Dewey’s Spring 2015 #ReadAThon: Charity and Goals

Posted April 23, 2015 by Felicia S in Dewey's 24 Hour, Read-A-Thons / 8 Comments


Dewey 24 Hour ReadaThon

Howdy y’all! It is almost time for the Spring 2015 Dewey’s #ReadaThon (this Saturday).Β  Are you ready? I admit that this one my goals are a little different but a little on that later!


First: I will be reading for two charities this time. Originally I was going to split the donation between the two but have decided that I will take some of my RT money instead making matching donations to both!

As most of you know, one of our own-Sheila from Book Journey– lost her son two weeks ago to a tragic car accident. Justin was evidently an amazing person (not surprised since his mom is) and did a lot of good in the world. One of the things he did was volunteer and go on Missions for WGM (specifically the Manuelito Project which helps children on the streets of Honduras). So I will be making a donation to WGM in honor of Justin!

My normal spring read charity is also on the table: RALC (Richardson Adult Literacy Center). They do a lot of good here in the DFW area and I really love their program.

How I determine my total charity give:

  • $3 for each book read
  • $3 for each hour listened (this is great for getting up and doing some exercise to keep the blood pumping)
  • 10 cents for each comment (on any Dewey’s Post: Twitter, FB, Google+, Instagram, Blog)
  • 5 cents for every entry in my mini-challenge (Hour 13 which I think is 7pm CST will confirm)
  • $5 for each hour missed (which should be around $30 since I am aiming for 18 hours)
  • 10 cents for every Tweet, FB, or Google Plus Share of this charity post


My goals are not as lofty as they usually are because I AM TIRED from my big work project that went live last weekend. It was an exhausting year having that come to fruition and as always that last push was the hardest.

  • 18 hours! If I make 18 hours I will be doing a happy dance.
  • 3 full books, 3 graphic novels/novellas (any DNF or set asides will get $1.50 to charity)
  • 1.5 hours of exercise (this is 5 min an hour which is always a good idea)
  • 1 Audiobook finished (ok so it will be the one that I am almost done with but it will count)
  • Checking in on Twitter occasionally (I tend to be very non-social during the readathon but I am going to TRY this time a little bit) πŸ™‚

So I think I am ready (other than all the prepping of posts and grocery store run I need to do)! How about you?


Felicia S
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8 responses to “Dewey’s Spring 2015 #ReadAThon: Charity and Goals

  1. My heart still breaks for Sheila and her family. πŸ™ This is a wonderful idea and opportunity for the rest of us to do something worthwhile in our reading challenges. Best of luck for success in your goals, and I know your charities appreciate you so much for what you do for them. β™₯

  2. I love this! So glad to see what charities you’re supporting. I picked a DonorsChoose project to get books to a 5th-grade book club at a local school. It’s so touching to see the continued blogger community support of Sheila; I didn’t know her son had been involved with that organization, so thank you for sharing that!

  3. i have my stack of books pulled out already though I’m sure I’ll add a few more. I always pull out more than I know I can read so I have options ready to go if something isn’t working for me. Those wee hours of the morning HAVE to have something that is really good if I want to stay awake! I need to do my prep posts (probably do that tonight) and go grocery shopping (tomorrow night). But I’m mostly ready to go.

  4. I’m mostly ready for Dewey’s, but I’ll be spending today and tomorrow running last minute errands, doing the stuff around the apartment that I’d normally do on Saturday or Sunday, and finishing up my 20 page research paper so I don’t have to worry about it anymore (I’ve been having major stress dreams!). My goals post goes up tomorrow, and I’m hoping to have drafts of all my updates done so that I’m spending more time reading than writing. What I’m really excited for this time around is that I actually “know” some people now πŸ™‚

  5. I love your plan! And that you donate to charity – so awesome! I plan to go for a run right before I start to read in the afternoon, in hopes it’ll give me the energy I need to read longer into the evening. πŸ™‚

    Have fun!!

  6. You are AWESOME! This is my first Dewey so I want to see how I do but I think in October (which is the next one) I will do a charity donation as well. I might also be a little Non-social since I want to see how it all works so next time I can be more prepared. Good Luck with the readathon, I hope you make the full 18 hours!

    • I am always non-social and I have a feeling I won’t be very social this time. I really do use it for reading but I am going to try every 4 hours to put in an audiobook to spend 15 min on Twitter or Instagram. We will see–if I find it too distracting I will just go back to reading LOL