Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

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I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with challenges for the 24 hour Readathon.

Hour 0

It is 7:35 actually.

My name is Heather and I’m posting from Ohio.

I don’t have a set stack of books especially for this day.  I’ll be working through my normal TBR list.  I hope to finish my current audiobook since I only have a few hours left.

Brazillionaires: Chasing Dreams of Wealth in an American CountryBrazillionaires: Chasing Dreams of Wealth in an American Country by Alex Cuadros

I’ve never done a Readathon before but I figure my whole life is a Readathon. I figure today won’t be much different. I’m not going into this with any kind of special plan. I do have to go to work. I leave around 9. In theory I work from 10-2 but I usually am at work until about 3.

 


Hour 1

Book read – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Pages read – 51

Distractions – Pets that were mere seconds away from STAAAAARVING.  Husband that woke up and wanted to chat.  Now I have to get ready to go to work.


Hour 1 – 7 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

I got home from work around 3:30.  I listened to my audiobook on the way to and from.  I even plugged in my headphones when I had to stop at the grocery store on the way home so I could keep listening.

Book listened to – Brazillionaires (FINISHED!)

Minutes listened – 85

Now I’m going to make some lunch and settle in to read more.


Hours Whatever (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Yeah, I’ve lost track of the hour count.  Time is easier.

Books Read – I read 78 pages to finish up The Invoice.

The InvoiceThe Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

 

 

 

 

I read two short stories from Salsa Nocturna.

Salsa Nocturna: A Bone Street Rumba CollectionSalsa Nocturna: A Bone Street Rumba Collection by Daniel José Older

It’s an ebook so I don’t have page counts.

 

 

Distractions – I also had a 1/2 hour nap because I was falling asleep while reading.  Saturdays at work are crazy and they knock me out.  Then I spent some time talking to the husband.  He thought that I wasn’t doing a good job with my reading.  I told him everything I had gotten in so far.  He was impressed but it is still mostly a normal day for me.

Now it is time to get serious.

I’m not sure what I’m starting next.  Either Kiss and Spell or Wolf Boys or going back to The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.  The husband is going to be going out to watch a football game so I’ll be interruption free until about 11 or 12.  Let’s see how that goes.  I’m going to make myself some hot chocolate and get back to business.


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ok, I started Wolf Boys.

Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug CartelWolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel by Dan Slater

It is good but slow going. It might be getting time to switch to something a bit lighter as the night goes on.

 

For this two hour stretch I’ve been in the living room with hot chocolate and then tortilla chips and dip.  My parrot and I have been listening to Pandora.  It was a Dance Pop Radio night.  She likes that and Epic Soundtracks.  It is her bedtime now so it time to move to another area so she can sleep.  I think it is time for a bath.

Pages read – 76 for a total of 205 printed pages, 2 short stories on the ereader, and 85 minutes of audio so far.


9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

I switched books again. I figured at this time of night it was good to go with something fast paced and light.

Kiss and Spell (Enchanted, Inc., #7)Kiss and Spell by Shanna Swendson

I had a bath and then laid down with all the lights on for reading. I have root beer available but not sure how much I should caffeine myself up.

I’m 122 pages into this book for a total of 317 printed pages, 2 short stories, and 85 minutes of audio.


The End

I stayed up until about 1 AM. I finished Kiss and Spell so I had a total of 392 printed pages.
I got up at 5:45. I read another short story and then no new ebooks I had were holding my interest enough to keep me awake. I’m going to try some audio but I might fall back asleep.