Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge 12 Noon - 3 PM: Show Me The Books!

read-a-thon I am so excited - I have participated in the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon as a reader in the past but this is my first time hosting a Mini Challenge.

I'm keeping this one simple - I want a picture of books - show me a book shelf, your tbr pile, your nightstand piled with books, your prized ARCs, whatever, just post a picture of some books during the 12pm - 3pm  EST time-slot and link here and you're entered. 

I'll start you off with my pictures – here are some of my prized review books that I can’t wait to get to:
 Here is my nightstand with some I need to get to very soon:

And here is my teetering pile of review books and library books:




What does the winner get? A choice of any one (1) book up to a $15 value at The Book Despository.  If the Book Depository has free shipping to your country then you are eligible for this one (see I do love my international readers). 

So post  your pictures, comment here and you are entered (make sure I have a way to contact you).  I'll be drawing a winner between 3-3:30 pm.  Look for the winner on the main read-a-thon site!

97 comments:

Grace said...

I have whole shelves as my TBR pile because I am that ridiculous.

You can find my post here. It's my Hours 1-4 post but the pics are in there.

Meghan said...

My books. Let me show you them!

http://recreationalreading.blogspot.com/2010/10/hour-5-meme.html

Trish said...

Here's my current TBR pile, which is much smaller than usual! I'm finally getting realistic!

@http://pecksandbushels.blogspot.com/2010/10/24-hour-read-thon.html

Samantha said...

Here's my post: http://bookwormsandtea.blogspot.com/2010/10/hour-5-show-me-books-challenge.html

You can simply contact me by e-mail: Samanthakathy @ gmail.com

Lesley said...

Here's my pile of readathon books!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m9ILMoAGwQ8/TK-0pY5yzaI/AAAAAAAAATQ/Ldy6kKXFxDs/s320/dewey.JPG
So fun, thanks for a cool mini challenge :)

Laura Ashlee said...

Here's my post for hour 5 with a picture of the books I've chosen for the read-a-thon.
Ramblings of a (Future) Librarian

Candy said...

I played at http://www.candysraves.com - fun! I'm mainly a Kindle reader, but I took a photo of it with my shelf left of paperbacks :)

Amanda said...

Awesome mini-challenge! My picture is posted here: http://zenleaf.amandagignac.com/2010/10/readathon-mini-challenges.html

Teresa said...

I posted a photo of my current library books, which are my read-a-thon focus, at http://shelflove.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/the-readathon-post-2/

There's no way I'll get through all these today, but I'm giving myself some choices :-)

teresakayep at yahoo dot com

Jenn and The Cats of Castle Coull said...

Is it odd that I love looking at other people's piles of books?

Here's my contribution.

http://jennandthecats.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-my-books-mini-challenge.html

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Here's my post:

http://derapsreads.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-read-thon-hour-5-update-mini.html

Thanks!

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Darcie said...

I too have a bigger TBR pile then a life time of reading could probably complete...espectially in this season of life where I am lucky to get my book club books read (i.e. 12 a year!). Here is my entry of the 3 books I hope to start today...and will be thrilled to finish one! http://readingderby.blogspot.com/2010/10/challenge-show-me-books.html

virginiebarbeau said...

Fun challenge! Here are a couple of my shelves...

http://virginiebarbeau.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/readathon-post-4-mini-challenge/

Jessica said...

I made a post here with my book photos.
This looks like a fun challenge...I love seeing other people's books!

itsJUSTme said...

hey - good contest!

here is my link to my book pictures-

http://itsjustme-wendy.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-thon_09.html

forevereading at gmail dot com

Carina said...

I took a photo of the books I'll be choosing from today. It's in my central post for the read-a-thon. My email address is listed on my blog, if I win. :-)

Kanaye said...

This pic is my nightstand. They usually aren't this neat, but I wanted the titles showing.

Shown here, 5th hour challenge. http://kanaye44.blogspot.com/2010/10/hello-it-is-now-time-for-oct-9th-24.html

Emily said...

Great challenge, thanks for hosting!
Here's my entry:
http://www.booksuniverseeverything.com/2010/10/09/mini-challenge-show-me-the-books/

leeswammes said...

