It is time… to devote an entire 24 hours to reading! It is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!! 😃 Towards the bottom of the post are my updates! But if you are new to Dewey’s, here is all the information:
What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? 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.
It was created by the beloved Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf (her blog is archived at the Wayback Machine). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.
For more on the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, see the official website!
Twitter: @readathon (#readathon)
I do not want an overly ambitious TBR, but if I can squeeze in more than this list, I’d be a happy camper!
- ✓ Continue & complete Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber: This is a book about a girl whose father was murdered 10 or 15 years before. When he was murdered it was her twin sister that claimed to see the murderer, who is now in jail. Stuff that has yet to be revealed has happened in those last 10-15 years, and now a podcast has come to light, questioning the murder of the girl’s father.
- Vera Brittain and the First World War by Mark Bostridge: This is a work of nonfiction about Vera Brittain, a nurse from the First World War who very much became a leading pacifist and feminist after World War I. I plan to read her memoir, Testament of Youth next month, so I thought reading this condensed version of her life, with some analysis on the scholarship and pop culture that has come from her work would be a good place to get myself ready for that reading experience.
- Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill: Another one I started reading, but I am only 30 odd pages into. This is a collection of poetry that deals with a lot of topics through the lens of retelling fairytales!
- I got a late start to the readathon. I did not wake until 9am, so reading has not commenced just yet. I have my first book ready to start, or I should say the book I am continuing from the previous day and a half: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber. I got 60 or so pages in the last day and a half and I really want to continue with it as opposed to picking something else up and starting from the first page. The book is a thriller/mystery with a lot of plot elements to it. I am very anxious to see how they all come together!
- The reading is not going as planned today, but I am enjoying my book, Are You Sleeping. I am about 100 pages from finishing the book, which I think I can do in the next hour or so. I am actually really enjoying this one. I have not had luck with my last couple of thriller/mystery books. They were very cookie-cutter, but this has a lot of elements that work together well, and I am really interested to see where this is going. As for my net read, I don’t want to think too far ahead, but I think I may switch up the TBR a little bit and pick out something I did not originally plan on. What, I don’t know, but something.
- Finally finished my first read, Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber. Overall, a 3.5/4 star book. As I have stated, it has a lot of layers to it, all of which came together in interesting ways. There were some aspects to the book I’d have liked a little more on, but in the grand scheme of the book and what the central focus was, I think they aren’t anything to consider faulty for my having. Now, it is time for a short reading break. Then, I’ll hit the shelves and see what’s next!