Dewey's 24 Hour #Readathon April 2014!

When this post is going up I will be sleeping to get well rested for Dewey's Read-a-Thon. The 24 hour madness is starting in 15 hours for me and I cannot wait. Or not which will result in me sleeping the first few hours of the read-a-thon.
I have been slow with my reading lately not being able to concentrate much on books so I hope this will help me a bit in catching up on my reading and maybe even get me back on the reading track.

Part of the fun of a read-a-thon is picking books. I have a whole pile of books I need to read but have learned from previous experience it is better to pick a few smaller ones and have something big just in case.

The books I have chosen for now are
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston
The Book of You by Claire Kendal
And S. by Doug Dorst & J.J. Abrams which I am still reading.

Next fun thing are snacks. If you stay up long you need a lot of snacks and goodies to keep you company. I am more of a salted snack type so I got some cheese and bread. Some popcorn and candies.

I will keep updates for the read-a-thon in this post but please note that I will not have my computer on all the time. To keep track or help me stay awake you can join me over on Twitter where I will probably spend way to much time having fun on the hashtags #Readathon, #Dewey, #MiniChallenge, #RahRahReadathon

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The Netherlands. Spots included will be my bed, the couch and outside as the sun is shining!!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I guess S. which I am reading already and hope to finish. I still have a lot of very promising books on my stack and hope to get to most of them.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Owww snacks... the popcorn will not survive hour 5 I guess!!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I took Monday off to recover from the read-a-thon. I will start one hour early so I can see The Gentz perform in the city centre tonight for Kingsday.
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 the fourth time I am joining and I just love to go out on twitter or visit blogs of oher participants and see what they are reading. I spend way to much time doing that but it is so much fun. I hope to finish my book and read at least one other!

So the reading:
I am currently reading S. and am on page 125.
Total pages read: 0
Books finished: 0

Update after 6.5 hour
I am still reading S. and am on page 300.
Total pages read: 175
Books finished: 0
I had dinner and snacked on strawberries, cookies and chocolate. I drank tea and Irish Coffee and am pretty happy with my progress.




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Isi
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25 April, 2014 delete

Good night, Ciska.
We'll start together tomorrow after lunch :)
I haven't read any of your books, but the one by Albom is on my list.
Enjoy!

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Ellie
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25 April, 2014 delete

Happy reading chuck! I'm a 1pm start so I think I'll be kicking off with toasted teacakes, a big mug of tea and The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry. It's really short so it'll give me an early boost! After that I've got a whole stack of potential reads to choose from, PLUS all the food I could ever need, including popcorn, ham and egg sandwiches, jellybeans and vanilla coke. YES TO ALL THE READING AND ALL THE SNACKING! :D

Ellie @ Book Addicted Blonde / @BlondeBookGirl

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Vonnie R
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26 April, 2014 delete

Get plenty of rest and I wish you tons of luck!!

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Jennine G.
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26 April, 2014 delete

Woo hoo, woo hoo! Can't wait to see the updates. Getting the book list and snacks together was so much fun!

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Riv
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26 April, 2014 delete

Good luck, Ciska! I hope readathon will help you get back the reading mojo :)

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Stella
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26 April, 2014 delete

I hope you got much rest and get all your power! Good luck for the readathon, and good luck with S.! I finished it a few days ago, it's a beast :)

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26 April, 2014 delete

I've been wanting to read S for such a long time, it seems like such an interesting book (and one that would definitely keep you awake). Have a great Readathon!

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Rachel Noel
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26 April, 2014 delete

I loved "S". It was a bit of a long read for me, but I still loved it. Enjoy the Readathon!

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26 April, 2014 delete

I love that you're taking Monday off to recover! My bosses know that I do readathon twice a year and that I'm not available to work or cover shifts during these weekends. Glad I'm not the only one that plans her life and job around Readathon! :)

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26 April, 2014 delete

Good luck!
I'll start The Book of You soon myself, looks amazing :)

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26 April, 2014 delete

Have you finished Sense of an Ending yet? Such a great book! Veel plezier met de readathon :)

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leeswammes
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26 April, 2014 delete

Have fu with the readathon, Ciska. Unfortunately it wasn't handy for me to join jn so yiu may be the onky on from our town participating....

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Rachel Noel
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26 April, 2014 delete

"S" Was a bit of a slow read for me, but completely worth it! Hope you're having fun with the Read-A-Thon!

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DoingDewey
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26 April, 2014 delete

Your snacks and the coffee sound delicious! I'm also enjoying snacking along with reading today :)

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27 April, 2014 delete

Haha! I love that you took a day off for Readathon recovery time. That seems like a wise move!

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