Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: October 2018

I am once again participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (for the fourth time!). Getting a very late start because my niece and nephew were over earlier so I played with them, and then I had other tasks to take care of, but I’m slowly getting started now (nearing noon, so almost 5 hours have past of the readathon already). Normally I try to clear out my schedule for the day as best as I can, but I have so many errands for this weekend I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually be able to dedicate to the readathon this time. I’m okay with that because I have read more this year than I ever have before in my life (nearing 100 books!), so I’m okay with keeping this more low key. Especially since come Tuesday, I am going to dedicate several hours, or as much of the day as possible, to reading Kingdom of Ash!

Okay, now before I begin, a few more notes:
– I will try and update this blog hourly, so if you’re interested to see how I’m doing, refresh the page periodically!
– I’m also going to try and update my instagram every now and then, so go and follow me there: @moonspree.

My first update should come in an hour (at 1 PM CST, so check back then!).

Hour 6 (1 PM): Hour 6 is over, and I’ve only managed to read about 15 pages of Lady Midnight. I just can’t seem to concentrate. I am enjoying the book, but it’s rather slow-moving. And still feeling sleepy thanks to some allergy medication, so I think I’m going to head out now to get some coffee. I’ll try and listen to an audiobook on the way and hope I have better luck with my reading the rest of the day!

Hour 7: I’ve made some progress! I read Scooby-Doo and the Witching Hour, and even though it was a kids’ book, I actually finished an entire book! I think I feel more motivated to continue now. (15 pages)

Hour 8: I started reading a Wonder Woman graphic novel, and got 1/3 of the way through (~40 pages) before I got tired of it and switched to Reese Witherspoon’s new book, and read 50 pages of that. Quickly took a food break and ate half a bagel as well, now I’m refreshed and ready to go for the next hour!

Hour 9: Read 50 more pages of Wonder Woman (only 30 more to go before I’m done!) and then 50 more of Reese’s book (it has a lot of pictures, so it’s a fast read; but I’m getting pretty annoyed with it so I might put it down for the day). I need to find something else to read after Wonder Woman, something that I will enjoy a lot more than either of these books. I could always pick up another LJ shen book.

Hour 10: Finished Wonder Woman (30 pages)! And started If We Were Villains (10 pages so far), but I’m already having a hard time keeping up with all of the characters. I feel like I need to pull out a notepad and pencil to keep up. But I am enjoying it so far!  I think I’m about to take a really early dinner break now.

Hour 12: I didn’t update for hour 11 because I took a break to go pick up some pizza and snacks. I ate while watching an episode of Melissa and Joey, and then started reading again a little after 6. I decided to try and attempt to finish A Court of Frost and Starlight finally since it’s such a short book, and I have read 35 pages so far. Only 120 more to go until I finish!

Hour 13: Read another 65 pages in ACOFAS! Only 65 more to go until I finish! Not liking it any more than I did previously, but at least I’ll be done with this book.

Hour 14: Read those last 65 pages and finished ACOFAS! Thank goodness! Now I will pick up one last book before I sleep. Not sure yet what it will be, but it may be an LJ Shen book because those keep me hooked!

The End: I read 10 pages of The Sword in The Stone, but after that, my anxiety of everything I had put off for the day kicked in and I couldn’t concentrate on reading anymore. Instead, I watched a couple of episodes of Melissa and Joey and then went to sleep. I still consider it a successful readathon since I finished a book I had been meaning to since May, read a graphic novel that otherwise who knows when I would have gotten to, and finished a kids’ book that I had checked out from the library as well so I can return it. I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Pages read: 435
Books read: 3

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