Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dewey's 24 hour read-a-thon begins!

Good morning! Or whatever greeting is appropriate in your time zone! Here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, it is 7:00, which is not a time I like, but it's ok because I went to bed early! Kind of!

For those of you who don't know what's going on here, I'm participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, which means I'll be reading (with breaks only for blogging my updates) for the next 24 hours straight!

My goals for this read-a-thon are the following:
  • Don't fall asleep! (Last time I fell asleep, but only for about 15 minutes, so I'm almost there!)
  • Read 1200 pages (More than my goal last time, but less than I actually read, so doable!)
  • Squeeze a couple of mini challenges.
  • Do more commenting! Last time I just read other people's blogs and didn't comment enough.
  • Don't get a tummy ache from poor choices of snack foods.

My reading list, in no particular order:
  • Charmed Season 9 Volume 1 by Paul Ruditis (graphic novel) (150 pages)
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman (162 pages)
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl (225 pages)
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl (76 pages)
  • Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke (155 pages)
  • The Dark Victorian: Risen by Elizabeth Watasin (e-book) (97 pages)
  • Bandwidth by Angus Morrison (e-book) (232 pages)
  • Anything else on my shelves that I feel like reading!
My book pile is so wimpy this time!

In the last read-a-thon, I just updated one long post every two hours, because I was blogging on my genealogy blog and didn't want to annoy my readers with a whole bunch of off-topic posts. But this time, I have a book blog! So I'll be posting separate posts every hour, and flooding everyone's feed readers. :)

Without further ado, let the reading begin! I'll be starting off with The Twits by Roald Dahl, because it's early and Roald Dahl is delightful.


  1. Love your goals! We have tons of snacks but I'm not sure if they complement each other. Oh well :)

    1. I've been doing well on them so far! I'm loving these short books I picked out. :)

  2. Dahl is a great choice for a read-a-thon; I wonder how many of his books one could read in a day?!

    1. Quite a few, I'm guessing! It took me under an hour to read The Twits. We'll see how long Henry Sugar takes me, since it's quite a bit longer.