Saturday, April 25, 2015

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 13-16

Taking a walk in between bouts of pouring rain as part of the hourly challenge.
Hour 13: Get Fit and Read (hosted and explained here) - see picture

current drink: earl grey tea//current book: Lumberjanes
Hour 14: Bookish Brews (hosted and explained here) - see picture

Rain on the roof and wind in the trees make for the best reading soundtrack.

Reading buddy has tapped out.

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 9-12

Starting in on Dead Heat.


 The reading nest for today


DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 5-8

Running errands and listening to Mort, but I want to get home. This is perfect stay in and read weather.

Hour 7: Treasure Hunt (hosted and explained here)

1. a tree: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
2. snow: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
3. a weapon: The Once and Future King by T.H. White

 Lunch break

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON: HOURS 1-4

It's 5AM. Let's do this!
Hour 1: Starting Line Survey
1)What fine part of the world are you reading from today? San Diego, CA, USA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Hard to choose, but probably Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs because I tore through the first 3 books in the series last month and saved this one for today.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Embarrassingly, it is the least healthy food I have on-hand for today: dark chocolate covered orange jelly sticks.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! The best vacation I ever took was a solo trip to the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, OR.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? This time I  made a loose outline of what I think I might try to read at certain times throughout the day (example: Shakespeare near the beginning because I will be more focused then), but I am not going to be rigid about following it.

I forgot how much I LOVE this book.

Breakfast time

 Back to King Harry (also, this bookmark is the best).

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DEWEY'S 24 HOUR READATHON SPRING 2015: GOALS

Reading has kind of taken a back seat to other things lately so I am really looking forward to this!


Books to Read
1. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
3. Henry V by William Shakespeare 
4. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
5. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
6. Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis, Illustrated by Brooke Allen
7. Mort by Terry Pratchett (narrated by Nigel Planer)
8. Very Good, Jeeves! by P.G. Wodehouse
 
My Goals
time spent reading: My goal is to try and make it for the whole 24 hours, but that includes taking breaks here and there and some short naps. If I get too sleepy I am fine with throwing in the towel and not trying to force it though. 

books: I am working with a mix of rereads and new to me books that should cover any kind of reading mood I am in on the day. I know that if I have too much to choose from I will never settle on something so I narrowed the choices down to eight which I have done in the past and that has worked out well. I want to finish three books and will use
the comic book Lumberjanes and some of the short stories from Very Good, Jeeves! to break up the day a little. I will also listen to Mort while making food or driving or knitting so I should be able to get through a good chunk of that. My main goal is to read at my normal pace and not try to race through anything just so I can put it in the done pile.


other: Take a picture every hour and complete eight mini challenges.