Dewey’s Readathon-Zero Hour

I haven’t done this 24 hour readathon in a while, so I’m excited to do it again! I know I won’t get the full 24 hours but I’m hoping to get through a few books if I can. And of course, the hour before it starts has some questions and here they are!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Ontario, Canada!

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I’m only planning one or two since I might have other things to do today, but I’m excited for all of them.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I haven’t planned any snacks this time actually, oops.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve got two kitties who I hope join me for reading with cuddles today.
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 won’t be pressuring myself to read as much as last time. I want to be more social while I read too!

The House Cup Reading Challenge!

Welcome to the House Cup Reading Challenge! It’s my first time co-hosting a reading anything and I’m super excited! My co-hosts are Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Lauren of Live, Love, Read, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. This is a month long and it’s going to be super fun! We hope you join us for some awesome reading, great challenges and of course some prizes!

What Is the House Cup Reading Challenge?

The House Cup Reading Challenge runs from Sunday, October 15, to Sunday, November 12. During this challenge, you will progress from a first-year to seventh-year Hogwarts student by completing seven books on your TBR list. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges and tweeting with the challenge hashtag on Twitter. But more on that later!

How It Works

First, you’ll need to choose your Hogwarts house. During the challenge, you’ll not only be earning points for yourself but for your Hogwarts house as well. At the end of the challenge, each reader should report their points to their house’s Head Girl:
Gryffindor: Lauren @BetweenDPages
Hufflepuff: Kelsey @Kelsenator
Ravenclaw: Alex @booksydaisy
Slytherin: Erica @slychica08
Here’s how we’re determining the winners:

 4 Individual House Winners

One winner will be chosen from each of the four Hogwarts houses. The person who earns the most points for their house will receive:

$5 Starbucks gift card and some HP-themed goodies (stickers, bookmarks, etc.)

1 House Cup Grand Prize Winner

Here’s where the House Cup challenge really comes into play! At the end of the challenge, we will randomly select one grand prize winner from the Hogwarts house with the most points overall. This lucky winner will receive:

A Harry Potter Funko Pop figure and a $25 giftcard to Barnes and Noble

**In the case of an international winner, that person will receive an e-gift card to The Book Depository.** 
**PLEASE NOTE: Because we will need winners to provide us with their addresses in order to send out the prizes, you must be 18 years or older to be eligible to win.**
Challenge Events
To kick off the challenge, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat starting at 8:00 p.m. EST  on October 15th to give everybody a chance to introduce themselves, talk about the competition, and answer some Harry Potter trivia questions. Be sure to follow along with the #housecupreadingchallenge hashtag.
At the end of the challenge, we’ll also be hosting a watch-along of one of the Harry Potter movies (to be decided via Twitter poll). We’ll have more details about this as we get closer to the end of the challenge.

Challenge Categories and Points Breakdown

Main Challenge (20 points each)
Not everyone likes to be confined to a specific category, so we’ve decided that all books for the main challenge are reader’s choice. This means you can pick any book off your TBR list to count toward the main challenge!
First Year: reader’s choice
Second Year: reader’s choice
Third Year: reader’s choice
Fourth Year: reader’s choice
Fifth Year: reader’s choice
Sixth Year: reader’s choice
Seventh Year: reader’s choice
Bonus Challenges (10 points each)
For those who like categories to help narrow down their reading choices, here are thirteen bonus challenges to choose from. However, books you read for the bonus challenges cannot count toward the main challenge! For example,  if you pick The Hunger Games for the Slytherin bonus challenge (read a dystopian book), you cannot also count it toward your second-year challenge.
Gryffindor: Read a book with an epic hero/heroine
Hufflepuff: Read a book that contains a strong friendship
Ravenclaw: Read a book that revolves around a mystery
Slytherin: Read a book set in a dystopian world
Astronomy Class: Read a book set in outer space
Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature
Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition
Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain
Platform 9 3/4: Read a book that features travel
Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past
Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series
Dumbledore’s Army: Buddy-read a book with a friend or group
Social Media Bonus Points
Use the hashtag #housecupreadingchallenge on Twitter to earn 1 point per tweet (limited to 20 points total).

How to Sign Up

Think you’re ready to take on the House Cup Reading Challenge? Awesome! To sign up, grab your house badge below, create a sign-up post on your blog, Twitter or Instagram or even your Goodreads shelf with your challenge with a TBR list and, if you want, your answers to the questionnaire below. Once you’ve made your post, be sure to link it back to us using the Inlinkz widget below (or on any of my fellow co-hosts’ blogs). Make sure it’s a direct link. We await your owl no later than October 14! 😉 Happy reading!


Hogwarts Student QuestionnaireName:

Hogwarts House:

Wand Type:


Favorite Subject:

Favorite Professor:

We can’t wait to see you on October 15 at 8:00 p.m. EST for the challenge kick-off Twitter chat!



#ReadThemAllThon Final Progress


This read-a-thon is hosted by Read at Midnight! Here’s a little more info about it:

The Pokemon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon is a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on theKanto’s Indigo League. Long-time fans of the series would recognise this as the first set of gyms Ash Ketchum had to conquer in his quest to become the Pokemon Master. Now you, my friends, will also embark on a journey to become the very best. Instead of fighting gym battles, you’ll be reading books instead! The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.

I actually think I did really well for this read-a-thon! You can check out my post I updated while I went HERE.

So, how did I do?

Badges: 6 out of 8

Pages read: 2341

My Pokemon evolved to the third tier and I was so happy! The third week of the read-a-thon I was off work on vacation, and sadly I was sick/wasn’t feeling well most of it. The headache stayed for quite a few days and I wasn’t able to read. I think for the next round (here’s hoping there is one) I would choose shorter books and then just get extra points reading more books. I tried reading a 600+ pager and it didn’t work out! But I did have quite a lot of fun.

Here’s my final trainer card:

trainer card

Bout of Books 17 Goals and Progress

Bout of Books
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team


  • Make it to one twitter chat
  • Try and read 2 books
  • Have fun


All the books I will be reading during this week will be from my ReadThemAllThon list! But here’s the ones I want to focus on.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin



Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC
Pages Read: 0
Completed: –
Comments: I had to go to a funeral today so didn’t even try and read.


Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC
Pages Read: 106
Completed: –
Comments: Started a book finally! It’s not bad so far, hopefully it picks up as I go on.


Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC
Pages Read: 155
Completed: –
Comments: This book is starting to get interesting, hoping to finish tomorrow!


Currently Reading: Harry Potter:CC/The Maze Runner
Pages Read: 90 + 96
Completed: Harry Potter:CC
Comments: Finished a book! It was good but I also didn’t love it. Also starting The Maze Runner! So far I see the differences from the movie


Currently Reading: The Maze Runner
Pages Read: 151
Completed: –
Comments: Read more than I thought I would today, and as of tonight I’m on vacation for a week!


Currently Reading: The Maze Runner
Pages Read: 97
Completed: The Maze Runner
Comments: Finished a second book and made it to the Twitter chat! Pretty happy with my progress so far.


Currently Reading:
Pages Read: