“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Haunted Nights ed. by Caitlin Doughty
Penny Dreadfuls ed. by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz
The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe
RIP XIV: Peril the First – 13, Peril of the Short Story – 0, Peril on the Screen – “Supernatural”, “American Horror Story”, and “Six Feet Under”.
Total pages read this week: 1171
Total books for the year: 65 of 70. Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon was this weekend. Since I fell asleep before I had the chance to get to some of the shorter books on my RIP list, I read Bunnicula yesterday afternoon.
How would you assess your reading overall? It was great up until I fell asleep. I finished 2 books, and most of a 3rd.
Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to listen to audiobooks while I did other things, and to stick to mostly shorter, Middle-Grade books when I switched over to physical books.
What was your favorite snack? The homemade pumpkin bread was so yummy!
Wanna volunteer for our next event? I might finally try my hand at helping out.
1. What are you reading right now? I’m a little more than a quarter of the way through The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman. 2. How many books have you read so far? 2 3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon? I’m really looking forward to The Witches by Roald Dahl. 4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No interruptions, yet 🙂 5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far? How I managed to the finish 2 books well before the halfway mark.
I’ve survived the first 8 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I haven’t fallen asleep on the couch even once! I have my cat, Dresden to thank for that. He jumped into my lap to take HIS nap while I was trying to eat my breakfast.
Pages Read: 427
Books Read:The World of Lore by Aaron Mahnke, and Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
Time Read: 7 hours and 28 minutes
Yummy in my Tummy: I had 2 cups of tea, homemade pumpkin bread, and a yogurt for breakfast, Pepper Imps, jerky, and trail mix as snacks, and stir fry for lunch.
Until my 2nd update, at 9 pm PST, I’ll continue reading the remaining books on my Goodreads list.
Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started! I stumbled out of the bedroom a few minutes ago, but I’m ready to read all.the.books. I’m getting my giant mug of tea ready now and will be sticking my nose in a book as this goes live. I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my pile of books keep me awake.
What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in Emeryville, CA.
Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most?The Witches by Roald Dahl.
Which snack are you looking forward to the most? Guava popsicles because it’s been in the high 80’s in the Bay Area since Wednesday.
Tell us a little something about yourself! I’ve been catching up on “Supernatural” since September on Netflix, and I’m only about halfway through season 9. Sometimes I feel like I’ll never get to the point of having to wait for the most recent season!
If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? I’ll be reading nothing but #RIP books. Also, for the first time, I will have a readathon buddy for a bit this afternoon (other than my fur-child, Dresden).
I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile is up above and currently stands at 50 books tall.
My first update will be at 1 pm PST. I’ll be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish. I’ll also include snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head.
Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?