Dewey’s last hour….

This is the last Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
All of them, as I joined last minute and wasn’t prepared for this readathon at all…

2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!
Lol, still none. Hey, should I shove in a quick comic, so I have at least one thing to show…? Hm, maybe not…

3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners?
My list for the 10 years is a good starting point…

4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile?
Warn me in advance that the readathon is coming?

5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep?
I would consider taking part in the next readathon, if I had a little more forewarning when it takes place. I could prepare a bit better for it and actually commit to doing it. But I guess, asking the team to send out email reminders to everybody a few weeks in advance would be a bit much, right? So, going to put a reminder in my calendar.

Bottomline, I mostly just surfed along, did a few mini-challenges and finally got started with my current Halloween buddy read. I will spend the rest of this hour with Mr. King…

Dewey’s — Hour 12 – HALFWAY!

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
I finally made a little headway with Insomnia by Stephen King. I haven’t really read that much yet. The readathon started in the middle of the day and Saturdays tend to be pretty busy. I will keep on going for a while, but at some point I will need some shut-eye… 😉

2. How many books have you read so far?
I am reading one and listening to another one. Finished, none, nada, zilch…

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I’ll just keep going with the same ones. I might throw in a comic, if the mood strikes me…

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I just went with it and did my Saturday thing. Hence, almost no reading done…

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Joining up for it was the biggest surprise. I only stumbled across the date about 13 hours before it started…

Dewey’s 10 Years in 10 Books!

I am dabbling with Dewey’s-24-hour-readathon right now, although I will probably not get any more reading done than usual. Saturdays are usually pretty busy for me. Washing, cleaning, shopping, meeting friends for coffee, and so on and so forth. I managed 2 hours of my current audiobook though… my actual letters-on-paper-reading has been pretty measly so far. No great plans for tomorrow though.


Dewey’s 10 Years in 10 Books!

Challenge parameters are here:

My recommendations:


2007: The Rest Falls Away

The Rest Falls Away (The Gardella Vampire Hunters, #1)The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
My review: 4 of 5 stars


2008: Grimspace

Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, #1)Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2009: The Blade Itself

The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2010: Married with Zombies

Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2011: Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2012: The Martian

The MartianThe Martian by Andy Weir
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2013: BBC Dramatization of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere

Neverwhere: BBC DramatisationNeverwhere: BBC Dramatisation by Neil Gaiman
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2014: Book of the Unnamed Midwife

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere #1)The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2015: Monstress

Monstress #1Monstress #1 by Marjorie M. Liu
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2016: Fire Touched — the only book on this list, that is not a stand-alone or the first of a series. Apparently 2016 was my year of continuing series reads…

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My review: 5 of 5 stars


2017: Provenance

ProvenanceProvenance by Ann Leckie
My review: 4 of 5 stars

Dewey’s 24-hour readathon

I signed up for Dewey’s 24-hour readathon. It starts in a little over 12 hours. A certain song plays in the back of my head, with the line “you must be crazy”… I took part in two of these before, with varying success. We’ll see how it goes. I might take part in some mini challenges. My current reading consists of a paperback edition of Stephen King’s Insomnia (read the first chapter so far) and the audiobook of Abaddon’s Gate by Corey. I am about 2 hours into the 18 hours 24 minutes of this one.

If I finish either of them during the readathon, I’ll decide there and then, what I fancy next. No planned reading list. I will do my shopping, cleaning and what-not in between and not stress about it…

Main website for the readathon:

Let’s have fun!