Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon: Challenges

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thonIt’s all about the read-a-thons this weekend, isn’t it? In other words, Dewey’s twice-yearly 24-hour read-a-thon has just kicked off. I’m not doing a separate post with my goals since they’re pretty much the same as my goals for the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-thon and I already posted about those yesterday.

As I’m 100 pages into Knife Edge, that’s the one I’ll start with and will hopefully finish by the end of Dewey’s read-a-thon. I’m also planning on chatting to fellow read-a-thoners on Twitter and complete a few challenges. I’ll post these, as well as my updates here. :)


I. Hour 1 Challenge: Introductions

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

I’m reading from England! *waves*

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Knife Edge. I absolutely loved the first book and I can’t wait to see what happens in the sequel!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Erm… I must confess I haven’t really prepared any snacks this time. I know, I know…I’m pretty sure we have some ice cream in the freezer and I have loads of crisps as well so those two are a definite must. Also, PORRIDGE! I have a weird obsession with Sainsbury’s Express Porridge so that’s another thing I’ll eat later on.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Why do I find this question so difficult to answer?! Well… *clears throat* I’m 23, I’m a Hungarian born blogger who lives in England and have been running this blog for 2 years now. I’m a crazy cat woman, I love travelling, comedy, I drink an insane amount of tea and I love crime fiction.

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 don’t think I participated in the previous one (I was still in the middle of my uni exams) but I did the one before that. One thing I’ll probably do differently this time is to spend less time with challenges. Also, I’ll make sure to get some sleep as well. The last time I participated I was trying to stay up for the entire 24-hours and I felt a bit sick afterwards…

II. Hour 19 Challenge: Show It Off

Agatha Christie books

If I had to pick one thing I’m the proudest of I’d definitely pick my Agatha Christie collection. I currently own about 32 or 33 of her books (I lost count ages ago) and plan on buying the rest, one book at a time. What you can see in the picture here is not the entire stack – some of them are at friends’ houses so this will have to do. :(

* Click on the picture to enlarge

10 Responses to “Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon: Challenges”

  1. Sounds like you’re up and running. Good luck today. Sleep is good, although I think I’m going to try and go the distance. Good luck.
    Vikk @ Down the Writers Path recently posted..Readathon book list – Dewey’sMy Profile

  2. *wave* from Los Angeles. I am doing ice cream and oatmeal too! Happy read-a-thon!!
    Alysia @My Little Pocketbooks recently posted..Oct ’13 Read-A-Thon Updates: Hour 1 – 4My Profile

  3. October readathon is definitely my favorite, and I’m glad you get to participate! I didn’t bring any tea with me (I’m readathoning with a friend), but I do have some peppermint mocha flavored coffee that I’m looking forward to brewing!

    Hope you’re having a great Readathon, I’ll be back to cheer you on!


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  4. What is an insane amount of tea? I’m almost afraid to ask! In any case, I’m not sure that it applies during a RAT, when you clearly need extra bevvies on hand. I’ve participated in years when I didn’t have the snacks on hand, and I really regretted it, so I think we might have overdone that aspect this year, but that turned out to be a happy thing. I hope you’ve been able to keep yourself going and are enjoying all your reading today. Happy read-a-thon-ing! (Cheering from Team Panda)
    Buried In Print recently posted..Read-A-Thon Day: All Things Dewey’s Read-a-thonMy Profile

  5. Stopped back by to say hello. Hope the reading day is going well.
    Vikk @ Down the Writers Path recently posted..Readathon reading log – Dewey’sMy Profile

  6. Knife Edge does look good! Hope you’re reading is going well!


    Kate- Midnight Book Girl recently posted..Readathon Begins!My Profile

  7. Pili says:

    Love your Agatha Christie stack! My own collection is a bit all over the place! I have some books in various places and the bf has the rest also scattered through his house!
    Pili recently posted..Showcase Sunday #14!!My Profile

  8. Oh, I collect the same Agatha Christie editions as you! They look so lovely lined up on my shelf, and I’m obsessive over keeping them in the order listed on the back!

    I have way more Poirot than Marple though, just because I prefer him!
    Hanna @ Booking In Heels recently posted..Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon Final PostMy Profile

  9. Megan says:

    I really like the idea of a 24 hour read-a-thon. Too bad I’m working a 12 hour shift (although I do get some reading done at work on night shift). I could never try to stay up for the 24 hours though. I love sleeping!

    Have fun!
    Megan recently posted..Review: Curtsies and ConspiraciesMy Profile

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