Dewey 24 Hour Readathon!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

 So my readathon plans changed drastically after and a late night trip to the ER with my three-month-old daughter on Wednesday.  We've been in the hospital ever since after she was diagnosed with RSV. We're still here, but my husband brought me a couple books from my readathon stack to try to get my mind off things during the few short minutes when she's sleeping and I'm not. It's so hard to sleep when you're on high alert listening for every cough. Anyway, I'm sure I won't get much reading done, but it's nice to have a distraction during this stressful time. 

It's time to read! As I explained earlier this week, this this is my 10th Dewey readathon and my first with a baby. I'm excited to get as much reading done as possible, but I'm sure there will be some baby-related breaks. Happy reading everyone!

Pages Read: 240 pages 

Currently Reading: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
Books Finished: Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, Embroideries
Breaks Taken: Lots, to nurse, cuddle my sweet girl, etc. 
Snacks Eaten: Hospital food
Mini-Challenges Completed: 0
Blogs Visited and Commented On: 0

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Introduction Quiz:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Indianapolis, IN
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  Apple chips and dark chocolate
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
This is my first readathon with an infant, so my breaks will include nursing, diaper changes, and cuddles.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
This is my 10th readathon and I’m usually a cheerleader and sometimes host a mini-challenge. This year I’m just going to read because I have a feeling that will be hard enough with an infant and the accumulated lack of sleep that she has caused.

- I will be updating this post throughout the day so I don’t bomb people with half a dozen new posts.
- Please turn off your comment word verification for the day! It’s such a pain for cheerleaders.
- Tweet about your day with the hashtag #Readathon or by tagging @readathon 

- If you need any ideas for great readathon books, all my previous readathon posts are below.

April and October 2011  /  April and October 2012 / April and October 2013 / April 2014 / April and October 2015.

Photos by me. 


Kailana said...

Hope you get to some great reads today!!

Lisa said...

I hope you have a great day reading! I am an unofficial sidelines cheerleader this year again :)

Masanobu said...

Oh no! Hope your baby girl gets well soon. It can be so scary when babies get ill.

Susan in TX said...

So sorry to hear this. It is so scary when they are little. Went through that with my youngest (he's 15 now). He was too little to even put in that donut X-ray thing they have so I held him up for his lung X-rays. Praying for a quick recovery for her and lots of rest for you all!

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

Hope you're back home and everything is well!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Thanks guys! We're still in the hospital (day 5), but she's doing better!

Amanda said...

I'm impressed that you got to participate at all with all the stuff you're going through right now. I've been off most social media so I haven't really heard what's going on, but I see in your comment above that she's doing better which is great news! Hope things get even better for y'all soon. My nephew had RSV when he was 11 months old and it was awful. :/ *hugs*