Google+ Reading Teen: Dewey's #ReadAThon Updates, Wrap-ups, and Final Challenges

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dewey's #ReadAThon Updates, Wrap-ups, and Final Challenges

I'll post my last mini-challenge answers at the end of this post.

For those that don't know, for the last 24 hours I've been participating in Dewey's 24 hour Read-a-Thon.  It's been a lot of fun!  There's been lots of reading, really fun mini-challenges, and great prizes!  (I won two books)  If you've never done a Read-a-Thon, I would highly recommend it.  I've met great people and seen really interesting books that I have added to my want to read pile.

The Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2)So, I'm in the middle of The Dead-Tossed WavesThe Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2) by Carrie Ryan and I'm loving it so far.  Not surprising, since I also love The Forest of Hands and Teeth.  I keep finding myself holding my breath!

The Waters & the WildI finished The Waters and the Wild by Francesca Lia Block, which I have to say was just weird.  I don't know, I just didn't connect with it.  

Hex Hall (Book 1)And Hex Hall, which I thought was really cute and funny, but I wasn't happy about the way she fell for a guy that treated her crummy.  

All-in-all it was a very fun day and I'm looking forward to doing it again!  Thanks Dewey's Read-a-Thon people for all your hard work in remembering Dewey and this thing she created!

Read-a-thon questions:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I almost gave up at hour 15, but held on until hour 18
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? The Dream Factory, How to Ditch Your Fairy (short/easy/fun),'ll stay up reading anyway!
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  Nope, it was great!
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  The mini-challenges seemed really organized!
5. How many books did you read?  2 1/2
6. What were the names of the books you read?  Hex Hall, The Wind and the Wild, The Dead-Tossed Waves
7. Which book did you enjoy most?  I'm enjoying The Dead-Tossed Waves the most
8. Which did you enjoy least?  The Wind and the was really weird
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? n/a
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  Very likely.  I'd be a reader and mini-challenge host again!

Number of books read since you started: 2 1/2

Pages read since last update: 30

Running total of pages read since you started: 745

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 30 min

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 15 1/2 hours

Mini-challenges completed: 12 (plus the ones on the readathon page)

Other participants you’ve visited:
A Literary Odyssey,
Luvvie's Musings,
Reading in Texas ,
Bekah's Bytes,
It's Just Me

Prize you’ve won: ONE, YAY!

Sparks' Notes Mini-Challenge

Here's what you need to do. Create a post on your blog about your most hated character from a book. Maybe they're evil, maybe they're just annoying, or maybe they remind you of your ex. Whatever the reason, just pick someone and then write a post that shares who they are, what book they're from and the author, and why you hate them. 

Hush, HushThe character that keeps coming to mind for this challenge is....Patch from Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.  I think Patch is a jerk!  It drives me crazy how sexist, condescending, and pushy he is with Nora.  And it really drives me crazy how she puts up with it!  I don't understand why anyone would fall in love with a guy who is constantly telling her what he wants to do to her, and then keeps treating her like she's an idiot.  Wait...on second thought, maybe my most hated character is Nora?  Come on Nora!  Get some self-respect!!


  1. Wonderful job on the Read-a-Thon! Way to go! I'll be looking forward to reading with you on October. Keep on rocking and reading, read-a-thoner! It's been lots of fun! :D

  2. congratulations on such an awesome readathon! CHEERS!

  3. It looks like you've had a really fun Readathon -- congrats! Your comments about Hush, Hush reflect a lot of the concerns I've heard about that book. I don't know if you've seen it, but there's a wonderful post another teen blogger wrote about the problems she had with the book:

  4. 15 1/2 hours, that's fabulous. Great job!

  5. Sounds like you had a great readathon! Patch sounds like a character I'd hate too.

  6. Glad you had a great time with the readathon! I wanted to read Hex Hall but never got to it!

  7. Wow. I'm impressed with the challenge. Nice job.

  8. Congrats on winning a prize! It sounds like you had a good time too!


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