It’s time for another Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!
I’ve had some trouble participating in readathons since we moved in January, but I’m hoping I’m back in action this time around.
I doubt I’ll read for the full 24 hours (I’m over 40 and have things to do tomorrow that will be easier to do if I’ve slept), but I’m going for at least twelve.
My Cavalcade of Classics will be making an appearance this time around, too, wrestling with Gilgamesh for at least part of the time.
I’ll mostly be checking in on Instagram, but I’ll try to post here for big events, like the kick-off.
The Epic of Gilgamesh (starting page: 12)
Gilgamesh Among Us by Thoedore Ziolkowski (starting page: 23)
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (audio; starting at 1:10:00)
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin (audio)
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I’m reading from San Diego, California. My first West Coast readathon, I’m starting at 5am Saturday with an Epic Walk and an audiobook.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably The Epic of Gilgamesh. I’ve already read Tablet 1, and this thing is weird.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
To be honest, the snacks aren’t really on my mind today. If I can manage the reading, I’m sure the snacks will fall into place.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Goodness. Well, I read. I homeschool. I make homemade hand cream. I have a cat. I like to take long walks.
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?
My stack is much smaller this time, and I’ll be spending more time outside, starting with a three-hour walk and audiobook. Which I’d better get started!
More at the halfway mark! Catch my posts on Instagram to keep up with my adventures more frequently.