Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon!

It’s time for my favorite readathon of them all! I can’t explain it. I just love the people you meet, they are always so nice, and so supportive. I first participated in Dewey’s 3 years ago, and I haven’t missed since then! I’ll be posting here throughout the readathon and on Twitter. There are challenges, and fun things to do each hour. I usually only participate in 1 or 2, but I’m going to see how many I can do this year. I think they will help break up the reading a little.

Here is the first posting:

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

Michigan, United States

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

Traitor Born by Amy A. Bartol (I just need to finish what I’m currently reading! ?)

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I’d have to say the Mint Oreos.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Looking back to see when I first participated in Dewey’s, I can say I’m only a fairly recent serious reader. How recent? About 4 maybe 5 years ago. ?

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

Well, I did participate last time. The thing I’m doing different isn’t because something went wrong last time, it’s more just so I don’t have to think about it later…I’m going to make dinner in our slow cooker. I’ll be making my Grandma’s Meat Balls. (I literally don’t know what she calls the recipe other than Meat Balls, and I got it from her, so, I’m calling them Grandma’s Meat Balls. They were always first to go at a party when she made them.)

Well, that is all for now. Gotta go finish getting ready, the readathon is about to start!!!

I have not completed as much reading as I’ve wanted. According to my tracker I’ve only read about 62 pages between Road of the Lost (eBook) and In the Clearing (audiobook). On somewhat short notice, a friend asked to have lunch with us today, and I agreed. We don’t have a lot of opportunities to get together, and it seems to be a tradition now for something to happen during Dewey’s readathon. At least it’s not going to a movie. (Yes, I did do that once.)

I’ve completed one mini-challenge so far. I kind of like the change to this year’s set up with the mini-challenges. This year they have the mini-challenges posted from the start and open for the entire readathon. This means at any time you can choose to participate in a mini-challenge; giving you a better opportunity to participate and possibly win.

My husband has finally emerged from bed, and I somewhat wish he would return to bed. Even as I sit here writing this update, he is talking to me trying to have a conversation about spoilers he was told about for the new Avengers movie. (Someone on the text chat in Elder Scrolls Online – ESO – last night let the spoilers spill. How rude, right?)

Anyways, I need to get back to reading and do my part in the 1 million pages challenge for the readathon. Happy reading everyone!

Well, that was interesting. I don’t know what looks I received, but I’m almost positive there would have been a few. I went with my husband and one of our friends shoe shopping. I wasn’t there for the shoes though, I was just there tagging along. My nose was in front of the tablet reading Road of the Lost, making sure one of them was in front of me and I could see them in my vision so I had some direction while I was reading and following them around in the store. I am now 55% in to Road of the Lost. Is it wrong to say, I can’t wait to finish this book?

When I finish, I will likely reward myself with one of the mini-challenges or some more time on Twitter.

Well, as usual, almost nothing went to plan. I think I was awake more hours than I usually am, but, the distractions got the better of me. I don’t think the book I was reading helped. It’s not exactly holding me to my chair. So, I’d have to look back, but this may be the first Dewey’s where I didn’t finish a book. ?

I am now 83% done with Road of the Lost, and read about 144 pages for the readathon from the book. I also listened to a little over an hour of In the Clearing by Robert Dugoni which equates to about 38 pages. So I read a total of 182 pages for the readathon. I’ve never tracked my pages read for Dewey’s before so I couldn’t comment on how well I did in that regard to past years.

Sigh. Now I need to be on my way. Sleep to catch up on, a book I still need to finish, and a vlog to edit. Stay tuned to the blog, I’m planning on having a review of Road of the Lost up on Tuesday…which is why I was trying to finish it.

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