April 27, 2013

Dewey's Read-a-Thon!


Dewey's Read-a-Thon is already today! It's my first time participating, so I have no idea how it'll go, but I'll try to read as much as I can, making breaks for studying as it's the end of the semester.

I'll update my progress here during the day.

I'm going to the park with the first book now and I hope it'll be finished when I come back!


I'm a bit late for the questionnaire, but here it is:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Brno, Czech Republic

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Great Gatsby!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I'm on a diet so yogurt, yogurt and more yogurt!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Well, I'm a bit overwhelmed with my studies right now, and that's the only thing that matters about me right now! :)

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?
It is my first! Well, I'm looking forward to seeing how much I'll manage to read :)

Since the last update:

Pages read: 46 from Murder in Two Flats  by Roy Vickers and 3 from Harry Potter y la Camara Secreta - but it's in Spanish so it's not surprising that I'm slow :)
Books finished: Murder in Two Flats  by Roy Vickers


Pages read: 8 more from Harry Potter y la Camara Secreta in Spanish and A LOT of lecture slides as a preparation for the exams. Does this count? :)


Good morning everyone! I've had a good night's rest, and before falling asleep I read 10 more pages from Harry Potter. My language practice goes well! Now I'm up to several more reading hours, and probably I'll turn to something in English. I still remember I was planning to read The Great Gatsby, so this is probably the solution :)

Thanks to everybody for cheering up! That makes me energetic and saves some coffee :)

14.09 - finish line!

Well, as you might have noticed, I was not very productive: only 46 pages in English, and around 30 in Spanish. And only one book finished. Comparing to other's 1000 and something pages, it's nothing. But the timing is really bad, it's the end of the semester, so studying takes all my time :( And I slept, because not sleeping would make me useless the next day :)
Anyway, I had a taste of a read-a-thon atmosphere, and I really liked it! So I'm looking forward to October, when I hope I will not be so stressed and I'll try to participate more actively!

Thanks everybody for making it happen!


  1. This is my first time too! I hope you have a fun time. Great Gatsby is a good choice. I've been meaning to re-read it before I see the new movie. Happy reading!

  2. I'm not taking part in the read-a-thon (maybe another time), but I am spending my day reading as I am trying to finish my last book for the Zoladdiction round-up at the end of April.

    Hope you enjoy your first 24 hour read-a-thon. How lovely to go the park and read! The weather has turned colder here again so I am stuck indoors today.

  3. Welcome to the read-a-thon. The Great Gatsby is an excellent choice! Enjoy the day and take breaks from fun reading and studying. Happy Reading!


  4. Hope you're enjoying the read-a-thon! I actually was able to stay home the entire day this time. =O)

  5. I'm sure the lecture slides count but maybe are not as enjoyable as Harry Potter? :) Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon!

  6. I think HP would be great in any language! Happy read-a-thon day and keep up the reading!


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