24in48 January 2019 Wrap-up

Well. I’m done. Actually, I’ve been done since 9:00 last night when I finished All Quiet on the Western Front just before my alarm went off signalling the end of the readathon, but I decided to sleep before posting my wrap-up. I estimate that I got in about sixteen hours of reading, which is wellContinue reading “24in48 January 2019 Wrap-up”

Cautious Optimism: Preparing for the 24in48 Readathon, January 2019

January 2018’s 24in48 readathon came when we were deep in moving mode. I made some half-hearted plans to participate, but reading took a backseat to finding lodging and figuring out where to buy food. After a year here, I’m slowly reclaiming my reading game, and after my bit of success managing Dewey’s this past October,Continue reading “Cautious Optimism: Preparing for the 24in48 Readathon, January 2019”

Dewey’s October Readathon Wrapup

And here we are. Another Dewey’s in the books! I didn’t make it 24 hours, but I didn’t really expect to, either. Around 11:30 last night, I decided I was too tired for reading to be enjoyable, and I knew I needed either to sleep or eat. I chose to sleep with the thought that I’dContinue reading “Dewey’s October Readathon Wrapup”

Dewey’s October Readathon – Midpoint Check-in

Well, I’ve made it to hour twelve! And unlike most other readathons, I have spent most of the past twelve hours reading (or “reading” in the case of audiobooks). The first nearly six hours were devoted to listening to audiobooks while I walked to, up, and around a local mountain and back home. My trackingContinue reading “Dewey’s October Readathon – Midpoint Check-in”

Dewey’s Readathon – October 2018

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 ifContinue reading “Dewey’s Readathon – October 2018”

Readathon Check-in: One book down!

1:30pm: I finished one whole book!  Fierce Kingdom is awesome, and if you’re familiar with my book reviews, you know that I rarely call a book “awesome.” It drew me through the pages, and when I got to the last page, holy heck. I’ve cried at books before, but this is the first time I’ve ugly-cried.Continue reading “Readathon Check-in: One book down!”

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, Oct 2017

Dewey’s Readathon—10th-Birthday Edition!—starts right now, so here’s my quick kickoff post. My stack: The bullet journal progress page that I stayed up late and probably sabotaged my readathon to put together: My meme responses: 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Central Massachusetts, where fall is falling. 2) Which bookContinue reading “Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, Oct 2017”

Dewey’s April 2017 Readathon Wrap-Up

Here I am, another readathon in the books. So to speak. I ended up reading from 8am Saturday until about noon on Sunday, with a 7-hour break to sleep and do some yoga. After I’d stayed up an hour past my bedtime, I considered going the distance, but my cat was too exhausted to continue. DuringContinue reading “Dewey’s April 2017 Readathon Wrap-Up”

Dewey’s Readathon, April 2017 Edition

Today is one of the best days of the year: readathon day! My TBR is this stack plus a download of the audio version of Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl, a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. I know I won’t be reading all of these. In fact, I’ll be lucky to finish even one,Continue reading “Dewey’s Readathon, April 2017 Edition”