It’s (almost) here! Starting tomorrow, I’ll be taking part in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon. Because I have plans to go to a concert in the evening (Neutral Milk Hotel, which I’m ridiculously excited about) and I’m usually up before the start time anyway, I’ll probably try to squeeze in a few make-up hours before it even begins. I’ll also be hosting a mini-challenge for hour two! Stop by at 9 am EST to see what I have whipped up for you to try.
So, what am I planning to read? I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump lately, so these might get shifted around depending on my mood, but right now I’m thinking:
- My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
- The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
- No One is Here Except All of Us by Ramona Ausubel
Hour 1: 8am (Introduction)
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
The absolutely lovely Richmond, Virginia.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
All of them! But I’m really excited for The Maid’s Version, because it’s nice and short and I’ve been looking forward to it for a while.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I couldn’t resist the Halloween candy and some tortilla chips with a hint of lime.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I don’t have any kids, but I have an Australian Shepherd who is attached to me like glue. You’ll probably see her pop up throughout the read-a-thon either in this post or through Instagram (rivercityreading), trying to convince me to play with her.
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?
The last read-a-thon was my first and think I did a better job picking books this time.
Hour 8: 3pm
Ughhh, this is the worst. If you’re wondering where I’ve been for the past seven hours, I’ve been fighting a migraine that decided to form out of the headache I woke up with this morning. I’m still a little foggy, but I finally ate some food and read a bit, so I think I’m on the road to being better. I just have a few hours before I have to head out to the concert, but the upside is with all the sleeping I did this morning, I should definitely be able to stay up through the night.
Mr. Lynch’s Holiday by Catherine O’Flynn (started before, finished about 70 pages)
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Hour 10: 5pm
Mostly catching up on cheering, tweeting, blogging and showring over the past few hours, though I did start The Maid’s Version. And then I decided to embarrass myself by trying out BookTube for Andi’s mini-challenge. This may not stay live too long, so catch the awkwardness while you can!
Hour 12: 7pm (Mid-Event Survey)
3) What is your favorite read so far?
4) What about your favorite snacks?
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
I’m definitely going to go check out more of The Lost Entwife and The Whynott Blog when I have a bit more time!
Hour 18: 1am
I’m back from my concert and still kicking. I’m about halfway through The Maid’s Version and planning on at least finishing this before I fall asleep tonight.
Hour 24: 7am (End of Event Survey)
I finished The Maid’s Version last night, but fell asleep pretty quick after around 3am. I’ve been back up for a bit, but have only read about 35 pages of No One is Here Except All of Us so far.