Friday, August 7, 2020

Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon

Dewey's 24 hour Reverse Readathon
August 7-8, 2020 | (details & signup)


My reading list:

Camino Winds
by John Grisham
Mystery | Goodreads

The Summer House
by Lauren K. Denton
Women's Fiction, Audio | Goodreads


HOUR 1: 5pm PDT (start time)

Opening Survey:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
San Francisco, California

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Will focus on completing one book.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Turkish Coffee ice cream

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Currently into reading, crochet and puzzles during these Covid-19 times.

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
Avoid distractions.

HOUR 2: 6pm

Had dinner and dessert with book in hand.

Camino Winds has whisked me away to an island off the coast of Florida set in early August. Within the first 50 pages I've encountered a hurricane and a dead body. And so, the mystery begins...

HOUR 3: 7pm

instagram: TBR pile - just one book

Pandemic Mood-Boosting Challenge:
Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda - the illustrations also bring cheer

HOUR 4: 8pm

instagram: Camino Winds with comfort drink - Mexican Hot Chocolate

HOUR 5: 9pm

Crossword Challenge:

HOUR 6: 10pm

Updated this post with info on challenges and a tiny bit of reading.

HOUR 7: 11pm

instagram: matching a book cover

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt:
Gold lettering: Legacy by Cayla Kluver
Eye on the cover: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Less than 100 pages: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by HitRecord and Josephy Gordon-Levitt
Diversity: Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Virus or plague (non-YA): World War Z by Max Brooks
4 words in title: Diary of a Murderer by Young-Ha Kim
Classic: The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima
Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

HOUR 8: 12am

Update post, short break and read.

HOUR 9: 1am


HOUR 10-16: 2am-8am


HOUR 17: 9am

Back to reading with a breakfast smoothie.

HOUR 18: 10am

Update post and read.

HOUR 19: 11am


HOUR 20: 12pm

Finished Camino Winds. Catchup with Dewey's posts and start audiobook, The Summer House.

HOUR 21: 1pm

Listened to audiobook while working on a puzzle.

HOUR 22: 2pm

Listened to audiobook while taking a walk to pickup lunch.

HOUR 23: 3pm

Audiobook and puzzle, continued.

HOUR 24: 4pm

More audiobook and puzzle.

HOUR 25: 5pm (Wrap-up)

Prefer this reverse timing for the readathon. I like being awake in the afternoon for the end.

August 2020 - 17 hours
April 2020 - 12 hours
October 2015 - 21 hours
October 2009 - 22 hours
April 2009 - 8 hours


* image source: reading woman

* THANKS to the hosts and volunteers :-)


  1. Hope you enjoy the readathon! You got soooo close in 2009!

  2. You did great. I think the reverse readathon times give more reading time, too.


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