Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon / Planning and Sign-up


I have a fondness for read-a-thons, but I've still never taken the plunge to read for a 24 hr. one. It never seemed that enjoyable, and rather intimidating, but I've been drawn to the dark right side now and can't resist trying it out at least once. Thankfully I learned about it in time for the April 29, 2017 event. The next one won't be until October, so it's good I didn't have anything planned for the Saturday the April one is taking place. I usually have something planned on Saturdays so it was a sigh of relief I could join this one.

Since it's such a long read-a-thon, I'll only pick books that are in my favorite genres and that I tend to have trouble putting down. It's not the time for me to try new author styles that are "unique", classics or the hard books to get through. I'm going to stick with the easy to read stuff to avoid burn-out.
I also don't want to create too many posts about every stage of this since there are mini-challenges, end wrap up surveys, and such. I'll try to keep everything relatively condensed. Here is the sign-up page if you wish to join in.

For this challenge I joined a few groups and different social media outlooks for the big day -

   Social Networking:
Time Zone Starting Period for the Eastern Coast - 8 am

Twitter Parties
  • Friday, April 21, 6pm EDT - missed
  • Saturday, April 22, 10am EDT - missed
  • Sunday, April 23, 3pm EDT - ATTENDED
  • Wednesday, April 26, 10am EDT
  • Thursday, April 27, 7pm EDT
  • Friday, April 28, 8am EDT

The April 23rd Twitter Party was a lot of fun. I tweeted quite a bit and it helped me get even more excited. So nice to see like-minded individuals as excited as I am. Recommended some energy snacks, energy quick exercises, audiobook plan, rainymood, other video for background music (blizzard), answered six of the seven questions, and posted random kudos.

Fig and Thistle Books is hosting an hourly Instagram challenge in honor of the Dewey Readathon this Saturday. I doubt I'll be able to make ALL the prompts, but part of the fun is the trying, right?

   Reading Plans:

 * This is a tentative list. It will probably change and not all these goals will be completed. May marks a paranormal theme with a challenge I'm doing, so I'd like to start some new paranormals for this challenge but finish them in the actual month of May. I'm going to try and get the second game of thrones book almost done this week and finish it off Saturday. Threw in audiobook and graphic novels for change of pace - we will see!

Work on FINISHING these:
  • You're never weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
  • A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin
  • American Alien Graphic Novel
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Zero Cool by John Lange
  • The Code of the Wooster by P.G. Wodehouse 
  • They Thirst by Robert McCammon

START these:
  • Half-Made Girls by Sam Witt
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  • Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • Deathwish by Rob Thurman
  • Personal Demons by Stacia Kane

SHORT books:
  • Rage by Richard Bachman
  • Branded by Nora Ash
  • The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

  • American Alien (Superman) - Need to Finish, mentioned above
  • Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer

  • Invisible Man


    I plan to take random small exercise breaks since I'm trying to get into that habit too, and it will  be a good way to stay/keep awake and alert. We shall see!

    I can't stay up 24 hours so will probably take some planned mini naps in between different hours.

    Reading Snacks/Food - From suggestions on the Goodreads and Twitter, plan to have pre-made snacks and ideas for energy throughout the day. At night plan to order Hungry Howies calzone (yay take-out)

    Since it's forecast that it will be 93 that day, guess no outdoor reading for me besides some walks. I plan to take turns reading on the couch, porch (in evening), the bath, and during walks (with audiobook).

    I'll participate in the end of the hour challenges on social networking, and some instagram/tumblr tags for picture updates.

       Pre-Reading Surveys, Etc.:

    Will go here when announced