Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon 2014 Wrap-Up


Phew. I know Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon isn't actually over yet, but for me it is. I've got stuff tomorrow and can't stay up any later, so I'm wrapping this up now with how it went and what I did. I mostly posted on Twitter and that worked well for this.

- Read two books or at least 400 pages. Read 4 novellas, equally 480 pages. Yay!
- Enter at least two mini-challenges/giveaways. Entered four. :)

Challenges participated in:
Beloved Books Mini-challenge/Books & Leaves (from hour 11)
Recommend Me a Book (from hour 11)
Book Spine Poetry (from hour 15)
The Pet Parade (from hour 16)

Books I finished (I enjoyed them all!):
A December Bride (A Year of Weddings, #1) A January Bride (A Year of Weddings, #2) A February Bride (A Year of Weddings, #3) A March Bride (A Year of Weddings, #4)


Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hmm. I don't know that there was specifically one. Maybe the first hour because I would have had to be up at 5 am my time to start with the read-a-thon. 

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I loved the books I read because they were sweet and short, but if we're going for page-turners and all around good books, I'd pull from my YA stack and choose: Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Legend Series by Marie Lu, and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare to name a few. If you're looking for Christian romance then I'd go for the Christiansen Family Series by Susan May Warren or Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade.

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think some of the rules needed to be clearer to mini-challenge hosts and the participants. I thought all the mini-challenges and giveaways were supposed to be open for three hours and then found several only open for that hour. A master list of events for each hour, including giveaways hosted on Dewey's site I think also would have been helpful, along with their start and stop times.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
It was just fun reading with a lot of other people. I liked that each post on Dewey's site listed what was going on for that hour and where to go to find it.

How many books did you read?
Four novellas, which considering I was gone or not able to read for more than half the day wasn't bad.

What were the names of the books you read?
A December Bride, A January Bride, A February Bride, and A March Bride (you can see them above).

Which book did you enjoy most?
Hmm. I really loved them all, but maybe A February Bride just inched out the others.

Which did you enjoy least?
That's too hard to answer since I didn't dislike any of them. :)

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
Not a cheerleader.

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Definitely. Probably just as a participant, but maybe hosting a challenge again.


Overall, it was a good day, especially considering that I wasn't able to read for half of it. :)

If you participated, how did you do?


  1. Congrats to exceeding your goals! You did great!

  2. You did great, too bad about the confusion regarding the mini-challenges. I like to keep them open for the full length of the event.

  3. I think it just needed to be clearer or consistent across the board, ya know? It still worked though. :)

  4. Thanks! I was happy to get that much reading done with how much we were gone.


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