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Challenge 1 of Readathon

Posted: October 24, 2009 in Dewey's Readathon

Where are you reading from today?

I am reading from my house in Mumbai. I plan to stay at home for the readathon.

3 facts about me …

I am a doctor who works 16 hours everyday.

I am a movie and cartoon buff ,

I read atleast 2 hours per day

How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours?

I have 15 books in my reading pile.

Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)?

I plan to read atleast 12 books

I plan to put in as many hours as possible with short naps in between

I want to comment on 3-4 blogs every 1 and half hour.

If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, Any advice for people doing this for the first time?

Sorry , I am  first timer.

Read-a-Thon Begins

Posted: October 24, 2009 in Dewey's Readathon

readathon5The Read-a-Thon has officially begun. I have my pile of 10 books waiting for me and also a cup of hot coffee. I have made sure I don’t have to do any house hold work today 🙂 yippeee.. Also waiting for me are my chocolates and cookies and some really good ice cream 🙂 Might even  convince mom to make some chaat (special variety of spicy Indian snacks) for me.

I will be updating once every 2 or 3 hours here , as I think it would be good to take  a break between some solid reading. I just hope I complete as many books as I have listed.I plan to keep a track of whats going on with other readers thru twitter..

All the best to all Readers !!! Have fun!!! 🙂 🙂

Read-a-Thon Update 3

Posted: October 24, 2009 in Dewey's Readathon

I happened  to  spend lot  of time blog hopping , so I thought might as well write an update and get back to reading . As it already 11 pm in India , I plan to  sleep for a few hours  after finishing my current book  Enna Burning  to recharge myself for further reading.

Progress Report :

Title of book(s) read since last update: Wake -Lisa McMann

Currently Reading: Enna Burning -Shannon Hale

Number of books read since you started: 4 books

Pages read: 778 pg

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 4 hours 15 minutes

Number of blogs visited and commented  : 10  blogs

Mini-challenges completed: 1

Snack Intake:  Masala rice and roti with fish curry

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon

Posted: October 23, 2009 in Dewey's Readathon


After giving it a lot of thought, I finally decided to participate in the read-a-thon. I am not sure if I will be able to read for 24 hours but I will definitely try to put in as many hours as I can.

Here’s my list :

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

2. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale

3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White

4. Forget  About It by Caprice Crane

5. The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve

6. Tales Of A Drama Queen by Lee Nichols

7. Emma Vol 1 by Kaoru Mori

8. Emma Vol 2 by Kaoru Mori

9. Wake  by  Lisa McMann

10. Book Of Lies by Brad Meltzer

11.Moving Day (Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls #1) by Meg Cabot

Updated to add :

I realised that I have to keep a few lighter books in reserve just in case I feel I can’t read any of these listed books or need a change so I got a few from the library and borrowed 2 from a friend.

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Diary Queen by Catherine Gilbert  Murdock

The New Girl ( Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls #2) by Meg Cabot

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine