A quick update from my side. Yes, I was perfectly asleep at the start of the readathon – thankfully. I woke up near the end of the fourth hour, and started reading Gideon the Ninth first. I still had about 4h left in the book, and finished it (how typical) in the Ninth hour of the challenge. After that I continued with Dead Wicked, another book I was already reading and finished it at the start of the 11th hour. After a small lunch break, I am now reading Call Me By Your Name which I also hope to finish today – as I set a personal challenge of finishing three books. After that I plan to start with some new books, Djinn City and The Golden Compass and once I have done that I will see what time it is and where we stand. It’s ridiculously hot today so everything is a bit slower than usual.
In this update some of the fun I have already partaken in, besides the reading. First there was the opening survey right at the start.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
A very, very, very warm Belgium.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Short answer: all the books! I cover this topic in more detail in my earlier post (click here)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I came heavily underprepared into this read-a-thon, not having provided any special snack besides what I already had in the kitchen. I still have a melon to eat and with the warm weather, I am most looking forward to that.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Me, 27yo PhD researcher in Belgium. I like books a lot (duh!) as well as movies and theater. I like to say that during the day I help fight Cystic Fibrosis and at night I fight my ever growing TBR.
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 have participated a couple of times before, but never really. I feel this is the time I have most committed to joining and with the current quarantine light that is ongoing and the enormous heat – there is not much more to do. I am also taking part more in the social part which certainly drives the enthusiasm.
Another challenge was the Rainbow of Books. Since my shelves are already organized as such I didn’t make a new rainbow.
And finally the Bingo. I actually already called BINGO once, and have a couple more coming up! Yay!
One of the hardest tiles will be reading while it’s dark, since at 5.45 AM when I woke it was already light and will continue to be so until late in the evening.
So far, I am really excited, it is going quite well, despite the heat. Unto another successful half. My next update will be after the finish of the read-a-thon, but I will first catch some Zzzzs.
Are you participating in this read-a-thon? Or maybe other? What are your experiences?
Let me know in the comments!
Dewey’s 24h Read-a-thon is a twice yearly event of 24 hours of reading fun and talking books with others. This reverse edition means that the start times have been put 12 hours earlier – thanks for that, it is now in the middle of the night. There are some challenges and there is a bookish bingo.