Saturday, April 27, 2013

Read-A-Thon: Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

It's Time! (well almost) 


I am so excited. I particpated in this read-a-thon for the first time last October and had a whole lot of fun. I am totally stoked to participate again and I am so ready. The read-a-thon actually starts tomorrow April 27th at 7am CST. I will be getting up,getting coffee, and get started. I hope to get through some serious reading this time and of course some serious snacking. Here are my reading and snacking plans...

Books to read.... 

Why My Love Life SucksThe Forgotten OnesDeer in Headlights
The Archived (The Archived, #1)My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

I have already started The Archived and Why Love Life Sucks... I won't be able to finish them all but hoping to make a great big ole dent. 

Must  have snacks... 


So I am ready!!!!! Let the reading begin!

If you would like to join... here is the website Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

It's loads of fun!!!


Hour one has begun. 

I have started reading 

Why My Love Life Sucks

And I am waiting on Coffee. 

Here is the hour one Questionnaire

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

I live in Texas. 

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

Oh that is a hard one. I started Why My Love Life Sucks before the read-a-thon and was already loving it so I am excited to read more of it. I am also really excited for Deer in Headlights.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Sprees! oh and lots of coffee!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

The most exciting thing in my life right now is I have a grandson coming. He is due in August and I am really excited. 

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? 

I hope I get distracted less. I really had fun last year but I didn't read as much as I wanted because all the posts and games distracted me. I also really really hope to stay up all night this year. More coffee needed for sure. 


Hour 2 Update: 

30% done with 

Why My Love Life Sucks

Had a sausage and cheese kolache and a Hazelnut Macchiato Iced Latte for breakfast. 

Hour 2 Mini challenge 

Book Spine Poem 


Hour 3 Update: 

45% done with 

Why My Love Life Sucks

Hour 3 Mini Challenge 

In the book Why My Love Life Sucks by Shevy Arnold : The vampires go to a pizza parlor and eat pizza and ice cream so my menu is quite simple....

My favorite  pizza- Hawaiian with Extra Cheese
My Favotire Ice Cream (at the moment) Jamocha Heath 
As for the Drink: Vampire Love Potion: mix a bit of Red Wine with some cranberry juice and a tad bit of Sprite. 

Theme Song: 

Love Bites by Def Leppard

Hour 4 Update:

I took a little bit of a break this hour. 
52% done with 

Why My Love Life Sucks

On my first Diet Coke 

Gonna try to finish this book in the next 2 hours and move on. I am really enjoying this book. My eyes just want to keep closing. I may go outside to read for a bit. 

Hour 4 challenge: 

Retitle Your Current Book

I renamed my book 
Pretty Girl = Stupid Boy
The reason: The only reason the main character is in the mess he is in .... pretty girl talks to him, holds his hand, kisses him, he turns stupid and gets bit. 


Hour 5 Update:

75% done with

Why My Love Life Sucks

Almost time for lunch break : Pizza 

Hour 5 Mini Challenge: 

Self Portrait

Me and my reading buddy Luna!


Hour 6 update: 

My Kindle needs a charging so I am switching books for a bit. 


The Archived (The Archived, #1)

Hour 6 Mini Challenge

Use the images to find the book title...




Hour 7 Update 

Pages: 98/321

The Archived (The Archived, #1)

Pizza for lunch and snacking on Sprees love my Sprees!

Hour 7 Mini-Challenge: Best and Worst Covers

Favorite Cover: Deer in Headlights

I am not sure why I love this cover so much but I do! I love the simple artwork and the clean look. I also think the cover art goes very well with the title. 

Least favorite Cover:My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

I really don't like the backpack in the picture. I know it makes sense but I don't like the way it looks. Thats really about it. 

Hour 8 Update: 
Page 139/321 

The Archived (The Archived, #1)

Hour  8 Challenge: Book Sentence Challenge and Book Sentence Challenge

The Enemy Arcadia, Awakens Beautiful Creatures

Boys That Bite Breathe Forbidden Fire


Hour 9 update: 

Fell behind on reading due to hour 8 challenge and other distractions 

160/321 of

The Archived (The Archived, #1)

Hour 9 challenge: 

Recharge Yoga Challenge 

My hubby was nice enough to do this challenge with me. I wish I would have had some experience with the poses, it wasn't as good as it could have been when I had to keep reading for the next pose, but it  did recharge me. We attempted every pose and we had some great laughs during. My do was really confused.  she kept trying to lick our face and bring us her toys.  She thought we were inviting her to play.  The break was about 15 minutes. We aren't too good at them but it was fun. I had my son take a a picture of the pose we were best at. 

