Dewey's Read-a-thon Diversity Reading Challenge

Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon : Hour 17 Diversity Shelfie Mini Challenge!

Hour 17 Diversity Shelfie Mini Challenge!

If you’re reading a book that contains diverse characters we want to see them! Get out your cameras and take a photo of a diverse book you love or want to read; it’s time for a Diversity Shelfie! Whether you’re in the shot or not show us your diverse book. Tweet a photo, and a title of a diverse book with hashtag #Diversityshelfie to @pamlovesbooks

It’ll be late so if you don’t want to show yourself you don’t have to. Just show us your book!

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I’ll chose a random winner and announce it Sunday evening. The winner may choose a prize from the Prizes page at  You’ll need to fill out the form noting that you are an hourly challenge winner and the name of the challenge (Diversity).



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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE

WELCOME to Hour 3 of Dewey’s Readathon! It’s going to be a great event and since it’s early in the Readathon,





I don’t know about you but I’m all about diversity! It’s what makes the world go ’round and my tiny brain go pitter patter. I can’t get enough of books about people of different colors, ethnicities, orientations, languages, etc. Diversity is the honey in my coffee.  Maybe you love diversity as much as I do or maybe you need to step up your Diversity game. Either way, now’s your chance to SHINE!

Here’s how you do the Diversity SHELFIE Mini Challenge:

  • go to your shelf
  • find a book containing diversity
  • take a selfie with said book (hence the term “shelfie”
  • post to Instagram (or Twitter if you don’t have IG)
  • tag [email protected]
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as many times as you want


Don’t have a book containing diversity in your stacks? No worries!

  • find a photo of a book with a diverse character that you’ve read or want to read
  • save it
  • upload it to Instagram (or Twitter)
  • tag me. I’m still @pamlovesbooks
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as often as you like
  • if you don’t have Instagram or Twitter, leave a comment below with a diverse book

Here’s a sample of my Shelfie.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE


I’ll do another one during the challenge. Probably won’t have lipstick on but whatever, right?

When we’re done I hope to have a list of new Diverse books to read and enjoy, cuz you can never have enough books, right?

Challenge will run through hour 21 os LET’S GET GOING!

I’ll choose a winner (or maybe 2) and post it here. Prize is a super duper cute bookmark or if you’re outside the US you can choose a prize from the main site.

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#readathon end and a mini challenge

I’m taking part in the Readathon final hour.  Here’s a mini challenge: It’s a mad lib

1.  A noun from page one of the text you are reading.: SHOES
2.  An adjective to describe the cover of your book. BLUE
3.  Your name or the name of a character. PAM
4.  A verb found on page 23 of your book (or the nearest page with text on it). LOVED
5.  A noun from the title or the “About the Author” section of the book. MOCKINGJAY (the book i’m reading. duh)
6.  A verb ending in -ing from approximately page 76 (or the nearest page with text on it). SUGGESTING
7. and 8.  Two adjectives from the opening paragraph of a chapter or article from anywhere in the text. FINE, WORN
9.  Another verb found at the bottom of page 100 (or the nearest page with text on it). CUT
10.  The longest time period it has ever taken you to read a book. 30 YEARS (i’ve never finished Little Women)

Here it t’is

his SHOES(1) is  BLUE(2)!  PAM(3)  has never LOVED(4) so much.

The MOCKINGJAY(5) I’m currently SUGGESTING(6) is  FINE(7) and WORN(8).

When this is over, I will CUT(9) for 30 YEARS(10).

Ha! mine is stupid and makes no sense, although not much makes sense after 4 hours of fretful sleep.


And my end of meme answer: The most daunting part of the Readathon was prolly like everyone elses: the wee hours.  The desperate need for sleep coupled with the urge to want to keep going and succeed.

When asked by my husband why i was doing this? my answer was: cuz it’s fun.  he said: what’s fun about staying up for 24 hours?

silly silly man!

I’m going to keep reading Mockingjay, after which i’m not sure what i’ll do.  prolly collapse from exhaustion in a rubble of coffee grinds, peanut butter and book marks.

Now I’ve played on both sides: cheerleader and reader and reader is just as INTIMIDATING as i thought it would be! no wonder i chickened out all this time and cheered instead. I do feel a sense of pride even if only completed one book. And it wasnt even a whole book.

YAY me! Yay you! yay readathon!



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#Readathon book 2

Hello. It’s almost 2am here (hour blipty eleven) and I’ve just had some power water and the power banana.  I’m going to attempt to read my 2nd and prolly last book for this readathon. i am not ashamed tho, because i have given the good fight and blah blah blah insert something inspirational here.  It’s my first time READING so I’m totally ok with it.  Totally.

The blog comments and the cheertweets have helped muchly. I am punchy and delirious.

I leave you with a quote to help you guess what book I’m about to read: I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games


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#Readathon updates

Hi Friends. I’m still reading The Soldier’s Wife.  Ive had a bit of an up and down day.  I picked up my World Book Night books and enjoyed a latte hoping the caffeine would help keep me up.  Seeing as its 11pm I guess it’s working!

But now, I’ll need reinforcement.  I’ve moved from my comfy chair in the “formal” living room to the couch in the family room.  Coffee’s dripping as we speak.  My goal is to FINISH this book before I either: a) go to bed or b) choose a new book.

Follow my updates on twitter: @Pamlovesbooks  and help me choose my next book should the coffee allow me to stay awake!

Good luck to those of you who are reading!


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I’ve got the moves like Jagger: #Readathon

I’ve been busy today and STILL trying to squeeze in the Read a thon reading.

I’m reading

The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy

I’m on page 212.


because i can’t resist making another one of my fractured greeting cards:

 I’ve got the moves like Jagger

Shakespeare, anyone?

thanks for all the support so far!

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I’m a #Readathon Reader!

I’m excited to be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon!

To be sure, I’ve participated in previous ‘thon’s but only as a cheerleader.

Can you imagine ME as a cheerleader?

Normally I wouldn’t but cheering others as they read books?

It’s a natural for me.  This time, I’m going in:

Hunkering down and reading.

Clearing out my TBR pile.