I did it! The conditions weren’t ideal but I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. My stats for the day:
Tiny Pretty Things (audio)No Mud No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
Physical pages read: roughly 350
Books finished: 1 (but finished a second one on Sunday)
Hours slept: 6
Prizes won: A three month membership to Playster.
Unfortunately, my brain wasn’t in it for a lot of the day. If you read my previous post, you saw that I had to volunteer at Planned Parenthood in the morning due to nationwide protests. I usually can let the things that anti-choice protestors yell at me slide, but this time a middle-aged man called me “stupid” and it really got in my head. Of course, I know I am not stupid, and he is gravely misinformed in the “facts” he was spouting off with which I refused to engage. But sometimes that anger can sit with you the rest of the day after this type of activism no matter what self care you perform.
Good news is that I feel much better now. My sights are set on the blogger’s conference at BEA and then onto BookCon! Also, if you found me from the 24 Hour Readathon, welcome to my fledgling blog!
I have signed up for my very first Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. This time around it will be held on April 23rd. Being that I have Fibromyalgia and need sleep or else the big bad will put me out of commission for awhile, I have no intention of staying up the entire time. But the nice thing about the bookish internet is flexibility! You don’t HAVE to stay up for the full 24 hours; though, I am sure those who do might have a bit more fun. I’m thinking I might even host a mini-challenge if the opportunity arises.
I invite you to also sign up. Get some coffee, snacks and pick out some good reading locations. Block out your April 23rd schedule to focus on you, your books and fellow readers worldwide. Also, cross your fingers for nice weather so I can get in some hammock reading!
It is upon us. The 24 in 48 Readathon starts on January 16th and goes thru the 17th. This will be the first bookish event I have joined since creating this blog. My hope is to get through at least one of the books I would like to read before Book Con, which is the first in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. I’ve been meaning to read this for quite awhile, and since Richelle Mead was added to Book Con, I figured I better move it to the top of the TBR pile.
I would also like to get through We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. Ms. Marvel Vol. 4 is also in my stack from the library so hopefully I will get through that. Perhaps a non-fiction piece to my Buddhist studies as well, such as No Mud No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh.
We shall see how it goes. Sunday is supposed to be a crap weather day in Richmond, so it will be nice to cozy up with my dogs and hot tea and read most of the day.
Keep in touch on Twitter during the readathon with the tag: #24in48!