Good morning all! Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon and I’m excited to get started! This is my master post which I’ll be updating all day, as well as hanging out on twitter, so feel free to stop by and say hello. Happy reading everyone!
Starting reading from bed with The Shadow Queen and doing the kick-off meme.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m reading from Cortland, NY
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m a computational biology grad student and I’m excited to take the day off and just read! And also eat chocolate.
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 going to do more short reads this year. I didn’t listen last year, but it’s good advice!
This hour, I’m still reading The Shadow Queen in bed, as well as eating cinnamon raisin toast and participating in the pick a paragraph mini-challenge
Still the same, bed and The Shadow Queen. Loved doing the Jigsaw Puzzle Cover Challenge!
Still reading The Shadow Queen but moving to the couch. What can I say? I’m ambitious like that 🙂 Also snacking on clementines and considering having some real food.
Enjoying The Shadow Queen more and more, still cozy on the couch, and have decided in favor of crackers and cheese instead of a real meal. Maybe at dinner!
Finally couldn’t resist the raisinettes and about 60% of the way through The Shadow Queen. I’m also doing the Best of Your Reading Year mini-challenge and I have a ton of brilliant books to recommend,
Best Romance – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Best Fiction – The Word Exchange
Best Non-Fiction – The Know-It-All
Best Fantasy – The Way of Kings
Best Fairy Tale Retelling – While Beauty Slept
Best Indie Book – Lumiere
Finally finished my first book! Not that I didn’t very much enjoy The Shadow Queen, but it’s nice to make progress. No more snacking for now, but I am jumping in on the Six Word Celebration mini-challenge: Good friends, good books, good day 🙂
Decided to copy Jenn from The Relentless Reader and do some bathtub reading, which turned out to be a decent substitute for reading in the sun, something made sadly impossible by the clouds this morning. I’ve started reading Lolita for a read-along being hosted by Rebecca from Love At First Book and Allison from The Book Wheel. No snacking but I did start boiling water for some bean soup!
Back to the couch for some more Lolita which is good but also creepy beyond all reason. Still waiting on that soup.
I can’t believe it’s hour 10 already but I’m pretty sure I’ll be feeling differently by hour 15 or so! Slow going on reading Lolita this hour as I’ve been lured away by my latest social media network, Instagram. It’s so much fun! Also sharing my “shelfie” (bookshelf photo) for the Shelfie mini-challenge.
Dinner break for bean soup and more reading Lolita on the couch 🙂
Still reading Lolita but making good progress and doing the Mid Event Survey.
1. What are you reading right now?
2. How many books have you read so far?
I’ve finished one and started another.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon
Probably still The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I’ve taken some breaks to spend time with the boy, take care of my cat, and make some food. I just remind myself that this is a fun event and I don’t need to read every minute of it.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much I’m enjoying Instagram and how long I feel it’s taking me to finish books.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope, so far I’m loving everything about it
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Nothing so far 🙂
9. Are you getting tired yet?
Sadly yes and it’s only 7pm here!
10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
Be sure to let yourself take breaks and take the time to interact with other bloggers.
Finished Lolita! Surprisingly tired already so for a nice, easy read, I’m picking up How To Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity next. I’m also having some chocolate covered bananas and some tea.
How To Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity is actually helping me get my energy back, it’s so much fun! Perhaps time for some healthy snacks now… I’m also doing the Your Name In Titles challenge:
Knife of Dreams
After the Ending
In The Forests of the Night
Eat, Pray, Love
Hosting the That Reminds Me of A Book mini-challenge and still laughing out loud over How To Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity.
Still moderating my mini-challenge, now fortifying myself with some more raisinettes and starting to tackle American Gods. This might turn out to be too much of a chunkster for this time of night, but I’m seeing Neil Gaiman on Tuesday (squee!) and would like to have read it first.
Much as I wanted to make it 24 hours again this time, I think my new goal is hour 20. I’m getting tired already and want to get eight hours of sleep before heading to book club tomorrow. For now, still reading American Gods and too full to even eat more raisinettes.
I’m enjoying American Gods enough that I’m almost not even tired any more! Almost 🙂 Also enjoying some more crackers and cheese, plus cuddling with my cat on the couch.
Definitely still tired, but also still enjoying American Gods. Next to last hour for me, I think.
This is the last hour for me! Heading to bed so I can be well rested for book club tomorrow. I hope everyone had a wonderful read-a-thon! 🙂