Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dewey Begins

OK, so at the beginning of the 3rd hour, I'm taking a break from reading to post and go visit the blogs of other readers.

I barely got out of bed in time to begin reading at the 7am start time of Dewey's 24-hour read-a-thon, and I caught myself dozing from time to time. By 7:45, hubby was up and talking about breakfast, so we got in the car and drove to a nearby diner for a substantial meal of breakfast burritos with tomatoes and avocado on the side. I read all the way to and from the diner and even read through most of the meal.

As the 24 hour read-a-thon begins, participants are asked to answer the introductory questionnaire.

Introductory Questionnaire

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

I'm at home in Texas. I'll ride along with my hubby as he runs errands, and we're eating out all day, but otherwise I'm planning on kicking back in the recliner and reading my heart out.

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

I don't know that I have one I favor over the others. I'm conscious that I have library books which will need to be returned in just over a week, so I'm concentrating on them first.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I don't stock up on snacks for the read-a-thon. I will keep myself will hydrated with lots of water and the occasional caffeine-free Diet Coke.

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 plan to take regular breaks to visit other read-a-thoners and post updates. And over-all, I plan to have fun!

Hour 2 Update

Reading Location: My house in Texas & Old West Cafe

Currently Reading: Calculated in Death by J. D. Robb

Book Cover: Calculated in Death by J D Robb

Total Pages read so far: 66 pages

Total Time spent reading so far: 80 minutes

Other Readers I have visited: None so far

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

Finished Books: 0

Comments: I'm getting a good start to the read-a-thon. Feeling very energetic now that I've had breakfast.


  1. I love taking short breaks each hour to visit other readers. It's a good way to get up and move. Good luck reading today!

    1. Thanks -- I'm planning on using 1/2 hour ever 3 hours or so to take my eyes off the book and do other things.

  2. I love the In Death series. I started the first one this year via audiobook and can't get enough.
    Enjoy the rest of the readathon.


    1. I plan to "complete" the series -- that is, read all the books published so far -- in 2016. I'm a big fan of Eve Dallas and Roarke!

      Thanks for the encouragement.