Dewey's Read-a-Thon - October 2017

outubro 21, 2017

And so Dewey's is done! I'm a little sad because I was really aiming for the 24 hours, but I can't complain. I did read a lot, I had a blast doing the challenges and I really liked the chance to cheer even for such a short time.

So, here's my stats for this read-a-thon:

Hours spent reading: 10 hours and 43 minutes
Pages read: 534 pages
Books: 5 (finished 4)
Challenges: 10
Snacks: Cake, Skittles, dried pear and olives
Drinks: only coffee
Reading spots: couch, living room floor, bed, kitchen floor, bathroom

So, considering I was only truly active during 15 hours, I guess it's not that bad - I spent almost 11 hours out of 15 reading, so I'm cool with it. I made a lot of progress for two Halloween read-a-thons I'm in during October so it's really cool. I managed to fulfill my TBR, kinda - if I was able to do the 24 hours, I'm pretty sure I'd finish 20th Century Ghosts and would be able to start The Awakening, but well. Still a pretty good read-a-thon 😄 It's Dewey's - what's not to love?

Currently Reading: 20th Century Ghosts
Number of Pages Read: 56 pages
Time Spent Reading: 113 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 9
Books Finished: 4

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 13, when all my plans were ruh-ined, as Stewie Griffin would say.

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
So I finished The Mummy and The Countess, started and finished Sonhos Malditos and another with a huge title and started 20th Century Ghosts.

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
Just read what makes you happy!

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
I can't honestly remember anything.

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 sure hope I can free my schedule for the next Read-a-thon!


Currently Reading: 20th Century Ghosts
Number of Pages Read: 11 pages
Time Spent Reading: 15 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 9
Books Finished: 4

Currently Reading: The Countess
Number of Pages Read: 68 pages
Time Spent Reading: 75 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 9
Books Finished: 3

At this point, I had some friends coming over to my house, which meant that I would have to stop the read-a-thon. I ended up going to bed around hour 18, to wake up at hour 22. The number of pages read and time spent reading are together because I had to take the time to get the house ready to have people so I tried to read as much as I could in those two hours - and I am also counting a few pages I read before felling asleep.

I don't believe I'll be doing more challenges until the end, because as I am so late in my reading, I really want to focus on that.

Currently Reading: The Countess
Number of Pages Read: 31 pages
Time Spent Reading: 33 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 8
Books Finished: 3

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
Almost done with The Countess.

2. How many books have you read so far?
Finished one and started and finished two more.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
At this point, I really hope I can start The Awakening, by L.J. Smith.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not that many - two calls, my cats, having to tidy up my reading nest.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The fact that I still didn't fall asleep 😆


Currently Reading: The Countess
Number of Pages Read: 40 pages
Time Spent Reading: 52 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 7
Books Finished: 3

Make New Friends

So for this challenge, we are bringing back cheerleaders.

This sounds like fun, and here I go visit five blogs and leave there a nice comment 😄

Currently Reading: The Countess
Number of Pages Read: 39 pages
Time Spent Reading: 50 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 7
Books Finished: 3

I thought about doing this challenge, but what I'm reading is in Portuguese and I would take way too long to finish the challenge and then translate into English just for the sake of being a part of the challenge. So, I'll just be part of the reading and move on with my The Countess, that I am totally loving.

Currently Reading: 20th Century Ghosts
Number of Pages Read: 30 pages
Time Spent Reading: 30 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 7
Books Finished: 3

Currently Reading: Fantasmas, Vampiros, Demónios e Histórias de Outros Monstros
Number of Pages Read: 26 pages
Time Spent Reading: 32 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 6
Books Finished: 2

Cover From Memory

What I want you to do is think of a book. A creepy, scary, and/or vaguely spooky book... bc Halloween. Now, with no googling or shelf-searching, you need to draw it. 


Ok, this sucks so much it's almost painful! But drawing from memory it's not one of my best qualities... or drawing at all.

