Dewey’s 24-Hour #Readathon

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon has officially started!  I’ve been up since around 6 am, thanks to one of our cats deciding that the Boyfriend and I needed to be awake to ensure his continued existence. He’s lucky he’s cute. The Boyfriend is enabling my readathoning by going to Tim Horton’s and getting us breakfast <3

I flipped a coin to choose my first book of the readathon, and it’s We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry. I’ll be posting my updates every 8 hours, assuming my pile of books keeps me from napping.

  • What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I recently moved to Columbus, OH.
  • Which book in your stack are you looking forward to the most? I have no idea! I put so many great books on my readathon-maybes list, that I’m probably going to have to roll a couple of D20’s so I don’t get stuck trying to decide.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I went to the only Trader Joe’s in Columbus and bought all.the.snacks. Their peanut butter pretzel bites are my fave, but I also got a bag of their rice cracker mix, a bag of trail mix, a package of fig cookies, and so many other yummy things!
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  I briefly worked in a bookstore, and though I loved it, it’s still retail, and that meant my days off were when everyone else was working.
  • If you participated in the last readathon, what’s one thing you’ll do differently today? I’m going to choose the books I read at random (probably by rolling some dice).

I usually put my TBR here, but the link to my pile is up above and currently stands at 60 books tall.


My first update will be at 4 pm.  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? 

#ThanksgivingReadathon Wrap-Up!

Sunday was the final day of the #ThanksgivingReadathon hosted by Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku!

My TBR:

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

The only book I didn’t finish was Adventures in Opting Out.  Instead, I got distracted by other books on my Hygge list. I didn’t think I would read as much as I did! I’m pleased with the 603 pages and 4 books I finished, and this readathon was just what I needed.

  • Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders
  • The Mermaid and the Bear by Ailish Sinclair
  • The Loch Ness Papers by Paige Shelton

Currently Reading:

Finished:

  • Friluftsliv by Oliver Luke Delorie
  • A Fatal Chapter by Lorna Barrett
  • I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan
  • Making Winter by Emma Mitchell

#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?