(My pup Ollie with the pile of books I'll be picking from)
***UPDATED AT HOUR 18** - I'm going to read until I fall asleep, but I don't think I'll make it to Hour 19.
Okay guys, it’s once again time for the Dewey Read-a-Thon. Twice a year, once in April and once in October, I participate in the Dewey 24 hour read-a-thon. I love it so much and this will be my fourth time. Today I will be reading as long as I can. Unlike other read-a-thons I actually have something I have to go to tonight (boo), but other than a few hours this evening I’m planning to read all day.
(Pictures from the last couple hours, me reading with Ollie)
Pages Read: 1,039 pgs
Currently Reading: The Dharma Bums, House-Keeping vs. The Dirt, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Books Finished: 5 (Wild Nights, Kenny and the Dragon, AD: New Orleans After the Deluge, Jazz ABZ and Knight's Castle)
Breaks Taken: Lots (dinner and a play with a friend, breakfast, mini challenges, playing with the pup)
Snacks Consumed: 3 cups of coffee, chips and cottage cheese, chicken ceasar salad, grapes, Starbucks Doubleshot, Kit Kat
Music Listened To: Beatles, Billie Holiday, George Harrison
Current Location: My library, outside, bed
Mini Challenge Hour 1: Introductory Questionnaire
1) Where are you reading today? - Indianapolis, IN
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? - The House at Riverton
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? - Chips and salsa
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! - My name's Melissa, I have a giant puppy who will be keeping me company today and a husband who will be trying to keep that puppy from eating my stack of books. I just got back from a 4, 000 mile road trip to Glacier National Park with the Huz.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? - This is the first time I've had something I have to be at in the middle of the read-a-thon, so I'll be missing a few hours of reading tonight.
I’ll be updating this post about once an hour so I don’t bomb the Google Readers of subscribers who aren’t reading this weekend. Good luck to all of you other read-a-thoners. Have a blast!
Mini Challenge Hour 2: Recreate the Cover of a book in your Read-a-thon Stack. Hosted by The Hungry Readers. I ran out of cheerios, so I had to break some pretzels apart. Here's the results...
Mini Challenge Hour 3: Photo of Readathon Snacks hosted at Uniflame Creates. Mmmm.
Mini Challenge Hour 9: Book Puzzle hosted by One Librarian's Book Reviews.
It's "The Watermelon King" by Daniel Wallace
Mini Challenge Hour 10: Marking Books hosted by Nisaba Be Praised. The bookmark I made says "Dewey you love to read? I do!"
P.S. If you’re looking for some excellent tips to make your read-a-thon go smoothly, check out Vasilly’s fantastic post here.