So It Begins: Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!


Ohhh man you guys! It’s here! This is officially the start of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, and it’s going to be AWESOME. Because it always is. FACT.

As freaking always, I work today & Sunday so I’ll probably take a nap or two. The honeyman is also home after being away for training for most of the last 2 weeks, so I might take a break to hang out with him too. BUT I shall get reading done. I got books, I got snacks and dinner planned – I’M READY.

readathon pile

Check it.

My pile of readathon potentials, from top to bottom…

  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
  • My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
  • The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Amped by Daniel Wilson

Basically I have a bunch of random stuff, because who knows what I’ll feel like reading today.

My readathon goals for today…

  • Read at least 500 pages.
  • Visit some blogs.
  • Do a couple update posts, and maybe a couple challenges.
  • Eat foooooood.
  • Take a nap before I go back into work.
  • Socialize on Twitter.

Introductory Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? NY! I think it’s supposed to be in the 70’s today, so I may sneak outside for a walk later.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I think My Brief History by Stephen Hawking. It’s short, and non-fiction!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? JALAPENO POPPERS. They are my traditional readathon snack. And chicken tacos for dinner has become a traditional readathon dinner – because the chicken cooks in the crockpot, which means little work for me πŸ˜‰
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I’m 26, I live with the most amazing boyfriend and our kitty Gabby, and I’m hoping to use the readathon today as a jumpstart to a whole week of lotsa reading. I love the Outlander series, and I like reading about science latelyΒ (despite HATING science when I was a little girl in school).
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? I’ve participated in a LOT of readathons now, and there’s nothing I’ll do different today. My only regret is that I didn’t get enough sleep last night, so there will be more breaks for naps than I would normally want.

Alright you guys! I’m trying to decide on what my first readathon book is going to be. What are you starting off with?

Catch up with ya’ll in a few hours πŸ™‚




  1. Ah, too bad about the work. The weekend ain’t perfect for me either because we had late-night gig yesterday (which means I am tired – jeez getting old) and going to visit friends this evening, and probably have wine and stuff, so not sure how I’m gonna be in condition to read at night. I’ll probably just sleep and read in morning til 3 pm my time.

    Have lots and lots of fun!


      1. Please know, should I do another readathon, I shall be copying this. Except I guess I’ll have to come up with goals next time. but the time after THAT, I shall copy this idea.


      2. It’s what I do for most readathons, cause dude I’m lazy. And once I find a system that works, I stick with it (this is especially true for those Bout of Books readalongs, which are the bestest.)


  2. I can’t even deal with the word nap right now. I’m SO TIRED (I got up early to go food shopping with my mum because, you know, she has a car and all) and reading is hard and arrrrrrrrgh.

    Wow, apparently this is going to be the readathon where I whine a lot. Have fun with that, everyone.


  3. I keep hearing about Miss Peregrine’s Home… It must really be good. Perhaps by the time next year’s read-a-thon rolls around it will be on my potentials list.

    Don’t work too hard, & Happy reading!



  4. That is a fantastic stack! Horns is wonderful and I really enjoy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children- can’t wait for the sequel- plus Ransom Riggs is kind of a hottie author. πŸ˜‰

    Have a happy Readathon, I’ll be here to cheer you on!




  5. OH OH OH! Read Horns! I bought it last week when I went book shopping with Ellie Bookshop and I’m DYING to read it.

    I read Miss Peregrine last year and I really liked it, although I know it got mixed reviews. There should be a sequel soon-ish, although I haven’t heard anything. It better actually get finished though – I hate when they leave it hanging!


    1. Oh man, does it end in a major cliffhanger? I hate that. It’s good so far though.

      I’ll try to start Horns today. I almost picked it as my first book but it has such tiny print and I didn’t want to deal with that yet, lol.


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