Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon Master Post


Read-a-thons are one of my favorite things in the universe. Today at 8am is the start time in my time zone. I don't know how much reading I will get done, as I have to work as well, but I hope for the best. 

I have made stacks in the past and haven't had much luck because I made rather small stacks and tried to make myself rigidly stick to them. This time, I am making a huge stack and letting myself deviate from it at will if I feel I need to. I am also including a lot of shorter, easier to manage choices as well as a few novels. My stack includes:

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (if I don't finish it by beforehand)
Poldark by Graham Winston
A Year In the Maine Woods by Bernd Heinrick
Cardington Cressant by Anne Perry
The Complete Brothers Grimm
The Complete Works of Beatrix Potter
The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Sandman Volumes 1 and 2 by Neil Gaiman
Time Enough For Drums by Ann Rinaldi

If that doesn't get me through 24 hours of reading, send help. I will be posting sporadic updates here throughout the day, and perhaps some challenges.

Who else is readathoning?

Update at Hour 12:
Today has flown by! Despite working today and meeting a friend for dinner, I got quite a lot of reading done! I finished the last half of A Year in the Maine Woods and the last 160 pages of Salt to the Sea while at work. (It was so sunny today, I'm surprised we saw anyone at all.) One I got home I read half of the Perrault fairy tales and the first chapter of Cardington Cresent. I plan on taking a short nap then continuing with both of those. This is by far my most successful 24 hr readathon ever!

Update at the end:
I managed to read 72 pgs of Cardington Crescent before falling asleep, and unintentionally sleeping until morning. (It's been a long week).  But I'm still really impressed with myself. I finished 2 books I had in progress, read half of another, and a quarter of yet another. I feel like I accomplished so much! Despite the readathon being over, I think I will spend most of today reading anyway. Maybe I can tackle a few more library books on my stack.

How did everyone do?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenn! I saw your link on the readathon page for folks who aren't getting cheered on via Twitter, so I thought I would pop over here and wish you well. We are almost halfway there! I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am! -- Paula