Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey's April 2015 Readathon Complete Post: All the Happenings from This Wonderful Day

Opening Meme

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

I am reading from North Carolina in the awesome USA!

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

All of them of course!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Reese's Pieces

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am a biology graduate student that blogs about books in her free time. I am also a Christian, so I read a lot of christian fiction. I also love reading clean YA, children's novels, fantasy, and clean adult romance novels.

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 enjoyed the readathon so much last year that I think I'll do exactly the same: have fun :)

Hour 2 Mini Challenge: Classic Words of Wisdom

This hour's mini challenge is hosted by A Literary Odyssey and the challenge can be found here. Here is a quote about this hours challenge:
 So, for this challenge, you need to create a post highlighting your favorite "Classic Words of Wisdom" and then explain their meaning to you.
For this challenge, I thought of one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis. Here is one of my favorite quotes by him:
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. 
Hour 3 Mini Challenge: 4 Seasons 4 Books

The hour 3 mini challenge is hosted by Bart's Bookshelf and the challenge can be found here. In this challenge, you have to represent the four seasons with four books. Here is my entry:
A photo posted by Jessica Bradley (@blog_gal) on
Hour 7 Mini-Challenge

This challenge can be found here. For this challenge, I had to find 3 book covers: one with a tree, one with snow, and one with a weapon. Here is what I found:

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now?

I am currently in the middle of three books:

  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  • Son by Lois Lowry

2. How many books have you read so far?

I have read

  • Spiderwick Chronicles 1 and 2 (Children's Fiction)
  • The Care and Feeding of Sprites (Part of Spiderwick Chronicles)
  • Amulet, Vol. 1 (Graphic Novel)
  • Fairy Tales (Graphic Novel)
So I have read 5 books all together.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I am really looking forward to Son by Lois Lowry.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Yes, I have been taking breaks and spending time with my husband. It is a great time to rest the eyes and I enjoyed it.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I am surprised by how much people are talking on Twitter. It is the best part of the readathon!

Ongoing Reading Progress

  • Completed The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide (Book 1, 107 pages)
  • Completed Amulet, Vol. 1 (185 pages)
  • Completed The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone (Book 2, 108 pages)
  • Completed The Care and Feeding of Sprites from the Spiderwick Chronicles (35 pages)
  • Completed Fairy Tales, Vol. 4 (174 pages)
  • Completed The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (141 pages)
  • Read 42 pages of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neal Gaiman
  • Read 47 pages of Son by Lois Lowry


  1. I had no idea that this was going on! Definitely need to get involved. It's so awesome learning that fellow book bloggers you follow come from all different parts of the globe as well

    Steph -

    1. This is definitely my favorite readathon! You should join it sometime.

  2. I haven't read Son yet. I really need to. Happy Readathon.

    1. I cannot wait to get into that book very soon.

  3. Congratulations Jessica! You won my "Words of Wisdom" mini-challenge! :) Just send an e-mail to me at aliteraryodyssey (at) and I'll order your new Penguin Clothbound for you!

    1. That is awesome! Thank you! I will email you soon!

    2. I emailed you, but it said that the email could not be sent to that address...