Readathoning, yeah!

The 2nd Dewey’s 24-hour readathon for 2012 has commenced! I am four hours behind but I have more time to catch up. The official readathon time started in my part of the world at 8 pm. I guess I could kick it off well as I am armed from my cup of strong Cafe Amadeo and a large cup of genmaicha tea earlier. 😉

If this anticipated bookish event is new to you, visit Dewey’s 24 hour readathon:

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I am going local tonight (or this Sunday morning) by reading books published by Summit Media. I will try to post my updates and join online mim-challenges as well.

Goodluck to all the participants!

FINISH LINE POST!!!

It’s 8:30 pm in Manila (GMT+8), and the 24-hour readathon ended 30 minutes ago!

I’m happy to have made it although I regret I was unable to participate much, nor cheered others on.  These are my lessons learned for this event.

To recap how I fared:

Hour 4: I officially started reading because I just came home from my friend’s dinner party (well it was just the two of us, LOL).  I picked up No Strings Attached by local romance author, Mina V. Esguerra.  Finished it before I slept.

Hour 17: I picked up my second book.  I know, the time difference is horrible!  But here’s what happened in between: I slept for 5 hours, got ready for family day, attended mass, had lunch.  I should have planned this better, I know.  Next time! 🙂

Hour 20: Browsed participant posts and commented on a few of them.

Hour 21: I started my third book, and finished it just before the clock struck 8 pm — or the end of the readathon in my time zone!

In total, here’s what I finished:  NO STRINGS ATTACHED by Mina V. Esguerra, TABLE FOR TWO by Marla Miniano, and ALMOST MARRIED by Tara FT Sering.  I’m happy to have supported budding local authors.  Their stories are all so entertaining. 🙂

HERE’S A VIRTUAL CHEER TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS…INCLUDING ME!  CONGRATULATIONS!  SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Readathoning, yeah!

  1. Have a great time with the readathon! Go Team Smarties!! “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” (Roald Dahl)

  2. That is kicking it off well indeed: the bevvies are such an important part of the day. Hope you’re enjoying your first reading session!

    “I am a very quick reader – I have as I’ve said, very large, squarish eyes that seem to be able to fit over a good patch of the page.” Jane Gardam

    Here’s to large, squarish eyes, perfect for Read-a-Thon-ing! Keep it up! (Team Smarties)

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