I am participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon for the first time. I can’t believe I’ve never done this in 7 years of blogging about books. This weekend I have my furry puppy nephew visiting and I don’t like to leave him alone too long, so it’s the perfect time to stay home and try out this challenge. I am also ahead in my blog posts, so I have no real responsibilities for the weekend. We will snuggle, snack and read.
I am going to update my progress in this one post as the day goes on.
First book up: The Rosary Girls by Richard Montanari. This is the first book in a police murder series. I recently read the 8th book, The Doll Maker, for review from the publisher and really liked it.
I think I will save One More Thing: Stories & More Stories by B.J. Novak for when I start to get worn out or have things that have to be done in the house. These are the other books from my town library that I can read next. Any opinions?
9:00 AM EST (Hour 2) Opening Meme
- What fine part of the world are you reading from today? A little town south of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Home of the first public library in the U.S.!
- Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Rosary Girls
- Which snack are you most looking forward to? cinnamon rolls-They’re baking right now!
- Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m a retired English and Social Studies teacher who loves historical fiction, thrillers, mysteries, and chick-lit.
- If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I never read during the day, so I’m hoping the Read-a-Thon helps me become more comfortable with reading on the couch or in a chair instead of in bed.
11:00 AM EST (Hour 4) I am enjoying The Rosary Girls, but haven’t done as much reading as I would like, or as I thought I would. Only about 2 hours total. But I did make some yummy cinnamon rolls for a special Read-a-Thon treat!
2:00 PM EST (Hour 7) About 3 hours of reading, 111 pages.
I am going to do the Treasure Hunt mini-challenge at Boghunden. Find 3 books, each with one of these things on the cover: Tree, Weapon, Snow. Look: A Gift to Remember has both snow and trees!
10:15 PM EST (Hour 15) Only 4 hours of reading, 172 pages. Still more than I read on a typical Saturday, but pretty pathetic. I went to take a little nap and fell asleep for 3 hours!
11:30 PM EST (Hour 16) Spent last hour eating and visiting blogs. My eyes are very blurry and burning. Drops help a little. Participated in the Reading Story Challenge. Mine is so boring compared to the others on Twitter. You can see them with: #DeweySixWordStory.
1:50 AM EST (Hour 18) Best of the Best Challenge from Lisa’s World of Books
Best Cover: Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin
Best YA: Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Best Mystery: To Shield the Queen (Ursula Blanchard #1) by Fiona Buckley
Best Non-Fiction: What Remains: a memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwill