Friday, April 28, 2017

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!

It's time for the spring 2017 edition of Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon! You know by now how much I love the idea of this bi-annual readathon. You're probably also aware by now of how badly  I generally do at it when I think I'm going to do the full 24 hours. This time I'm being more realistic.

The Big Guy's been out of town for several days and will arrive home about 4 p.m. tomorrow. That means I have about ten good hours to read. After that, let the talking begin. Because, guys, BG loves, and I mean LOVES, to talk. After all of these years, I still don't have him properly trained to be quiet when I have a book in my hands. Also, we have a dinner party to go to tomorrow night which means I'll be gone for those few hours plus I have to get a dessert ready to take. It also means wine. Which means I'll fall asleep shortly after I arrive home.

So, ten hours it is. And I'll be happy with that. Of course, I'll still have a snack/food pile that looks like it could last at least 24 hours. And, maybe, once I get back home tomorrow night I'll still be awake long enough to check in with everyone and maybe do a mini-challenge or two. Who knows?

What I hope to read:
  • Concepcion and The Baby Brokers by Deborah Clearman - I'll finish this one for an upcoming TLC Book Tours review
  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell - this one's been on my nightstand forever and I want to get it finished
  • Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
  • The H Spot by Jill Filipovic
And you joining us? What are you planning on reading?



1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Omaha, Nebraska, US

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The H Spot

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
G H Cretor's Chicago Mix Popcorn

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a wild party girl trapped in the body of a terribly responsible, terribly rules-oriented woman

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?

Every readathon I wish I had spent more time interacting with the community instead of burying my nose in a book the whole time. I know, I know it's a readathon but the thing that makes it great is the community. So today, even though my time is limited, I'm going to spend a lot of it on the internet talking to other readers.


  1. My days are all mixed up and this post says Friday, 4/28 so now I am really confused. LOL.

    Is it really time for the read a thon again? What they say about time flying as you get older is 100% true.

  2. I wish I was joining you! I'll be out of town so I'll be living vicariously through everyone's update posts. Good luck getting your 10 hours in. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of Assassination Vacation. I read it years ago and saw a talk she gave earlier this year. She's just as weird in person as she is in the book!

  3. If you figure out a good "Dude-I'm-reading" training plan, let me know. After 17 years, I still haven't got my husband trained. ;) Lean out the window and say Hi to Omaha for me. I grew up there, but haven't been back in a couple years.