Sunday, October 24, 2021

Dewey's Readathon Wrap-Up

Yay I made it to the end! I was too tired to write this post at 8:00 am, I fell asleep immediately.

Books read: The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Specials: Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, The Bailey City Monsters: The Monsters Next Door by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, Ma and Pa Dracula by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries: Dawn and the Halloween Mystery by Ann M. Martin, The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries: Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade by Ann M. Martin, Fear Street: Halloween Party by R.L. Stine, Jughead: The Hunger by Frank Tieri, Matt Herms, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Afterlife With Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli, Archie Halloween Spectacular 2017 and 2019, Count Crowley: Reluctant Monster Hunter by David Dastmalchian, Lukas Ketner, Lauren Affe

Total pages read: 1158

Closing Survey

1. How would you assess your reading overall?

I thought I wasn't doing very well because I only read half of the books I wanted to, but 10 books is still a lot and I think 1158 pages is probably the most I've ever read during a readathon.

2. Did you have a strategy, and if so,  did you stick to it?

Not really, just to read as much as possible. 

3. What was your favourite snack?

Homemade pumpkin bread

4. Did you add any new books to your TBR/wishlist after seeing what everyone else is reading?

Yeah, whenever I see what other people are reading I always end up adding more books to my never-ending wishlist. 

5. What was your favourite book or experience from this readathon?

I loved reading nostalgic books from my childhood like The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids and The Baby-Sitters Club.


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Mid-Event Survey


1. What are you reading right now? 

Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade by Ann M. Martin

2. How many books have you read so far? 

Four: Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, The Monsters Next Door by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones, Ma and Pa Dracula by Ann M. Martin and Dawn and the Halloween Mystery by Ann M. Martin

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? 

Halloween Party by R.L. Stine...I started reading it earlier, but I stopped because I wanted to have something to look forward to in the second half of the readathon.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? 

I let myself get distracted a bunch of times today, so I haven't read as much as I wanted to, but I still have time to catch up!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How little I've been able to read so far even though all the books I chose are super short. I'm going to focus more in the second half. 

Dewey's Readathon

It's time for another Dewey's Readathon! A day where I will stay up for 24 hours readingor at least try to. I chose a lot of books to read today, but most of them are very short middle-grade books, or comics. 

What I plan on reading:

  1. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
  2. Fear Street: Halloween Party by R.L. Stine
  3. Teen Witch: Lucky 13 by Megan Barnes
  4. Ma and Pa Dracula by Ann M. Martin
  5. The Baby-Sitters Club Super Mysteries: Baby-Sitters' Fright Night by Ann M. Martin
  6. The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries: Dawn and the Halloween Mystery by Ann M. Martin
  7. The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries: Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade by Ann M. Martin
  8. Sweet Valley Twins Super Chillers: Evil Elizabeth by Francine Pascal
  9. The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Super Specials: Mrs. Jeepers' Scariest Halloween Ever by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
  10. The Bailey City Monsters: The Monsters Next Door by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
  11. The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson
  12. Wishbone Super Mysteries: The Halloween Joker by Anne Capeci
  13. Jughead: The Hunger by Frank Tieri, Matt Herms, Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy
  14. Afterlife With Archie by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli
  15. Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror: Spine-Tingling Spooktacular by Matt Groeaning 
  16. The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror: Fun-Filled Frightfest by Matt Groeaning 
  17. Archie Halloween Spectacular 2017 and 2019
  18. Count Crowley: Reluctant Monster Hunter by David Dastmalchian, Lukas Ketner, Lauren Affe
  19. Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth, Megan Levens, Marissa Louise,  Jen Bartel, Nate Piekos
  20. I Luv Halloween by Keith Giffen, Benjamin Roman

What I plan on eating:

  • Pumpkin bread (not pictured because it's still in the oven)
  • Various Halloween candy
  • Pumpkin spice pecans
  • Cheetos
  • Starbucks cold brew with Starbucks pumpkin creamer
  • Homemade pumpkin spice lattes
  • Pizza

Opening event survey: 

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Halloween Party by R.L. Stine. I love the Fear Street books and I haven't read this one yet.

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Pumpkin bread that I baked this morning.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I love Halloween so I chose almost all books that take place at Halloween for today.

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's something different you'll do today?

I want to read more than I ever have before during a readathon.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Dewey's Readthon Wrap Up

Yay! I managed to stay up the full 24 hours!

Total hours read: 24

Total pages read: 949

Total books read: EightChopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine, Church by Renee Miller, Who Will Save Your Soul by Jody Smith, The Catcreeper by Kevin Arthur Lewis, Kutter by Jeff Strand, The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish, Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates and Truth or Dare by P.J. Night.

Closing Survey

1. How would you assess your reading overall?

I stayed up for the full 24 hours and I read more during this readathon than I have during the previous ones, so I would say it went well.

2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

My strategy was to focus on reading this time and not do any challenges in hopes of getting more reading done. I stuck to that and it ended up being the most I've ever read during a readathon.

3. What was your favourite snack?

Reese's pretzelsit was my first time trying them and I loved them! They're even better than chocolate covered pretzels!


