Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon: The Reading & Results

ICYMI:  On Saturday, I participated in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, and it was just what I needed!  I wanted to pop in really quick to share the reading and results from the event before continuing with my final week of Operation #ReadSherlock.  I've decided to change things up a bit this time around and break it down by the hour.  This is the first time that I have personally kept track of my numbers like this, and I really liked it!

Hour 1-2:  Sleeping!

Hour 3:  Spent the hour showering, eating, and checking in on social media and commenting on blogs.

Hour 4:  Read 21 pages.

Hour 5:  Read 23 pages.  Listened 24 minutes.

Hour 6:  Listened 43 minutes.

Hour 7:  I took a break to eat, and then my daughter read to us!  Read 23 pages.

Hour 8:  Listened 47 minutes.

Hour 9:  Read 21 pages.

Hour 10:  Listened 18 minutes.  Read 6 pages.

Hour 11:  Read 23 pages.

Hour 12:  Read 4 pages.

Hour 13:  Ate dinner, then switched over to graphic novels.  Read 15 pages.  Listened 10 minutes.

Hour 14:  Read 21 pages, while watching a bit of football.

Hour 15:  Was disgusted by the football game, so the kids and I switched to a movie.  Read 58 pages.

Hour 16:  Read 94 pages.

Hour 17:  Read 53 pages.

Hour 18:  Listened 24 minutes.

Hour 19:  Read 350 pages before crashing for the night.

Hour 20-24:  Slept!

At the end of the day, I read a total of 712 pages, listened 166 minutes, and participated in 16 hours throughout the day.  I didn't read for the full 16 hours, but I did read at least a portion of each of those hours.  I also finished a total of 4 books, while dabbling in a couple of others.  I've listed the completed ones for you all below:
  1. Jedi Academy #4:  A New Class by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  2. Dork Diaries #1:  Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell
  3. Flavia de Luce #2:  The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley (audiobook)
  4. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

I am still 13 books behind schedule in order to meet my Goodreads Challenge goal for the year.  I'm hoping to have a couple of good reading days between now and the end of the year, and I may make it less than 10 by the end of the year!

Lastly, I've gotta say that I had a blast participating in the event with my kids.  My son beat my numbers, finishing more than 1000 pages for the day.  My daughter didn't keep track of her numbers, so we don't really know.  But, we had some great quality time together, played a literary game, and watched a movie.  I could use a day like this every week!

Thanks to the organizers and co-hosts for this amazing event!  I can't wait for April!

Did you participate in the readathon?  How did you do?


  1. Woow you did great! I crashed on the 18th hour! I could take it anymore, looked like a zombie. Took a power nap for 3 hours! :)

    1. Nea ... Thank you! I worried that if I took a nap, I would be out for good so I just powered through!

  2. I like how you broke this up and how you managed to squeeze in even a few pages each hour. I am so glad you were able to enjoy the event with your kids too! It makes it even that much more memorable.

    1. Michelle ... Definitely more memorable! I had a blast with them, and was so proud to see my son dive into it! He tends to be my more reluctant reader between the two.

  3. You did great! I'm impressed you kept such good track too. I never pay attention to page count. I should though, it might make me feel better about numbers. I'm so behind on my Goodreads challenge. Im starting to feel like maybe I should lower my goal but I just can't do it. I guess I have so silly belief that I'll manage somehow.

    1. Jenny ... I have never really kept track of my numbers like this before, but I liked it. It really showed me that I was more productive than I thought I would be. And, the late night numbers were no surprise to me.

      I've totally accepted that I will not make my Goodreads goal this year. It's my worse year of reading as far back as I can remember. I'm just going to keep chugging along and will adjust my goal for next year.

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    1. Tasha B. ... I'm not surprised! Don't you have a bit of jet lag?!?


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