Dewey’s Spring 2015 #ReadAThon: Finish Line

Posted April 26, 2015 by Felicia S in Dewey's 24 Hour, Read-A-Thons / 6 Comments

Dewey 24 Hour ReadaThon

Dewey’s 24 Hour #ReadAThon Spring 2015: Finish Line

  • Current Book Reading: Death’s Rival by Faith Hunter (started as I petered out)
  • Books Finished: Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden, Lemon Pies and Little White lies by Ellery Adams, Pretty Deadly (Graphic Novel), Witchblade (Graphic Novel-DNF)
  • Current Book Listening: The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy (barely listened too but so far good)
  • Audiobook Finished: Predator One by Jonathan Maberry

Mini-Challenge Winner:  Shaina reads.

End of the #ReadAThon Wrap-Up:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 16 but I knew after my work project that I was lucky to get that far!
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? I read all over the place this year and honestly all of my reads were good (only one didn’t work). I think mixing up the genres really helped me make it as far as I did!
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope! I think at this time you are a well-oiled machine
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? All the hosts brought their A-Game!
  5. How many books did you read? 2 Books, 2 Graphic Novels, 1 Audiobook
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden, Lemon Pies and Little White lies by Ellery Adams, Pretty Deadly (Graphic Novel), Witchblade (Graphic Novel-DNF), Predator One by Jonathan Maberry
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Predator One by Jonathan Maberry
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Witchblade (Graphic Novel-DNF)
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would be a reader! I am really hoping that next time I will be in my usual readathon state of mind. I also think being more social slowed my reading down so I would need to evaluate which is better. I may just have to limit social next time.I am usually not social at all during the readathon so that may have worked against me.


  • 18 hours! If I make 18 hours I will be doing a happy dance. (Only made 17)
  • 3 full books, 3 graphic novels/novellas (any DNF or set asides will get $1.50 to charity) (Only Finished 2 of Each)
  • 1.5 hours of exercise (this is 5 min an hour which is always a good idea) NAILED IT and then some!
  • 1 Audiobook finished (ok so it will be the one that I am almost done with but it will count) NAILED IT!
  • 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) 🙂 NAILED IT!


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Charity Total: $101.95 round up to $105.00 (both organizations received this amount). Total amount donated to charity for April 2015 is $210.00

I am reading for RALC (Richardson Adult Literacy Center) AND Missions for WGM (specifically the Manuelito Project which helps children on the streets of Honduras) in honor of Justin (son of Sheila from Book Journey).  Here is how my totals are determined:

  • $3 for each book read: $12 + $1.50 = 13.50
  • $3 for each hour listened (this is great for getting up and doing some exercise to keep the blood pumping): $9
  • 10 cents for each comment (on any Dewey’s Post: Twitter, FB, Instagram, Blog):  110 (Blog) + 4 (FB) + 7 (Instagram) + 30 (Twitter)= $15.10
  • 5 cents for every like (on any Dewey’s Post: Twitter, FB, Instagram,):  66 (Twitter) + 99 (FB) + 145 (Instagram)=  $15.50
  • 5 cents for every entry in my mini-challenge (Hour 13 which I think is 7pm CST will confirm): 235 Entries = $11.85
  • $5 for each hour missed: 7 Hours Missed = $35
  • 10 cents for every Tweet, FB, or Google Plus Share of this charity post: 20 = $2.00

I would call this a WIN! Even coming off of project and getting ready for vacation I was able to earn some money for charity and have a great time while doing it. Now to rest up for the next one 🙂

Felicia S
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6 responses to “Dewey’s Spring 2015 #ReadAThon: Finish Line

  1. You did an awesome job this read-a-thon! I tend to be anti-social during Dewey’s. I get easily distracted. If I start talking on Twitter a whole reading hour can fly by with maybe only 10 pages read.

    It’s funny because my April read-a-thons are always disorganized and sloppy where my October ones are the exact opposite. Lol!

  2. Awesome job!! You did great. I only made it a few hours because of work and a toothache. I managed to listen to 2 hours of an audiobook and read small amounts of a few other books. Congrats on your donations. 🙂

  3. I only made it 21 hours before I crashed out but I knew making all 24 this time would be a challenge. I admit I was lazy and barely moved around at all. 🙂 Just from one reading location to another and two Starbucks trips – one in the AM, one late at night – for a change of scenery. I don’t get very social during the readathon either because I focus on reading. I raised $104.24 for my charity!