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Dewey's Readathon Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Kutter by Jeff Strand

2. How many books have you read so far?

Four: Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine, Church by Renee Miller, Who Will Save Your Soul by Jody Smith and The Catcreeper by Kevin Arthur Lewis.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the readathon?

The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?


Nope, so far I've been able to read all day.

5. What surprises you most about the readathon, so far?


How many books I've been able to read. Usually I get distracted very easily, but I haven't so far.

Dewey's Readathon

Today is Dewey's Readathon! A day where I will once again attempt to read for 24 hours. Here's what I plan on reading:


  1. Chopping Spree by Angela Sylvaine 
  2. Church by Renee Miller
  3. Who Will Save Your Soul by Jody Smith
  4. Offstage Offerings by Priya Sridhar
  5. The Catcreeper by Kevin Arthur Lewis
  6. Sole Survivor by Zachary Ashford
  7. The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish
  8. Kutter by Jeff Strand
  9. Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones
  10. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates
  11. The Thrill Club by R.L. Stine
  12. Truth or Dare by P.J. Night
  13. The Stand: Captain Trips by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King, Laura Martin, Mike Perkins

Opening Survey

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The Malan Witch by Catherine Cavendish

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Reese's pretzels — I've been looking for an excuse to try these.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I work in a thrift store, which is where I buy most of my books (I get a 50% discount), but today most of the books in my TBR are from Kindle Unlimited because I haven't been using it much and I want to get more use out of my subscription. 

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today? 

I want to read more than I did during the last readathon. I say this every time, but that's always my goal.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

24 in 48 Readathon

This weekend is the 24 in 48 Readathon, a readathon with the goal of reading a total of 24 hours over the weekend, beginning at midnight on Friday and ending midnight on Sunday. All the books I've chosen for my TBR are written by women writers because February is Women in Horror Month.


My TBR:

  1. The Kelping by Jan Stinchcomb
  2. Hell's Bells by Lisa Quigley
  3. Food Fright by Nico Bell
  4. Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess
  5. Hairspray and Switchblades by V. Castro
  6. Trampled Crown by Kirby Kellogg
  7. Infested by Carol Gore
  8. Dead Eyes by EV Knight
  9. Red Station by Kenzie Jennings
  10. My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Dewey's Readathon

 


Today is Dewey's Readathon, a day where I will once again attempt to read for 24 hours straight.

My TBR:

1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

2. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

3. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

4. Night in the Lonesome October by Richard Laymon

5. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

6. Autumncrow by Cameron Chaney (on my Kindle)


My snacks:

  • Pumpkin bread
  • Pumpkin snickerdoodles
  • Pumpkin pie Chex mix
  • Pumpkin cheesecake
  • Copycat Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew and pumpkin spice lattes
  • Boursin cheese and crackers


Opening Survey

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Autumncrow by Cameron Chaney

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

The pumpkin bread I baked last night.

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

My birthday was this past Monday. I turned 33. Fun fact: I was born on Black Monday (October 19, 1987).

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today? 

I want to read more than I did last time. I think I say that every time, but that's always the goal.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Dewey's Reverse Readathon

Tonight I'm going to be participating in Dewey's Reverse Readathon, which starts at 8:00 pm instead of at 8:00 am, like the readathon normally does. I did have to work today, so I'll probably fall asleep at some point tonight because I'm already feeling tired.

What I plan on reading:

  1. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (the last 200 pages or so)
  2. Magic by William Goldman (the last 150 pages or so)
  3. Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe
  4. Slash by Hunter Shea
  5. Those Who Came Before by J.H. Moncrieff
  6. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
  7. The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones
  8. Kill River 2 by Cameron Roubique
  9. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  10. Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Oakville, Ontario

2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Pizza!

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I work in a thrift store and I get a 50% discount on books and whenever I buy books there I always buy five, because if you buy four books, you get the fifth free! I actually bought five books after work today and included one of them in my TBR stack for tonight.

5. If you participated in the last readathon, what's one thing you'll do different today?

I might allow myself to sleep instead of forcing myself to stay up the whole 24 hours because I had to work today, so I'm pretty tired.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dewey's Readathon Wrap-Up

Total pages read: 568
Books read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

I sort of made it to the end. I stayed up until 8:00 am, but I fell asleep for a couple hours earlier in the day because I didn't sleep well on Friday night, so I didn't really read the full 24 hours.

I only ended up reading two books, Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kroger and Melanie R. Anderson, and Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. I enjoyed both and would definitely recommend them. I now have a long list of horror books and stories written by women that I want to check out thanks to Monster, She Wrote. Horrorstor was a quick read and a lot of fun.

Closing Survey

1. How would you assess your reading overall?

I didn't end up reading as much as I would have liked because I kept getting distracted, but I read more than I did last readathon and I'm happy with that.

2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

I didn't really have a strategy, I just tried to read as much as I could, but I gave into distractions pretty easily.

3. What was your favourite snack?

I ordered pizza from Little Caesars and it was really good. I especially love their Italian cheese bread. Yum.