Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Day 2 Progress: April 2022

I finished Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. and started Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. I’m 12 chapters into Crenshaw.

Here’s my Mid-Event Survey:

What are you reading right now? Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
How many books have you read so far? 1
What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the readathon? Crenshaw and any others
Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Only to eat, shower. And sleep
What surprises you most about the readathon, so far? How quickly it’s still going

14:00- The Readathon is over. I woke up at 9.20AM so have listened to my book for around three hours today. I’m still listening to it.

It’s been another very enjoyable weekend. I’ll post my closing survey as well as reviews of the books I’ve listened to during this readathon as soon as I can. This year, there was no closing survey on the blog like there would be every year, so I hope to have my answers to that for you soon.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Day 1 Progress: April 2022

It’s the Readathon again. This time, it’s a welcome break for me and I didn’t take long to decide what I wanted to listen to.

Here’s my listening list:

14.00 It’s kickoff time! I completed the opening survey on the Dewey’s Readadathon website

What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Madrid, Spain
Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Both of them, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult and Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Which snack are you most looking forward to? Chocolate
Tell us a little something about yourself! I love purple (even my powered wheelchair is purple)
If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first readathon, what are you most looking forward to? I’ll just use the time for much-needed relaxation.

It’s 24ºC but stormy.

I’m starting Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. It feels good to be listening to one of her books again.

15:45- I’m three chapters into Nineteen Minutes.

17:00- Taking a break to eat. Chicken tikka masala and rice.

18:00-I’m on chapter seven. I’m going to keep updating and am so far really enjoying the Scribd audiobook.

19:29-Chapter 8 and I’m still going strong.

21:35- I’m doing the hour 8 sprint and I’m hoping to get more chapters in before bedtime.

Overall, I’m pleased with how today went and is still going.

My Dewey’s Readathon Listening List April 2022

I wasn’t sure whether to use NetGalley books this time for the Readathon, but in the end I decided not to and instead listen to Scribd audiobooks.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I have a physical copy of this, too.

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Katherine Applegate was my favourite author when I was a teenager. I was happy when I found Crenshaw on Scribd.

I can’t wait for the Readathon, will you be taking part?

Dewey’s Readathon October 2021 Progress: Day 2

After waking up late, I finished Broken Like Me by Kaitie Howie. This Readathon, I listened to a total of 584 pages and added both of my books on the “Books Read” database on the Readathon blog.

As always, it was enjoyable and a welcome break from some things going on in life right now. I’m glad I decided to just focus on my books and not get too sidetracked with other aspects of the Readathon. I commented on some posts but that was about it.

Of the two books, it was hard to pick which one I liked most as both were good. I’ll review them on my blog.

This Readathon went too quickly, just like all the others. I’m looking forward to April’s event.

Dewey’s Readathon October 2021 Progress: Day 1

This time, I couldn’t decide which books I was going to listen to for the Readathon. I decided something pretty early on, though that this year I would not be doing an event “warm up” post because I didn’t have any topic ideas. I feel that for now, I have contributed to the Readathon blog. I have a post called Spell Your Name in Books as well as a Halloween-themed post and other warm-up posts which are all here on my blog. I was also a Goodreads group host one year and that was a good experience.

I’m just going to pick the books I like the sound of. I have a HUGE NetGalley and Goodreads list of books that I haven’t yet listened to.

While searching my NetGalley shelf for books, I came across Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin. Here’s the book information:

I adore her books. I have reviewed The Bookshop on the Corner:

and The Little Bookshop on the Seine, which is the second book in the series and which I was on the Harlequin blog tour for.

So I was glad to find Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop. I like how Rebecca’s novels focus on travelling in some way and books as well as romance and life’s up and downs. They have relatable, memorable characters.

The second book I want to listen to this Readathon is Broken like Me by Kaitie Howie. Kaitie is a new-to-me-author and here’s the book information for that:

So far, I am happy with my progress and I finished Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop. I am a few chapters into Broken Like me already and am enjoying it. I am combining doing this event with watching live videos from #SelfPubCon, a virtual event hosted by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) which I have a free 3 day pass for.

Have a great Readathon if you’re taking part and whether you are or not, I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Day 2 Progress Update

Once again, the Readathon has gone very quickly. I finished the two books I wanted to, and enjoyed them both.

This time, I spent more time on Goodreads during the Readathon than I had in other years and the Dewy’s 24 Hour Readathon group was a good place to chat to others and share my updates. My progress can also be found here, as well as on Goodreads and my Twitter @theglitzqueen.

I commented on the threads about how many books and pages I had finished. In total this weekend, I finished 504, between 199 for College Weekend (Sweet Valley High #118) and I’ll be There for You: The One About Friends.

I commented on the Dewey’s Readathon blog too for the opening and closing surveys as well as entering my books into the books database.

