Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap Up

I did it! Now that the readathon is officially over, how did everyone do?

I didn’t do quite as well as I was hoping but I still really enjoyed the readathon. I ended up reading a total of 195 pages from Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland and a little bit from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

One of the really fun things about this readathon was the social media presence of it. Every hour there were winners announced via the readathon website (make sure you check to see if you won something!) and twitter was crowded with readathon hashtags. I took a little too many breaks yesterday but I loved scrolling through my twitter feed and reading about everyones updates and tips!

Here are my final update answers:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
    1. I didn’t have one…haha. I didn’t stay up late or get up early for this. I was pretty lax about everything!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
    1. Just pick something you’re excited to read! I definitely think length doesn’t really matter, as long as it’s a genre you love! If you’re a romance-addict, pick something dripping with love scenes. If you’re an adventurer, pick something with lots of action!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
    1. I think I’ll be a little more strict with my reading next time around. I didn’t want to push myself too hard yesterday, but I ended up reading at my usual leisure. Now that I know how everything works, I’ll know what to do next time!
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
    1. I really liked the hourly updates on their website. It was a fun way to take a break and connect with other readers!
  5. How many books did you read?
    1. Half of one…haha. No shame!
  6. What were the names of the books you read?
    1. Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland (Of Breakable Things #2)
    2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  7. Which book did you enjoy most?
    1. Of Delicate Pieces – I’m enjoying more of the world building in this second book, it’s a fun world to get lost in 🙂
  8. Which did you enjoy least?
    1. Miss Peregrine’s – I find myself still waiting for something exciting to happen and I’m about 80% through the audiobook. Something should have happened by now!
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
    1. I definitely plan on participating next year! I think I would like to try being a cheerleader next time!

I will definitely be doing another Dewey’s Readathon next year, and I’ll be looking for other readathons to participate in until then.

If you know of any good readathons I should look out for, or if you have a favorite, let me know what it is! I definitely eased myself in with this readathon but I might be addicted now…

5 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Wrap Up

  1. Glad you had a great time. Was this your first RaT? Other RaT to look out for are Bout of Books ~ that’s probably the next biggest and it lasts for a week. There’s also the 24 in 48 Read-a-Thon and a few others out there. Best way to figure them out is just to start following some bigger book blogs on something like Bloglovin’. Word gets around when one is happening.

  2. My favorite part of the whole experience was the social media aspect too. It really makes you feel part of the event even when you’re reading alone. There’s another Dewey’s Readathon in April, just an Fyi, They have it twice a year. 😉

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