Currently Reading: The Countess
Number of Pages Read: 36 pages
Time Spent Reading: 44 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 6
Books Finished: 2

The challenge for this hour is super fun but I'm not able to finish it - it's a crosswords puzzle, something that I really enjoy doing, but I won't be finishing this one. There are some answers that I don't know and I don't feel like searching for them online forever - I want to read!

Currently Reading: The Countess
Number of Pages Read: 26 pages
Time Spent Reading: 30 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 5
Books Finished: 2

Thrills and Chills

Post a pic of a thrilling or chilling book.



Few books are as chilling as The Exorcist!

Currently Reading: Fantasmas, Vampiros, Demónios e Histórias de Outros Monstros
Number of Pages Read: 32 minutes
Time Spent Reading: 36 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 4
Books Finished: 2

#ReadMoreWomen

For this challenge, we want to see a stack of some of your favorite books by women.


Here are my piles for two of my favorite female writers: Anne Bishop and Juliet Marillier 💖

Currently Reading: Sonhos Malditos
Number of Pages Read: 22 pages
Time Spent Reading: 31 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 3
Books Finished: 1

Readathon Memories Challenge

All you have to do to enter this mini-challenge is tell me your favorite book.  (I can hear you all groaning.)  I know that is an impossible request so, to make it easier, I've narrowed the field.  Tell me the favorite book you read during each Dewey's Readathon in which you have participated. Please identify by month/season and year.  (Example:  Spring 2011, The Illustrated Tiddlywink Handbook)  For those of you joining us for the first time, just tell me a book you've already completed, or the one you're most looking forward to in the coming hours.

April 2017 - only finished one book, The Song of Troy, by Colleen McCullough
October 2016 - only read one book, Salem's Lot, by Stephen King
April 2014 - A Ilha de Melquisedech, by Vera de Vilhena
October 2013 - Poe, by J. Lincoln Fenn

Currently Reading: The Mummy
Number of Pages Read: 62 pages
Time Spent Reading: 51 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 2

Book and Beverage

Needed a quick break from reading? I have a fun mini-challenge, just take a picture of your current read and your current beverage, post it up somewhere and link it below. Use #RATbookdrink so I can check them out on social media!

Well, at this point all I can think about is coffee! I know, it's still too soon, but gotta keep the energy flowing 😉


Currently Reading: The Mummy, by Anne Rice
Number of Pages Read: 55 pages
Time Spent Reading: 51 minutes
Mini-Challenges Completed: 1

Traveler's Log

This #Readathon, where will the stories take you? Are you going on a road trip, sailing on the high seas, or boldly going where no one has gone before? For this mini-challenge, I invite you to share your travel log: that is, what cities, realms or galaxies you get to visit together with your books' characters. How you present it is totally up to you: anything from a simple itinerary, to a mini-tale about how you stopped in Paris for a pick-me-up coffee before going to battle orcs in Moria.

I'm visiting Egypt in an adventure that travels through centuries. From Egypt to England and then Egypt again, through the Valley of the Kings to the Great Pyramid of Giza, where magic and curses dance together and where love and death hold hands. I've been traveling by boat, by car, by horse, by foot - it has been one amazing journey!

Opening Meme

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

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Finishing The Mummy and maybe the one by Henry Bugalho, I really hope it's spooky as hell.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Skittles!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Mom of two beautiful cats and totally in love with books... and cats.

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 was in on the last read-a-thon, and the thing I'll do different today is that I'll really try to make the 24 hours - my schedule is empty, my friends were warned about leaving me alone, so I really hope I can make it.

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YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!

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Ok, you get it 😄 So, here it goes! I'll update this post each hour that goes by.

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2 comentários

  1. I love your cute kitten! Looks like you're having a great readathon. Enjoy the second half!

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  2. I really like the format of your readathon post and it was interesting to read.

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