Are you still read-a-thon-ing ? My day doing the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is over!
What a day today has been! I had decided last minute to participate in the read-a-thon and I’m glad that I did because I got some good books read, chatted with some fun people on Twitter, and had a good time!
Total # of hours read:
Sadly, only 17 hours! I know that sounds like a lot, and it is, but I was hoping for 18. By the time the 16th hour rolled around (9pm my time) I was already getting ready for bed! The decision was made to finish off some of my in-progress books from the week and then call it a night.
I managed to get a LOT of books read! I’m happy about this!
1. Into the Hollow (Experiment in Terror, #6) by Karina Halle (reread – had the last 33% to go!)
2. Hellgoing: Stories by Lynn Coady (Local author – started on Friday, had about 76% left to read)
3. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (LOVE)
4. The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver (Not as good as Liesl & Po, but still fun!)
5. In a Glass Grimmly (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #2) by Adam Gidwitz (Oh gosh – SO great!)
6. Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt (Canadian – Picture book. Love the squirrel.)
7. 40 Below: Edmonton’s Winter Anthology (Various authors – Local – Made me crave winter)
I am so surprised at my progress this read-a-thon! The last time I participated in Dewey was in 2011 and I only managed just over 5 books. Mind you, one of those books was a Cassandra Clare and it was HUGE, but I still think I did pretty good this time around. I had a good mix of middle grade, local, and YA books — not to mention short stories, which really helped!
I’m sad that this will be my last read-a-thon hurrah for a while, but hopefully one day I’ll be able to join again.
Thank you to everyone who cheered me on!
Did you participate in this read-a-thon? How did you do?