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Readathon April 2015

24 Hour Read-A-Thon logo

This is my ninth Readathon. Looking through my archives I’d guessed it to be my fifth. To tell you the truth, I’m rather surprised.

Having learned from previous years that the want to be social and not miss out leads to little reading, I’ll be spending most of my time cheerleading. At the point of writing this, I’m looking through the grand cheerleading database and getting pretty excited. I had a great time last year. There are quite a few more readers to cheer for, per group, and I’m happy to see some of those I cheered unofficially last time on my list officially this year. If you’re reading this and haven’t signed up yet, let me know and I’ll try and get to your blog/Twitter at some point.

As for reading I’ll be looking to complete Eloisa James’s Duchess By Night. If I do complete it I’ll just go with the flow.

8:00am British Time: 5 hours before official start time

Breakfast, familiarising myself with my cheer list, and getting some early reading done. I’ll be reading Erica Vetsch’s The Cactus Creek Challenge which I found on Netgalley yesterday.

1pm British Time: official start time

Did about 45 minutes reading. Going to start planning my cheering.

4 hours in

I’m up to page 80 now and have done a fair bit of cheering. Enjoying the mix.

8 hours in

Had dinner, cheered some more. Back to reading again before bed.

9:00am, 21 hours in

Back to the readathon. I’ve spent half an hour catching up on Twitter and now I’m going to read for a short while before breakfast. Thank you to my own cheerleaders, your support is amazing!

12pm, 24th hour

Taking a break now, after having breakfast, cheering and reading. I haven’t read as much as before but I couldn’t count the number of cheers and people I’ve spoken to; it’s been amazing.


Audra (Unabridged Chick)

April 25, 2015, 2:13 pm

Hey, I’m cheerleading this year too! My first time — I’m always online so much during readathons I thought I’d call a spade a spade and just commit to being online! ;) But I’m still going to try to read a little…


April 25, 2015, 2:13 pm

I always spend more time socializing than reading. It’s the siren call. Good luck today!

Laurie C

April 25, 2015, 5:21 pm

Wow! Nine readathons! I still haven’t officially committed to one, but I enjoy cheering, so I should probably sign on for cheerleading for the next one.


April 25, 2015, 7:36 pm

I’m on my 8th readathon, just one less than you! I look forward to it every year and participate whenever I can!


April 25, 2015, 9:55 pm

Cheerleading is the best part though in my opinion! I love getting to see all of the books that everyone is reading and boy is my TBR list growing! I hope that you are having lots of fun (and manage to fit a little bit of reading in as well. Happy reading!


April 25, 2015, 11:14 pm

I agree that cheering is just the greatest! The best part about Dewey’s RAT is the sense of community, and nothing represents it better than cheering.

Julie L

April 26, 2015, 6:41 am

Glad you are having fun cheering. I am participating in my first ReadAThon and having a great time splitting my efforts between reading and cheering. I think the best thing for me is the huuge list of blogs to check out after the event is over.

Go #TeamSherlock

Anna L

April 26, 2015, 6:59 am

It seem like a lot more people are cheering this time. Or maybe all the people I’m cheering for are cheerleaders. Have fun.



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