I really enjoyed participating in my first Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon last October. Even though I didn't get all that much read in the end. 150 pages and 6 picture books. I'm sure I'll be able to top that this time round. For one thing the timezones are a bit kinder because it's not Daylight Savings here, so the Readathon starts at 10pm AEST, not 11pm like it did last time. And I'm not working this weekend.
Last time it was all a bit of a last minute thing. This time round I've had over a week to prepare my TBR list. Short stories may work well. And some short books. Picture books. And there's still some books I haven't read from my last Dewey TBR.
Books I've had for ages
Books I bought this week
Books that were in the stack last time
Books that were gifts
I'm excited for the possibilities.
I'll be joining Brona and #TeamANZ2017. Last year was the first time I've represented Australia on the International Stage and I'm very happy to be doing it again.
It's not to late to join in. You can sign up at 24hourreadathon.com.
Hourly Updates to come
I was too excited to start reading, so I snuck in two short stories from The Weight of a Human Heart by Ryan O'Neill, whilst having a bath to prepare myself.
Hour One 10pm
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I'm reading from country NSW Australia
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably Joe Queenan's One For the Books
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I have some very special French Salted Caramel Lollipops.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
This is my second readathon. I'm more prepared, and more excited than I was last time.
And we're off!
I'm going to read another story from The Weight of a Human Heart, and then pick a novel. I'm not sure which one just yet.
The problem with starting a readathon in the late evening is that sometimes you fall asleep, even though you don't mean to.
So my totals before I fell asleep during the first hour was
The Weight of a Human Heart - Ryan O'Neill 6 pages
After - Nikki Gemmell 6 pages
Yep 12 pages all up.
Hour Two 11pm
Sleeping. Oops! Guess I got myself too comfy....
Hour Three Midnight