Hey all, Dani here.
Hello, Happy Sunday to you. It’s my birthday, and I guess that means I’m going to talk about books some more. A few days ago I got a notification on my Goodreads about the upcoming Dewey’s Reverse Readathon…which I hadn’t been paying attention to because at the end of the spring readathon some drama had come up and they had cancelled the summer readathon. Apparently some new administrators stepped up to the event and they decided to still put on the summer readathon, minus the problematic theme decision.
Even better…the readathon is next weekend.
Normally a Dewey’s event starts in the morning, well 8 am Eastern Standard (or Daylight) Time…which also happens to be the time zone I live in, so I thankfully don’t need to do any mental gymnastics to figure out when I start. And normally the Dewey’s events are Saturday-Sunday, but for the Reverse Readathon that is hosted in summer, the opposite of this is true….so the event starts at 8 pm Friday and goes until 8 pm Saturday. If you are not EST/EDT, then check out the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon site for when the event begins where you are.
Anyway, so the Summer Reverse Readathon is Friday, August 6th-Saturday, August 7th…but again, check for the start time where you live. So for me, it is 8 pm Friday night through 8 pm Saturday night.
It also happens to be the end of Damian and I’s vacation, so we don’t really have much of anything planned. Depending on how we feel, we might go to one of our Friendly Local Game Stores to play in a Magic the Gathering Draft Night Event, but that isn’t a definite plan yet. Which means that I should be able to do some reading.
Oh, and I should also point out that I do have a lovely blog post from a couple years ago where I talk about Tips and Tricks for Surviving a Readathon, that may prove helpful if you’re newer to the readathon idea. Especially with these 24 hour events, some people try to push themselves to stay up for the whole 24 hours…which is not required AT ALL. If you read for 15 minutes during the 24 Hour period then you’re a winner.
Although there are Instagram challenges and a Bingo Board you can complete and other fun and goodies to partake in as well. I mostly just do readathons to read, so I read and make somewhat regular social media posts about my progress…and check in on some of my fellow readathon participants by commenting on and liking their posts.
But here’s the thing…I don’t know what I want to read for this Reverse Readathon. I’m just finally really starting to pull out of my reading slump…and there are SO MANY books that I’ve picked up this year during book shopping trips and I still haven’t gotten around to reading them. And I’ve been trying to play a bit more loose with my TBRs considering the fact that I’m mostly a mood reader.
So I have multiple possibilities for my TBR for this readathon…and I might as well share my options with y’all.
Obviously, I have a whole bunch of options here, and I’ve tried to match them up in sort of themes as much as possible.
I will start off by saying that I have read the first three of the Witchlands books by Susan Dennard, so those would be a reread before continuing on with the series. And I read the first three of the Great Library series by Rachel Caine, and put off books four and five for some reason, and then after Rachel passed away I’ve just really been putting them off because if I still have books by her that I haven’t read then it’s like she’s not fully gone. Likewise, I’ve read Tamsyn Muir’s books and the first Murderbot novella by Martha Wells. But it’s been a little while and refreshers are nice, plus it’s comforting to read a book you already know you like.
The other options are a bunch of Rick Riordan Presents middle grade books that I still need to read. These would be a great option for a readathon because they’ll be entertaining and I’ll likely read them quickly. And my final option is a selection of books that focus on Celtic and Nordic mythological aspects, or are inspired by them.
Option One: The Great Library series by Rachel Caine
Option Two: Witchlands series by Susan Dennard
Option Three: Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir and Murderbot series by Martha Wells
Option Four: Rick Riordan Presents Middle Grade books
Option Five: Celtic/Nordic vibes and inspirations
Feel free to let me know which stack you think I should read. It might influence my decision. Otherwise I’m just going with whichever stack sounds the most appealing when Friday rolls around.
All right, well I do believe that is all from me for today. I’m off to enjoy my getaway with Damian for a few days. Don’t worry I already have the next few days’ posts scheduled, and I’ll still have internet though I’ll be checking it sporadically. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll be back soon with more geeky content.