Readathon – Spring 2018

I wasn’t sure if I would sign up for Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon this time around. My TBR pile is pretty low, my reading has been unmotivated, and Jason will be out of town taking Morrigan on a college visit. However, my mom decided to take the other two boys for the weekend, and I have the place to myself! And hey, why not? The setup doesn’t get much better than that!

So here goes! I signed up, and tomorrow I’ll begin at 7 am. (Or, well, whenever I wake up, as I plan to sleep in a bit if at all possible. Probably not, since cats.) I have a kind-of pile of possible reads (or possible culls), and some audiobooks queued up. No goals, no particular designs other than to go with the flow and enjoy what I can of the day. So that I don’t clog up your feeds, I’ll be posting all updates below on this post, again starting tomorrow morning!


7:00 am – Good morning! As anticipated, the cats got me up well in time to participate from the beginning of this thing. Heh. My reading pile today consists of a scattered assortment of books, mostly ones I have marked to investigate. Part of what my day will be all about is culling those which won’t work for me. I also have several audiobooks lined up, and that’s where I’ll be starting while I get ready for the day: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

10:30 am – Off to a decent start this morning. So far I’ve culled three books from my list, and I’ve settled on a physical book (Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane) and an audiobook (Red Sister by Mark Lawrence). I’ve walked 2.3 miles this morning and spent the rest of my time with a cat or two on my lap (ha!). I’ve looked into a few mini-challenges and quite enjoy the spread of them this year. I particularly love that they’re all-day this time!

2:00 pm – Not much else to report. Been going back and forth between my audio and physical books. Quite sucked into the latter!

7:30 pm – Took a couple-hour break from reading to go meet up with a friend that I haven’t seen in 12 years! She just happened to be in town, and that took far more precedence over RaT. I’m back now, and since my last update, I’ve just continued making a bit of progress on my books. I’m almost done with my first physical book and hope to finish tonight. The audiobook is 44 hours long so I definitely won’t finish that one, haha! But I’m making progress.

9:30 pm – So…well, not much else happened in my Readathon. I got home from my evening out in time to finish Since We Fell right before Jason and Morrigan got home from Kansas. Then my eyes were pretty tired and my interior design book had tiny print, so I decided to watch Trading Spaces with Jason instead. Now I’m heading to bed. So nothing too impressive today – one finished book, about three hours of an audiobook, three books culled from my list, and a few mini-challenges that I played with. I hope the rest of you have a great reading night!

Running Stats

  • Books: 1 finished, 1 in progress, 3 culled
  • Pages: 450
  • Audio: 213 mins
  • Exercise: 47 mins
  • Mini-Challenges: 4


Pre-Event Survey
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
San Antonio, TX

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Interior Design Master Class (I’m such a dork)

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m a long-time blogger who has adapted this undertaking to fit all my various interests. 🙂

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?
It’s been a year since I participated, but mostly this time I’m going to concentrate on going with the flow. I have several other things happening today which will take me away from books, but I’m okay with that. No stress!

Anthology: I’d love to see an anthology about synesthesia and all the different ways it can be experienced!

Page Pen Pals: I would love to be pen pals with Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle – she’s smart and funny and I admire so much how she grew into herself despite her curse!

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Since We Fell, Red Sister
2. How many books have you read so far? None completed…
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m looking forward to finishing Since We Fell and maybe getting into my interior design book.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Tons! My biggest was spending a couple hours out with an old college friend, and I just totally said that was okay! Always nice to see old friends!
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I’ve done so many of these, not much surprises me these days I suppose?

And finally, thank you to all the wonderful hosts, cheerleaders, volunteers, prize-donors, and all the rest of the people out there who make this event wonderful!!!!!

About Amanda

Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.
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2 Responses to Readathon – Spring 2018

  1. Michelle says:

    This sounds like my readathon plans, which are pretty much to take it one page at a time. Enjoy the solitude tomorrow and have fun!

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  2. I’m joining in too. I’ll try to check in from time to time on you.


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