My Readathon Calendar

January:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
Read In The New Year: 3-9
Carnivalathon: 8-10
AYearAThon: 11-17
Off The Grid: 15-17

Februrary:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 8-14
Shrekathon: 14-28
Winter’s Respite: 1-28

March:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 8-14
Vault-A-Thon: 15-21

April:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
Off The Grid: 9-11
AYearAThon: 12-18
Dewey’s Readathon: 24
Spring Into Horror: 1-30

May:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 10-16

June:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 14-20
Vault-A-Thon: 14-20
Sci-Fi Summer: 1-30

July:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
Off The Grid: 9-11
AYearAThon: 12-18

August:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 9-15
Bout Of Books: 16-22
High Summer: 1-31

Also attending Literary Love of Savannah from the 4th-7th

September:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 13-19

Also celebrating Banned Books Week from the 19th-25th

October:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
Off The Grid: 8-10
AYearAThon: 11-17
Fright Fall: 1-31

November:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 8-14
Christmas Spirit: November 25th-January 6th

December:

Buzzwordathon: 1-7
AYearAThon: 13-19

My Source:

Little Book Owl

This is all I managed to find so far. I haven’t decided if I want to check back in every month, take a break during the off times, or make my own. If you know of any that you think I might be interested in, please feel free to comment them! I’d love to know if any of you are participating in any of these as well! I’m excited!

Dewey’s Closing Survey

I know the event ended at 8 am. I am just posting this now because I was tired and basically passed out right after the event. I slept all the way up until work. This is the first chance I’ve gotten to answer the questions and post them. Hope you enjoy.

How would you assess your reading overall?


I wound up listening more than actually reading, but I think I did a very amazing job. I managed to read or listen to a book for 21 of the 24 hours. That’s pretty amazing. I was even very successful in keeping up with my progress every single hour! I finished two books!


Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?


I made an hourly schedule out so that I could toggle reading and listening to audiobooks. That way I didn’t exhaust my eyes. I wound up altering the schedule, but I stuck with the alterations and stayed steady.


What was your favorite snack?


Jalepeno Cheddar Cheetos! They are just so yummy!


Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!


It would be a true honor. I put in five hours this time and it was the most amazing time for me! Interacting with everybody was just truly an experience!

Hour 11 Mini Challenge: Around A Campfire

Taken from the Mini-Event Page:

Autumn in Ohio is a perfect time to sit around a fire, roast ‘smores, and chat. So for Hour 11’s mini-challenge, pretend with me. You’re sitting by a campfire with some friends. The wind is blowing and the air is just getting that crisp feeling.

Tell us:

Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
What are you listening to?
What snacks would you have?
We know you brought a book, which one is it?
It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?

My Responses:

Who would be sitting around the fire with you?

My dog, my girl, and maybe a few friends and family.

What are you listening to?

Probably a radio station that plays music that we all enjoy.

What snacks would you have?

Probably some veggies and chips and dip.

We know you brought a book, which one is it?

Most likely I’ll have my Kindle so I can read even if it gets dark.

It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?

I’d probably try to recall one from Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Dewey’s Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

I’m currently listening to Blood Of The Fold by Terry Goodkind and reading Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg. Almost done with Nothing Can Hurt You!


2. How many books have you read so far?

I’ve read four books. Finished one. Put down another.


3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I’m looking forward to finishing Nothing Can Hurt You and starting another one of my library books.


4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I’ve had some times where family wanted to chat. I just chatted with them and moved on. It didn’t hurt anything. There was a time period where I got very tired. So I took an unplanned nap for about two hours. I changed up the schedule.


5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

The fact that I’ve been able to follow my own schedule for the most part. I’ve had some things that I’ve switched around, but it’s all been very smooth.

Dewey’s Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Georgia. The state in the USA not the country.


2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I didn’t really plan out a TBR specifically. I just took inventory of the books I have set aside to read and try to read them as quickly as possible.


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I have some lovely cream cheese jalapeno poppers! I’m most excited about those. I’ll be air frying them.


4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

My name is Nicole. A lot of people I know call me Nikkie. I’ve been a blogger off and on since 2013. For awhile, I ran a blog called Willow Writes And Reads. I’ve recently rebranded to Star’s Books & Tea. Still need to get a logo made for it, but it feels like it fits me so much. When I’m not reading, I’m either coloring or playing games. I also enjoy spending time with my family and watching television on occasion.


5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I plan to be more focused this time around. I’ll also do my best to keep up with all posts and interact with people. I want to make friends as well!

Introducing The Introverted Readathoner

I did a thing! I created a group for very laid back readathons! I love readathons, but I always seem to miss them! I also have a very busy schedule and most of the ones I do become aware of aren’t in a time frame that works for me! That’s where the idea of this group came in. I figured it would be great to have a group where people like me can get together and set readathons on a whim. Those who can join are more than welcome. Everybody is welcome to the group and they are welcome to invite friends too! Events will be made to keep everything organized! I’m very excited about this group. You can join by clicking here.

I’m actually considering rebranding my blog to The Introverted Readathoner. I’m not completely sure yet. I’d love some feedback on this. This name has just stuck with me. I hope the group and the name stay around for awhile!

Also, I know I didn’t do a Book Haul this week. I just wasn’t up to it. It’s been a week. I won’t bore you with the details and excuses. I will say I’m glad it’s winding down! Please feel free to join the group! We are doing our first readathon in it this weekend! I’d love to have you all!

Thank you for Reading!

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