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It’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon Time!

24hrreading1-thumbDewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

I will probably keep this one post all things read-a-thon related today.


We’re into hour 13 so I’m a little late with this, but I just finished my second book so this is perfect timing!

Mid-Event Survey! (add link or comment below)
1. What are you reading right now?  Just finished Dark Matter by Blake Couch.  Not sure what I’ll be starting next.
2. How many books have you read so far? Two. One paper and one audio.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?  Finishing Mt. TBR.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? This is my 7th time around and since I have no plans during the read-a-thon I don’t mind interruptions here and there.  Although Gage went to Grandma’s for the night 🙂
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?  I’ve spent less time online this time around.  Maybe as I get more tired I’ll be on here more.

5:21 pm

I’ve been listening to Dark Matter while I reconstruct Mt. TBR.  I’m getting near the end and am anxious to see how it ends.

A Book and a Snack mini-challenge…


Taking a break from Mt. TBR for a relaxing glass of wine and continuing The Quiet Game by Greg Iles.  Both books I’m listening and reading right now are great!


I just finished Frankenstein. It took way too long for as short as it is.  Looking forward to something that reads faster.

Mini-Challenge: Six Word Story

Eyes wide, joyful, devouring, smiling, drooping.

It’s 8am and I’m up and ready to read!

First mini challenge – A little about me

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  a Cleveland, Ohio suburb.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Frankenstein, The Quiet Game, finishing the Dark Matters audio…
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? Peanut butter chocolate pie 🙂
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  I’m 45 and have a husband, a son in kindergarten, and two cats, Razzi and Sammi.  I started this blog in January 2008.

 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?  This is my 7th read-a-thon and my advice is to have a selection of  shorter books, graphic novels and audio books to choose from.  And to have coffee ready at all times.  Oh, and to come back at 4am for my Picture Perfect mini-challenge 🙂

April 29, 2017 - Posted by | Read-a-Thon


  1. You’re gonna rock it!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 29, 2017 | Reply

  2. I’ll try and stay awake for your 4am mini-challenge, but so far I’ve yet to make the last few hours!

    Comment by Leslie | April 29, 2017 | Reply

    • You can do it!!! I laways make it at least to the 20 hour mark, but after that it just depends 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 29, 2017 | Reply

  3. Someday maybe I’ll try this. But I noticed you are reading Dark Matter. Is that by Blake Crouch? A friend of mind went immediately from that book to Crouch’s Wayward Pines trilogy. He really liked it.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | April 29, 2017 | Reply

    • Yes, I’m on disc 5. I’ll start listening when my eyes need a rest 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 29, 2017 | Reply

  4. Have fun today and enjoy that pie!! Yummy!!

    Comment by tiftalksbooks | April 29, 2017 | Reply

    • I had half for breakfast and am getting ready for the rest right now 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 29, 2017 | Reply

  5. Have a great read-a-thon. It seems that every fall and spring something is going on that day that I can’t participate.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | April 29, 2017 | Reply

    • I looked back and saw I’ve done three Aprils and three Octobers. I’m always happy when our schedule allows it!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 29, 2017 | Reply

  6. Hope you had a good readathon. I’ve wanted to take part in it ever since I first heard about it, but they always seem to fall on days when I’ve got other stuff on. This time I was travelling off the island for a shopping trip otherwise I’d have joined in!

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

    Comment by clicksclan | April 30, 2017 | Reply

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