For the uninitiated, Dewey’s Readathon is a twice yearly reading marathon that has been running since 2007. I have participated in a few and I can guarantee you that they are a fun event with zero pressure on how long you read for. So I’m stacking my books, getting my camera ready for the Instagram challenges and I’m ready to read till my eyes bleed (slight exaggeration!).
The must know details:
It’s on Saturday, 17th October. And anyone can join in. You don’t need to be a blogger, it’s aimed at readers and all you need is a book and you’re in! Don’t stress about the 24 hours, I don’t do that, I just join in as much as I can but I like my sleep so I’ll be dropping out when I get tired. I know, I’m lightweight 😀
How to Prepare for a Dewey Readathon:
Grab a stack of books! Mix up the variety and have some varying lengths in there too. I find switching between books just stops me getting too restless. Graphic novels are another great way to give your eyes a rest from continuous reading.
Bring it out of the house! I find getting away for a little bit makes it even more of a treat. So I’ll be reading in my local coffee shop (and blogging and tweeting and instagramming) for a couple of hours too.
Be Social: During the event, don’t be afraid to join in some of the challenges. The more you interact, the more fun it is. I find Twitter and Instagram the best way of chatting to other readers during the event so come look me up if you want to talk books and bookish nonsense 😀
If you are wondering just what a readathon entails, you can check out MY READATHON EXPERIENCE APRIL 2015
My Dewey Readathon Goals:
- Read! Sounds obvious but there is a lot of fun distractions during the event. I want to get the balance right between joining in and also reading some books.
- Do 2 challenges
- Visit some new-to-me blogs
- Enjoy it!
My Dewey Readathon Updates:
- The TBR – I’m rereading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness as I never wrote a review the first time I read it. Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie and Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Reid are both books I’ve bought over the last few months but haven’t got around to reading yet.
Mini Challenge No 1 – Introduction Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Ireland. A very chilly, dull Ireland today but nothing like a readathon to brighten everything up.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All of them 🙂
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
This one! After eight cheesecake! I’ll be back on the diet on Monday!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m an Irish dedicated follower of fiction. My book motto is anything goes and I love any kind of bookish chat. I also have a slight instagram obsession.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I’m not reading ebooks but sticking with physical books. I normally love ebooks but find I read more during a readathon if I read a physical book. Otherwise I spend all my time checking all my social media notifications!
Mini Challenge No 2 – COVER ESCAPE!
Mini Challenge no 3 – The Ugly Cover Pitch
This one is hosted by Shaina Reads and I have to persuade you not to judge a book by it’s cover. I choose Stolen, the cover is very amateurish looking but the book is like CSI meets Murder She Wrote. It has a lovely community feel, an entertaining mystery and a fab cast of characters. I’d recommend this to fans of detective style mystery books. Also to those who like small town settings and characters they can get emotionally attached to. It captures the feel of Mary Higgins Clark’s books so if you are a fan; then I think you’d appreciate this one also.