#ReverseReadathon – Final Update


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

  • Total Pages Read: 506
  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Midnight (Hour 7) when I started to get really sleepy and had trouble keeping my eyes focused on the page.  It didn’t help that Dresden, my Feline Overlord, snuggled up in my lap and went to sleep.
  2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.
  3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.
  4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again? I think I’ve got a pretty good idea of what the rest of the World feels like when it comes to the 24-hour #readathon.  I definitely prefer it starting in the morning instead of the evening. I did really like the more laid back feel, though.
  5. How likely are you to participate in the Readathon again? I will definitely be participating again.

I miss readathoning in Texas, since 7 am Central Time is a much more reasonable hour.  I’m really looking forward to the next readathon in October, but 5 am PST will come way too early that day, that’s for sure!

#ReverseReadathon – Update 2


We’ve made it through 16 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon and I spent most of the last 8 of it sleeping.

  • Pages Read: 17
  • Books Read: The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale (DNF’ed after 7 pages) and The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.
  • Yummy in my Tummy: The Boyfriend made omelets for breakfast so I could keep reading!

Until my final update, at 5 pm PST, I’ll continue reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here and the remaining books on my list:

  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  • The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
  • Shift by Hugh Howey
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

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

#ReverseReadathon – Update 1


I’ve survived the first 8 hours of Dewey’s 24-Hour #ReverseReadathon and I haven’t fallen asleep in my chair yet!  This is a little surprising since I’m usually ready for bed by 10 pm, even on Friday nights, but then again, it IS a readathon!  Naturally, I’m feeling like a kid staying up past my bedtime by reading my book by the warm glow of a flashlight under the blanket. Shh! Don’t tattle!

  • Pages Read: 153
  • Books Read: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • Yummy in my Tummy: The Boyfriend and I had hot dogs for dinner and then guava popsicles for dessert.

Until my 2nd update, at 9 am PST, I’ll continue reading the books on my list:

  • The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
  • Shift by Hugh Howey
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

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!  Wait? What?!  Yep, that’s right.  It’s a bit different this time around.  Not only is it in the middle of the Summer instead of April or October, but it’s starting at 8 PM EST instead of the usual 8 AM EST.  Since I’m in California, it’s 5 PM, and I’ve been up since 7 AM so I already know I won’t be staying awake the entire 24 hours.

I don’t know if the wonderful hosts of this Reverse Readathon will be doing the opening survey, since I’m writing this in advance, but here are my answers anyway:

  • 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 Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale.
  • Which snack are you looking forward to the most? I made popsicles out of guava juice and they are the perfect Summer treat.  I’ve also got fresh mango for making smoothies.  I can’t decide which I’m looking forward to more.
  • Tell us a little something about yourself!  Here are 20 somethings about myself.  Also, I’m the leader of a questing party on Habitica called The Acorns.
  • 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 at least my 1st update and then head to bed for some shut eye.  That way I can read all day without getting stabby.

Here’s my TBR:

  • The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  • The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
  • Shift by Hugh Howey
  • Press Start to Play ed. by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
  • It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

I’m also going to finish The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry before it’s due back at the library.

My first update will be at 1 AM 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?