April 22

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

April 22, 2015

Let’s get ready to rumble! OK, maybe we won’t rumble, but let’s get ready to read! I first heard of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon last October right after I started my blog. That particular weekend when it occurred in October (this particular readathon occurs twice a year), I was booked solid, and I just wasn’t able to set aside the time to participate. I just discovered it’s happening again this weekend, and I’m hoping to participate at least a little bit this time around. I already have dinner plans Saturday evening, but other than that I am pretty open!

So what’s the deal with this Readathon? The event is this Saturday, April 25th, and it starts at the exact same moment worldwide, so your starting time is dependent on your time zone. Here in the Midwest, I have a 7 am start time. Now, if you know me, 7 am on a Saturday may be a stretch, but we’ll see what time I get to bed on Friday night and how I’m feeling. I have finished cleaning my house so I won’t have filth to distract me. My biggest challenge will be to not get consumed by the Internet or TV!

I keep debating what a realistic goal would be for my first Readathon, especially since I already have plans Saturday evening, and because I value sleep highly and will not stay up all night on Saturday night. I think I’m going to shoot for the 4-6 hour range. I feel like that is something I can achieve, and I want to feel success this first time out.

I am quite the mood reader, and it is hard for me to predict what I might read on Saturday, but here are the books that are near the top of my TBR pile:

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner (I started this on Sunday night, and I doubt I’ll be done by Saturday)
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (this is a classic that I keep meaning to get to)
  • At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen (this new release has gotten some good reviews, and I just got an autographed copy at a release event that’s calling my name)
  • If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy (I still can’t believe I haven’t read this one because it is always calling my name)
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – My OTSP Secret Sister Missie from A Flurry of Ponderings sent me this gift on Tuesday, and I quickly had to add it to this post, because I’m pretty sure it’s my next read! Thanks Missie! This book has such a personal connection for Shusterman, and I can’t wait to check it out!

For more information on Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, you can go to the official website at http://24hourreadathon.com/.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @rwrmusings as I document my progress! Let me know if you are participating, and I will follow your progress as well! Looking forward to reading with you on Saturday!

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Posted April 22, 2015 by Lisa @ Reading, Writing, and Random Musings in category "Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon


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