My books for the read-a-thon (way too many, I'll never finish them all): http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/the-24h-read-a-thon-my-reading-plans/

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I put a picture on my post. :)

Great challenge!

http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/dewey-read-a-thon-has-begun/

journeythroughbooks@gmail.com

elizabeth said...

I took a picture of the books I plan to read today along with a few others here.

Nikki said...

Both my posts so far include pictures of my bookshelves, but here is the one specific to this challenge!

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

My shelves are mainly ONLY TBR books! That's because I have no impulse control and results in me having to put away books I've already read!

My shelves are on my round-up post HERE!

Janel said...

Great challenge! Here are my books - http://bibliophibian.blogspot.com/2010/10/mini-challenge-show-me-your-books.html

Letter4no1 said...

You can find my book rambling post over here at

http://always-books.blogspot.com/2010/10/readathon-update.html

Sarah @ Loving Books

fakesteph said...

My apartment is nothing but stacks of books. But I just focused on two here:
http://booksfornerds.blogspot.com/2010/10/readathon-hour-five-mini-challenge.html

ladystorm said...

The bookshelf is my need to read now books and the others are book that are lining my stairs..LOL

http://writesthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-thon-hrs-1-4.html

shaunesay said...

Great Challenge, thanks for hosting!

The evidence of my clear book problem is here:

http://shaunesay.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-me-your-books-mini-challenge.html

Suey said...

My book nook:

http://sueysbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-me-your-books-mini-challenge.html

jenstusue AT yahoo

brandileigh2003 said...

Here is my post:
http://blkosiner.blogspot.com/2010/10/mini-challenge-show-me-your-books.html

brandileigh2003@yahoo.com
Thanks for hosting!

Stacy said...

Here are some of mine:

http://bookpsmith.blogspot.com/2010/10/some-books.html

Love this challenge and can't wait to see everyone's pics. Thank you for hosting.

kwesifriends said...

Guys look at my books they're everywhere! Wahahah!

http://kwesifriends.blogspot.com/2010/10/hour-5-my-books.html

infogoddess said...

here is my appallingly small collection.....

http://infogoddess54.blogspot.com/2010/10/end-of-hour-5.html

bitsy said...

My piles of read-a-thon books and need to be reviewed books can be found here. We need a review-a-thon after this read-a-thon! Thanks for the cool mini challenge. :)

Jess said...

Here's a link to a picture of my bookshelf:

http://ladyjess2004.tumblr.com/post/1276796331/hour-5-mini-challenge-show-me-the-books-here-is

Aths said...

Great challenge! Here's what I posted - My bookshelf

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Helen's Book Blog said...

Nice challenge. My post is here: http://www.helensbookblog.com/2010/10/read-thon-mini-challenge-show-me-books.html

Gnoe said...

My pile is here!

TNX for the mini-challenge :)

alisonwonderland said...

I want to show you my books! I've posted a photo here.

Alejandra D.L.F said...

Hi! i made a post for this challenge!!

http://letras-y-mas-letras.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-thon-challenges.html

I dont have as much books as i wanted but its ok xD

ErinW said...

My books! http://crazycommamomma.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/hour-5-mini-challenge-the-books/

Elizabeth @ Miss Wisabus said...

Here's my pile -- http://www.misswisabus.com/2010/10/06/getting-ready-for-read-a-thon/

Two down!

(email - lizATmisswisabus.com)

Chrisbookarama said...

Here's the pile I will be choosing from today:

http://www.chrisbookarama.com/2010/10/lets-do-readathon-again.html

stilettostorytime said...

Here is the pile I chose for Read-a-Thon!

Thanks,
Courtney

http://stilettostorytime.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/deweys-24-hour-read-a-thon/

Lynn said...

I am almost embarrassed by the sheer number of books I own or have borrowed from the library. Almost :)

See my books @ Stuff & Nonsense.

Lizzie said...

I took a photo of my challenge books!

http://www.aworkinprogress.net/2010/10/hour-4-5-update-and-show-me-books.html

I love your stacks and stacks. I have a library my husband built me last winter too and My Nook currently has about 400 more books on it. :)

Jennifer said...

My guys have my camera at the cross-country race. :( I have 8 shelves over-flowing with books.

nfmgirl said...

Oh, no you didn't! You may have let loose Pandora's Box. Find mine here.

