Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon 2014 Wrap Up!

October 19, 2014 Dewey's 24hr 20

Dewey’s Readathon

My first ever Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon is over and I had a blast!! I even won a door prize during hour 23 (I Was asleep by then, but I still won LOL)

Oct 2014 Wrap Up

I made it 19 hours, falling asleep around 2am. I tried setting alarms on my fitbit for every 30 minutes, but when I woke up this morning I found out why that didn’t work… I took it off while I was sleeping! LOL I guess I didn’t want to wake up!

I’m really happy with how I did – sure I wanted to make it all 24 hours, but for my first time I think 19 hours is pretty good. I’m really glad I went with my plan to eat healthy, because after sleeping in this morning, I feel good and ready to go.

I had a really good time too – I did a lot of the challenges and got more into the social side than I thought I would. The cheerleaders were awesome and really kept me going!

For the final challenge – here are my answers for the End of Event Meme:

1.Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 19, since that was the last hour I survived…

2.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
The Selection really kept me engaged this time. I kind of wish I’d left it for the end, I might have made it longer.

3.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Fewer pictures in the challenges – they’re fun, but too many of them take a long time away from reading.

4.What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The cheerleaders were awesome! I wish I knew who they were so I could cheer them too!

5.How many books did you read?

6.What were the names of the books you read?
Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo(Audiobook)
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutoski (Audiobook) – didn’t finish and need to start over, was too tired.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis (ebook)
The Selection by Kiera Cass (paperback)
Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson (paperback)

7.Which book did you enjoy most?
The Selection by Kiera Cases was awesome!

8.Which did you enjoy least?
Death Dealer by Ashley Robertson

9.If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I wasn’t one, but I loved them πŸ™‚

10.How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I will definitely participate again – probably same role as a reader.

I Read for Charity!

I’ve been inspired by Felicia @ Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog to read for charity – I’ll be supporting the Dallas Public Library. I have to cap my monetary donation at $100 but if we surpass that, I’ll donate volunteer hours.

Charity total: $78.35

Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment or tweet and support my goal! I’m really happy with how much I earned and will update y’all in my Sunday Post about my donation.

How my totals are determined:

  • $5 for every book read (and finished):$20
  • $2 for every hour listened:$8
  • 10 cents for each comment: $2.50
  • 5 cents for every tweet I received about the #ReadAThon: $3.85
  • $2 for every hour missed: $10
  • $1 for every hour participated: $19
  • $1 for every mini-challenge completed: $15

So for every dollar up to $100, I’ll be donating to the Dallas Public Library. I plan to use their Book Hero program, so I’ll share details once the donation is complete.

I hope everyone had a blast!

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

20 Responses to “Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon 2014 Wrap Up!”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    You did really well, Berls! I wish I’d been online and known what you were doing so I could have been more supportive. :/ I can’t imagine trying to read for 24 hours straight but it’d be fun to try. Congrats on doing so well and your win AND your charity donation. Fantastic!!
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    • Berls

      Thanks Brandee! No worries, I forgot all about it until the last minute, so I didn’t give much warning. I’m really happy I did as well as I did, considering how late I decided to jump in. When I do it again in April I’m going to try and talk about it a week or so in advance.
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    • Berls

      Thanks Kimba! I really wasn’t sure how long I would make it, so I’m pleasantly surprised with my results. It was a blast and I’ll definitely do it again. The cool thing is that you can join in for as much or as little time as you like, and in whatever capacity you like (reader, cheerleader, a mixture of both). I just loved the feel of reading with people all over the globe – it was so cool!
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    • Berls

      Nice, 23.5 hours is as good as all 24 in my book. I honestly wouldn’t have realized I won if someone hadn’t told me, because I was asleep by then and when I went back to look over what I missed, I scrolled right past my name LOL. I can’t wait for the next one!
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  2. Stormi

    Great job, I conked out about hour and even then I didn’t want to get up this morning and was almost late for I didn’t get much read because I wasn’t really prepared since I forgot it was this πŸ™‚ Next time I will be better prepared. πŸ™‚
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  3. A Voracious Reader

    Excellent job! I can’t see myself ever doing one of these because I need my sleep way too much. However, I never say never. Well, unless it has to do with heights. Or enclosed places. Or coffee-flavored anything including actual coffee. Or…Ok, I do say never sometimes. πŸ™‚
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    • Berls

      LOL I’m with you on the coffee flavored anything – I won’t do anything with even a little bit of coffee in it. I had a blast with this though – and you can do it without ever planning to do 24 hours, many people just do the daytime hours. So maybe not never on this one? πŸ™‚
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