Saturday, April 25, 2020

It's the Read-a-Thon!!!

In a time when nothing is normal, what a comfort it is to prepare for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, as I have twice a year for the last nine years! As much as I've wanted to spend my increased free time reading, I actually haven't gotten that much reading done. So I am so ready to settle in for 24 hours of non-stop reading!!

Now, on to my reading pile. Luckily, I had a good stack of library books before the library closed (not to mention I own like, a LOT of books). However, I wasn't able to do my usual read-a-thon-specific library book haul, which is mostly graphic novels. So, I do have a couple, but not as many as usual. Most of my stack is short middle grade and YA novels.

Here's the pile I'll have handy:
  • Phone Calls by R.L. Stine (154 pages)
  • Haunted (Fear Street #7) by R.L. Stine (164 pages)
  • The Weakness (Animorphs #37) by K.A. Applegate (129 pages)
  • The Arrival (Animorphs #38) by K.A. Applegate (148 pages)
  • The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club #3) by Ann M. Martin (167 pages)
  • Juliet Fisher and the Foolproof Plan by Natalie Honeycutt (88 pages)
  • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (58 pages)
  • Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield by Falynn Koch (122 pages)
  • Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story by Ashley Marie Witter and Anne Rice (256 pages)
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (271)
Total pages: 1557. I have read more pages than that in some read-a-thons, but probably with more graphic novels. So we shall see!

Without further ado, 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? Interview with the Vampire: Claudia's Story. I've been wanting to read this one for so long!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Homemade chocolate chip cookies!!

4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Let's see. Right now I'm working from home, because I work in a school and students are all learning from home now for the rest of the school year. Some of them are actually participating in this read-a-thon with me!

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? This is my 18th read-a-thon. Some of them have gone better than others. But at this point I don't really change a whole lot! I just do the best I can and try to be aware of how I'm feeling and act accordingly!

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