Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon – April, 2014

Dewey's Read-a-Thon

I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again – it’s April, which means that Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is FINALLY back! What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, you ask? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day and chat to fellow readers on Twitter. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to make a dent in our TBR pile, have fun and make friends at the same time.

After much deliberation, staring at stacks of unread books, chin stroking and pacing around the room, I managed to come up with my number one TBR choice for this year’s readathon. If you’ve been reading my posts for a while you’ll already know that:

a) I’m a bit of a mood reader
b) I’m not the slowest reader ever but I’m definitely not the quickest either.

So I usually try to narrow my read-a-thon TBR list down to a handful of books a few days before the event and then find the one I want to read the most right before the readathon kicks off. I’ve done this readathon quite a few times but I don’t think I’ve ever managed to finish more than two books, so I never have a huge stack of books to choose from.

This time I decided to start with Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. I’m still a newbie to the RR fandom but I’ve just finished her latest novel, Landline, and absolutely loved it so I couldn’t wait any longer. I HAVE to read Fangirl.

Dewey's Readathon 2014

As always, I’ll post regular updates on my Twitter page (@bookswithacuppa) and will be updating this post with mini-challenges and some general updates along the way. If you’re on Twitter and you’re participating too, do say hi – it’s always nice to meet fellow readathoners. :)


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
High Wycombe, England

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I haven’t decided what my second book is going to be (I’m leaning towards Trouble by Non Pratt but we’ll see) but I’m really looking forward to reading Fangirl. I loved Rainbow’s newest book (Landline) so I can’t wait to read her YA novels.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
PIZZA! Ordering a pizza or two for the readathon has become a tradition of mine during the past few years and I always look forward to that.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m in my mid-20s and I live in the UK. I love crime fiction, drink way too much tea and am obsessed with strawberry cupcakes. I’ve been blogging for nearly three years and this is my fourth readathon.

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?
Try to take short naps during the day instead of falling asleep at Hour 18 and waking up hours later, not having a clue where I am or what I’m doing. :D

Have you signed up? What are you planning on reading?

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24 Responses to “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon – April, 2014”

  1. Enjoy the read-a-thon :)
    I cannot participate this time because I am at a friend’s wedding which will be super fun but I’ll be thinking of you.
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  2. Ellie says:

    You should get through Fangirl easily Vicky! It’s not my favourite of hers but her writing is so easy to read and the characters are great. I’ve got Landline on my readathon pile.

    • Vicky says:

      Landline was the first book of hers that I’ve read and I loved it – it was so easy to read! If Fangirl is the same then I should be able to read it quite quickly. :)

  3. Isi says:

    I’ve chosen very short books, because that was the recommendation on the warm up posts, and it’s my first readathon and I have no idea!!
    I’m taking a look at the posts of the people who are participating, so see the tempting books all over the bloghosphere. This is going to be fun!
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    • Vicky says:

      Yes, shorter books tend to work better for most people. I don’t usually care how long a book is, I just try to choose something fun and something that’s a relatively easy read.

      Hope you have tons of fun! :)

  4. I read this last week in under 24 hours it was that good! And contemporary isn’t usually my thing but her writing is so easy and it just flows along. Plus the story is so relatable and cute. I’m participating too but still can’t decide on what books to choose for it! Good luck :)
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  5. Brandie says:

    I loved Fangirl!! Great choice!

    This is my first time participating and I’m really excited. I have a RR book on my tentative readathon list, too.

    Happy Reading! I’ll be following your posts!

  6. Megan says:

    Good luck Vicky! Fangirl was really cute, so I think you’ll get through it easily! I wish I could participate, but I have a crazy busy weekend!
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  7. Ellie says:

    Oooh ooooooh Fangirl! I sort of have it on my mental ‘maybe’ pile for the weekend as well, though I’ll probably forget about it when I’m blundering around looking for my next read at 2am because it’s across the room on a random pile somewhere. I might read it though. Your updates will remind me!

    I think I’m starting with The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry (94 pages or something, get one vanquished early!) to be accompanied by buttered toasted teacakes and tea. Lovely. Worrying that I’m planning my lunch about 17 hours too early, but lovely nonetheless. :D
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  8. Kristen says:

    I loved Fangirl and it reads really fast for such a thick book. Love your plan to take short naps! I will try to do that if I get sleepy. I may steal your idea of ordering a pizza as well. Have an awesome readathon!
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks so much! I loved Landline and it was such an easy read so I was hoping Fangirl would be the same. I don’t really mind that it’s a long book as long as it’s easy to read. :)
      Happy reading!

  9. Jen says:

    Good luck with the readathon today! I unfortunately won’t be officially participating (but maybe I can squeeze in 100-200 pages). I also haven’t read RR yet but heard amazing things. Eleanor & Park is on my TBR.
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  10. I wish you the best of luck! I absolutely loved Fangirl! :)
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  11. Leah says:

    Ohhhh I have Rainbow Rowell’s books and didn’t even think of snapping them up for this! We’ll see how this little pile goes and then maybe :D.
    Pizza sounds good – perfect snacking! Good luck Vicky :) xxx
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  12. Chris says:

    Love that mug! I really enjoyed Attachments. I must get Landline. Happy Readathon!
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  13. Amanda says:

    Oh god! I’m so upset I didn’t know about this. I’ll definitely be participating next year – it sounds like so much fun! :) I hope you had a fun time! x
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  14. Lauren says:

    A 24-hour read-a-thon sounds like so much fun! I’ll have to try that next year. :) Someone just recommended Fan Girl to me the other day. Now I guess I’m going to have to read it! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book.
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks, Lauren! :) Yes, it’s always tons of fun. The next one is in October this year – check it out if you have some time, I think you’d enjoy it!

  15. I want your mug, it’s pure perfection!

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