Milka said...

you can check out my pictures from here: http://readdbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-thon-update-nm1-mini-challenge.html

Shel said...

My TBR pile for the day is one the dresser. Everything else is my general TBR.

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me:

http://sjkessel.blogspot.com/2010/10/readathon-challenge-response-show-me.html

jewelknits said...

The USB cable for my camera is broken, so I don't actually have REAL pics of my books (which I THOUGHT were a lot until I saw YOUR piles!), but I do have a post with the covers of my Readathon books here:

http://jewelknits.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-24-hour-readathon-starts.html

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Melanie said...

I posted a picture of my readathon books yesterday: http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/tomorrow-deweys-24-hour-readathon

The rest of my books are strewn about my room. They are semi-organized by review books, already read books, new-ish books, and older books. Sometimes that system gets broken if I try to keep all of an author's work together.

A lot of my books have not yet made the move from CA to NY since I relocated. At some point they may migrate here, and then I will need to buy bookshelves and probably arrange them alphabetically, but I'm definitely not there yet.

joanna said...

some of my disorganised shelves:

http://lostinagoodstory.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-me-books-mini-challenge.html

Unruly Reader said...

My Read-a-Thon pile-o-books is here:

http://unrulyreader.blogspot.com/2010/10/piling-on-books.html

Trish said...

Just posted the whole library...! :)

http://www.lovelaughterinsanity.com/2010/10/readathon-hours-3-5.html

What a fun challenge--look looking at everyone else's shelves!

Melissa said...

Here's my post.

http://melissa-coffeebooksandlaundry.blogspot.com/2010/10/readathon-meme.html

Sarah G said...

My challenge entry is up at my blog! www.rangersarah.blogspot.com

Ashley Amanda said...

http://ashley-amanda.blogspot.com/2010/10/5-hours-down.html

Laura said...

Ooooh, lots and lots of book piles and shelves to troll through! I plan on going through all of them (really!) after the Thon is over because I'm nosy like that.

For now, though I give you my main TBR shelves. (Yep, that would be plural.)

http://pleasepardontheinterruption.blogspot.com/2010/10/hour-6.html

Thanks for such a fun challenge!

irisonbooks said...

I took a picture of the books I'm reading, but I am cheating a little, since I only have my ereader with me at the moment:

http://irisonbooks.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/read-a-thon/

If you decide that that doesn't count, I understand :)

Kelly F. said...

My books can for this challenge can be viewed here http://booksalovestory.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-24-hour-readathon.html

Thanks for the mini Challenge!!

Kelly
http://booksalovestory.blogspot.com/

~Jennifer~ said...

Two-Thirds of my TBR shelves

http://www.readingwithtequila.com/2010/10/24-hour-read-thon-starting-line.html

I Heart Monster said...

http://www.iheartmonster.com/2010/10/its-read-thon-yo.html

I made a fun video of some of my books, just for the Readathon :o)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have a too many TBR books to be able to get a picture of them..I'm hopeless when it comes to books. I do have a picture of my books that will hopefully be attacking during the readathon. This is a fun challenge. I will have to peek at a few of these before I get back to reading.

http://bookaholicmom.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-24-hour-readathon-stack.html

Elleth said...

Here's my pile for the readathon:

http://elleth.dreamwidth.org/252374.html

Michael said...

OK, this one was FUN! Although it is more than my TBR pile, thank goodness ...

http://gothougeekly.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/show-me-the-books/

Jan von Harz said...

I have lots of shelves for all different books.

And my TBR shelf will be even more ful after Monday as I have already pulled 16 new books from the Book Fair that starts next week

Here are the pics:
http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/24-hour-read-thon-5-hour-update.html

Kailia Sage said...

Here are my books:

http://readingthebestofthebest.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-thon-hour-5-update.html

Kim said...

Fun Challenge--not too time consuming and yet provided a break from reading. :)

Here is my post with photos:

http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2010/10/mini-challenge-show-me-books.html

*Smiles*

BookObsessed said...

I put a picture on my blog post update for this challenge, of the stack of books I am choosing from for the read-a-thon - with my cat checking out the books. Here's the link to the post: http://bookobssessed.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/24-hour-read-a-thon-update-2-mini-challenges/

Trisha said...

