Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon – IT BEGINS

It’s here! It’s here! Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is here! Also on a cool note – this is my 1000th post on my blog!

scrubs freak out

I’ve been waiting for this readathon for aaaaages. I even took a couple days off of work this week to prepare – scheduled some posts for next week (since I know I won’t have time this weekend), bought all the good snacks, cleaned the apartment, did laundry. I AM SO READY.

Let’s do the obvious and look at the books I have ready!

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Yeah… there’s a crap ton here. I am actually going to attempt to stay up the full 24 hours (I don’t even know why, I’m sleepy just thinking about it), so I have a giant pile of goodness here.

ON THE KINDLE

  • Annihilation (Southern Reach trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer – I’m about 25% through this already. It’s flying by.
  • Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis trilogy #2) by Octavia Butler
  • assorted novellas that have been on here for ages

PHYSICAL BOOKS & COMICS

  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • Honor’s Knight (Paradox Trilogy #2) by Rachel Bach
  • This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki
  • Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
  • The Flash, Vol 1 (Move Forward) by Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
  • Astonishing X-Men, Vol 1 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday (50% through it already)
  • East of West, Vol 3 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
  • Hawkeye, Vol 1 (My Life As a Weapon) by Matt Fraction & David Aja
  • Hawkeye, Vol 2 (Little Hits) by Matt Fraction & David Aja
  • Locke & Key, Vols 1 – 5 by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodridguez

I also have some single issue comics around here, and I MIGHT go run to the comic book store at some point today because I think the volume of Deadpool I ordered is finally in and that will definitely be read if so.

I don’t really have much in the way of goals. I don’t care how many books or pages I read. I just want to read as much as I can, attempt to stay awake the whole time, and be relatively social on Twitter/Instagram/blogs. I’ll probably post updates every 4 hours or so.

 

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Rochester area, NY. I hear it’s supposed to be in the 50’s today – perfect reading weather.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Oh god. I don’t even know. ALL THE COMICS.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I think Nutter Butters… and definitely the chicken tacos for dinner.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Crap, I suck at these. Ummmm… My favorite joke is “Why doesn’t 6 like 7? (pause) Because 7, 8, 9!” I love the worst corny jokes.
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? This is definitely not my first readathon. But I’m going to attempt FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER to stay awake for the full 24 hours. Unfortunately, I woke up at like 4 in the morning and it took me forever to get back to sleep, so don’t know how successful this is going to be… but I’ll try!

Off to figure out what to start reading first… Happy Readathoning everybody!!!

~Sarah

 

 

 

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If you are in the Rochester area, my local comic book shop 1st Print Comics is having a MAJOR $1 comic sale on Sunday, November 2nd – and a portion of the proceeds will go to charity! I’ll post about this again before then, but mark it on your calendars now!

1st print comics sale

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11 comments

  1. Yay, you! Your chicken tacos sound like a perfect reward for a hard day of reading. GOod luck making it for the entire 24 hours. Here’s my tip: don’t try to read Gilead in the wee small hours. It’s a beautiful book, but it’s slow and deliberate and not the kind of book to keep one awake against one’s will.

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    1. Oh god, yeah. I kind of started Gilead the other day and read the first 30 pages – it made it into my readathon stack, but I don’t think I’ll be focusing on it. It’s definitely some pensive reading.

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  2. I may have to get you to email me your chicken tacos recipe! Good luck with staying up so late. I can’t wait to see how you do and how your reading goes.

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    1. My chicken tacos aren’t special – I dump all of the chicken breasts into the crockpot and pour some water mixed with a packet of taco seasoning on top of it. Let it cook on low for 4-6 hours, shred the chicken (practically falls apart), add another packet or two of taco seasoning, and voila! A giant bowl of chicken taco meat, ready to go!

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  3. Okay, that Scrubs GIF is possibly my new favourite. LOVE IT. I’m checking in on everyone way late, as usual, but I want to read all your posts anyway so HERE WE ARE. Snack purchase and cleaning, vital readathon preparation, most excellent. I’ve got the first volume of Hawkeye on my maybe list too, and I’m kiiiiiinda hoping I win a door prize so I can cadge a copy of Horrorstor. If not I might have to give in and buy myself a copy next week, it just looks so fun and unique! That joke is actually awesome. And OOOH I hope you manage(d) your goal of staying up and reading for 24 hours! For the first time ever, I didn’t – instead of cat-napping (or not napping at all) I crawled into bed at 4am and had actual sleep. Not so good for the readathon but I’m sure my brain will thank me later today when I can actually carry on reading instead of just staring at cartoons for five hours before going to bed at 8pm. SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS, SARAH.

    On to read your next post, wheeeee!

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