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April 28, 2018 / Leslie

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Let the Reading Begin!

Many of you are familiar with the Readathon, a twice yearly event which begins today at midnight GMT and continues for 24 hours.

Hundreds of readers are participating and posting on their blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Instagram.

The Readathon started for me at 7 a.m. Chicago time, and this is my eleventh Readathon.

I have yet to make a full 24 hours, but that is not necessary to enjoy the various events and be a part of a community of book lovers. Ideally, I would like to be on a warm island with lots of books, sunshine, and a good restaurant! Until that happens (haha) I will be reading in Chicago.

I will be updating this post throughout the Readathon.

Rather than fill my feed with posts that some of you may not be interested in, I will use this one post for my updates and mini-challenges throughout the day and on twitter at #readathon.


Opening Survey

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?

I always have such a difficult time choosing books for the readathon. Do I choose short books so I can actually finish one? I’m not the fastest reader on the planet! Or do I set one aside that I have been dying to read?

I’m starting the day with Zoobiquity. I’ll be listening to the audiobook while I get a few things done around the house.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I am a popcorn junkie. I have a bag of caramel and cheese corn waiting for me this evening. I also have healthy snacks for the day like yogurt and fruit and nut bars.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’ve been blogging for over 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 at the Forest Preserve as a wildlife bird monitor and at a bird rescue and shelter for pet birds in need of new homes.

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 I always get distracted by the challenges and visiting other blogs, but I enjoy the community of the event as much as I enjoy reading.


Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

I am in between books while I make dinner.

2. How many books have you read so far?

I finished one book, Zoobiquity. I started it in audio a few days ago and finished the second half today while I did things around the house.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

Tonight I’ll be reading The War Bride’s Scrapbook.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

Oh yeah! Real life intruded several times. My birds wanted to be fed and cleaned, a few phone calls, and an unavoidable errand to name a few. Exactly the same interruptions that happened last year!

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I didn’t spend any time on mini-challenges. In past readathons I would check in on the main page every hour to see the next challenge. Now that they are posted on their own page and can be done anytime during the 24 hours, I didn’t check the main page as often and forgot about them.

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  1. BermudaOnion / Apr 28 2018 8:22 am

    I love popcorn too! Have fun today!


  2. readerbuzz / Apr 28 2018 8:40 am

    I am happy to see you here today. I plan to read more than I usually do this time.


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