Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
Many of you are familiar with the Readathon, a twice yearly event which begins today at midnight GMT and continues for 24 hours.
I will be participating part of the day—unfortunately the Readathon coincides with my grand niece’s 1st birthday party so I will be out in the afternoon. But I have plenty of time to listen to audio in the car with an hour drive each way.
The Readathon begins for me at 7 a.m. here in Chicagoland when I will return with my opening post and cup of coffee. This is be my seventh Readathon. I have yet to make a full 24 hours, but it’s always been a great time.
I will be updating this post throughout the Readathon.
Hour 1 – Introduction
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I live in the USA in a suburb of Chicago.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
In print I’m starting with Love is Red by Sophie Jaff. In audio I’ll be listening to The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen. However, I have a tall stack of books and audio to choose from if I change my mind!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I’m usually pretty healthy with my snacks and nibble on fruits, veggies, nuts, cheese, granola bars, and cereal, but I also have a big bowl of Hershey Kisses—the original kind, individually wrapped in silver foil—that I just can’t resist.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’ve been blogging for about 10 years and have had a book blog since 2009. I’m an eclectic reader, gardener, bird watcher, amateur photographer and all around nature lover. I volunteer as a wildlife monitor and at a bird rescue shelter.
If you’ve visited here before, you already know I have a passion for birds. I share my photographs and stories in my Weekend Birding posts.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Once again, I would like to read Read More! I say it every time but it’s true, I get easily distracted by all the challenges and visiting other blogs.
1. What are you reading right now?
I’m listening to The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen.
2. How many books have you read so far?
I finished listening to the last two hours of The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl earlier today.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Love is Red by Sophie Jaff.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Most of the afternoon was an interruption! I was at a niece’s birthday party, but I listened to audio in the car on the drive there and back. My first half total was only 4 hours of reading, no challenges, and a few visits to other blogs. I just got back home and plan to read for the second half or until I fall asleep.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The amazing number of participants.
Snap a picture of your current beverage of choice AND your current read…
Hour 19 Mini-Challenge: Shelfie
Take a picture of your shelves…
There really is a bookshelf behind all those books on the floor.
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