Dewey’s PRE-readathon readathon

Kia ora y’all,


Has anyone heard of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon? Well, if you’ve been following me for awhile, then you most definitely have. I’ve been a supporter of the #readathon for a number of years now.

BUT did you know that they’ve got challenges before the actual readathon? I’m not sure if it’s new this year with the 2 new hosts for Dewey’s or if it’s happened before and I’ve just missed it every time. *facepalm*

I’ve been a little loose on participating for 3 years, really since my daughter was born. It’s hard to commit 24 hours with a newborn, and then a not so new born and now she’s a toddler. You need constant vigilance! (Gotta throw in a Harry Potter reference, 5 house points for whoever can tell me who says it).

Anywho, this challenge requires us to prepare for the 24 Hour Dewey’s readathon by reading 24 hours in a week. If you read every day, then that’s 3 hours and something minutes each day. I’m no good at maths off the top of my head and I don’t have a calculator handy. Is that right? Don’t correct me! lol

So I gave it a go. I feel like I didn’t do too bad. I don’t think I got anywhere near 24 hours. I can’t actually tell by using Overdrive how long the audiobook is, or how many hours:minutes I have listened to? Can anyone tell me how?


I managed to finish 63% over the week. That’s gotta be a few hours at least!

Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Next time I think I will have to commit to using a stopwatch to calculate all the minutes I read during the day. Can anyone recommend a good app?

You’ve got 5 days left to sign up for October Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. So click on the thumbnail up top and register today!

xoxo Shaz