Books and reading. Bagels and food. Sometimes running.

Readathon hour 12

nerdyraine:

Finally finished Sea of Monsters after countless interruptions. Now on to The Titan’s Curse!

I always struggle with balancing interruptions, too. Good for you for pushing through! 

Hour 12: Mid-Event Survey

Going out of order on these as I posted my hour 14 update (now that I’m back in the game) before checking on the memes, updates, etc. So here’s hour 12, 2+ hours late:

1. What are you reading right now?

A Rogue By Any Other Name, by Sarah Maclean. I started this a few days ago on my phone while in line at the grocery store, and figured I’d sneak a few pages at dinner when I could. I got 20 pages under my belt while reading under the table, and am about to renounce my reading stack to keep with this one for a while.

2. How many books have you read so far?

Just one, unfortunately (though it was a good one—Horrorstor, by Grady Hendrix!). I did start on a review copy of God’ll Cut You Down, but set it aside when I left for the Renaissance Festival today.

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

A Rogue by Any Other Name.

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

So many. My husband and a few friends *really* wanted to go to the Renaissance Festival today (the one in MD is huge), and it’s the last weekend for the faire, so as much as I wanted to play the “BUT I’M READING FOR 24 HOURS OR CLOSE TO” card, it just didn’t work. I had a blast at the faire, I will say, and we had perfect weather, so it was nice to catch some sun.
I also had a pre-planned dinner with family tonight for a birthday celebration, which I’d known about from the get-go.
Other than that 10 hours of interruption, I have had a great readathon so far. Lots of cheering (about as much as reading, I’d say), but it’s been awesome!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How much fun it has been to cheer and connect with other readers and see others’ updates. I’m way less focused on/worried about stats this time around than I have been in the past, and already wondering how I can get more involved in future readathons.

Readathon: Hour 14

Well, I disappeared for 10 hours there… sorry about that. I did manage to sneak in about an hour of reading time total in that 10 hour span, sneaking bits here and there. I’m a bit braindead after a slightly stressful afternoon/evening, but I got hooked on Sarah MacLean’s A Rogue by Any Other Name while sneak-reading it on my phone during dinner, so I think I may scrap my reading stack and continue with that for as long as I can stay awake.

Pages read: 293

Books read: Horrorstor, by Grady Hendrix; God’ll Cut You Down, by John Safran; A Rogue By Any Other Name, by Sarah Maclean

Books completed: 1 (Horrorstor)

Total hours read: 2.85

Total snacks eaten: 1 delicious breakfast, 2 cups of pumpkin spice coffee (I’m well on my way to over-caffeinated), 1 turkey leg (hey, it was the Rennaissance Festival, what can I say?), 1 large hunk o’ steak for dinner

Total cheers: I lost track basically as soon as I started… but #TeamShakespeare is ROCKING it. Go team go!

sonyaloveschocolate:

Bewolf is amazing!~

I don’t usually like things written in verse but this heroic poem was amazing!~

It’s always SO AWESOME when readathon books work out perfectly. Hope you’re still going strong at hour 14! 

aarluuk said: Hope you are having a great Dewey readathon! Chris - team shakespeare

sophiereads-sophiewrites:

Ah thank you! Mine hasn’t started yet but I have Outlander, The Lies of Locke Lamora, and Going Postal to look forward to on this fine day off! :D

That’s the second Outlander I’ve seen on readathon lists… a great pick! Hope you’re having a great readathon so far!

uvokereads:

Dewey Hour 1 Update: The will to stay awake is a struggle. Isn’t it funny that on a normal night I can easily stay awake until 2am/3am ish but the one night i would like to actually be awake, staying awake past 11pm is not a thing my body wants to be doing.
Books Started: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (If the picture didn’t hint that already.
Pages Read: 65 pages
Thoughts so far: I’m enjoying this. Getting a lay of how everyone’s story lines are going to go. So far though I’m more interested in one perspective over the others, so I get a little bit disappointed when the POV changes.
Still though, the cover! Will never get over it. 

Hope you’re still going as strong at hour 14 as at hour 1! Happy readathon-ing!

uvokereads:

Dewey Hour 1 Update: The will to stay awake is a struggle. Isn’t it funny that on a normal night I can easily stay awake until 2am/3am ish but the one night i would like to actually be awake, staying awake past 11pm is not a thing my body wants to be doing.

Books Started: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (If the picture didn’t hint that already.

Pages Read: 65 pages

Thoughts so far: I’m enjoying this. Getting a lay of how everyone’s story lines are going to go. So far though I’m more interested in one perspective over the others, so I get a little bit disappointed when the POV changes.

Still though, the cover! Will never get over it. 

Hope you’re still going as strong at hour 14 as at hour 1! Happy readathon-ing!

Dewey 24 hour readathon opening meme

mimich-reads:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Montreal, Canada
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Maus by Art Spiegelman
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Chocolate!!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m a student in…

Hope thing are still going well for your readathon! Go Go Go!

raggedymanslastbow:

Ahh thank you!

Now it’s hour 14-and-a-little-bit, and I hope you’re still having a blast reading! Go go go! Read read read! (But don’t forget breaks and naps and all the snacks.)

raggedymanslastbow:

Ahh thank you!

Now it’s hour 14-and-a-little-bit, and I hope you’re still having a blast reading! Go go go! Read read read! (But don’t forget breaks and naps and all the snacks.)

sydneyreadsliterallyeverything:

Those 26 minutes felt both much longer and much shorter than 26 minutes, but I’m feeling fairly refreshed and ready to get back to reading,

I’m so bad at napping (unfortunately!) that I have to set my alarm for waaay after I lay down, because it takes me ages to go to sleep. I’m super-impressed with your discipline! Happy reading! Go go go!

paigeishereandstuff:

First book in Dewey’s 24hr read-a-thon!

This is on my list. Hope you love it! Happy readathon-ing!

paigeishereandstuff:

First book in Dewey’s 24hr read-a-thon!

This is on my list. Hope you love it! Happy readathon-ing!