Corpse Pose


Hour 10 and 11 update. 

200/321 pages of 

The Archived (The Archived, #1)

and 36% done 

Deer in Headlights

Hour 11 Picture It Challenge. 

I took a picture of my reading spot and my hubby's reading spot (with him reading) 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hour 12 Update:

Nothing new read- break time.

Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

I was sleepy but now I am good to go again after my break

2) What have you finished reading?

None- been jumping around through books.

3) What is your favorite read so far?

Why My Love Life Sucks
Why My Love Life Sucks

4) What about your favorite snacks?


5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
I sure have!

Midnight Book Girl

Hour 13 and 14 Update 

Finished a Book!

Deer in Headlights

Going to finish 
Why My Love Life Sucks

Hour 13 Mini Challenge 
Cooking the Books

Warm Pastries:  A love story between a girl a boy, a girl, and cookbook. While learning to to bake warm pastries their hears will also warm to the idea of love.  Recipes include Apple Dumplings, Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon Puffs. 

Hour 15 update

Book Finished! 

Why My Love Life Sucks

starting one that wasn't on my list but is now.


Hour 14 mini challenge 

Share a Quote
Quote  from Why My Love Life Sucks
"Some things we can't just fix. Or Understand. Some things we just have to accept, and maybe one day, if we're lucky, we'll figure them out."

Hour 15 Mini challenge :

Casting Couch

For the book Why My Love life Sucks I would cast Josh Hutchinson for the main character Gil. 
A hot geeky character! The boy next door meets the school science nerd. I really think that Josh Hutchinson has that look down to the tee. He is so freaking adorable.


Hour 16 and 17: 

Took a nap, a shower, and started 

30/258 pages 

Hour 16 mini challenge : Turn the Page

"I would rather read than create a binder full of drawings any day!"

Hour 17 Mini challenge : 6 Word Celebration

For the Love of Readers Everywhere!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hour 18 and 19 Update 



Hour 18 Challenge 

My Winners for the Cover Challenge

Best Title: Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Best Dressed:Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness 
Cutest Couple:Star Crossed
Most Delicious Cover :No Bake Makery: More Than 80 Two-Bite Treats Made with Lovin', Not an Oven  Cutest Animal:A Little Book of Sloth
Cutest kid:I'll Take What She Has: A Novel  Best Tattoo:Walking Disaster: A Novel Best Cover:Fly Away

I couldn't make it after Hour 19. Better than last time and hopefully next time will be the entire 24 hours.  I was able to get some good reading done and had a lot of fun with the mini challenges. Altogether I read a little over 600 pages, and I completed two books. I was very happy with the outcome.


  1. Hi Jenn! Here to cheer! :)

    It looks like you have a great stack of books to get through! Love the cover of Deer in Headlights :)
    That Hazelnut Macchiato Iced Latte sounds delicious~
    And I <3 your poem!

    Good luck and happy reading!

  2. I think your book puzzle is Strands of Bronze and Gold. It's on my TBR list!

  3. You're doing great! Love your reading buddy - she's gorgeous!

  4. I loved your re-title :) Howdy fellow texan! Thanks for playing :)

  5. Ha - that's the yoga pose I'm best at, too ;) Sounds like you're having a lovely readathon day!

  6. <3 the photo of you and Luna. The yoga one is great too.
    Looks like you're all "enjoying" the readathon :)

  7. Boys that bite breathe forbidden fire. OMG I LOVE IT!!!

  8. Looks like a comfy spot to read! And yay for the hubby reading too! Mine is at work. :)

  9. Thanks for joining in the Book Puzzle mini-challenge. I actually guessed it too - Strands of Bronze and Gold! Keep up the reading!

  10. Great picks! Against all odds that sloth is running away from the competition :) You're getting close to the finish line now!

  11. Aw shucks I missed the book spine poetry challenge in Hour 2. Will have to make one later, I really like your rather gothic one. :)

  12. Awesome pictures. Love the picture of you, your hubby, and your dog! Yoga is good for everyone!

  13. Love the quote you've picked!! I am definitely going to check this book out!! :) Hope you had a great time at the readathon! :)

  14. Looks like you hada successful read-a-thon! Thanks for stopping by my Cover Me challenge. The results are in if you want to check it out

  15. 19 hours is great! I have yet to make it the whole 24. Most importantly, you got lots of reading done and had fun!


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