20 comments on “Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon Kick Off

  1. Good luck Charleen. You are #TeamAusten so will tweet ya as the Readathon progresses. haven’t heard of that Witch series. Will have to add it to the list of books to look up post-readathon. The next 24 hours will be long & full of craziness. Take part in the hourly challenges. Helps change the scenery for a few minutes. Otherwise, hop to it! #RahRahReadathon!

    • The author is actually my favorite thriller author, which is how I came across it. For a while he was writing thrillers and fantasy under two different pen names.

    • I really liked doing re-reads. I think sticking with the familiar helped me to get into the frenzied spirit of the read-a-thon, without constantly wondering if that was affecting how much I liked (or didn’t like) the book.

  2. Good luck today from a lovely(?) Iowa too!! ;)

    The only time that I listen to audiobooks is when I am cleaning, working out, or walking. I honestly can’t do it at any other time, and why it takes me a bit longer to get through them! Good luck with your little experiment today and good luck with your first readathon!!

    • I listened while walking to and from lunch, and while I was eating. And then again, when I woke up in the wee hours of the morning, I used it to ease my brain awake. I can’t say I loved listening to it, but I did love having the option.

  3. 24 hours seems daunting indeed, so I’ve never joined in — but reading everyone’s posts today has me thinking which books I would have chosen myself — so maybe a read-a-thon is in my future at some point…

    I like the idea of mixing in childhood favorites (nostalgic & short!) and audiobooks. I hope the audiobooks work out for you — it seems like they would be a good way to give your eyes a break while still being able to read. Good luck & have fun!

    • I think I still prefer Bout of Books. A week-long event is just easier to handle, easier to integrate into normal life. With this one, I’d love to do it again, but it’s one day… if I’m busy that one day, that severely hampers my experience. I know some people still sign up even if they know they’ll only have a couple hours free for it, but I don’t think I’d be able to enjoy that. I’d just cheer from the sidelines if that were the case. But, as long as I’m free for most of the day, I’ll definitely do it again!

    • I did! The only one I didn’t get to was the audiobook for Feed. I didn’t spend a ton of time on the audiobooks, and a good chunk of it was in the middle of the night… I figured sticking with Harry Potter was safer!

    • I didn’t get to Feed, unfortunately. I don’t know how much I would have enjoyed it in audio form anyway. But I agree, great book!

    • It was really good. They were just perfect little snippets. Some of the sections were lifted straight from the blog, but most of it was new (or at least new to me).

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