Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, Spring 2018


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Progress!

22:45

As expected, my team won one game and lost the second (to the eventual champion). I stuck around to watch the semi and finals game—and talk to friends that I see a couple of times a year at league. I’ve had a few beers and a very tasty margarita. Also a peanut butter cup doughnut.

11:00
Reading: A Corner in Sleep by E. E. Kellett, pg. 43-74
Number of Pages: 32 (142 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Peanut butter granola bar. More water.

10:00
Reading: A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow, pg.49-82
Number of Pages: 34 (110 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Nerds Bumpy Jelly Beans, Diet Mtn Dew

09:00
Reading: A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow, pg. 27-48
Number of Pages: 22 (76 total)

08:00
Reading: A Dirty, Wicked Town by David L. Bristow, pg. 1-26
Number of Pages: 26 (54 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Fajita meat and hash browns. Also, lots of water.

07:00
Reading: “A Scandal in Bohemia” by Arthur Conan Doyle, pg. 1-13
Number of Pages: 13 (28 total)
Food, Drinks, Notes: Shredded steak chimichanga.

06:00
Reading: Finished The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle, pg. 180-195
Number of Pages: 15
Food, Drinks, Notes: Pumpkin spice coffee.

Prologue, Plan, & TBR

I have two main pastimes: reading and ultimate frisbee. You might think that neither of these things would ever over-lap. 95% of the time,* you’d be right. This year though, every readathon weekend has landed on a disc weekend. 24 in 48? Same weekend as New Year Fest. Dewey’s? Same day as spring league finals. What’s a plastic-flinging bookworm to do? Well, as much of both as possible, I guess. If anything, I want to contribute to how much we’re going to crush the 1M page goal.

So, here’s my plan: I don’t have a game until 2pm. I’m going to try to read from 6am-noon/1pm. (Start time for me is 5am; we’ll see if I can get up that early.) At the outside, my team will possibly play three games—two is more likely and I don’t think we’ll end up in finals. I’ll probably stick around to watch finals, but I’m going to try to go light on the beers-while-watching. I should get back around 10pm. Hopefully, I can get in a couple more hours of reading before I pass out.

Bookworm: TBR

A Dirty, Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha Hawkeye, Volume 3: L.A. Woman https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/A_Scandal_in_Bohemia-04.jpg
  • A Dirty, Wicked Town: Tales of 19th Century Omaha by David L. Bristow
  • A Corner in Sleep by E. E. Kellett – I have a few short stories left in this collection.
  • “Scandal in Bohemia” by  Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Hawkeye, Vol. 3 & Vol. 4 – I figure these will be good for 10pm+.

Plastic-Flinger: Gratuitous Action Shot

throwing a disc

photo by Stephen So

This is from winter league finals, a few months back.

*Actually, two of my favorite books were recommendations from fellow players. In general, we’re a pretty educated bunch.

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