Monday, April 23, 2018
Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon TBR List
It is only a few small days away from one of the most exciting reading events in history. Dewey's 24 hour readathon starts at 7:00AM April 28th in my neck of the woods, and ends at 6:55AM April 29th. Here is an explanation of the event I clipped from the website, as it explains everything better than I would be able to.
"For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October."
This will be my second attempt at the whole 24 hour readathon, so hopefully I am a little wiser and know a little bit about pacing myself. I also have some family members cheering me on. My sister out in the USofA has entered the readathon, and my son (who hasn't entered but is cheering me on anyways) will be joining me for most of my reading time. This year the goal is to read a million pages in 24 hours. Very neat. Interested to see if it can be done! There is still plenty of time if you would like to join this event. You won't be sorry if you do. Go here to sign up and find out more about the event.
I have finally decided what I will be reading. As I am also participating in the #SpringHorror readathon that overlaps the 24 hour readathon, I decided to take a break from horror for 24 hours. Not because I am tired of it, but because in the wee hours of the morning, when all is dark and I am the only one wandering the house, my imagination doesn't need any help making me a little jumpy. Remember, coffee will be my friend these 24 hours, and my thoughts may not be clear. So I decided to continue my reading into the the fantastic land of Xanth. It is fun reading ... easy reading. Perfect for the readathon. My TBR list looks something like this...
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These are books 4, 5, and 6 in the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. I will continue my journey for 24 hours in the Magical Land of Xanth and 24 hours will fly by. One change I am adding from the last readathon I did, is that I am scheduling regular breaks in my reading schedule. Let's face it, I am not as young as I used to be, and when I am up passed my bedtime, I need to give my tired eyes a rest. So, here is my unveiling of my TBR 24 Hour Reading Schedule!
I know, I know. It doesn't look like much but I will tell you, when I start to read and stroke off the pages I read, and the hours are counting down, this little preparation of mine helps me immensely! And it just looks cool. As you can see, I have included a couple of breaks in the normal hours of the day, just so my family members will know I am still alive and kicking. Then, in the home stretch, the 30 minute breaks placed strategically where last time, I was struggling to stay awake. All in all, it will be fun to attempt, and I am truly looking forward to it this weekend. Please follow along as I will be sending my updates via: Twitter and the occasional Instagram.