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!
hosted by Cautious:
- Pick a paragraph or a quote from the book you’re reading now.
- Write it down below this post.
- Add the author of the book and the title.
- Send your comment along with your name, email and a blog if you have one.
“What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers, which could be in the pouches of our overalls? When you skateboarded down the street at night you could hear everyone’s heartbeat, and they could hear yours, sort of like sonar. One weird thing is, I wonder if everyone’s hearts would start to beat at the same time, like how women who live together have their menstrual periods at the same time, which I know about, but don’t really want to know about. That would be so weird, except that the place in the hospital where babies are born would sound like a crystal chandelier in a houseboat, because the babies wouldn’t have had time to match up their heartbeats yet. And at the finish line at the end of the New York City Marathon it would sound like war.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
hosted by AmandaEmma from Little Miss Reader:
Since I love puzzles and books I though I’d combine them – all you have to do is simply put the pieces together and send me a mail with the answers (do not write them in the comments)
I was sleeping 🙁 It looked so fun! Might do it later, just for the jig of it.
hosted by Bette Lee Crosby.
Please comment and answer this question – How long have you spent reading at any one sitting?
I’ve spent entire days reading! Unfortunately not so much the case anymore, but I’m up for it. Shame the whole “adulting” thing came along to be a party pooper!
(Don’t mind if I do 😆 )
As I have overslept by 7 hours and have a lot of catching up – of my day, posts and especially reading(!) – to do, I am skipping the challenges!
hosted by Andi from Estella’s revenge! 😀
In the spirit of six-word memoirs or six-word stories, I thought Dewey’s Read-a-Thon a perfect opportunity to offer a six-word celebration to show our appreciation to Dewey for starting this thing so many years ago and to our ongoing book blogger community for making it such a monumental event and such a great time.
Your challenge is to creative a six-word celebration of Dewey’s Read-a-Thon. Go on, you know you want to!
So much reading! (On the internet =X) Rrrrreference!
Um. It seems we've reached the part of the #readathon where I read the Internet.
— Memory Scarlett (@xicanti) October 14, 2012
hosted by Amanda from Fig and Thistle:
I don’t know about you, but nothing pairs with a book like a mug of coffee or a cup of tea. I’m also sure that some level of caffeinating is underway for nearly all of us readathoners. What better way to celebrate the joys of my most favorite bookish beverage than with a java-junkie mini-challenge. Here we go:
The goal is to dream-up a coffee or tea related beverage with a literary bent. There are many ways to go about this:
- You could spin me a pun: example — The Metamorphopress of Kafkas (French press of coffee)
- You could have something inspire by a book or author: — example The Robert Frost (a mint mocha)
- Or you could find some other creative bent. Maybe a coffee or tea drink a certain character would have loved.
What I need from you is the marriage of coffee/tea and books. Make sure to put the “recipe” out to the side so I know exactly what the drink contains. You will be judged based on cleverness, originality, and perceived deliciousness.
This is right up my ally, what a lovely challenge! (And not just because I am brewing after-dinner coffee _right NOW_!)
hosted by Carolina from A Girl that likes Books
Make a post where you will share your best “book-inspired” recipe and explain its origin, inspiration, etc. Be as original as you want; as whimsical as you feel. If you do not have a blog, don’t worry, just leave your entry on the comments down here 🙂
Haven’t worked out the details yet, but: Rohm stew! Rabbit, potatoes, carrots, onion, mushroom, wine, wild thyme and parsley. Maybe clove and cinnamon. Things that keep or can be found besides the road and in the woods. Of course the preferred method of cooking is in a cast iron Dutch oven (hanging) over an open fire, but the oven will do 😉
I’ll work it out more for my food blog!
The book I’m pairing it with is “Gypsy Boy: One Boy’s Struggle To Escape From A Secret World” which I just bought from the library as a start of this year’s adventure to read as many books on the subject as possible, in an effort to learn more about my heritage – one where is close to none written books about directly. We’re more story /tellers/. =)
hosted by Kristen from the book lovers
Needed a quick break from reading? I have a fun mini-challenge, just take a picture aka Shelfie of your shelves, or you and your shelves, post it up somewhere and link it below. Easy peasy, right?
I made a pic earlier (cheaty co-host is cheaty, looking at the challenges ahead of time) to prepare because I’m not at home, but now I can’t find it! I linked directly to here though, and I’ll make sure to use #shelfie when IG-ing it! 😀
(I love that tag. Much funny. Very pun. So instagram. Yiss!)
*off to search her picture again*
Otherwise: I’ve only read 10 pages! But have been read 3 stories to by Ingrid! 😀
I’m slightly panic-y because I’m hosting soon and I need a nap and fix my challenge post! And cheer! And check up on my cheerleaders! All the things! Oh no! /o\
Well that helps a bit with the panic =3 And I’m switching to an easy book for now, to feel accomplished =3
I..I’m skipping the Hour 11 challenge for reading’s sake!