Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Wrap Up

And then it was over.

It is a gloomy Sunday morning and this spring’s Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon has officially come to the end. I read for a good chunk of the readathon, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and tiki bar breaks peppered through the evening.

I completed three books and started a fourth, logging 920 pages. This April’s readathon books were:

  1. Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford
  2. The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn
  3. The Blue Fox by Sjòn
  4. Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

I didn’t do much in the way of mini-challenges this time around…there just weren’t a ton that caught my eye. However, I spent more time on Twitter than I have in the past, and that was a ton of fun.

The next readathon will be October 21, 2017 so mark your calendars! We have a wedding to attend that day, but it’s in the evening so our goal is to devote as much of the morning/afternoon to the readathon as we can. If you want to keep up with us between readathons, check us out on YoutubeTwitter, and Instagram, and listen to the podcast!

That’s a wrap on this readathon. Until next time, happy reading!
–Erin

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 16 Update

 

Hellllo readers!

After a long day of reading, I finished my third book – The Blue Fox by Sjòn. I got it in my Quarterly Literary box that was delivered today and at just 112 pages, it was a perfect read for this readathon.

After finishing that book, I took an extended dinner/tiki bar break with friends. But now that we’re back home, and the readathon is still going strong, I think I’m going to start my fourth book of this readathon, Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys. Jordan (over at Codex of Inconsistency) lent me this book and it looks really good…crazy Chthulhu dystopian stuff. I don’t think I’ll finish it, but I definitely want to get it started.

That’s all for this update! Follow all my progress over on Twitter and Instagram, and let me know how your readathon is going!

Until next update, happy reading!

–Erin

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 8 Update

I’m back! After seven full hours of reading, I have finished two books: Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford and The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn. These could not have been two more different books, and they both were great readathon picks. Everybody Rise was super flouncy and fun, while The Devil Crept In was super creepy and disturbing.

Thanks to Jordan, who always comes through by bringing me more books, and the timely delivery of my Quarterly Literary box, I have SO MANY books to choose from for book three. I think I’m going with The Blue Fox by Sjòn, one of the books that came in my Quarterly box. It small – just over 100 pages – and will be a nice contrast to the longer novels I’ve read thus far.

That’s all for this update! Follow all my progress over on Twitter and Instagram, and let me know how your readathon is going!

Until next update, happy reading!

–Erin

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Hour 4 Update

Good morning (or afternoon or evening), dear readathoners!

As we enter hour 4 of today’s readathon, I’m here to bring you a quick update of my morning. I was up before the official start time to make coffee and eat some breakfast, and then jumped right into Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford. It follows a young woman named Evelyn who is trying to crack the socialite scene of mid-2000s New York. I’m not quite done (I have about 50 pages left) but it’s been a fun read to kick off my readathon – it’s like a Bravo TV show in book form, which is one of my guilty pleasures.

When I finish up with Everybody Rise, I think I’ll turn to The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn. It’s a total 180 from Everybody Rise, which will be a good way to keep the energy going.

That’s all for this update! Follow all my progress over on Twitter and Instagram, and let me know how your readathon is going!

Until next update, happy reading!
–Erin

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: April 2017 Kickoff

IT’S FINALLY READATHON DAY!

It is nice and early here in Chicagoland and I’m getting ready to start my readathon! We’ve got friends coming over in the afternoon for a readathon-party (and then evening of tiki drinks), and I’ve got a big pot of coffee to get me through the next 24 hours.

This is my fourth readathon and I’m especially excited for this one because I’ve been in a little bit of a reading slump. I’ve read some good stuff but nothing that has really captured my attention. The stack I put together for today’s readathon has some really wonderful looking books and I’m hoping one of them will relight my reading fire.

My (as always ambitious) TBR is:
The Devil Crept In // Ania Ahlborn
A Man Called Ove // Fredrik Backman
Say You’re One Of Them // Uwem Akpan
Unbecoming // Rebecca Sherm
Present Value // Sabin Willett
Then We Came To The End // Joshua Ferris
Everybody Rise // Stephanie Clifford

I definitely don’t think I’ll get through all of them, but it’s a nice variety of a stack and I’m excited for my 24 hours of reading.

Now on to my introduction!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Oak Park, IL (right outside of Chicago)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
You know, I don’t have one in particular I am dying to get to. I am looking forward to the Devil Crept In, because I love creepy thrillers, and Everybody Rise, because I am a sucker for rich people problems.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Fruit! I’ve got strawberries, bananas, pears, oranges, and soon to be grapes.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I am definitely a morning person, and am more excited about the early mornings of reading than late nights.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my fourth readathon, and I’ve changed my reading each time. This round I’m going to block out some social media time so I can see how everyone else is doing!

I’m off to the reading races! I will be posting periodic updates here (probably every 3 hours) and I’ll be an active poster on Twitter and Instagram. Talk to me, let me know what you’re reading, and happy readathoning!

–Erin

#FridayReads: April 28, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR

This is one of the most exciting Friday Reads videos, because it’s Dewey’s 24 hour readathon tomorrow! Instead of my normal review, I’m sharing 3 of the books I picked up from the library and are hoping to read during the readathon.

That’s what I’m reading this week! Join us all over Twitter, Instagram, and here on the blog for updates. You can sign up for the readathon yourself over at 24hourreadathon.com. I’d love to know what you’re reading, if you have thoughts on these books, or if you’ve got recommendations for what I should read next, so let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.

If you want more Game & Read, you can find us on Youtube, TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, and keep up with all of our shenanigans by listening to the Game & Read podcast.

Until next time, happy reading!

–Erin

24 in 48 Readathon: Update 3

It is just about 5:00 p.m. here, we are in the home stretch of the 24 in 48 readathon, and we have a reading update for you!

Since our last update, I (Erin) finished Problems by Jade Sharma and started two more books, The Princess Bride by William Goldman and The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer. I’m about 1/3 of the way through The Princess Bride and halfway through The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, and I’m hoping to finish both in the next 7 hours.

Peter has finished The Princess Bride and is working through the last 80 pages of Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, which he is hoping to finish up tonight.

That’s it for this update! We are back to reading, and will continue to update things on Twitter, Instagram, and Litsy. Come talk to us and let us know what you’re reading, either in the comments or on the social medias. And until next time, happy reading!

–Erin & Peter