This Readathon is a “must do” event for me every year and I am looking forward to October.

I hope those of you who took part loved it too. And if you did not quite get to the end of your books, I hope you also had a good time.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon April 2021: Day 1 Progress Update

It’s finally here!

The first thing I did was visit the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon group on Goodreads. There, they had a survey. Here are my answers:

Starting: I’m going nostalgic and am back in my teen years with College Weekend (Sweet Valley High 118) by Francine Pascal. I haven’t got many SVH books as there are so many but I love them. 

Snack? Apple pie 

Drink? Hot chocolate 

Read? I get iPad’s screen reader to read out all my books to me because of my disabilities. It’s relaxing. 

Format? Kindle ebook 

Reading spot? Tilted and Reclined in my wheelchair.

Reading buddy? Who needs one when you have books to keep you company. 

My first book, College Weekend (Sweet Valley High 118) is a nice return to one of my favourite series of my teenage years. An hour and a half in, and I have finished that.

Second up is I’ll be There for You: The One About Friends.

What are you reading or listening to? I hope your Readathon is going well!

Feel-Good and Escapist Books for the Readathon or Just Because

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the first pre-Readathon post for this month’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Hi everyone, it’s Katherine from Just Katherine

Find me on Twitter·@theglitzqueen Pinterest @silverfairy81 Instagram @purplestar81 and Goodreads.

 The Beachside Sweet Shop and The Beachside Flower Stall by Karen Clarke
Finding Henry Applebee by Celia Reynolds
Any book by Darcie Boleyn
Eudora Honeysett is Quite Fine Thank You by Annie Lyons (titled The Brilliant Life of Euudora Honeysett in the US). 
Any book by Mandy Baggot, including her 2021 novel, Staying Out for the Summer. 
Any book by T.A. Williams 
Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde 
Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts
A Very Lucky Christmas by Lilac Mills 
That Long Lost Summer by Minna Howard 
The Vets at Hope Green and The Pets at Primrose Cottage by Sheila Norton 
Cloud Bay series by Emma Douglas
The Postcard by Fern Britton 
The Note, The Postcard and any book by Zoë Folbigg
What If? by Shari Low
Any book by Samantha Tonge 
Sun Sea and Sangria by Victoria Cooke 
The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz 
Alaskan Christmas Redemption by Belle Calhoune 
The Woolly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan
Any book by Nicholas Sparks but in particular The Notebook 
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. 

Of the books I have reviewed this year, my favourite feel-good and escapist books are: 

Summer in Andalucia by Lucy Coleman. 
Chasing the Sun by Judy Leigh
What Now by Shari Low
Finding Love at Mermaid Terrace by Kate Forster
The Juggle by Emma Murray
Dreaming under an Island Skye by Lisa Hobman
The Women Who Ran Away by Sheila O’ Flannagan
On the Road to Love by Melissa Baldwin. 

You can find more  general information about each book and buy links on Goodreads or on the publisher’s site. 

So far, all the books in this article apart from Pay It Forward, Practical Magic, Where The Heart Is and the Nicolas Sparks books are reviewed on my blog if they are from previous years and at the time of publishing of this post, Chasing the Sun and On the Road to Love are not yet on my blog but they wil be by the time of the Readathon. 

Have a great readathon whatever you are reading or listening to. What books will you read or listen to this Readathon? What are you most looking forward to?

You can also find this post on the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon site:

My Dewey’s Readathon Listening List April 2021. 

After reviewing a lot of Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) for NetGalley, I have decided to listen to some  non-NetGalley books for this Readathon. I use VoiceOver on my iPad which reads the books out.

College Weekend (Sweet Valley High #118)  by Francine Pascal.

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by  Kelsey Miller.

What are you reading or listening to this Readathon?

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 2020 Mini Challenge: Spell Your Name with Books

I am sure you have heard the saying “so many books, so little time.” We are now in hour 3 of the Redathon, and I think it’s going fast already. A name is something that is unique to us and it was chosen because our parents thought it was a good fit. We either love our name or dislike it and like the long or short form. Well, any avid bookworm like me knows it’s exactly like this with books. There are so many different types of books and ones that you are drawn to because, just like your name, they are unique to you. For this challenge, pick books with titles that begin with letters of your name. The first title must begin with the first letter of your name, the second with the second, and so on. Here’s my list as an example: K- Kahless by Michael Jan Friedman A- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll T- The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne H-Horse Crazy by Sarah Maslin Nir E-Everything is Beautiful by Eleanor Ray R-Room by Emma Donaghue I-Instagram Poetry for Every Day by the National Poetry Library N-No Room at the Little Cornish Inn by Nancy Barone E-Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well Thank You by Annie Lyons You have the rest of the whole readathon to do this challenge and can choose any book format, length or genre. Share your books and progress in the comments!