Sunday, May 1, 2022

Readathon Wrap-Up

I did it! I stayed up the whole 24 hours, but I was too tired to post my wrap-up at 8:00 am. I fell asleep right away and have been sleeping most of the day. The fire alarm went off in my apartment building at 2:00 am and I was like, "good, now I won't fall asleep!" But I also couldn't concentrate on reading either. My building didn't burn down or anything, there are false alarms all the time, to the point that I'm never worried and if there was actually a fire I could probably die because I would just ignore the alarm.

Books read: Dollies by Pat Graversen, The Charming by Jane Polcovar, Evil on the Bayou by Richie Tankersley Cusick, Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives! by R.L. Stine, Bury Me Deep by Christopher Pike, Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Total pages read: 1054

Closing Survey

1. How would you assess your reading overall?

I only read six books and one of them wasn't even on my TBR, but I think 1054 pages is pretty good. I never read that much on an average day.

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?

I ordered pizza from Papa John's for the first time and I loved it!

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

Yeah, I always do. 

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

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes--I thought it was hilarious.



Saturday, April 30, 2022

Mid-Event Survey


 1. What are you reading right now? 

Bury Me Deep by Christopher Pike

2. How many books have you read so far? 

One and a half. I wanted to finish Dollies by Pat Graversen before I started on my TBR and I still had quite a bit left, so that took most of the day. I'm halfway through Bury Me Deep.

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

Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives by R.L. Stine. I still haven't read that yet, despite mentioning how much I'm looking forward to it in my previous post.

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

I've been spending a lot of time taking photos for the Instagram challenges and have given into other distractions instead of reading. 

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

How little I've read. I'm going to focus more in the second half and hopefully get more books read.

Dewey's Readathon

Today's the day! It's Dewey's Readathon and I'm excited to spend 24 hours reading. I chose pretty much all young adult and middle grade books this time because I had a lot of fun reading those during the last readathon.

My TBR:


  1. Dark Forces: The Charming by Jane Polcovar
  2. Twilight: Evil on the Bayou by Richie Tankersley Cusick
  3. Night Cries by Barbara Steiner
  4. Scream: The Dead Girl by Jo Gibson
  5. Fear Street: Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives! by R.L. Stine
  6. Bury Me Deep by Christopher Pike
  7. Sweet Valley High: Lost at Sea by Francine Pascal
  8. Phantom Valley: The Evil One by Lynn Beach
  9. Bone Chillers: Beware the Shopping Mall by Betsey Haynes
  10. Shivers: The Thing in Room 601 by M.D. Spenser
  11. Deadtime Stories: Terror in Tiny Town by A.G. Cascone
  12. Spine Tinglers: Check it Out--and Die! by M.T. Coffin
  13. Terror at the Zoo by Peg Kehret
  14. The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne and the Library Mystery by Ann M. Martin
  15. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
My Snacks:


  • Tons of discount Easter candy
  • Bruschetta
  • Brie
  • Various Starbucks iced coffee drinks
  • Cinnabon International Delight
  • Chips
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?

Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives! by R.L. Stine. I've been looking for this book forever and finally found it when I was thrifting a few weeks ago. The Cheerleaders books are my favourite Fear Street books.

3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Bruschetta 

4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

I'm obsessed with thrifting and that's how I bought all of the books in my stack. I also work in a thrift store and I get a 50% discount on books.

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

I want to read the most I ever have during a readathon.