Saturday, October 17, 2015
Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Master Post
I'm not setting any sort of special goal - I just want to read all freaking day. That's it.
Oh, and can I just mention that my kids are visiting their grandfather for the weekend and my husband is working today?? Just me and books....
I'll post my progress here in 4 hour increments, and keep a running total of sorts at the bottom of this post.
Best of luck and lots of fun to my fellow readers!
8 am: Let's Go!
12 noon: Figured I'd update now, as I'm taking a lunch break. I read Lumberjanes Vol 2: Friendship to the Max first, and holy crap is that a fun comic! I started that last readathon with Volume 1, so it seemed perfect. Then I read a couple chapters from my book club book (The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe). It's not a great readathon book, in my opinion, but I have to read it by Wednesday - so I'll keep going back to it during the day. I also started George by Alex Gino - a middle grade novel about a trans kid. I'm really into it, and will finish before reading anything else for sure. Hope everyone else is doing great and having fun too!
4 pm: Alright, 8 hours in! I finished George - what a wonderful book. I also read another chunk of my book club book, took a shower, and started in on Brian Selznick's The Marvels. The mailman brought me a package from a book blogger swap that I am in too! Its such a great package - Emma by Jane Austen and Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, a well as 3 fall scented candles (I'm already burning one), a fun card and Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - my favorite! Time to tuck back in with The Marvels as I think the husband and I might go out for dinner later.
9 pm: Half way mark (plus 1 hour) This was a tough stretch for reading.... I took a little nap and then the husband and I went out to dinner at one of our favorite pubs. It's kind of a big deal that the kids are away without us, you know? But I did get more than halfway through The Marvels before we went. I have sugary snacks at the ready now though!!
12 midnight: Well, I went ahead and finished the book club book. Not my favorite read, but at least I finished it before our meeting on Wednesday! I have to admit that I am fading fast, and think I'm moving this readathon to my bed... but I will bring Saga Vol. 4 with me.
4 am: (Awake? Sleeping?) I made it to 1:30am and then fell asleep. I did read Saga Vol. 4 first though! I love that comic.
8 am: Finish Line! I woke up just after 7am and immediately started reading. I read another 80 or so pages of The Marvels by Brian Selznick before the official end of readathon. I still have 165 pages or so to go, but I'll finish that today for sure. All in all, a very successful readathon!
Books completed: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe (2nd half), Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, George by Alex Gino, Saga Vol. 4 by Brian Vaughan