24 in 48 Readathon
July 8, 2015
I just found out about another 24 in 48 Readathon that is happening this weekend (thanks to Shannon at River City Reading for the heads up). The goal is to spend 24 hours reading out of the 48 hours of the Readathon – the schedule is up to you! I’ve wanted to participate in this one in the past, but the timing just hasn’t worked out yet. Even though the timing isn’t great this weekend either (I have a family wedding that’s a couple hours away), I am going to give it a whirl. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to hit 24 hours, but I’m going to give it a whirl! Here are the books that are potentials for the weekend (I’m quite the mood reader, so I’m not totally sure which ones I’ll end up reading):
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – This is my book club book for next Tuesday, and it needs to get done so this is pretty much a guarantee for the weekend.
Happiness for Beginners by Katherine Center – I’m so excited to read this one! I’ve heard great things, and it sounds like a book that’s right up my alley (a little self discovery, a little romance).
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – This is the audio book I’m going to work on during my time in the car. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about Kinsella’s first YA novel, and I’m curious to check it out myself.
O’s Little Book of Happiness by The Editors of O Magazine – I just came across this as a popular pick at the library. It’s a short compilation of some articles on happiness that have been printed in O magazine. I wanted to make sure that I had something other than fiction on my list, and these short, nonfiction articles seem like just the right thing for me.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo – I’ve heard lots of good things about this short book as well so I thought I’d check it out.
I will be checking in on this post and on Twitter @rwrmusings. Follow along to see how I fare on the above list!
Will you be participating in #24in48 this weekend? Let me know below so I can follow your progress as well!
UPDATE: 7-11 11:55 am
I am heading out the door for the family wedding. I only have 3 1/2 hours of reading in so I’m starting to doubt my ability to complete this challenge. I will give it my all though! I’ve finished The Rosie Project, and I started Happiness for Beginners (both of which are perfect reads for the Readathon). I’ll be listening to Finding Audrey on my way to my brother’s house. I’ll check in when I get home late tonight!
UPDATE: 7-12 12:35 pm
So…..I didn’t get to that update when I got home last night :). And……it’s taken me a little while to get going today (I know I don’t have the best dance moves, but man did I do something to my hip last night). I did manage to get a little more reading in yesterday and this morning. I am still working on Happiness for Beginners and Finding Audrey. I’m also interspersing moments with O’s Little Book of Happiness (I’m finding it’s the best way to take this book in). I am at 6 total hours of reading.
UPDATE: 7-12 4:10 pm
Another 2 hours of reading in. Checking in on social media and discovering new blogs that are participating has slowed me down a bit, but it’s been a great day of reading and relaxing!
UPDATE: 7-12 7:45 pm
Just finished Learn Like a Pirate by Paul Solarz for a class that I’m taking this summer. I highly recommend it for all educators out there. My plan is to finish Happiness for Beginners, and hopefully start another book. I’m going to read until I’m ready to sleep (even if I make it just past the hours of the Readathon, I’m going to count it )! I’m currently at 9 hours, which won’t meet the 24 hour goal, but considering the craziness of my weekend, it’s not bad.
I finished Happiness for Beginners, and I started The Good Girl (which has sucked me in from the start). I made it 11 hours….not close to 24, but I’ll take it! Hope to see all of you next time!