By Mujgan Afra Ozceylan. =)


By Mujgan Afra Ozceylan. =)

(Source: bocadelola, via literatureismyutopia)

Readathon: End of the Event Meme

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 12 - I was so weary I simply had to get some sleep. It was 2 am where I’m reading, and I had been awake (and hard at work!) since 7 am.

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

Comics and graphic novels/memoirs! Even if you don’t usually read them, consider them for the readathon. Short stories are also great for the final hours, when starting a new book is daunting, but you don’t want to stop reading. I’m reading Veronica Schanoes’ Burning Girls right now and it is a good choice for the readathon.

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

I wouldn’t know how to improve this - it is already great as it is.

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

Hosts were fantastic this year, and cheerleaders seemed to be quite organized.

5. How many books did you read?

I finished two books and am halfway through a novella.

6. What were the names of the books you read?

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows and Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom. The novella is Burning Girls.

7. Which book did you enjoy most? Which did you enjoy least?

I couldn’t choose. I enjoyed them all.

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

I wasn’t a cheerleader this time.

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

If life doesn’t get in the way, I will sign up both as reader and cheerleader. If life does happen, like this year, I will sign up only as a reader and try to open a book and read a bit here and there. I love the Readathon!!

Thank you all for making Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon the best bookish event out there. You are all awesome!

Readathon: Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

Locke & Key #3: Crown of Shadows - Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez

2. How many books have you read so far?

None yet. 

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Right now, Locke & Key #4! I’m almost done with volume 3 and I just need to know what happens next.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I’ve started late because of work and then had tickets to see a Hamlet performance (which I really enjoyed and it was literary so it kind of counts right?). I also had dinner with some friends, but now I’m back on track!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

The feeling of being part of such a large community - it is amazing to be reading at the same time and talking to such a wonderful group of book nerds!

Readathon: Opening Meme

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


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

So many! InterWorld! Locke & Key! The Map of Chaos!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

White chocolate.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

25, working on a PhD in plant science, love tea, learn languages for fun, slow reader of classics, literary fic, fantasy & scifi.

I have attended an intensive workshop this week and I’m pretty tired. I’m also going to the theatre to see a Shakespeare play later in the day. So I’m not going to put any pressure on myself this time around - I’ll read and participate as long as I enjoy myself.

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?

This is my fourth readathon. For the first time, I’m not setting any goals, either in time spent reading or in books/pages finished.

Free reading time!




I drew the cover for this week’s New Yorker.






I drew the cover for this week’s New Yorker.




Hello! My name is Kerri Miller Christopher Beha AO Scott Ruth Graham Nathaniel Hawthorne Socrates Bob and I’m here to tell you that we’re all going to hell. HELL. Why, you ask? Well, let me expound upon it in a million-word screed that I will make as…

I know that when I was a kid and I was reading whatever I could get my hands on, I didn’t associate myself with the girl characters. I was like, “Oh, you know – you have the team and I’m the girl,” [but] I was like, “That’s not me.” Her personality is ‘being a girl,’ and that is not a personality. I’m nerdy so I like that one over there; I like the nerd.

-Noelle Stevenson


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Art by Grant Snider - http://bit.ly/1sUPjtL