Readathon!

May. 1st, 2017 10:54 am
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So I participated in the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon again this past weekend and had a great time. I read about 1,272 pages overall. I also filmed a vlog throughout the 24 hours.




I hoping I might finish The Left Hand of Darkness today at least. I don't have far to go and I have the day off work as a recovery (and also laundry) day.
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I'm doing my third Dewey's 24 Hour Readthon this weekend. It starts for me at 10 pm on Saturday, so I intend to read for a couple of hours, sleep, then watch Doctor Who as soon as it is available on iView in the morning so Twitter doesn't spoil me. Then my entire Sunday until 10 pm will be spent reading. I do need to try and run if the weather allows it, but that is what audio books are for. ;)

The lead up tomorrow will hopefully be spent studying, tidying up enough that I can safely vlog in all my usual reading spots and making sure I have everything I need, appropriate snacks and drinks included. I have Monday off work because I'll need to recover, do any chores that were ignored and probably work on my essay (due Sunday week).

I have filmed my TBR. I won't read everything, but I find that a readathon requires options and different formats so that my concentration doesn't start to fail.


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The follow up to Saturday's video. This is how I went.



I'm definitely doing this again in October. It was exhausting, even with sleep, but so much fun. I am now 10 books ahead of schedule in my goodreads challenge & have read more women and another writer of colour (Nnedi Okorafor). Yayness!
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1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Canberra, Australia.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Probably Half-Off Ragnarok, by Seanan McGuire.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
The peppermint choclate. ;)

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I'm a 31 year old former bellydancer who now sings in a choir.

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?
This is my first read-a-thon and I'm most looking forward to dedicating a large chunk of time to reading. I don't get to do that much anymore. The price of adulthood.
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So I've been experimenting with filming on my iPad using the youtube app this weekend. Booktube is inspiring, though frankly, it probably won't last with me. I'll get distracted. But, I've just posted my to read pile for the Dewey 24 hOur Read-a-thon, which starts in just under 5 hours. SO I thought I would post it here too.




The Books

Binti - Nnedi Okoarafor
Half-Off Ragnarok - Seanan McGuire
Without a Summer - Mary Robinette Kowal
Four Doctors - Paul Cornell
Asterix - Goscinny & Uderzo
Trickster's Choice - Tamora Pierce
The Red Queen - Isobelle Carmody
Gemma Alone - Noel Streatfeild
The Green Mill Murder - Kerry Greenwood
And Furthermore - Judi Dench
One Small Step - ed. Tehani Wessely

I won't get them all read, obviously, but I wanted options to switch between if I got stuck. And frankly, should the mood take me, I'll grab anything off the shelf.

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