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Dewey’s Readathon Closing Survey

Books Finished:

Books Read:

Almost Finished:

Closing Survey:

How would you assess your reading overall?
I did fantastic! I got caught up on my reading. I finished three books! Almost finished four books! I’m so happy with that!
Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?
I switched off every two hours. I listened to audiobook for two hours and I read for two hours. I did stray now and then when necessary. I also napped a bit. I was able to make it all work.
What was your favorite snack?
Nachos!
Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post!
I would love to. Please reach out! I wish this readathon was once a month! Okay, maybe four times a year.

Thank you for Reading!

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Dewey’s Readathon Mid Event Survey

Note: This is being posted near the end of the event. I have been avoiding my computer for most of the Readathon.

Books Finished So Far:

Mid-Event Survey:

  1. What are you reading right now?
    The Sweeney Sisters and Righteous Assassin
  2. How many books have you read so far?
    3
  3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m looking forward to starting The Sweeney Sisters the most.
  4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Had some minor interuptions, but they are things I’m used to. My dog learned how to pause audiobooks he doesn’t like. I also fell asleep for a few hours. With the audiobooks, I just hit play again making eye contact with my dog. For the sleep. I woke up and went back to reading.
  5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How successful I’ve been!

Thank you for Reading!

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Dewey’s Readathon Opening Survey

My TBR

Opening Survey:

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


Lithia Springs, Georgia


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


I look most forward to making great progress in the Darkhaven series


3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?


Tortilla chips and cheese dip!


4) Tell us a little something about yourself!


My name is Nicole. I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I started reviewing books in 2013. I’ve gone through a few blog names. None of them really fit me. In 2015, I developed the name Willow Star Serenity. It suited me. Willow Writes And Reads is my blog name now. I adore it. I’ve entertained changing it to The Introverted Readathoner, but I am rather fond of my current name.
I also hate talking about myself. It makes me feel very conceited.


5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?


I’ll be sticking to my schedule as much as possible. The fact that I woke up with a very sore throat, congestion, and little to no voice will help this very much. I’m looking most forward to potentially making more friends and finding out if anybody is reading the same books as me.

Thank you for Reading!

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Introducing The Introverted Readathoner

I did a thing! I created a group for very laid back readathons! I love readathons, but I always seem to miss them! I also have a very busy schedule and most of the ones I do become aware of aren’t in a time frame that works for me! That’s where the idea of this group came in. I figured it would be great to have a group where people like me can get together and set readathons on a whim. Those who can join are more than welcome. Everybody is welcome to the group and they are welcome to invite friends too! Events will be made to keep everything organized! I’m very excited about this group. You can join by clicking here.

I’m actually considering rebranding my blog to The Introverted Readathoner. I’m not completely sure yet. I’d love some feedback on this. This name has just stuck with me. I hope the group and the name stay around for awhile!

Also, I know I didn’t do a Book Haul this week. I just wasn’t up to it. It’s been a week. I won’t bore you with the details and excuses. I will say I’m glad it’s winding down! Please feel free to join the group! We are doing our first readathon in it this weekend! I’d love to have you all!

Thank you for Reading!

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An Impromptu Readathon (I’m Sick)

All week long I’ve been under the weather. I feel way better than I did earlier this week, but I’m still weak. I keep a reading schedule. Due to being sick and not feeling like reading, I fell behind on that. So, today I’ve been reading most of the day. It’s been a very relaxing and nice day. It occurs to me that I may have turned it into a readathon. I liked that thought so much that I may extend it to tomorrow.

For those of you who don’t know, I absolutely love readathons. I look forward to them. I used to be a part of a group that did three a month. I miss it. I just failed the group. But that’s another story. I’d honestly prefer not to talk about it.

I’d like to go ahead and look into readathons that go on next year. I’m not sure about participating in any more this year. I might if I can, but we’ll see. If anybody knows of readathons going on next year, please let me know about them. Thank you in advance!

Well, that was how my Saturday was! Is everybody ready for Christmas (that celebrates it). I’m not. I don’t have the money to buy anybody gifts. I probably won’t be able to buy the food for a special dinner. Who knows? It was a rough summer and fall, but things are finally looking up!

I might do a personal readathon for Christmas Eve and Day! Anybody is welcome to join me if they’d like to! I’ll make blogs about my progress if that’s something people would like to see. I’ll find a way to make a group if a few people show interest!

Thank you for reading.

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Closing Survey (*Tears*)

How would you assess your reading overall?

I know there are many people who probably read multiple books. I may not have finished a book, but I made great progress! I’m very proud of my progress.
Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it?

I didn’t really have a strategy. I did have a schedule. However, I fell asleep during audiobook hours. I wound up making it work though! 🙂
What was your favorite snack?

Goldfish!!!!! Love them!
Wanna volunteer for our next event?

I would. I’d volunteer for all future events if I’m wanted!!!

How I did:

*Takedown Twenty: 69 Pages

*One Plus One: 79 Pages

*The Book Thief: 161 Pages

*Dear Maude (Audiobook): 293 Pages (So far. Listening to this until the VERY LAST MINUTE)

Total Pages: 602 Pages

Opening Survey (Dewey’s Readathon)

1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? And what time is it where you are?

I am reading from Georgia!!!! I’m a Southern Peach! I live on EST time. It’s currently 20:20.

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

I’m actually winging it this readathon. I’m still suffering from post book convention funk. I am starting The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I also plan to read a little bit of Taketown Twenty by Janet Evanovich and One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. My audiobook to start with is Dear Maude by Denise Liebig

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Oreos and Milk

4) Do you have a #reversereadathon plan of attack?

Taking advantage of the overnight hours to read read read!!!! (Oh wait I do that anyways)

5) Are you doing the readathon solo or with others?

Sadly, I’m doing it solo. I’d love to have people near me who I can read with. Besides my mom. I love her dearly but readathons are over her head a bit.