Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: End of Event Meme

Thank you so much to Andi and Heather for doing such a great job!

  • Which hour was most daunting for you?

None of them! The first time I took part in the readathon, I felt a bit stressed out. There seemed to be so much going on: books to read, updates to post, photos to take, blogs to read, mini-challenges and all. But I soon figured out that I should just do whatever I can do! This readathon I didn’t really read much. I didn’t really update my blog often either! But I still had a great time!

  • Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

COMICS! All kinds of comics, like Lumberjanes!

  • Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Not really!

  • What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Team Popper was excellent!

  • How many books did you read?


  • What were the names of the books you read?

Ms Marvel Volume 7: Dark Reign – Brian Reed, Patrick Olliffe (Illustrations)

The Complete Essex County – Jeff Lemire

In the kitchen with Alain Passard – Christophe Blain and Alain Passard
This is the first time where I’ve read nothing but comics for the readathon!

  • Which book did you enjoy most?
  • Which did you enjoy least?

I loved them all. They were so different. One is a superhero comic. The second about life in rural Canada. The third is non-fiction and describes how chef Alain Passard of L’Arpege (a three Michelin star restaurant in Paris) works and creates his food. All three comics were great reads.

  • If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

I wasn’t a Cheerleader but I just wanted to add again that Team Popper was fantastic!

  • How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I can’t wait!

My Day in Books

I began the day with A Red Herring Without Mustard

On my way to work I saw Moving Pictures

and walked by The City of Your Final Destination

to avoid The Terror

but I made sure to stop at Castle Waiting.

In the office, my boss said “Everything Beautiful  Began After

and sent me to research The Life of the World to Come

At lunch with Zuleika Dobson

I noticed The Imperfectionists

under The Devil’s Highway

then went back to my desk After You’d Gone

Later, on the journey home, I bought The Knife of Never Letting Go

because I have The Memory of Love,

then settling down for the evening, I picked up The Dazzle of Day

and studied The Books of Magic

before saying goodnight to The Night Bookmobile

How was your day?

(Via Fleur Fisher and Cornflower Books)