I love seeing peoples' bookshelves! Here's mine:

http://www.eclectic-eccentric.com/2010/10/readathon-report-hours-4-5.html

Morph said...

My book pile post is here:

http://lessismorph.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-read-thon-picture-of-pile.html

Beachreader said...

Here is a photo of my TBR stack

http://beachreader48.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-thon-hour-one.html

Bonnie Jacobs said...

My photo of a couple of shelves is here:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-24-hour-readathon.html

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

great challenge! here is my link and i'm cheering you on with your reading kai

http://t.co/odz8hKl

www.fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com

Lynne said...

Here are my lovely shelves

Thanks for hosting!

melissa @ 1lbr said...

I've got my TBR for the readathon pile photo and a photo of some of my signed books here. Thanks

librariansbook(at)gmail

Faye said...

My is just my TBR pile alone...t me mines is alone but i've seen bigger lol. My read shelf is all over the place i don't even know if i have it in ABC or by color order :D

I needs a bigger shelf!

here mine: http://fayeflamereviews.blogspot.com/2010/10/24-hour-read-thon.html

challengingthebookworm said...

Yes, I did in fact post something at my blog for this challenge!

http://challengingthebookworm.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/deweys-read-a-thon-hour-six/

And yes, that first picture is the stack I have finished over the last month and have to blog before I can return to the library. Seeing everyone else's pictures though let's me know I'm not so alone in this endeavor.

vanillaprinzess said...

My books(on their bookshelves). The good, the bad and the ugly.

http://community.livejournal.com/read_a_thon/19101.html

Lily said...

I'm currently working as an editorial intern at Leucrota Press. Part of my job includes making weekly blog posts, and last week my post was about the read-a-thon!

Here's the picture I took to go with the post.

Click for the pic! :)

It is the preliminary pile of books and read-a-thon supplies. This isn't the whole stash--there are four more in a bag I brought home from the library yesterday, and a whole shelf in my room dedicated to the TBR collection!

Lexi said...

Here is a post about my books:

http://amazingadulthoodofalexis.blogspot.com/2010/10/hour-five-mini-challenge-show-me-books.html

Your bookpiles amaze me!

leprechaunreads said...

Here's my stack...not that I hope to get through them all.

http://leprechaunreads.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/hours-4-to-6/

Erin said...

Ooh fun! My pictures are up on Erin Reads, Update #2 (scroll down):

http://erinreads.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/readathon-update-2/

Nise' said...

Here's my picture.

SEARCHER GURL said...

Here is my entry for the mini-challenge from my blog post http://searchergrl.blogspot.com/2010/10/hour-575-and-counting.html

You can contact me at elladsm2002@yahoo.com

Lisa (starmetal_oak) said...

Here's my picture!

My post.

My email is starmetaloak(at)gmail(dot)com

Hannah Marie said...

Here's my bookshelf and various other piles of books. Though not as impressive as your large pile of books, but eh... I have a long TBR list of books I don't have yet. :) Hope you're enjoying your day, thanks for hosting the mini challenge, and good luck reading!

http://nurseatkins.blogspot.com/2010/10/deweys-read-thon-hour-6-update.html

Hannah
hmatkins@gmail.com

Alison said...

Here's my contribution: http://tea-with-books.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-me-books-mini-challenge.html

I'll have to come back after the read-a-thon is over and see what everyone else is reading/going to read.

Kate said...

I'm going to have to come back and look through everyone's book pics, I love me some pile o' books!

Here's my readathon pile:

http://midnightbookgirl.blogspot.com/2010/10/oct-9th-readathon-pile-o-books.html

Rebecca S Bingham said...

Pix of a few bookshelves in my hours are at: http://wp.me/PPPKT-dW

SYSRX1 said...

THANKS

Jami said...

Here is mine!

http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/2010/10/24-hour-read-thon-update-and-challenges.html

Erin said...

ahhh . . . books!

http://fillingmypatchofsky.com/2010/10/09/reading-madness-hour-7-1-p-m-cts/

Susieqtpies said...

Stopping in and saying HI during your Challenge! I'm hosting hour 19 *yawn* lol. Stop on over and say HI!

I'm following you on Facebook and GFC! Susie http://goo.gl/T8NY

snazal said...

Thats what I call an interesting read.

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