Get My Read On: Dewey 24 Hour Readathon

Yo, this is the Readathon that started it all, often imitated, never duplicated. The Dewey 24 Hour Readathon is the BIGGEST one out there, it has the most participants, the best mini challenges and is steeped in tradition.

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To say I am pumped for the Readathon tomorrow at 8 a.m. EST EAST COAST REPRESENTTTT is an understatement. A heads up to my loyal amigos, I’ll be posting frequently tomorrow, and I don’t mind too much if you hit clear all from me in google reader. I am cool with that, bro. Also the majority of my tweets tomorrow will be #readathon focused.

So, I have enough energy drinks to make an ox’s heart explode. I have a pile of books almost as tall as me. And I have plenty of delicious food, NO VEGGIES THANK YOU VERY MUCH thanks to some snack tips from my twitter peeps.

If you still haven’t signed up, I suggest you do so. Trust me, you’ll feel so connected to the book blogging community and have a lot of fun.

ALSO I think cheerleader sign ups are still open and I think you should definitely check that out and commit at least an hour, I committed an hour because it’s a great way to take a break and refresh myself during the readathon. Also I get the warmfuzzies from saying nice, uplifting things to my fellow readers. I know that’s shocking, but true.

My Book Pile (for the inquiring minds out there):

Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson (chose this because the last D24Readathon, I started Diana Wynne Jones and so I’m trying to make it a personal tradition where I try new authors with big backlists during readathons)

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood (CYBILS)

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins (verse book therefore FAST READ HOLLA)

Return to Labyrinth by Jake T Forbes and Chris Lie (manga!!)

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (My last few readathons have included a Roald Dahl book, I’d like to keep with that tradition)

Dragonbreath: Lair Of The Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon (CYBILS; also lots of pictures)

Cloaked by Alex Flinn (CYBILS)

Nathaniel Fudd Beastologist: The Unicorn’s Tale by RL LaFevers (CYBILS)

Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (CYBILS; review book)

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky (CYBILS)

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Torn by Mary Peterson Haddix (CYBILS)

Aliens On Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith (CYBILS)

Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne (CYBILS)

Juniper Berry byMP Kozlowsky (CYBILS)

Bone all in one volume by Jeff Smith (graphic novel with 9 books in one, and I love graphic novels at night during the Readathon when my eyes start to hurt)

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Wow, that is one serious readathon stack! Have fun reading & cheering tomorrow! So glad you decided to cheerlead for a bit. Even though the reading part is fun, cheerleading is probably my favourite part of the readathon 🙂

  2. What a great list! I can’t wait to see what you think of Cloaked! Good luck and Read Speed!

  3. Yay for the readathon! It’s my first time joining, so I’m pretty psyched. And I think I might take your advice and sign up to be a cheerleader too. Happy reading! 🙂

  4. Lots of awesome sounding Cybils books! Juniper Berry and Leisl & Po are definitely the two I’ve heard the most about – hope you love them!

    I definitely plan on eating some vegetables tomorrow though (ahem, after the Cheetos…).

  5. good luck! read your heart out, friend. i wish i could!

  6. Awesome stack! Have you read Impulse by Hopkins yet?! Because I seriously recommend reading that before you read Perfect. It’s a companion novel, following different characters, but having read both, I think the reading experience of both, but especially Impulse is better if that one is read first… 🙂

    But YAY FOR READATHONS! I’m SO excited for this one! It’s the BEST! 😀

  7. Great stack! This is my first time participating in the read-a-thon so I’m happy to hear it’s a great way to further connect with the book blogging community (because it’s awesome!)

    I totally forgot to pick up energy drinks! May have to venture out to the store again tonight!

  8. I didn’t pick up as many snacks at the grocery today as I would have liked, so I may need to take a break tomorrow and stop at CVS. I am so excited!

  9. i’ll be reading too, east coast all the way.
    love the middle grade. rick riordan yep yep.
    actually, the percy jackson books are one of the only series i’ve actually read straight thru one-behind-the-other. (one of my favorites too.) i usually get bored reading a series back-to-back, so i typically don’t. a little asheley trivia for ya. holla.

    i didn’t get any snacks at all. i have three children and a husband that i will personally use as my errand-people. i hope that works out for me, otherwise i’ll be in a world of trouble.

    i’ll be cheering everyone on tomorrow. i love cheering at these things pretty much about as much as reading.

  10. Awesome, towering readathon book pile! I love it! I’ll be reading, cheering, hosting a challenge and blowing up Twitter with all my #readathon tweets! I didn’t think it was possible, but you may be as excited for Readathon as I am… 😉

  11. Great choices! I’m really excited, and we’ve only got half an hour to go!

    My list is here if you’re interested:

  12. Wow. Can I read those after the read-a-thon? Hehe
    Seriously, good luck and enjoy reading! 😉

    Btw, I’m on cheerleader duty. So if you need a little push, I’m just here to give you a resounding ra-ra-rah! 😀