Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

Posted April 25, 2015 by Elizabeth in events/festivals/ 2 Comments

Pages of book folded in shape of heart

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.

rosary girlsI 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?

nightingale    one more thing  happiness key  charlotte simmons

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!cinnamon rolls

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!

Tales from Yoga Studio wolf ridergift to remember

snacks10:15 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.

crewel world1:50 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

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2 responses to “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon

  1. Sound like a fun day! I read a lot during the day, while I am in bed. In my defense our bed is like a couch since our place is so small so I blog from here, too. I totally get the blurry eyes. I have glasses that only come out after being online or reading print all day.

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