the characters straight. I will say, though, the ending really redeemed itself for me.  I ended up also giving this one 3 stars.

Then, I read a chapter of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  I had been hoping to read a bit more than just one chapter, but I ended up getting busy.

Last, I read Regal Hearts episode 1 by Livy Jarmusch.  This series has so much promise!  It revolves around several different characters with very different lives.  I’m really looking forward to seeing how all the stories intertwine with each other.  I ended up giving this one 4 stars.


There’s my wrap-up! Did you participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon?  Let me know in the comments! 👇


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR!

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Hey everyone!  This is super last minute, but I’ve decided to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon!  I’m sure a lot of you already know about this, but just in case you don’t, basically you read whatever you want, as much as you can, in 24 hours.  For my timezone, the readathon starts tomorrow morning, October 21, at 8 AM.  To get all the details, as well as see what time the readathon starts in your timezone, click here!

Now, I know some people will spend literally all 24 hours reading, and if you are one of those people, I applaud you. That is so great! I am not one of those people, however.  I actually have quite a few things I have to do tomorrow, so I admit, I don’t know how much reading I’m going to get done.  In fact, because of that, I almost didn’t participate.  That being said, I’ve decided to just go for it! I’ll read as much as I can, and no matter the amount, it’ll be great. 🙂

Also, I’m currently in the middle of the #HalloweenWR readathon.  I’ve decided to read some additional books not related to that readathon to this readathon, though. Am I making sense anymore? lol  Basically, I want to use this readathon to read all the books that I started before or that don’t fit with the Halloween Readathon.

Okay, on to the TBR!


First, I want to read any amount of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  Yes, I know what you’re thinking, I’m still reading it.  I really have enjoyed it, though, I just haven’t read this book in the past few weeks because I’ve been getting into those Halloween/spooky vibes.  That’s why I think Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is the perfect chance to give me a break from reading about ghosties and instead, see what Scarlett and Rhett are up to.

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Next, I want to finally finish Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle.  I started this book in the very beginning of October, and it sounded so mysterious and atmospheric, and I was so pumped to read it.  That being said, the beginning was a little confusing for me, and this book, while beautifully written, is slower paced, and so I ended up putting it aside to read other things.  I have about 100 pages left, but I really do want to finish it though, and I think Dewey’s Readathon is the push I need.

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Lastly, I would really like to read at least episode 1 of Regal Hearts by Livy Jarmusch.  I’m going to actually be participating in a blog tour in celebration of season 1 of Regal Hearts being released in paperback, later in November.  So, I’m super excited to start this creative, episodic, book series!

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That’s all I’ve got planned for my TBR! I may decide to read something else, but we will see.  Regardless, I’m looking forward to reading as much as I can tomorrow.

Also, if you want to stay up to date on how much reading I’m actually getting done, be sure to follow me on Twitter, because that’s where I will be sharing most my updates for tomorrow.

Are you participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon? If so, let me know what’s on your TBR!


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Update #3 and Wrap Up


Well everyone, we did it! How did you all do? Yesterday was chilly and rainy, and so it was perfect readathon weather. While I didn’t read the entire time, I read so much yesterday! I did have to stop reading to go to bed last night, because I had church in the morning and didn’t want to fall asleep then (lol), so I went to bed around midnight. I had hoped to get up early and read a bit before the Readathon ended, but I was too tired and decided to sleep instead. 🤷🏼‍♀️😴 I am actually really pleased with how much I ended up reading though, and I’m so glad I decided to participate!


Reading Update

BOOKS COMPLETED

I Still Remember by Priya Prithviraj // ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heart of Danger by Carolyn Keene // ⭐️⭐️⭐️

BOOKS PARTIALLY COMPLETED

I read the last 100 pages of Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. // ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I read the first 35 pages of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor Mcnees. 


