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!

Dewey’s Readathon Closing Survey

Books Finished:

Books Read:

Almost Finished:

Closing Survey:

How would you assess your reading overall?
I did fantastic! I got caught up on my reading. I finished three books! Almost finished four books! I’m so happy with that!
Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
I switched off every two hours. I listened to audiobook for two hours and I read for two hours. I did stray now and then when necessary. I also napped a bit. I was able to make it all work.
What was your favorite snack?
Nachos!
Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
I would love to. Please reach out! I wish this readathon was once a month! Okay, maybe four times a year.

Thank you for Reading!

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Dewey’s Readathon Mid Event Survey

Note: This is being posted near the end of the event. I have been avoiding my computer for most of the Readathon.

Books Finished So Far:

Mid-Event Survey:

  1. What are you reading right now?
    The Sweeney Sisters and Righteous Assassin
  2. How many books have you read so far?
    3
  3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m looking forward to starting The Sweeney Sisters the most.
  4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Had some minor interuptions, but they are things I’m used to. My dog learned how to pause audiobooks he doesn’t like. I also fell asleep for a few hours. With the audiobooks, I just hit play again making eye contact with my dog. For the sleep. I woke up and went back to reading.
  5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How successful I’ve been!

Thank you for Reading!

Note: All book covers (with the exception of gallery book covers) have links embedded in them so that you can go directly to the amazon page for them. It does take you off the blog page. You can If you click ctrl before you click it, it will open in a new tab instead.

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You can leave a tip for me on Paypal and Ko-Fi. All contributions are welcome, but not expected.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: Closing Survey

Closing Survey!

How would you assess your reading overall?

I think I did fantastic! I wish I’d read the entire 24 hours, but life and sleep happened. I missed the first and last part of event.

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

My strategy was basically to just tackle the books I was behind on and read as much as I could. I’d say I stuck to it pretty well.

What was your favorite snack?

Chips and French Onion Dip ❤

Wanna volunteer for our next event?

I’d love to. This is one of my favorite events of all time!

Books Read:

Books Finished:

Total Pages Read: 383

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Dewey’s 24- Hour Readathon: Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?


2. How many books have you read so far?

I’ve chipped away at 5 total. Finished 2.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I’m looking forward to finishing up A Gentleman in Moscow
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

We had to run some errands, but I dealt with it by listening to audiobooks in the car. It was actually very fun.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

The fact that I’ve finished two books so far! I’m in shock.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon: Opening Survey

Opening Survey!

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

I’m from Georgia (United States)
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

This is a hard choice for me. I’m torn between saying I’m looking most to making a dent in Big Little Lies Liane Moriarty
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I never really plan snacks, but I have this delicious bag of peanut brittle I love to randomly munch on. So maybe that!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

My name is Nicole (Willow Star Serenity). I am 33 years old. I was born and raised in Georgia. I love reading and writing. I’ve recently found that I love drawing as well. I run two blogs. Willow Writes And Reads and Willow Writes And Reads Promotions. I love them both!
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’ll be better with time management this time around. I kind of piddled around the last time around.

TBR Pile: