Saturday, April 25, 2020

Dewey's Readathon: April 2020

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon
April 25, 2020 (details & signup)

April 2020 - 12 hours
October 2015 - 21 hours
October 2009 - 22 hours
April 2009 - 8 hours

Pre-Dewey post (here)


My reading list:

The Sweeney Sisters
by Lian Dolan
-Women's Fiction | Goodreads

The Snow Leopard
by Peter Matthiessen
-Memoir, Travel | Goodreads


HOUR 1: 5am PDT (start time)
And so, it begins.

But my alarm did not go off, so I was still asleep.

HOUR 2: 6am

HOUR 3: 7am
The cat nudged me for usual breakfast reminder.

And so, it begins (for me).

HOUR 4: 8am
Opening Survey:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? ==> San Francisco, CA
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? ==> equally excited for both books listed above
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? ==> Korean Butter Honey Chips
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! ==> happy and sweet
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? ==> read more

HOUR 5: 9am
Mini-challenge: Favorite Memory

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon
October 17, 2015
HOUR 14: 6pm

Still at the cafe with my book. And the hour started with some live music. I have some gorgeous romantic piano playing in the background. It also looks like other musicians are assembling. Perhaps a jazz ensemble?

HOUR 15: 7pm
Sure enough, got some classic jazz tunes while reading at the cafe.

HOUR 6-13 (10am to 6pm):
Well, got distracted. Reading on hold.

Double-booked with another a-thon today. An art-a-thon.

HOUR 14: 6pm
Back to the book and reading.

HOUR 15: 7pm
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? ==> The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan
2. How many books have you read so far? ==> 1, same one started with
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? ==> same book, would like to read at least midway through
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? ==> yes, went with them
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? ==> hard to concentrate

HOUR 16: 8pm
Children's book I would like to read:

Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
-Classic, Historical Children | Goodreads

HOUR 17: 9pm
Reading buddy: barely opened his eyes for photo shoot

HOUR 18: 10pm
Goal for the hour:


HOUR 19: 11pm
Weird reading spot:

None. The only other place other than my couch or bed was at a cafe.

HOUR 20: 12am
What inspires you to be here:

Love the challenge in general to stay up as late as I can, devoted to reading.

HOUR 21: 1am
Gonna change things up with a big mug of tea, sweet treat and new book.

HOUR 22: 2am
Early morning fog has rolled into San Francisco bay. I can hear the fog horns outside. It sounds hypnotizing and may put me to sleep sooner than I wanted. -_-

HOUR 23: 3am

HOUR 24: 4am - 5am

Closing Survey:
How would you assess your reading overall? ==> meh, was hoping it would help get me over a slump
Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? ==> did not stick to it
What was your favorite snack? ==> Korean Butter Honey Chips
Wanna volunteer for our next event? ==> yes

The Sweeney Sister by Lian Dolan = 102 pages
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen = 15 pages


* THANKS to the hosts and volunteers :-)

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