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Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, Fall 2018

All the Readathon Info

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is pretty much what it says on the tin. A readathon, lasting 24-hours. It officially starts 5am on October 20th in my time zone. Am I going to get up at 5am and read all 24 hours? Prooobably not. I like to read, but I also like to sleep. 🤷‍

Dewey’s Readathon comes around twice a year, but it’s the fall version that is my favorite. Not only do I get to read all day, but I can also revel in the other fall reading events like Readers Imbibing Peril (#RIPVIII). I have a few books in-progress, but I have a whole list of great spooky things to read for Saturday.



  • The Haunting of Natalie Glasgow by Hailey Piper – Finished! Creepy novella with a great twist.
  • A Song for Quiet by Cassandra Khaw
  • The Grip of It by Jac Jemc – Finished! That…was…
The Haunting of Natalie Glasgow A Song for Quiet (Persons Non Grata, #2) The Grip of It

Audio & Comics

  • Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirits Of The Dead
  • Strange Detective Mysteries – Finished! Fun, alt history mystery.
Daughters Unto Devils Edgar Allan Poe's Spirits of the Dead Strange Detective Mysteries

Am I going to get through all of these? Of course not! But it will be fun trying.



Pre-Readathon Survey:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Tempe, AZ. The high is supposed to be 90F today. Boo!
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Grip of It – It’s been a while since I’ve read a good haunted house book.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? I didn’t buy any special snacks this time around, but I do have fixings for grilled cheese, which I’m looking forward to.
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! I love reading and writing about stage magic, but I have absolutely no interest in doing magic myself. I also really love reading 19th century genre works. In fact, I edited an anthology of classic stories featuring automata (human seeming robots) which is available free on my author web page.
  5. If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I’m not going to read anything I had “in-progress”—It’s a whole fresh TBR stack for me!

Bad Book Mini-challenge

Guess the book by their one-star Amazon reviews. I won’t give away my guesses, but it’s a pretty fun challenge. Check it out!

Escape the Angst

What book helped me escape the angst of my teenage years. My teen years weren’t super angsty (I reserved that for my early 20s), but a book that wasn’t Interview with a Vampire or Hamlet was 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff.

84, Charing Cross Road