Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! The October 2015 edition.

YAYAYAYAYAY!! I am jumping around again. I love the readathon and am so glad I have been able to keep the day free of other obligations after having way to many things to do the last two times.
I joined the #15in31 challenge organized by Andi and am totally failing so I do hope to catch up a bit this weekend but honestly I know I will be spending to much time on social media supporting all of the other participants and having fun.

My readathon stack looks like this


1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am reading from the Netherlands. Most of my reading will be done from my couch but I might venture out at some point.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman though they are not planned until Sunday the last hours.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I am going to make Boeuf Bourguignon. I love to make slow cooker food during the readathon. Having that smell of good food slowly creep up to my reading space with the promise of good food\

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I should be studying for my Microsoft exams but not this weekend! Ow and did you see there are socks on the prize page of the readathon!! I love socks so I hope to win socks. 

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?
I tend to nap the first hours of the readathon. My plan is to wake up early Saturday morning and take my nap at the end of the morning. Next I love to spend to much time on social media not reading. I am going to try and stay away from my phone and computer but that might be a bit difficult.

Hour 1.
I will start finishing When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winmam on Thursday. I start reading from page 75 today and hope to finish it around hour 4.

Hour 5.5
I finished  When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winmam. A bit later than hoped for but as I had expected I spend way to much time on social media. I am starting The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald at 8 after a small break checking in on blogs and twitter

Hour 11
1. What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom
2. How many books have you read so far?
I finished 2 books!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
The Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Social media has been the worst as expected. Making myself read 20 pages before I am allowed to check twitter 😈
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The amount of people reading around me. It is great to be a part of such a huge group of weird people!

Hour 24
Which hour was most daunting for you?
Hour 11. I was halfway with a book and wanted to finish it before taking a nap (it was 1 am here) I did manage to finish the book and even start a bit in the next. Fell asleep somewhere after 3am and woke up again around 5.
Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
I did the maximum of 350 pages in a book for the first time this year and it worked. I did not really read one book I would advice anyone though. 
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It was so well organized (as usual) 
What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The twitter account was busy the whole day during the weeks before the readathon. That was really well done to put some other timezone people on there. 
How many books did you read?
I read 5 book
What were the names of the books you read?
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winmam
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
Which book did you enjoy most?
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Which did you enjoy least?
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
I did not this time. Did check the readathon hasthag on twitter sometimes and cheered for people there or people I knew and participating. 
How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 
I AM IN!!! It is just in April probably on the flower parade Saturday so I will not sign up as a reader but will sign up for cheerleading and read just a bit for the idea. 
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leeswammes
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17 October, 2015 delete

Have a great time, Ciska! I hope you're enjoying When God was a Rabbit. It liked it so-so. Almost starting time! Yay!

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Trish
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17 October, 2015 delete

I have a tough time with social media, too. Try to keep my phone away from me and time my visits when I'm online. LOL! Hope you have a great day today!! And Boeuf Bourguignon--yum!

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