Dewey's 24 - Hour Read-a-Thon post!!!!

Today is the readathon!!!!

I am starting a little late...around hour 2.5.  I do not have sufficient snacks, because I didn't quite make it to the grocery store last night, but I'm ready to go.  I am going to keep this page as my home base for mini-challenges and page read and the such. I think I am going to start out with Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park, which I am about halfway through.

I will start with the intro questions, even though it is past due:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  I am in lovely Prescott, Arizona and I will soon have an off-road bike race zipping past my house.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I've been wanting to read Maus for a long time, but mostly I'm just excited to finish some things.  It has been a slow reading year for me so far.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? I had some kettle corn pop chips, but I ate most of them yesterday.  There are a few crumbs left in the bag:(
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! My favorite food in the world in Kraft mac and cheese, which I probably haven't eaten for at least the past three years.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I'm hoping to read a little longer this time.  I didn't really hang in there much last time, and I think that this might be the first read-a-thon where I don't have any other plans for the day.

Hour Five (!!) Update: 9:08 a.m.

Pages Read: 111
Books Read: Eleanor and Park
Foods Consumed: One bowl of Kashi Go Lean cereal with almond milk and one cup of coffee.

E & P was so cute!!! Loved it! It was a great start to the morning.

And because I want to think about it for a bit longer, I am going to do the Book Appetit! challenge from Sheila at Book Journey. 

 1.   Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park
2.  If I were hosting an E and P book club, we would definitely have a tater tot casserole (like Park's mom makes), Tostinos pizzas (like Eleanor's mom makes), and risalamande (Danish Christmas pudding) for dessert. Since music is so incredibly important in the book, we would listen to a soundtrack of The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Cure, and all the other amazing bands mentioned in the book.
3.  My drink would be called The Flats, after the part of Omaha where Eleanor and Park live.  It would be, flat ginger ale, cherry Koolaid, and vodka.  Yum yum.

Hour Seven Update: 11:37 a.m.
Total Pages Read: 246
Books Read:  E and P and The Last Girlfriend on Earth
Foods Consumed:  Some crumbs from a bag of Katy's Kettle Corn Pop Chips, a cup of peppermint tea and a spoon full of sunflower butter.

I had some excitement at my house when a bunch of mountain bikers went past about an hour ago, and then I took a nap.  I wanted to be finished with Simon Rich's, TLGonE before I posted, but I think my husband and I are going to go get some brunch, so I'll be sure to bring my books with me, and I'll see ya'll soon!

Hour Ten Update: 2:06 p.m.

Total Pages Read: 320
Books Read: E and P and The Last Girlfriend on Earth
Foods Consumed: Huevos rancheros and two diet cokes

I am soooo sleepy!  So, I'm going to do me some #readathonyoga, maybe do a bit of commenting, and then more onto the next book...James Lasdun, Give Me Everything You Have, which I am about halfway through already.

So, yoga on...

Hour Thirteen Update: 5:11 p.m.
Total Pages Read: 362
Books Read: EP, TLGonE. Give Me Everything You  Have
Food Consumed:  Trader Joe's Bread and Butter Pickles, Coconut Chai Tea

It's (a little past) time for the Mid-Event Survey!

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired? I've had a headache all day, which makes it good that I'm lying around, but a little hard for reading.  I am sleepy, but I just had a nap and some tea, so I'm ready to get back to it.
2) What have you finished reading? Eleanor and Park and The Last Girlfriend on Earth
3) What is your favorite read so far? I actually really liked them both, but the stories in TLGonE were more hit and miss.  E and P was wonderful!!!
4) What about your favorite snacks? I never buy any good snacks, but I went out for some tasty huevos rancheros for lunch.
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love! I haven't really looked for new blogs, although I have been trying to visit some of the blogs that I follow each time I log in for a checkin.

The Lasdun book that I am reading is slower going, although it is short, so I am determined to finish it.  Anyhoot...I'll see you soon!

Hour Seventeen Update: 9:37 p.m.
Total Pages Read: 452
Books Read: Same as last time, but I finished GMEYH

This may be the longest that I've ever read for a readathon, and, guess what, it isn't even that late here, so I'm doing this:


I was feeling really hardcore about an hour ago, but now  I'm feeling super sleepy.  One of my pugs just curled up in my lap, and I got real tired, and I always go to bed before midnight.  Like, always.

So, this is my last update until tomorrow morning, although hopefully I will get a few more pages read before drifting off to sleep.  It's been fun!


  1. I've also been wanting to read Maus for a long time. Good luck with the rest of your day!

  2. Aww, love Eleanor and Park! Your soundtrack is perfect!

  3. I have Eleanor and Park in my possible stack. Hope I get to it!

    Stop by, if you get a chance: Deb Nance at Readerbuzz.

  4. YAY! Congrats on your progress so far! It sounds like you're having a great time! I hope you still aren't worn out and that you've taken enough breaks and that the book you're currently reading isn't disappointing you! Good luck with the rest of the day!

  5. Looks like you and I are reading about the same pace! Keep on keeping on! This is when it gets tough!!!

  6. Wow! You're doing great! I'm glad to hear you loved E & P. I have it on my kindle. I'm not sure if I'll get to it today, but hopefully sometime soon. Happy reading!

  7. Snacks can just weigh you down; I'm glad you had a taste of Mexico earlier today, though. Darling yoga photo, looks like how I might land myself. Also, I've been meaning to try something by Rainbow Rowell. I was sent her novel Attachments, but alas, it's still unread. Thanks for visiting me today!

  8. I'm dying to read Eleanor and Park! It seems like everyone is reading that today and I loved Attachments. Happy read-a-thon day and keep up the reading!


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