Saturday, 27 April 2013

Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon!!


 I'm SO excited to be taking part in this read-a-thon. Over 400 people are participating, and it honestly is amazing. 
All my reading updates will be placed here. So be sure to check back here on my progress.
I'll also be tweeting, so if you're not already following me, you can follow me by clicking here.
Also, feel free to add me on Goodreads to see my status updates on the books I'm reading. 
I am a slow reader, so this will be a definite challenge for me.
If you are participating, let me know down below. 
Good luck & happy reading!! =D

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm from England - woo!!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Oh gosh. Erm...Cinder by Marissa Meyer 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Just about to have my lunch so I'm all fueled up =D 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Big books scare me!! D: 
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'm just looking forwards to this challenge and seeing how well I can do.

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I'm not gonna lie, my eyes are starting to give way. I, however, will NOT give in >=D
2) What have you finished reading?

I have finished Hidden by Marianne Curley & Tempest by Julie Cross
3) What is your favorite read so far?

Tempest by Julie Cross. Absolutely LOVED it =D
4) What about your favorite snacks?

I haven't really been "snacking" as such today. I'd have to say dinner was lovely as I had fish cake & chips =D
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

 Some friends of mine are actually doing this, so it's great to see all of us participating.

End of event meme

1) Which hour was most daunting for you?
God, when it got to 1:30am. My eyes refused to stay open. I had to take a nap to re-energise myself. 
 2) Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I think the best thing to do is not read big books, and books that interest you and keep you hooked and reading.   
3) Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I feel like there should be a competition of the people who stay awake the most and read the most pages.  
4) What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
I think the cheerleaders gave the best support to keep us going. Those mini challenges were nice to break up the reading and have a little fun.  
5) How many books did you read? 
I read a whooping 3 books, which makes me proud as I'm a slow reader. 
6) What were the names of the books you read?
Hidden by Marianne Curley, Tempest by Julie Cross & Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe 
7) Which book did you enjoy most? 
I did like them all. But if I had to choose, I'd say Tempest.
8) Which did you enjoy least? 
Having to have little breaks and walking around to stretch my legs, haha
9) How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? 
 I will most definitely do it again.
10) What role would you be likely to take next time? 
I will still be a reader as I LOVE to read & challenge myself =D


Total books read: 3                    Total pages read: 718

First book: Hidden by Marianne Curley (325 total pages)
Time Started: 13:15 (Started late because I had to make lunch and was watching the latest Vampire Diaries episode before that)
This book I started reading before this event, so I'm actually finishing this one off. 
Current page: 304
Page update: Finished book @ 13:35
Thoughts on this book: I really liked this book. And the ending...OH MY GOD!! I want the next book now, haha. 

Second book: Tempest by Julie Cross (413 total pages)
Time started: 14.00
Page update: 30 @ 14:30
Page update: 57 @ 15:00
Page update: 88 @ 15:30
Page update: 109 @ 16:00 
Thoughts on the book so far: I'm really liking this book. There's such mystery with Jackson's Dad and the family background, etc. And I just want to know more. Plus feeling sorry for Jackson for losing his sister and now his girlfriend =/   
Time restarted: 16:20
Page update: 152 @ 16:50
Time for a quick break. I NEED CAFFEINE!! D:
Time restarted: 17:22
Page update: 208 @ 18:00
Thoughts on the book so far: This book has just got really interesting. I'm loving it.
DINNER TIME!! I'm having fish cakes. Brain food xD
Time restarted: 18:30
Page update: 232 @ 19:00
Taking a short break.
Time restarted: 19:15  
Page update: 292 @ 20:00 
Took a short break to catch up on a couple of YouTube videos in my subscription section. Now I'm back =D
Time restarted: 20:10 
Page update: 356 @ 20:55
Thoughts on the book so far: I'm seriously hooked at the mo. So many secrets have been revealed. 
Taking a break to have a shower. 
I'm back from my shower and I'm halfway through the ninth hour. I've made myself a mocha with REALLY strong coffee. Let's see how long I'll last =P
Time restarted: 21:35
Page update: 381 @ 22:00
Page update: Finished book @ 22:30  
Final thoughts on this book: Damn what a good book. And that sad =( 

Third book: Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe (224 total pages)
Time started: 22:54
Page update: 14 @ 23:30

28TH APRIL 2013
Page update: 37 @ 00:00  
Just taking a short break to stretch my eyes.
Time restarted: 00:30  
Page update:  59 @ 01:00    
Page update: 72 @ 01:30
I'm going to take a little nap as my eyes aren't focussing as well as before.   
Ok guys, I'm back. I was meant to sleep for a few hours, but woke up feeling worse, so I let myself sleep. I HATH RETURNED tho. 
Time restarted: 07:38
Page update: 85 @ 08:00   
Page update: 103 @ 08:30
Thoughts on the book so far: Really loving this book at the moment. All the characters are amazing, and everything that's going on is interesting.
Time restarted: 08:36
Page update: 126 @ 09:00
Page update: 150 @ 09:30 
Page update: 173 @ 09:58
Taking a short break to have some breakfast.
Time restarted: 10:30
Page update: 209 @ 11:00
Page update: Finished book @ 11:16
Final thoughts on this book: I really liked this book on a whole. It had a really interesting plot and all the characters were fantastic.  

Fourth book: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (387 total pages)
Time started: 11:30
Page update: 28 @ 12:00
Taking a short break to fill in the end of event meme. 
Time restarted: 12:20 
Page update: 50 @ 12:42 

Well, overall I'm really proud of myself. Normally I struggle to read just one book in a day as I'm a slow reader & have to take breaks. But considering I had a 6 hour sleep during & had dinner & lunch, I did so well. Was so much fun, and I'd definitely be up for doing another =)


  1. Good luck with the reading and I'm looking forward to all the updates! (:

    Sandra @ When Books Attack!

  2. I'm assuming you have to read as many possible books in one day, am I right? What is it, it sounds like a great challenge. Good luck and ooh you watch Vampire Diaries, me2 I'm obsessed.

    - Sunny @

  3. Yes pretty much, haha. LOVE VD xD

  4. Hi Katie

    Hope you are having fun and getting through the pages.

    Chris (Team Lion Cheerleaders)

    1. Thank you. It's definitely a challenge, haha xD

  5. Looks like you are doing very well today! Big books scare me too - can take forever to finish them but if they are great I don't want them to end :)

    1. Yeah they scare me because they're so big, and I chose a big one as my second book, haha. But it's a good one =D

  6. Must be time to wake up and start reading again by now, isn't it?

    I sometimes find big books intimidating, too, but when you like them they tend to go fast.

  7. Thanks to all who supported & cheered =)

  8. Wow, you did great this year. I only managed one book but I did finish it. Congratulations.

    1. I honestly surprised myself as I'm a slow reader and one book was over 400 pages, haha =P

  9. I like your idea for prizes who stays awake the longest.

    1. Deffo. I think it's a good competition idea haha. I obviously failed so sleeping for 6 hours, haha =P

  10. You say you're a slow reader, but 3 is an excellent number of books. And you got a nice sleep in too! Congrats on a great Read-a-Thon!

    1. One I was only finishing off, so it was really 2 if we're being technical =P

    2. i love the reading log -with activity breaks! very clever and fun to see how the loooong day went!