Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon has begun!

Good morning! Or whatever greeting is appropriate in your time zone! I'm reading in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where it is 7:00 in the morning. I don't normally see this time on a Saturday.

If you're just tuning in, 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! This time, I'll be going back to updating every 2 hours, because last time I did every hour, and I found that it took too much time away from reading, and also I ran out of amusing things to say.

My goals for the read-a-thon this time around are as follows:
  • Don't fall asleep! (I've had mixed success with this in the past.)
  • Read all 7 of the books I've picked out. They add up to 1363 pages, which is slightly more than I read in my first read-a-thon, and a lot more than I read in my second (which, for a variety of reasons, did not go as well as I'd hoped).
  • Do more commenting! This is always my goal. I'm never that good at it.

My reading list:
  • The Capture (Animorphs #6) by K.A. Applegate (154 pages)
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (391 pages)
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (160 pages)
  • The Stranger (Animorphs #7) by K.A. Applegate (163 pages)
  • The Andalite's Gift (Megamorphs #1) by K.A. Applegate (240 pages)
  • Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler (177 pages)
  • Dr. Horrible, and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon (graphic novel) (78 pages)
(Due to technical difficulties, my picture of my pile is not yet on the computer. It will come later!)

In other news, I now have a beanbag chair! We recently purchased a Jaxx Pillow Sac, which is a really, really good beanbag chair. So I will be trying out read-a-thoning in that.

Oh, and in case you didn't see my post yesterday, for every book I read in the next 24 hours, I will donate one book to Strathcona Community School through the Indigo Adopt-a-School program! Click here to cheer me on by donating to my adopted school!

Let the reading begin! I'll be starting the day with The Capture by K.A. Applegate.


  1. Congratulations! You won a prize!

    BTW, your list of titles looks fabulous. Short and sweet, I think, wins the race.

    Here's my Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon post! I hope you will stop by!

    1. I know! How exciting! :D

      I've learned what books work for me over the last 2 read-a-thons. The important thing is staying away from small print!

  2. You've picked some great books! Have a blast with the readathon and congrats on winning one of the first prizes!

    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying the books I've picked so far. Happy reading!