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Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon End of Event Meme

End of Event Meme:
Which hour was most daunting for you?Probably, hours 20-24.Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins because it is fast paced and has magic! Also it is kind of shortish...Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?Find ways to limit distractions...like boyfriends that tickle you when you're trying to read...lolWhat do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?I think that it all went really well.How many books did you read?I read a total of 2 books.What were the names of the books you read?Doctor Sleep by Stephen King & Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Which book did you enjoy most?Doctor Sleep...two words: Danny Abra....they are adorable!Which did you enjoy least?Hex Hall, but it was still really good.If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?I wasn't a cheerleader, but I want to help out October. H…

Really Late Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Mid-Event Survey & Update!

Really Late Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm currently reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness!
 2. How many books have you read so far?
I've read one book so far! Still proud!
 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm looking forward to Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins! :D I might put The Knife of Never Letting Go down for a while and read Hex Hall instead...
 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
My boyfriend came over and was tickling me...so I'm going to have to say yes. I deal with it by kicking him of the couch. lol Just kidding, I made him read with me!  
 5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I actually can't think of any lol

Update!:
  For the last couple of hours, I didn't read much because my partner came over and we got caught up in YouTube videos. I think I read a total of 25 pages..., but its okay! I'm going to read a much as I c…

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Hour 7 Update!

Hey guys, girls, and everyone in between! I finished my first book of the read-a-thon, which was Doctor Sleep by Stephen King! It was so good and it was a great sequel to The Shining! 5 out of 5 stars!

Now I'll be moving on to either I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak or Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Thanks for reading    -Ashley <3

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Hour 4 Update!

So at the end of hour three, I had read 42 pages of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which is getting so good. But I took a break at the beginning of hour 4 so I could do the Mini Challenge, which can be found on my instagram!

My mini challenge!: https://instagram.com/p/15x7SKOMge/

Hope you all are having a good day and I'm sorry if I'm accidentally spaming you with updates!
  -Ashley <3

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Opening Meme & Hour 3 Update!

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The United States
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Either Doctor Sleep by Stephen King or The Child Thief by Brom.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Popcorn
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm going to be graduating this June and then I'm off to college. I like writing and blogging just as much as reading. I sadly don't have cute pets. I started my blog for the #readathon last October and I've loved working on this blog since then!
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 did participate in last years read-a-thon and I will take breaks when I need them, which I didn't do last year.

Hour 3 Update:
Sadly, I missed two hours of the read-a-thon because I slept through my alarm, but that is okay! I am ready to read! Now I got to …

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon TBR Stack!

So in less than nine hours the Dewey 24 hour read-a-thon will start and I haven't announced what I'm going to read. So here is my TBR stack for tomorrow!

Since I am completely enthralled with Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, I am going to read that and definitely going to try and finish it because it is so freaking good!

Then I will pick up books from the list below:
* means reading for school
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (on pg. 95)*Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (31% done)*Different Seasons by Stephen KingThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (on pg. 157)Hex Hall by Rachel HawkinsThe Child Thief by Brom


I am super excited and can't wait! But I must go to sleep, so I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning to start off the read-a-thon right! Thanks for reading!
   -Ashley <3

Novelty by Shann Hurst

A tale of small town magic. It's the year 1985, the summer of "New Coke" and the Live-Aid concert. A quiet Indiana town has fallen into turmoil with the sudden failure of their local landmark- a mystical wish granting machine dating back to the 30's. Newly elected Sheriff Jimmy Picnic must calm the local nerves, while trying to handle a slick California con man who's recently arrived, insisting that only he can fix the novelty... but for a price. Can the Sheriff manage this? Especially, while solving the first murder of his career, that of a visiting historian searching for the lost treasure of Napoleon. Sheriff Jimmy must overcome the revived crush of his high school dream girl, the destructive forces of mother nature, and a very dangerous foreigner who will stop at nothing to retrieve a sacred object that is too unbelievable to conceive. Novelty is comedy of a mystery, wrapped in mythology, with a flair for the nostalgia of the MTV generation.

Average Rating: 4 …

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Tips for All!

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great month. I am super excited since the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon is almost here. I have only done this once, but I learned a lot during that 24 hour period. Now I am going to share my advice with you.

1. Read What YOU Want to Read.

This is incredibly important. If you are not reading something you want to read and your pushing yourself to read it, then put it down and take a break. Read something you want or take a nap. If your doing this, it could led to a reading slump or watching Netflix... I totally did that! Not that there is anything wrong with taking a break! Or watching Netflix...


2. Take Breaks, Even Naps!

This is key to having fun during this read-a-thon! If your eyes start to blur, take a nap. If your hungry or want to watch Netflix for a little bit. Do it! Or you could cheer other people on during the read-a-thon. If you didn't sign up to be a cheerleader, join #TeamRogue and cheer. :D Just do not over work yourself.

Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith! BookTalk!

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name. Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become. As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart? 

Average Rating: 3.92 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780692259016

*I bought and read the Kindle version for a book club called Read With Ben*

So I mentioned earlier …

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon & Book Depository Alffilate!

Two awesome things are happening. One is the Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon, which is April 25th and runs for 24 hours hence the name. This is actually sentimental to me because I started this blog to participate in the last Dewey 24 hour read-a-thon and I am so happy that I did. I also signed up to be a cheerleader for it as well, which is incredibly exciting and I cannot wait. I will be posting a currently reading/TBR type post for it as well as a wrap up. I might do hourly updates but I'm not entirely sure. I also might partake in a couple a mini-challenges throughout the day. Also I will be tweeting and posting pictures on instagram throughout the day.

The last exciting thing I have to tell you is that I am now an affiliate for the Book Depository, which means if you use a certain link to the book depository and buy a book, I get a small commission. Obviously, I'm not going to force anyone to use the link, but when I do reviews I will leave the link as an option as well …

April TBR!

Hi guys, girls, and everyone in between! Happy Easter and April! I am doing things a little differently, so I can get out of my reading slump. So for this month I am only reading books that I am super hyped about that I have bought recently or a while ago. I will not be reading any review books.
So without further ado, here is my TBR for April.

I am currently taking a break from Mr. Ruins by Michael John Grist because I find myself not interested in the story. It's written really well so far, but the plot is not drawing me in to be honest. So I will pick it back up in May along with other review books.

I am currently reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I bought this book because Jesse, from jessethereader, talks basically non-stop about this book and about how good it is. Also my boyfriend and some other friends read it and thought it was really good.

I am also currently reading Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith for the Read With Ben book club. I …

My Really Sad March Wrap Up...

Hey, Readers! Happy April! I hope everyone is having a good weekend and a Happy Easter.


I did not read a lot in the month of March, which is sad, but I could not get out of my reading slump. I read a total of three books in March. I read one book for a book club I participate in and two review books. I had planned to read more than two review books, but I did not get to it.

I started the month off by reading Novelty by Shann Hurst, which I gave a three out of five stars. It was okay, but there were several things about this book that annoyed me. I will talk more about this book in a review. Then I picked up Mr. Ruins by Michael John Grist, but only read ten percent of the book. I was also reading the Split by Noel Thomas Fiems, which I gave four out of five stars. It was a really good book with few flaws. I liked the plot and characters, but I will talk more about my feelings for this book in an upcoming review for it. Lastly, I read The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason, which I ga…