As often happens in October, my Readathon Saturday won’t be as exclusively dedicated to reading as I intended. A friend of ours is back home after being posted overseas and he’s excited to get a new gaming campaign going. But, I should have a clear morning and late evening.
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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is Saturday, April 29th, starting at 5am for me. My goal is to read as much and as long as I can.
This TBR is overly ambitious, but it offers so many options!
From the Library
Much of my “pile” overlaps with the Spring into Horror Readathon. I also have a little bit of everything: novels, novellas, short stories, a graphic novel; historical fiction, literary fiction, a classic, horror fiction, nonfiction; physical books and ebooks.
What is this? Exactly what it says on the tin! Except, relaxed. Read as much as you can or want. I’m shooting for 500 pages, which would break my personal record.
Kindle still in hand, I headed to bed at around 2am. I read a few more pages of Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death before falling asleep. I regret nothing! I’m up today at 7:30, ready to tackle the day.
Pages read: 587! Blasted my former PR by a hundred pages. Aside from two naps and a walk, I read for 21 hours.
Finished a novel and a novella that were already in progress, two short stories, and a comics collection. I have so many reviews to write…
And I know I’m not hugely social, but I do enjoy breaks to “heart” tweets and leave a drive-by comment here and there. For me, it’s a lot more about knowing that other people are participating than actually interacting with them. If that makes any sense.
In all, after a rocky start, I had a great readathon!
Details: Dewey’s 24 Readathon
I’m pretty bad at sticking to lists, but here are my Possibles:
Really wanted to finish The Miser’s Dream, but my body wasn’t having it. I read one book, cover to cover, and 2/3rds of the other. It was a great day of reading!
Link: Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon
Link: My “Stack”
Notes: Couldn’t stay awake past 11:30. Slept until 7am. It felt *so* good.
Best of My Reading Year
I haven’t finished a lot of books this year, so I’m including short stories as well.
Best YA Book of Your Reading Year: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I don’t read many YA novels, but when I do, they’re set where I was a young adult.
Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Dead Wake by Erik Larson. My review of it didn’t do justice to how much I liked it.
Best Sci-Fi Book (story) of Your Reading Year: “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer. And you can read it too! http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/kritzer_01_15/
Reading: “Hyman the Magnificent” by Steve Stern
Drinking/Eating: Considering coffee, but maybe a nice cup of tea.
Notes: Back from frisbee league finals. My team won two games and lost the third shortened game. I’m body tired, but there’s more readathon to do!