Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon 2013

3:00 AM (Philippine Time; Hour 8 of the Read-a-thon)

Eyelids starting to droop. So beat. But no matter. Had fun cheering with the Team Bear ladies though I got majorly distracted on twitter (#teambear). Hehe

So signing off for now. Will be back on hour 16 and beyond. Thanks for keeping me company, you lizard/rat/cat you. πŸ™‚


Did I mention that I won as awesome cheerleader on hour 6? Yup. Got it right. Read it here:

Am a happy girl. πŸ˜€

11:38 PM (Philippine Time; Hour 4 of the Read-a-thon)

Me and the rest of the dynamic Team Bear are cheering for awesome readers who signed up for the 2013 Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon. To see the complete list of the readers we’re cheering for, visit our team page here.

If you’ve won a prize from me, please comment on this post or send me a tweet @travelingreadr. You’ll get your choice of a book from Book Depository worth $15 or less. Good luck and enjoy! πŸ˜‰


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End of Event Meme: The October 2011 Read-a-thon Challenge

While I’m quite relieved that I can now relax from my cheerleading duties, I couldn’t help missing the frenzy of having to visit my angels’ respective blogs and leave personalized cheers. I think I was too serious in that aspect. πŸ™‚

Anyways, since I only participated as a cheerleader, I think I’d skip to question #s 9 and 10:

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

There are no hard and fast rules but I thought these might help:

  • Know beforehand your teammates (and probably the assigned hash tag for you) and the angels (readers) who will be assigned for you.
  • Work with a schedule so you won’t miss out in cheering anyone. And since you’re following a schedule, you’ll be able to estimate at least how many minutes you’re going to spend on each blog.
  • Leave messages that are as genuine as possible. Nothing’s more upsetting if you see canned responses when you know that the reader is working hard to meet his/her reading goals.
  • Check the read-a-thon hash tag so you’d be in the loop most, if not all, of the time.
  • Please do send good vibes to everyone involved even they don’t happen to be your angels.
  • Prepare some snacks to munch on while on cheerleading duty.
  • Avoid thinking about gaining awards just because you’ve been a super cheerleader. Instead, focus on being as helpful as possible.
  • Celebrate every victory that your angels are able to accomplish. Finishing 1 book in a situation that stressful is no ordinary feat so make your angel feel special if he/she is able to achieve that.
  • Ask tips from senior cheerleaders. Their unique take plus experience will greatly benefit you.
  • Last but not the least, have fun! That’s the main reason why people read – to have fun – so don’t ever forget that.

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

I would still sign up for the next read-a-thon. But I think I’d prepare myself more for it. I would still like to be a cheerleader because it was fun cheering on my angels. But I think I would also like to sign up as a reader, maybe to read just a book or two. I think it will be fun getting cheers also. πŸ˜€

And because I had so much fun during the #readathon, I would like to take this opportunity to mention the bloggers who have made the whole experience something really fun, fruitful and educational for me:
@El_Oquent | @RoofBeamReader | @kinnareads | @Sharli17 | @shanidar | @bonjourcass | @AlejandraMacas | @owltellyou | @Joystory | @nerfreader | @cessie | @YA_BookOfTheDay | @snakes6 | @sophphh | @ReadingInWinter | @booksandwine | @capriciousreadr | @patchworkbunny | @theoncominghope | @Shaunesay | @Midnghtbookgirl | @readathon | @Bookish_nimue | @NCalderon28 | @ReadingWifeJac | @jewelknits | @purplemoonmyst | @BethFishReads | @justabookworm | @shanaqui.

You guys totally rock! πŸ˜‰

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon will be back in April of 2012. So hopefully, you can join the fun by that time. πŸ˜‰

FFP Read-a-Thon Fun!

While the bibliophiles are partying in Libreria, am here in my room tackling my TBR (and trying to fight off sleep..hehe).

