Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dewey Progress after 3 hours

The Spring 2015 Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-thon kicked off at 7am local time. Hubby and I were just leaving the house and heading down to our son's home to spend the day with 5-year-old Aiden. I have spent less than an hour reading so far. It's nice that Aiden is old enough to play by himself part of the time, but I still need to be attentive to him, so I can't get lost in my book.

Hour 3 Update

Reading Location: Aiden's house in Texas

Currently Reading: Justice and Her Brothers by Virginia Hamilton

Book Cover: Justice and Her Brothers by Virginia Hamilton

Total Pages read so far: 39 pages

Total Time spent reading so far: 48 minutes

Other Readers I have visited: None so far

Mini-challenges completed: Just the Introductory Questionnaire (see below)

Finished Books: 0

Comments: Every time I sit still to read, I start getting drowsy. I went to bed too late last night and got up early, so I could use a nice long nap. Can't do that right now since I need to pay attention to Aiden.

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

I'm at home in Texas. Splitting my time between my son's home with his 5-year-old and my home about an hour away.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Probably The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I don't stock up on snacks for the read-a-thon. (Though it might be a good idea to lay in some snacks for the wee hours of the morning as we approach hours 20-24).

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am an avid reader of various fiction genres. Since I've become a grandmother I've noticed that I have less stamina to stay awake for the entire 24 hours of the event, but that's OK, too. I'll still spend my day focusing mostly on reading and avoiding other distractions.

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 don't really have any changes to make to my participation. I plan to just go with the flow today.


  1. *waving at you from Kansas* sorry to suck you in again, oh wait, no I'm not! ;) Have fun with Aiden! :D

  2. It didn't take much to entice me to participate. Now (8pm) that we've turned Aiden over to his dad, I'm heading full-force into reading until I drop from exhaustion.