Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon Post

This is my master post for readathon, so strap in! I’ve never done one of these things before!

Hour 11

I was going to say that it’s hour 11 and I haven’t lost steam, but I seem to have read much less in the past three and a half hours than in the foregoing hours. Am I slowing up? Is my old age catching up with me? I did take a break to do some end-of-month budgeting and fold my laundry.

Read: 2 chapters of my genocide book (only 7 chapters now remain!), Paper Girls, vol. 1

Currently reading: Vision, vol. 1

Currently snacking upon: Nothing at the moment! I ate up all my raspberries and now regret not buying two things of raspberries. But it’s five o’clock, which means it’s time for a delicious, refreshing gin and tonic.

Hour 7

Fantastic news, y’all. The protag in Rulebreaker did indeed resolve her dilemma sexily. I chose Rulebreaker based on the results of my Twitter poll, then moved on to the runner-up, Angie Thomas’s NYT-bestselling The Hate U Give.

The Hate U GiveTWAS EXTREMELY SAD. And now I am back on the internets, checking in with my fellow readathoners.

Snacks eaten: Cheese fries. I meant to save them for later but I got super hungry.

Books read: One Crazy Summer, The Ship Beyond Time, Rulebreaker, The Hate U Give

Hour 4

Well this is going great so far. I read One Crazy Summer and The Ship Beyond Time (both awesome) and have now started on Cathy Pegau’s Rulebreaker, a romance novel in which (ahaha I am so excited) a con lady FALLS FOR HER MARK oh noes how will she resolve the resultant moral dilemma? (My prediction: Sexily.)

I also participated in a mini-challenge over at Pirates and Pixie Dust, ate a chocolate marshmallow bunny, and took a quick break to visit with my baby nephew and deposit a check at the bank. Readathon is amazing. I always knew it would be and I was right.

Hour 0 Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Louisiana! The weather is “who cares, I’m staying inside all day.”

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

This stack here?

(Yes, okay, I went a little nuts at the library.) Hard to say! The Ship Beyond Time is definitely one that I’m excited about, and I also have a romance novel on my ipad about a con lady who falls in love with her target, which sounds pretty great. But One Crazy Summer might be the book I’m most looking forward to: It’s been on my TBR for years and years, multiple bloggers have recommended it to me, and I’m only just now getting around to it.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

ALL OF THEM. I never buy candy, but I bought candy this one time, because Easter-colored M&Ms were on sale for a dollar. So I have that, I have popcorn, I have raspberries and some spinach to keep things healthy, I have a jar o’ cookie dough, I have homemade Oreos and also regular Oreos, and I have cheese fries for dinner. Judge not lest ye be judged.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Gosh, what can I say? I’ve been blogging for nearly ten years (I KNOW), but I’ve never managed to do a readathon before. I’m very excited. I like cheese fries a lot. My reading eyes are bigger than my reading stomach. I am going to read at least 50% of one book while exercising this morning because I’m really, really trying to stay faithful about exercising.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, whatโ€™s one thing youโ€™ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is my first readathon, and I’m having feelings about it! The blogging community is objectively the greatest. I don’t know why it took me this long to participate in one of these things.

  • Ceillie Simkiss

    Happy reading, Jenny! I’m not participating in the readathon because my life is full of packing and errands today, but someday I will be able to! I hope you read many great things!

  • Jeanne

    Ten years?!!!!! Wow. I’ve never participated in a readathon either. Probably because I’m anti-social (I know, so why do I blog, right?)

  • neabarabea

    hahahaha your weather description fucking wins! ๐Ÿ˜€ hahahah I can’t stop laughing! Enjoy the readathon! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Tif

    I can’t believe you have never participated before, but I am so excited that you decided to join in! Have fun today with all the books and enjoy those snacks!!

  • Lisa

    I hope you have a great day of reading! I am cheering unofficially, because I’m not organized enough to become an official cheerleader.

  • JeanPing

    Oh, I’m terrible at readathons. I’ve never done one of the 24- hour ones, just the week-long ones where you just try to read more than usual. I’m not doing it today either — I’m headed to glamorous Yuba City to go prom dress shopping!

  • How many books do your library let you get out at a time?!?!?! O.O

  • What happened after Hour 11?? Hour 18 is when all the fun starts! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad you decided to take the plunge and readathon and that you had a wonderful time

  • You read 4 books in 7 hours? I’ve no idea if I could do something like that — my reading time tends to be so interrupted. Someday I will get all family members and other distractions out of the way and give it a try.

  • litlove

    I have never done a readathon so I applaud you loudly and enthusiastically! Only you could be hilarious in three sentence recaps, lol! How did the reading and exercising go? I sort of think I should do that kind of thing and then… it never happens. I am bad.

  • How did it go in the end? It seems like it started off pretty well.

  • I didn’t end up making it (even though I thought I might!) but… next time! For sure! These books look great and I loved following along via twitter.