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Friday, August 7, 2020

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon: The Reverse Readathon Returns!

 


READATHON PREP


Books I may (or may not) read. Lots of choices. Lots of genres. 

Snacks: Oranges, Heath bar, grapes, peanuts, almonds, and ice cream. Oh, and coffee. I'm set.

BINGO Game. Get your own copy here.



HOURS 1-2


Reading. Oh, I'm in my happy place.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Alvin, Texas.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? The Traveling Cat Chronicles.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Heath bar.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! Reader, blogger, (retired) librarian.
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? It's my 27th readathon. I plan to do exactly what I always do...read and blog. Good luck, everyone!
HOURS 3-4-5

I'm hosting! Look for me over at Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon or on Twitter. 

Update: I was somehow able to host and read. I've now finished two books:





HOURS 6-7-8-9-10

Sleeping. ZZZZZZZZ....


HOURS 11

Walking. Every morning I walk to the public library and turn in the books I finished the day before. Great way to start the day. 


HOURS 12-24

Reading. 

Finished:



Bo the Brave by Bethan Woollvin

Almost Time by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney

God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds


Started, but didn't finish yet:

The Black Kids: A Novel by Christina Hammons Reed

BINGO:


ROW 1:
Read while it's dark outside (Friday night)
Read a book related to winter (Almost Time)
Read 200 pages (Friday night)
Select your book blindfolded (Feed Your Mind)
Read a book outside your comfort zone (Travelling Cat Chronicles...thought it was going to be fluff, but it turned out to be different than I'd expected)

ROW 2
Read a book you've had in your TBR forever (Look Both Ways)
Read a book with a title less than two words (Almost Time)
Read a book released within the last year (Almost Time; Feed Your Mind; All Thirteen; Bo the Brave)
Exercise for 30 minutes (Saturday morning walk)
Read a book with diverse characters (The Black Kids; Look Both Ways)

ROW 3
Read in 3 different locations (meditation room; kitchen; front porch)
Title contains the letter D (God Got a Dog)
FREE SPACE
Participate in social media (Friday night Twitter)
Read two books (Finished two on Friday night)

ROW 4
Reading sprint (Saturday)
Read something other than a traditional book ("Poetry for Fraught Times," Atlantic)
Read a book in first person (The Travelling Cat Chronicles)
Snack and read (Heath bar)
Minimalist cover (God Got a Dog)

ROW 5
Read a book with blue on the cover (Look Both Ways)
Read two different genres (fiction, nonfiction, picture books)
Read a book with traveling (Travelling Cat Chronicles)
Make your own challenge (Read and review everything you finish)
Read in your pjs (Friday night)

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? Excellent.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Yes. Read, host, sleep, wake, walk, read.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Heath bar.
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! Sure.

1 comment:

  1. Argh! I totally missed this; I am so bummed. My weekend was full with work and walks so I didn't get much reading done. Glad you enjoyed it.

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