October 18, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon October 2014



Welcome to my master post for all things Read-a-Thon! 

This is where I'll be posting updates (mini challenges, etc.) throughout the day. I hope you'll also hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram

I get SO excited about this event!
The food!
The drinks!

Most importantly? THE BOOKS!

Can you tell that I dig Stephen Colbert? 

First things first! Here's are my answers to the Opening Meme:

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
I'm in northern Wisconsin, or as I sometimes call it: Practically Canada.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
It's a tie between American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. (You can see my entire stack here!)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm really looking forward to the Sleepin' In Omelette that's in my oven right now. I've never made it before and my fingers are crossed. (Here are the recipes for all of the yummy foods I'm preparing today!)
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!


My youngest daughter, and her pals, say that I act very much like Linda from Bob's Burgers. That's all you really need to know. (I've decided to take it as a compliment.)

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?
This time I'm really upping my food game.  Also, I'm co-hosting for the first time! Look for me on the main Dewey's page and on Twitter during hours 11 and 12. 
Have a fantastic day!

Hour 10 Update:

During previous Readathons I would update this page every few hours. Here we are, nearly half way through, and I'm doing it for the first time! What's up with that? I blame Twitter & Instagram. I spend quite a bit of time updating my reading stats and sharing food pictures and don't really see the need to come back to the ol' blog for updating purposes. (Let's see if I remember this next time and plan accordingly.)

So far I've gotten through 2 books: 





I'm about half way through my 3rd book and hope to report back here about that later. For now, I'm headed back to social media to do some cheering! Gooooo #TeamAusten! 


32 comments:

  1. I'm from Wisconsin, though I don't live there anymore. I don't miss the winter, but I sure do miss the cheese choices!

    Good luck today and enjoy hosting!

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    1. Ah yes, the winters :/ Brutal aren't they?? I think I'd miss the cheese most of all, lol.

      Thanks so much!

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  2. Wisconsin - is that Little House in the Big Woods country?

    I'm ready - can't wait - starting to feel excited too :-)

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    1. Yes! Yes it is! Can you imagine how thrilled I was when I read those books as a wee lass? :D

      I woke up tooooo early. I get so excited that I can't sleep, lol. #nerd

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  3. Hey neighbor! Have a great read a thon!!!

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    1. Same to you, Minnesota ;) I see that you are reading for charity. I loooove that so much! I need to check out your post to see how you go about it.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love the "mommy doesn't get drunk" gif! That's going to be my new motto!

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    1. I've actually said something VERY similar, so when we saw Linda say it on Bob's Burgers we almost died laughing ;)

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  5. The gifs are pretty awesome, heh. Happy reading!

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  6. Speak is excellent. I hope you love it as much as I did. I'm co-hostessing too so I'll see you on the main site! Happy reading!

    Dana
    www.littlelovelybooks.com

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    1. Oh my word, I really liked it so much. It was a weep fest for me near the end. Whew.

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  7. How's the reading going Jen? Have fun today!!

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    1. It was fantastic! I was so busy that I rarely came back here to check on comments or to update, lol.

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  8. Good luck today Jen! You certainly are well prepared :-)

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    1. I really was, lol. I don't mess around with the readathon! I hope you had a great day too, Melissa :D

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  9. It must be cold where you are! It's cold here lately in the evenings. (VA) Have fun today!

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    1. It's fall in Wisconsin! I never know if it's going to be 65 or 35, lol. It was a perfectly chilly day though, those are the best for reading if you ask me ;)

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  10. Reading...reading...reading. I'm in there with you, Jen.

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  11. You rock!! You are definitely the multi-tasker today and doing a lot!! Keep it up:)

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    1. Thanks so much :D I look forward to this day for months. It's time to start planning for the next one, lol.

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  12. Hope you loved the co-hosting! I certainly did. But I'm enjoying sticking to just reading and visiting blogs this time. I like that, too.

    If you need a little singing boost as you read along: Here's Singing My Way Through the Readathon!

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    1. I did :D I wasn't sure if I'd get much reading done but I managed to pack in quite a few books.

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  13. Yay two books! And yay drinks! Hopefully I'm not the only one drinking? LOL! Hope you're either reading something fabulous...or getting some fabulous sleep. ;)

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    1. LOL, next time around I might have to crack open a bottle of something yummy. I had yummy drinks, but nothing adult ;)

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  14. A Pretty Bunch of Things I Did Not Buy looks good.

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    1. It was an easy peasy read, definitely. Not the deepest thing I've ever read but it was great for a readathon ;)

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  15. Looks like you had a great readathon, even if twitter got in the way. Good luck on recovering

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    1. Thanks :D It really does take a few days to feel like normal again!

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