Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon challenge prize winner!

**Drumroll** And the winner is….

Skeeter Lee from Kinky Vanilla Romance!

Congratulations! 😀 (Give that lovely dryer-lovin’ lady a snuggle from me =^x^=) Go forth and claim your prize here! *\o/*

This was such an amazing challenge! I LOVED the stories people wrote, and the pictures of people in bookcases! 😆 And some people actually sad outside at night in the cold, or alone in an empty hotel lobby. Or in the shower. You guys are AMAZING. I am SO proud. I am so happy people were so engaged and we had so much fun looking at all of your entries!!1!

On one hand I am a bit disappointed I couldn’t pick a winner, on the other I just would not have been able to pick. If I had the funds I’d let you all win. You guys are crazy. I love you. <3 If you'll allow me I'd like to post a post(errrr...)/gallery with your awesome contributions! Gah! Guys, you make me gush! Psh! >///////<

Read-a-thon Hour 17: An uncomfy challenge!

Entries will no longer be accepted.

Heya, Cy-V here! o/

You all still good?

It’s time for a change of scenery! Get up and move out of your comfort zone! You liek to move iet move iet!!

lemurs we liek to move iet move it icanhascheezburger lolcats funny meme

Experience reading somewhere you never read before. Whether it’s the bathtub or a café, challenge yourself! (But within limits, you should be able to read and not hurt yourself ;p) Make it an adventure!

The other day I ran into this cutie by taking a different route, now how could I have missed this for so long?!
little free library The Hague

Show me your spot using the hashtag #uncomfyreadathon on instagram, twitter and/or tumblr and leave a link in the comment directly to your entry! No camera? Write a short ‘story’ describing your experience!

Bonus points(+1): Show me your favourite reading prop! A pencil for notes, a blankey, a bookmark, a beat up old mug, your favorite tea, cat. All is good! #catladiesofreadathon!

Due to the nature of this challenge and different timezones this challenge will run until the 20th hour, so make it good! 😀

The winner will be randomly chosen from the comments after links are checked, multiple comments won’t lead to multiple entries. The winner will be announced at hour 23, and can pick their prize from this list on! Make sure you’re signed up for the read-a-thon, otherwise you can’t claim your prize!

Ok, that was the infobit; good luck, and go crazy!!

pixel heart minecraft~ Cy-V

Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon april 2014 challenges and events Hour 12-23!

dewey's read-a-thon cheer cheerleader go read Cy-V banner buttonAlready over half! Wow! Where did the – oh wait I was sleeping. 🙄 Back to it!

Hour 12: Midway-survey!

  1. What are you reading right now?
  2. I just finished Ronald Giphart’s “Heblust” and am reading in “Extremely loud and incredibly close” which I ADORE. I’ve been read 3 fairy tales (yes, you read that right >:3) and will either read another short story or continue in ELaIC.

  3. How many books have you read so far?
  4. 1 tiny one. (46 pages) + 10 pages.

  5. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
  6. So many! ELaIC, “The Tao of Pooh” and “Gypsy Boy: One Boy’s Struggle To Escape From A Secret World”.

  7. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
  8. Continue reading

Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon april 2014 challenges and events Hour 1-11!

dewey's readathon sun moon Cy-V banner button It is time for this year’s Dewey’s spring 24 hour read-a-thon! \o/ Are you hyped yet?! 😀
To not spam those following my blog/RSS a combine post of the read-a-thon challenges!
You can find the Hour 0/1 intro meme here!

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[Hour 2] [Hour 3] [Hour 4] [Hour 5 & 6] [Hour 7] [Hour 8] [Hour 9] [Hour 10] [Hour 11]
[Part 2]

Hour 2

The hour 2 challenge: Pick a paragraph!

hosted by Cautious:

  1. Pick a paragraph or a quote from the book you’re reading now.
  2. Write it down below this post.
  3. Add the author of the book and the title.
  4. Send your comment along with your name, email and a blog if you have one.

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Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon! Spring 2014 edition intro meme!

Hour 0/1 Intro meme!

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

    I am currently on the move to The Hague in The Netherlands to join my friends for a Read-a-thon themed birthday party! \o/

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

    Oh the options! Hm…I think The long Walk by Stephen King, because I won that last Read-a-thon, there was a mix-up and then Andi bought me a replacement! <3 And it arrived the day before yesterday! :D

  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to?

    Ingrid‘s coffee!

  4. Tell us a little something about yourself!

    I have way too many interests to give enough attention to them all! Lately I’ve been going back to gardening, gaming and video mostly though, slowly getting back to blogging!

  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?

    Planning! I am a co-host, challenge host, cheer captain AND I’m with friends so want to social and possibly /read/ :lol:. So I need some planning. And uberman-sleep rhyrhm! 20 minute nap every 4 gours!
    Though obviously I already screwed up because it is now 5 hours after starting time, I’m still travelling and I’ve been up for an hour. And it’s dinner time. 🙄

Dewey’s April 2014 read-a-thon sign-up!

dewey's readathon sun moon Cy-V banner button Dewey’s April 2014 read-a-thon sign-up! Event weekend ftw! I’ll have none-event update posts again soon, that’s a promise! 😀

Blog looks very barren right now, as I’ve deleted the 9 years of content. Yup. So. Dewey’s read-a-thon! Yaaaaaaay! \o/
Happy to report that I’m actually reading again! 😀 I’ve read more than I did in 2013, which isn’t much as I think I’ve read about five books or so last year, but it’s something! (o)

Plans for Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon

I’ve already been e-mailing with Andi, and for this read-a-thon I will be doing lots more to participate in the event! Continue reading

Bloggiesta coding mini-challenge: Taking stock

Hello WorldIn our recent bloggiesta chat people mentioned they wanted to “learn code” as a Bloggiesta mini-challenge. I’d love to help!
But as this is as vague as saying you want to “eat food” when making a weekmenu, I’d like to take inventory as of what people’d like to actually learn! What do you want to do? What is it you’d want to change?

I’m also thinking about hosting a mini-bloggers study-group, working with Codecademy. Just to have support, motivation and fun together!

Please leave your wishes in the comments, and please note what you are using to blog! (And a link of course so I can check it out ;-))

Spring Bloggiesta 2014 Starting line

“Spring It’s time for the Spring Bloggiesta 2014! \o/ Bloggiesta is a bi-annual three day bloggers event in which we appease our mascotte PEDRO by Planning, Editing, Developing, Reviewing and Organising (on) our blogs. There are two main events in March and September, accompanied by a mini edition in January and July, as well as twitter chats. It is a very social event with lots of blog hopping, twitter talking and general comment lurv! Also snacks. Because snacks. For more info check out!

All updates – challenges included – will be in this post. [Jump to challenges]

Let’s-a go! “super

Goals for the Spring Bloggiesta 2014:

Working on it!


  • Make a new blogging schedule

  • Plan foodblog pictures/shoot days etc

  • Make an outline for app 😉

  • Write and schedule posts!

  • Just decide that color palette you’d like dangit!

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Bout of Books 9.0 wrap-up

Bout of Books 9.0 banner And that was it! Bout of Books 9.0, over! I’m still marvelled at the relativity of time, because it feels like it’s just been 2 days instead of a week! Then again, that’s how I’ve been feeling since August. It’s been 2 months since August. (^_^;)\

Now, for the wrap-up! Let’s take another look at my goals and see how many strikes I can get! If you’d like to check my goals directly you can find them here. Continue reading