Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Master post with Updates!

Today is Dewey's 24 hour Read-A-Thon!!  It's my first time and it's a little bittersweet.  I thought I wouldn't be able to participate because I was supposed to run a 1/2 marathon today.  Due to my knee injury, I won't be able to run but I will be able to spend the day reading.  YAY! 

I am definitely not going to be super hardcore and read the entire 24 hours but I am hoping to get more reading in then usual. We'll see.  I planned to get a ton of stuff done last night and it just didn't happen so I will have to take some breaks to clean and do laundry and go to a family dinner.

I don't have a huge stack of books to read today.  I have a about 150 pages left to read in The Name of the Wind so I am definitely going to finish that today because I am sick of reading it.  I really need a brain break after TNOTW so I am thinking I might pick up Sultry with a Twist first. 

Intro Survey!!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I am Kansas where it looks like it will be a gloomy, rainy day.  Perfect for reading!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Sultry with a Twist!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Licorice!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I hate reading more than 1 book at time so I hopefully I don't get too bored with my next pick.
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 am looking forward cheering everyone on.

 I'll post updates in this post every few hours.  Happy Reading everyone!

Update #1-HOUR 3 has just started!
I jut finished The Name of the Wind and I am pretty happy about that.  So far I have only read 150 pages but the hubs and the dog woke up and have provided some distraction.  I also started late because I was up early and decided to watch an episode of Game of Thrones (whoops!).  I am taking a quick break and then will get started on Sultry with a Twist. 

How are you faring so far?

Update #2-HOUR 6!
Since my last update, I have made it through 110 pages in Sultry with a Twist and I am sure I'll finish it today. I know it's not very many pages but I did take a break to shower and do some things around the house (Laundry was calling!) so that's why I am so slow moving today.  I am going to go eat some lunch and get right back to reading.

Quick Update #3-HOUR 9
I went on a snack run!  Ready to get back to my book!

Update #4-HOUR 11
I thought I would update you all on my progress before I take a long break.  We are going to my in-laws for our monthly family dinner so I have about a half hour more to get some reading in before we leave.  Hopefully I am not too tired when we get home so that I can get some more reading in before bed.

I finished Sultry with a Twist (and LOVED it) and started The Lady's Slipper.  I have read a total of 455 pages today.  I think that's pretty good considering I have not been reading for the entire 11 hours.

Update #5-HOUR 15
I'm back!  I had a lovely evening with my in-laws and am now ready to get back to reading.  I won't be staying up all night but am hoping to get a decent amount of reading done before I crash.  I am starting to feel pretty tired but I think I will be fine once I get into my book.  I have to say, I am having a great time with the readathon!

Update #6-HOUR 23
I planned to get up earlier but it didn't happen so I have an hour to get some reading done before the readathon is over.  I made it through hour 17 last night but I was so tired and couldn't stay up any longer.  I'm still reading The Lady's Slipper and I am starting to like it.  I'll be back with an update when the readathon is over.  Happy Reading!

Update #7-THE END
The Readathon is over and while I didn't participate as much as I would have liked to, I did get a lot of reading done!  I finished The Name of the Wind, read all of Sultry with a Twist and I am about 90% done with The Lady's Slipper. I read a total of 785 pages which I think is awesome!  All in all, the readathon was a blast and I will definitely be participating in April.  Hopefully, I'll plan better and get even more reading done. 


  1. It sounds like you're doing very well in your first read-a-thon! Good luck for the rest of the day.

  2. It is gloomy and rainy here too, perfect for a day of reading. I'm sorry to hear about your knee injury, but hope you have a lot of fun readathon-ing!

  3. I'm watching both the Kansas and the Missouri games and there is definitely a lot of grey, gloomy and WET weather down your way! Good luck with the reading!


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