Dewey’s 24 hour Readathon 2018

Well, I woke up at 6:30 with a bad headache so , I didn’t get up on time.   It lasted most of the morning, sadly, but at least it is gone now and I’ve begun!

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

Silver Spring, MD.   Maybe one of these times I should go somewhere else.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Stack?   Well, I had some options revolving in my head and I’m starting with Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I have some nice cheese and crackers, some snack mix, cookies.   I’ll play it by ear.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am going to try to make this readathon more like my first ones.   I realized I’ve been too busy the past 3 years! to have a decent readathon report.
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?

Oh, I guess I just answered that.   Read!   I know everyone started without me, but I’m here now.  Hour 5 has just begun.


I wonder if I just figured out my commenting problem.   I realized those blogs my comments disappear on insist on http:// when I supposedly fill in the url, but this blog is https://.

Only thing I can think of!   Just tried visiting but can’t post a comment.   This happens A LOT.


1:07 – Sixth Hour

As soon as I finish this bagel, I should head away from the computer and maybe get more than 10 pages read.

2:13 7th hour

I didn’t read that much more than the first hour.  Also didn’t move away from the computer.  Maybe now?

4:00 9th Hour

Haven’t left chair for any significant amount of time.   I’m not a fast reader at the best of times, but somehow during a readathon I’m impossibly slow.   I’m giving up on page counts cuz it’s too embarrassing.

5:01 10th hr

At some point in this hour I’ll be heading out for the evening.  I’ve read (mumble mumble) pages and will take it up again when I return.  I saw the movie decades ago.  One of Alec Guinness’ great comedies from black and white days.   I should see it again, don’t remember much.


Midnight – 17th hour

Okay, that was a little longer than I expected.  We went out for a beer afterward, which was fun, but I was not reading.   I’m going to go brush my teeth and get in my jammies and read as long as I can, which will probably be an hour.   My days of staying up super late are behind me.  If I wake up early (not a thing that happens often), I will try to read some more.  To everyone going for the full 24 hours – go, you!  You’re in the home stretch!  You can do it!

Sunday morning at 10:21

I couldn’t bring myself to read anything in the night when I woke.  I did last until 2:00 in the morning.

Closing Survey!

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  19th – 2 AM  I remember being surprised it was 2:00, but I fell asleep shortly after.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read!  – Ha!  I didn’t even get halfway through Our Man in Havana
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? – Well, it’s a bit soon to recommend it or not, but generally I like Graham Greene.  Most people seem to read graphic novels or YA and I’m not familiar with those.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? – Not helpful but I like it as it is.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? – Very likely to read.  I’ll have to think about organizing.   Not my strong suit.

Congrats to all who read!  Thanks to all hosts and organizers!  It’s always a fun time!