It's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon. Have you read-a-thon-ed with us in the past? Or is this your first time? Either way, I'm glad you are joining in.
This is my 28th time to try to read for 24-hours straight. How many times have I read for all 24-hours? you may ask. One time. Exactly one time. Yes, I do love to read, but I also love my sleepy time.
It's about twelve hours before start time, and I'm prepping for the 'Thon. How do I prep?
I've got a huge stack of Cybils-nominated books. Plus a few extras. And an audiobook.
Do you think I have enough books?
List of Readathon readers. I like to stop by and say hi.
Here's the Books Read Database.
I've found some yummy snacks.
I've got this post all set up for the 24-hours. I've banned interruptions amap.*
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? Old Rock (Is Not Boring)
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Coffee. And oranges.
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 28th readathon. I plan to do exactly what I always do...read and blog. Good luck, everyone!
Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Like the Moon Loves the Sky by Hena Khan
Home Base: A Mother-Daughter Story by Nikki Tate
I Promise by LeBron James
How Long is Forever? by Kelly Carey
Every Little Letter by Deborah Underwood
Coffee. Blueberry yogurt.
I also knocked on some other doors, but no one was home.
Still sleeping, I guess.
I'll try again later.
Poetry Writing Class on Zoom.
Superluminous by Ian De Haes
Tiara's Hat Parade by Kelly Starling Lyons
A Whale of a Mistake by Ioana Hobai
The Haunted Lake by P. J. Lynch
Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela! by Alexandra Alessandri
Evie's Field Day: More Than One Way to Win by Claire Annette Noland
A Stopwatch from Grampa by Loretta Garbutt
Mars' First Friends: Come On Over, Rovers! by Susanna Leonard Hill and Elisa Paganelli
Down Under the Pier by Nell Cross Beckerman
Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale With a Tail by Leslea Newman
The Blunders: A Counting Catastrophe by Christina Soontornvat
Kid Coach by Rob Justus
Ronan the Librarian by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie
A Family for Louie by Alexandra Thompson
Love is Powerful by Heather Dean Brewer
Yet more coffee.
Hot & Spicy Crackers
Awestruck: How Embracing Wonder Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Connected (pp. 1-65)
Pizza. It's supper time.
1. What are you reading right now? Awestruck.
2. How many books have you read so far? 21 books.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Really, nothing but the sound of chainsaws trimming our trees.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? It's been a quiet and peaceful day.
Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang
*As much as possible. I will be taking off two hours to attend my poetry writing class midday. And sleeping when I can't stay awake anymore.