Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dewey's Read-a-Thon - Combined Post

My update post for the April 2013 Dewey's Read-a-Thon

Books Read:

Fang Girl by Helen Keeble (352 pages)
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (394 pages)
Splintered by A.G. Howard (read to page 203 out of 371)

Hour 1 - Introduction Post

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Cloudy Florida
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Fang Girl by Helen Keeble
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Peanuts from Logan's Steakhouse
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am only able to participate this time because my boys are at their dad's this weekend.
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? Just want to have as much fun as possible without stressing about the challenges and cheerleading too much. Take lots of breaks and nap if I need to!

Hour 2 - Book Spine Poetry

Sever the Divergent Fang Girl

Hour 3 - Book Appetit

This challenge is to pair up a book you are either reading or have in your stack with the menu you would serve:I have Two Way Street by Larua Barnholdt in my stack to read

It's about a road trip with the girl's I'd serve up some classic road trip food and nothing says road trip food like fast food. Sliders, fries and cold Cherry Cokes!

What about you? What are you reading? What food would you eat?

And my new drink would have to be the "Get Even" ;-)

Hour 4 - Retitle Your Current Read

My Life Next Door - Cute Boy Gets Equally Cute Girl

Hour 5 Mini Challenge - Self Portrait

Hour 6 - Book Puzzle

did not participate. My puzzler is puzzled.

Hour 7 - Best and Worst Covers

Definitely like the English better. And I think that Jase is my newest book boyfriend.

HOUR 8 - Book Sentence Challenge

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares Splintered The Typewriter Girl.

HOUR 12 - Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I'm going pretty good but am getting tired and my eyes definetly are.
2) What have you finished reading? I've finished Fang Girl and My Life Next Door
3) What is your favorite read so far? Fang Girl was so cute!
4) What about your favorite snacks? Poptarts!
5) Have you found any new blogs through the read-a-thon? If so, give them some love! Sadly no, I haven't. I've been reading because my laptop is being s l o o o w.

HOUR 14 - Quote Time

The Hour 14 mini challenge is to provide a quote from the book we are currently reading or have read. I'm currently reading Splintered by A.G. Howard and am really enjoying it. It has grabbed me from the first page.."I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way to stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick"

Oh yeah, this one is really interesting!

HOUR 16 - Mini Challenge

This hour the mini challenge is to turn to page 32 in the book we are currently reading and find the most entertaining phrase to complete this sentence..."I would rather read than ____________ any day" 

I'm reading Splintered by A.G. Howard and my answer is I would rather read than sprout up like a giant mushroom any day.

HOUR 17, almost 18

Wow, I can't believe how fast the time has gone. It is almost 1 am here and my contacts are killing me. Not sure how much longer I will last but I am enjoying Splintered. The dark and crazy theme is really working for my present, loopy condition! ;-)


It's after 2 here and though I got a small second wind, my eyes are so tired. I've taken out my contacts for a few minutes to let my eyes rest. Have visited several blogs and left comments. On page 203 of Splintered. Am still enjoying it but wish I could just finish it already. 


Can't believe how quickly the time has gone. We are 5 minutes short of the 20 hour mark. I've done better than I thought but the coming of a migraine and my laptop continuing to freeze is going to have my packing it in for a while. This will more than likely be my last post of the April 2013 Dewey's Read-a-Thon. For those that participated, no matter how much, I hope you had as much fun reading as I did.


  1. Ooooooh... that sentence actually tells a very interesting story! Thanks for participating!

    1. That one was really fun, Steph! And I actually came up with it fast ;-)

  2. It's awesome that you are participating in the challenges! I haven't gotten around to that yet. I'm too busy cheering and reading ;)

    Everywhere we go
    People want to know
    Who we are
    So we tell them
    We are the readers!
    The mighty, mighty readers!

    I hope you’re having a fantastic Read-a-Thon!
    Jennifer ~ Team Panda
    The Relentless Reader

    1. I'm going to be a cheerleader next time...I missed doing it this read-a-thon but really wanted to concentrate on the reading. Thanks for cheering for us!

  3. HEY!!! That is too funny! I was snacking on Logan's peanuts today too!!! What are the odds? Strange!

    You are doing a great job! Keep it up!

    1. You should have given me yours...keep my strength up and all!

      Thanks, I did better than I thought I would! ;-)

  4. Way to go on taking part in so many mini challenges!
    Keep up the great reading!

    Jenn and The Cats *Team Panda*

    1. I felt bad that I didn't do more of them but some of them I just couldn't do. Thanks for cheering for us!

  5. Way to go on 20+ hours! You rock! I'm impressed with how much you were able to read while also keeping up with challenges and blogging. I couldn't seem to multitask that well this time around. But that just meant I discovered your blog in my cheering phase. Congratulate yourself on a great readathon!

    And happy reading in the days ahead!

    Team Panda

    1. Thanks! I didn't have any specific goals this time...just to read as long as I wanted to. Hour 20 was when I just didn't want to read anymore. I missed cheering though. Thanks for cheering for us!


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