Readathon Wrapup

24 Hours Readathon

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I had an amazing time during the readathon. I will definitely be back next April (I’ve had some sleep, BethF, so I can say that now!).

My aim for the readathon was to read 5 books, and managed to read 6, so I’m pretty happy on that front. Hunger Games and Paper Towns are warring for top billing at the moment, but reviews will be coming this week for the following:

Collins - The Hunger GamesGaiman - Coraline

Green - Paper TownsAtwell - Mr. Popper's Penguins

I’d like to thank the readathon organisers for the amazing work they did in getting the event up and running, and of course Dewey, without whom we wouldn’t have the readathon at all.

I’d also like to give special thanks to all the cheerleaders who came and cheered me on – especially those whose rallying came in verse and blessing form (amazing!).

Traditional read-a-thon blessing:

May the bookshelf be there to greet you.
May all the books appeal.
May the fridge be full of tasty snacks;
the words fall soft upon your eyes and until the read-a-thon ends,
may you always hold a book in the palm of your hand.
(from softdrink @
Fizzy Thoughts)

Books are awesome
Books are great
Congratulations on reading so much
You’re first rate!

(from softdrink @
Fizzy Thoughts)

May you wake up with more hours in which to read.
(from Nise’ @
Under the Boardwalk)


I’ll be heading off to visit all your blogs over the next week. My amazing cheerleaders:


Diane @ The Book Resort
Kaye @ Pudgy Penguin Perusals
Caite @ a lovely shore breeze…
Christina @ Reading Thu The Night
softdrink @ Fizzy Thoughts
Amy @ The House of the Seven Tails
Kailana @ Kailana’s Book List Obsession
Laza @ Gimme More Books
Linda @ Silly Little Mischief
Katrina @ bloody bad
Elizabeth @ Thoughts from an Evil Overlord
Trisha @ eclectic / ecentric
Nise’ @ Under the Boardwalk
Aarti @ B O O K L U S T
Lenore @ Presenting Lenore
Staci @ Life in the Thumb
BethF @ Beth Fish Reads

and, of course, everyone in the Twitter playground!


The Book Resort said...

Congratulations, Rebecca! You are so awesome!

The Book Resort said...

Thank you so much! You are a sweetheart!

Marie said...

Congrats on all your great reading! :-)

Beth F said...

Wow!!! I'm so impressed at your 6 books. I finished 2, dropped 1 for being a dud, and got almost through a third.

So glad you got your sleep! :D

Jenny Girl said...

Congrats! That's a whole heck of a lot of reading. WOW!
Great job cheerleaders!

carolsnotebook said...

Looks like you had a great read-a-thon. The cheerleaders were awesome, weren't they?

Debbie's World of Books said...

Great job! Glad to see a Star Trek book on there :)

Serena said...

congrats on beating your goal of five books. excellent. I only read 3, but that is more than last I'm happy

Jenners said...

I love the diversity of the books you read! And it was fun, wasn't it? I think I might try to be a cheerleader on the next go round!

wendy elizabeth said...

6 books in 24 hours! way to go girl!

Jenny Girl said...

Oh I have to go get Hunger Gsmes at my library today. it's on hold waiting for me. Great job on the read-a-thon.