#ThanksgivingReadathon 2020!

Tomorrow begins the #ThanksgivingReadathon hosted by Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku!
The idea is to read as many books as you can between the 23rd and 29th of November.  There will also be a Bookstagram challenge and a giveaway so check out the readathon announcement page above to find out all of the details.  While a TBR isn’t required, I created a short one anyway.

My TBR:

  • Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders
  • Friluftsliv by Oliver Luke Delorie
  • One other book from my “Hygge” list.

Are you participating in the #ThanksgivingReadathon?  If not, do you have another readathon or other reading plans for the holiday?  Share in the comments!

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon… sort of! I made it to just after 1 AM and then decided that I was done. Just done.

  • Total Pages Read: 542

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I did ok, but not great.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to read the shortest books on my readathon maybe’s list and listen to an audiobook when I needed to give my eyes a break.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Tortilla chips and Fall Harvest salsa.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Perhaps….

I’m already in bed as this post goes live. I think I should have stuck to the Middle-Grade Fiction strategy I had during the #Readathon in April. Though The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer was only around a hundred pages, it felt long and had an extremely disappointing ending. By the time I finished it and started Nightbooks by J.A. White, I was toast. I read just enough of it to count for the Bingo, but I’m sure I’ll love it when I have fresh eyes and a rested brain.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Update 2

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, and I still haven’t fallen asleep, not even a little.  I think I’ve also finished more books so far than I have for any other #Readathon I’ve done. I did take time out to watch a movie with the Boyfriend, though, so I didn’t get through as many pages as I wanted, but that’s ok. I also participated in the “Around a Campfire” mini-challenge.

  • Pages Read: 206
  • Books Read: Rose of Fire by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Time Read: 6 hours and 52 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had a chocolate chip cookie, tortilla chips and Fall Harvest salsa, and then I had a veggie burrito for dinner.

Until my final update, at 5 am, I’ll be finishing The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer and The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates, and then hopefully get through at least 50 pages of Nightbooks by J.A. White before the end.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon: Mid-Event Survey!

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Here are my answers to the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now? I’m nearly halfway through The Witch of Ravensworth by George Brewer
2. How many books have you read so far? 3
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Readathon?  I’m looking forward to Nightbooks by J.A. White, which I’m buddy-reading with ElizabethAnne on Goodreads.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Only 1 interruption so far, when the Boyfriend insisted on showing me a t-shirt he saw on Facebook.
5. What surprises you most about the Readathon, so far?  How I managed to finish 3 books before the halfway mark.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Update 1

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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’m pretty sure I have the dirty chai from Peet’s to thank for that. Well, the chai AND the amazing books I’ve read so far.

  • Pages Read: 207
  • Books Read: Charlie he Choo-Choo by Beryl Evans, A Leaf on the Wind of All-Hallows by Diana Gabaldon
  • Time Read: 6 hours and 54 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had a giant cup of tea, then the large dirty chai with a veggie breakfast burrito from Peet’s for breakfast.  I also had an oatmeal raisin cookie and some hot apple cider around 11:30.

Until my 2nd update, at 9 pm, I’ll continue reading the remaining books on my Goodreads list.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon: Wrap-Up


We’ve made it through the Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon!

  • Total Pages Read: 494
  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I didn’t read a whole lot (about the same as the last Reverse Readathon) but I did get about three quarters of the way through The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl, and a little more than halfway through This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I’m probably going to finish The Dante Club before I go to bed tonight.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Nope.  I winged it.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Frozen raspberries with half & half.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Maybe….

I’m really looking forward to the next readathon in October, especially since I’m already in the mood for darker stories.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon – Update


We’re now halfway through Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon!  I decided that I would rather read all day than fall asleep on the couch in the morning, so I went to bed around 10 pm, and got up at 4 am to catch up on the readathon posts by our lovely hosts.

  • Pages Read: 98
  • Books Read: The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  • Mini-Challenges: Pandemic Mood Booster
  • Yummy in my Tummy: Instead of eating dinner, I just snacked on some amazing treats from my favorite local bakery.

Until my final update and wrap-up post, at 5 pm PST, I’ll continue reading the The Dante Club and whatever other books grab me from my readathon shelf on Goodreads.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?

Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon


Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started! It’s another Reverse Readathon!  Since I’m in California, it’s 5 PM, and I’ve been up since 6 AM so I already know I won’t be staying awake the entire 24 hours (not that I won’t try).

Here are my answers to the Opening Survey:

  • 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?  I have too many books to decide which I looking forward to the most. I’ve bought so many books since the pandemic started that I feel like I’m in my own personal bookstore.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I have raspberries covered in half and half in the freezer for a sort of ice cream that I LOVE!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  Here are 20 somethings about myself from many years ago. Something sort of new about me is that I want to own and run a hobby farm someday, with lots of goats.
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?  Since this is a more laid back readathon, I’m not going to try to stay awake for the entire 24 hours.  Instead, I’ll read until I can’t keep my eyes open or my mind on what I’m reading.

Here is a huge list of books on Goodreads that I want to read during this and future readathons. I’m very much a mood reader lately, and have trouble sticking to even 3 or 4 books at a time. Since this is a much more laid back readathon, my first update won’t be until 5 AM PST.  I’ll still be tracking how many pages I read and any books I finish, snacks I’ve nommed, and any musical earworms that have gotten into my head, but only every 12 hours instead of 8.

Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading? 

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Final Update

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I’ve survived another Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

  • Total Pages Read: 921

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? I did really well during this readathon
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? My strategy was to stick to mostly Middle-Grade Fiction, which I did, and it worked wonderfully.
  3. What was your favorite snack? The chocolate chip and sea salt cookie I got from Peet’s.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Perhaps….

I’m off to bed now. I don’t know how I stayed awake the entire 24 hours, but I think I should stick to my Middle-Grade Fiction strategy.

Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon – Second Update

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I’ve survived 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, and I still haven’t fallen asleep, not even a little.  I think I’ve also finished more books so far than I have for any other #Readathon I’ve done. I did get distracted by the show the Boyfriend was watching on Netflix, and only managed to get through 22 pages over the space of an hour and a half.

  • Pages Read: 242
  • Books Read: The Wednesday Wizard by Sherryl Jordan. I started The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry, but then switched over to the audiobook of The Sons of Macha by John Lenahan.
  • Time Read: 5 hours and 50 minutes
  • Yummy in my Tummy: I had chicken curry and basmasti rice for lunch, a chocolate chip and sea salt cookie, a Twinkie, and pretzels with goat cheese for snacks, and pizza for dinner.

Until my final update, at 5 am, I’ll be finishing The Sons of Macha, and then reading hopefully at least one more book from my Goodreads list.


Whether you’re participating in the readathon or not, what book(s) are you currently reading?