Saturday, 17 October 2015

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon October 2015

Hey everybody! So, there is actually something very exciting coming up later today! In actually about six and a half hours. I was late on announcing it last time, and I guess it looks like I’m late on announcing it this time as well. This mysterious thing that I am talking about is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon! I am so excited for this to start, so I’m just going to let you know what I’m going to be reading, and also a little bit about what Dewey’s is!

So, if you didn’t know, Dewey’s is a read-a-thon that started about seven or eight years ago. This will be my second time participating, and I’m really looking forward to it. A read-a-thon is where there is a set amount of time, and sometimes that are challenges or certain types of books that you have to read it. Dewey’s however, doesn’t really have any particular challenges. The only rule is that you have to read as many books as you can in 24 hours.

Personally, I find read-a-thons that are shorter, like Dewey’s, easier to complete and participate in, than ones that are longer like RYBSAT. I feel like this is because it’s a much shorter amount of time, which means that I’m able to stay focused on it for the entire thing instead of getting distracted and wanting to do other things than read, which is what ends up happening for me in the longer read-a-thons.

Dewey’s, since it’s only a 24 hour read-a-thon, starts at the same time for everyone. This is also so you can join into the fun little challenges they have going on, and so that you can socialise with other’s that are also participating in the read-a-thon. For me, since I live in Australia, the read-a-thon starts at ten p.m. today, Saturday and ends at ten p.m. the next day, Sunday.

Here is the link to where you can figure out when it starts in your time-zone:

Here is the link to the read-a-thon's main page:

I right now have four books that I am planning on reading. I know for sure that I’m not going to finish all of them, I just like to have different choices that I can pick from. I’ve got two shorter books which are both under 300 pages, and then two longer books.

These books include:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

I’m already just under halfway through Goblet of Fire, so I’m hoping to finish it first. Since the read-a-thon starts at ten p.m. for me, I want to definitely have finished Goblet of Fire before I go to sleep. I also want to finish, or be near to finishing, either The Bad Beginning or A Little Wanting Song before I go to sleep. Then, when I wake up as I won’t have as much time to read during the day as I will at night, I’m hoping to finish the other short book, and then possibly start Clockwork Angel if I have time. I know I’m not going to be finishing Clockwork Angel, or be anywhere near to finishing Clockwork Angel, I just am going to try my best to start it.

I know I’m probably not even going to finish a second book, but I like to set my expectations higher, so that I work harder to get there.

I am going to be intagramming and tweeting throughout the duration of the read-a-thon, so if you would like to follow me journey of my reading, you can find me here:

Alright, well let me know if you are going to be participating in the read-a-thon, and if you are, what books you’re planning on reading!

Thanks for reading, and I will talk to you next time!


  1. Happy reading! Due to other commitments I can't read the whole 24 hours, but I'll be cheering. Have fun.

    1. I hope you did have a good time reading, if you got to read some at all. Thanks for the encouragement!