Just so I stay connected with the rest of the mambabasa, here’s my progress if you’d care to know:

APRIL 8, 2011

9:15 PM – blogged about my booklist
9:53 PM – started reading: Mystery of the Musical Umbrella (Friedrich Feld)

10:25 PM – done reading said book – 1 down, ++ more to go πŸ™‚
10:26 PM – checked on the rest of the reading gang on FB:!/event.php?eid=162465320475568
Wheee! Seems like they’re having so much fun! πŸ™‚

11:02 PM – started on my 2nd book: Shadow Spinner (Susan Fletcher)

Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

APRIL 9, 2011

8:52 AM – Am stuck at Chapter 8 of the 2nd book I’m reading. Sigh. Tried as I might, I just couldn’t pull an all-nighter so I did the next best thing and slept. πŸ˜€
That’s why I’ll be reading this as fast as I can so I can read the rest of my TBR. ^_^

The official read-a-thon blog posted some updates. You can read it here:

11:10 AM – Done with 2nd story (in between having breakfast and little snacks..hehe)

11:20 AM – starting on my 3rd story – More Bedtime Stories to Read Aloud which features 21 mini stories. Hoping to speed things up with my reading. Hehe

12:20 PM – Done with my 3rd book (and raring to catch some lunch..hehe)

1:30 PM – just had some lunch then on to my 4th book: Wizard at Work (Vivian Vande Velde) ^_^

2:38 PM – 4 books down. πŸ™‚

3:00 PM – cleansing my palate with The Curious Gardener’s Almanac: Centuries of Practical Garden Wisdom (Niall Edworthy).

3:18 PM – time for a snack πŸ˜€

6:10 PM – after a long break, now tackling my 5th book: Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)

8:29 PM – 30 minutes more to go and i’m still at chapter 14 of Ella Enchanted. So crazy yet so fun! ^_^

11:51 PM – Finally finished Ella Enchanted. My hats off to Ms. Carson Levine for penning such a wonderful tale. Such is the reason why I didn’t hurry to finish it. I didn’t want to miss the story all because of the 9 PM deadline. Hehe

Well, that’s it for me, folks. Luv the readathon and the challenges that came with it. Will post my thoughts in the morning. But now I have to retire. Thanks for keeping up with my mumblings. πŸ™‚

My Read-a-Thon Booklist

booklist for ffp 24 hour read-a-thon

Am going for a magic/fantasy theme this year. Here’s my booklist, in no particular order:

  • Mystery of the Musical Umbrella (Friedrich Feld)
  • The Bookstore Mouse (Peggy Christian)
  • The Kingfisher Treasury of Spooky Stories (Chosen by Jane Olliver)
  • Ella Enchanted (Gail Carson Levine)
  • The Wizard’s Map (Jane Yolen)
  • Wizard at Work (Vivian Vande Velde)
  • May Bird Among the Stars (Jodi Lynn Anderson)
  • Shadow Spinner (Susan Fletcher)
  • Emma and the Ruby Ring (Yvonne MacGrory)
  • More Bedtime Stories to Read Aloud
  • The Sisters Grimm (Michael Buckley)
  • Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen (Serena Valentino)
  • Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (Gail Carson Levine)

Just short books yet really yummy (well, will have to know that when I got to read them.)

And just to cleanse the palate, I’m gonna read “The Curious Gardener’s Almanac: Centuries of Practical Garden Wisdom” by Niall Edworthy.

Hoping to get through the 24 hours straight. Wish me luck! πŸ˜‰

The First FFP 24-Hour Read-A-Thon

If you’re raring to kick-off your summer reading, then join the first ever read-a-thon to be organized by Flips Flipping Pages.

But what if you’re not anywhere near the venue as the Read-A-Thon happens?

No worries. You can still join in on the fun online; a moderator will post updates of the event as it unfolds. You can comment or even post pictures of yourself reading on your blog, on facebook or twitter. Just sign up here.

In my case, I already did. See #17! πŸ˜€

24-hour read-a-thon sign up

Visit Blooey’s website ( or the official FFP Read-A-Thon blog ( for more details.


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