Saturday, April 6, 2019

Read-a-Thon Time!

It's time for my 16th go at Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon! (I've done this 16 times! Whaaaaat!)

As always, the start time here at (roughly) the longitudinal centre of Canada is 7:00 in the morning. Therefore, I obviously wrote this post last night because I do not function well at 7:00 in the morning.

Last read-a-thon, I did not have enough graphic novels. I really need graphic novels to switch up the pace and keep me focused. I also like quick reads so that I can change books frequently, and graphic novels are generally very quick reads! So for today I have compiled a whole bunch of graphic novels, plus a couple of regular (short) novels. I think it's going to be ideal. And if I run out of books because I'm going through them so fast, as always, my bookshelves are nearby and ready with more options.

Here's what I've got piled up:
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 3: Squirrel, You Really Got Me Now by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (168 pages)
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 4: I Kissed a Squirrel and I Liked It by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (120 pages)
  • Amulet, vol. 8: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi (199 pages)
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater by Dana Simpson (147 pages)
  • Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (197 pages)
  • Twin Spica, vol. 11 by Kou Yaginuma (359 pages)
  • Saga, vol. 9 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (152 pages)
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick (665 pages, many of them pictures)
  • How I Broke Up with Ernie by R.L. Stine (136 pages)
  • The Illusion (Animorphs #33) by K.A. Applegate (156 pages)
The total page count is 2299. That's definitely more than I've ever read in a read-a-thon! I haven't checked all my past posts to confirm my record, but it might be April 2018, when I read 1885 pages. My pile then was very similar to my pile this time, so it's likely (barring any falling-asleep-related issues) that I will read a similar amount this time. Of the books I've picked, 7 are graphic novels, 1 is a novel where many (most?) of the pages are pictures, and the remaining 2 are regular middle grade/YA novels.

Oh, and because I'm currently doing a 365 Day Challenge for language learning, I will have to at some point spend at least half an hour reading in French, so for that time I'll be reading La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier: Rumeurs by Catherine Girard-Audet.

Finally, here are my answers to the opening survey:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Winnipeg, Manitoba

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Squirrel Girl! She is my favourite super hero.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Perogies!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I'm a Trekkie. It occurs to me that my blogger friends may not know this about me, but it is a pretty big part of my nerd identity, lol.

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? Well, the last read-a-thon was not one of my better ones, and the one before that was perhaps my best ever, so I'm trying to be more like that one! Hence my huge pile of easy reads. I also tried to have more easy-to-prepare meals on hand this time. The last few, I haven't done so well with the food prep. We'll see if I eat better this time!

1 comment:

  1. 2299 is an impressive page count! Good luck. Pierogies as a snack is brilliant--wish I had thought to get some. I am adding that to my list for next time!