Let me know how all of you did for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! Are there any other readathons that are coming up that you’re excited for? 📚 



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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Update #2


How’s everyone doing on the Readathon at this point? It’s 11 PM where I’m at, and being that I have church in the morning, I’m planning on going to bed soon. That being said, I’m really pleased with the progress I’ve made for this readathon! I’ll have a full wrap up post after the readathon is completely done, but I just have to say, for me, I read so much today. I admit, I took a break this evening for a few hours, but I’m just so proud of how well I actually did today! ☺️🙌🏼


Reading Update

Since my last update, I have completely finished Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon! 

Also, I just finished Heart of Danger by Carolyn Keene. 👍🏼


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon | Update #1

Hello everyone! Today is the big day!! It’s about 11:30 AM where I am, and while I took a bit of a break to eat breakfast and get dressed, I am actually doing really well so far. ☺️

I wanted to start by doing the Hour 1 challenge/introduction even though it’s not Hour 1 anymore:

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

I’m from Ohio, USA! 🇺🇸

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

That would probably have to be Heart of Danger by Carolyn Keene. Yesterday was the 87th anniversary of the Nancy Drew books, and that series is so very dear to my heart. It’s been a while since I read one, so I think it’ll be fun to re-enter Nancy’s world!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Honestly, I don’t really have any snacks planned or lined up. I’m just going to eat whatever is in the house when I get hungry. 🤷🏼‍♀️

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Aside from reading, I absolutely love dancing, especially ballet and contemporary. I’ve also been teaching myself how to crochet, and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with that as well!

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?

This is my first time participating in this Readathon, and I’d have to say that I’m just most excited to spend my day reading and knowing so many others are doing the same! Also, this is giving me the perfect chance to catch up on my Goodreads challenge! 😜


Reading Update

So far, I’ve finished I Still Remember by Priya Prithviraj, and I gave it 4 stars.

Right now I’m finishing up Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, which I had hoped to finish before the readathon, but oh well! I’ve been really enjoying it though, so that’s good.


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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR!

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Hey guys! I wanted to let you all know that I’m participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon this year!  This is my first time participating, so I’m pretty excited. 😀  To get all the details for this readathon, check it out here!  What I love about this particular readathon is that everyone starts and stops at the exact same time. The readathon starts in my timezone at 8 AM, on Saturday, April 29th, and ends 24 hours later.  To find out what time the readathon starts where you live click here!  Honestly, I know I’m not going to be able to read the entire day, but I’m going to try and read as much as I possibly can.

Without further ado, let me share my TBR with y’all!

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First of all, I plan on reading the short story, I Still Remember by Priya Prithviraj.  It’s quite short, and so I think this book will be perfect to read for kicking off this read-a-thon!

Ji-woo dreams of becoming a writer and is back in college giving it a second shot. But then Weon-gyu, her first love, comes back into her new life. Will she give up on her dreams or will she write them a happy ending?

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There’s nothing quite like a cheesy, 80’s Nancy Drew book.  They’re so much fun and so quick to read.  Heart of Danger is only around 150 pages, so I think I should be able to finish this one fairly fast as well.  Also, just look at that cover.  The longer you look the better it becomes. 😂

Nancy investigates the kidnapping of Caterina Reigert by posing as the writer of the girl’s father’s autobiography.

 

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9466118.jpgThe last book on my TBR is The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott.  I received this book for review a couple months ago, and I still haven’t read it. 🙊  So, this is a book that needs to be read ASAP!  I admit, I doubt that I will finish this entire book as well, but I hope to get at least a good chunk of it read.

Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O’Connor McNees returns to the summer of 1855, when vivacious Louisa May Alcott is twenty-two and bursting to free herself from family and societal constraints and do what she loves most. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire, she meets Joseph Singer, and as she opens her heart, Louisa finds herself torn between a love that takes her by surprise and her dream of independence as a writer in Boston. The choice she must make comes with a steep price that she will pay for the rest of her life.

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I plan on giving a few updates here on the blog during the readathon, and afterwards,  I will have a wrap-up here as well.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram (specifically my stories) too, because I’ll be giving even more updates throughout the day on there!  All my social media links are down below! 👇

Are any of you participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon?  Let me know in the comments!


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