Hey all, Dani here.
This will be my fourth time participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. I didn’t do that well back in April during the last session because where I work declared a mandatory work day for the day of the readathon. Well guess what folks? They did it again. Yep, I’m scheduled to work this Saturday, October 21st.
I’m still going to try and read some books though. We’ll see what happens.
What is nice (provided that I can actually focus on reading), is that from the time the readathon starts where I am until I have to go to work is a whopping 6 hours. That is the potential for finishing two or possibly three books. Of course, I also know that my boyfriend will be home as well, so it is more likely that I will only read one book, maybe two before work.
But if things go well then I think I should be able to read a book while I’m at work. Then after work I should still have about 10 hours left in the readathon.
No matter what though, I just want to finish reading at least two books. My best session of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon was last October where I think I read like 9 books, which was insane.
Anyway, for those of you who are a bit confused, you can find out all the details for this readathon here. What is really fun is this October session of Dewey’s marks 10 years of holding the event, which I think is pretty spectacular. As with most readathons, the goal is to read as much as possible in one 24 Hour period. Where this one differs from many other 24 Hour events is that all around the world we start and stop at the same time. So for me in Ohio, USA, I start at 8am on October 21st, whereas someone in the UK would start at 1pm on October 21st, and somebody in California, USA, would start at 5am on October 21st.
There are all sorts of reading sprints and challenges throughout the event, so you can follow along all over social media. Just use the hashtag #readathon to keep up with all the news.
Okay, let’s just go ahead and get this TBR out of the way.
Is this super ambitious considering I’ll be working for 8 hours of the readathon? Why yes it is, but I’ll see how well I do. I mean, there is a middle grade novel, a novella bind-up, and a YA contemporary on the list, and those should all be fairly quick reads. I do know that Gentleman’s Guide and Last Magician are both longer reads, but I’ve heard great things about them both.