Dewey’s 24-hour readathon is TOMORROW, and I’ve only really remembered by virtue of having everyone else post about it. My memory’s been all over the place this week– I did at least two homework assignments that weren’t due until next week, and I completely forgot about a midterm (it hasn’t happened yet so I have time to study, no worries). I suspect I glued it to a collage or something– anyway.
The blog plan
This is my fourth! readathon, and I think I’ve got all the kinks ironed out. For my first readathon I didn’t prep beyond getting a pile of books together, and for this one I’m even making small premade snacks I can grab and eat.
As for posting, I’m going to do something similar to what I did for the spring readathon, with one post for stats and mini-reviews and challenges and another for a wrap-up once it’s over. I’ve got all my forms ready to go, and as long as I remember to check the official blog pretty often I should be set!
The reading plan
Here’s what I’ve picked out to read:
The books: Lord Foul’s Bane, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, An Earthly Knight, The Dreaming volume one and two, People of the Book, Sport, Scrapped Princess #1, Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go, Offshore, The Romance Readers Book Club, The Sherwood Ring, and Heart-Shaped Box. (You may notice that two of them are the same from the last readathon. Well, this time I mean to REALLY READ THEM.)
This pile is different from previous ‘thons because there are no library books! All of these come from my TBR pile, and I really do need to read them. If I get bored I can also always go to my Kindle, which has tons of more books on it I need to read, but I’m going to try to stick to these. I read seven books for the last readathon and four for the one before that, so for this one I’m aiming for eight or more.
Sort of unfortunately, however, I’m going out sometime in the day to walk around an overpriced corn maze with my family, and then we’re going to get a pumpkin from the patch and then I’m being dragged to a few shops. I’ll be bringing books with me, but I won’t be able to update or check on challenges or talk on Twitter or ANYTHING for at least a few hours.
Unless it rains! It might rain tomorrow! Hmmmm.
More info: Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon, my Twitter, which I’ll be updating, and my DailyBooth account, where I’ll be posting pictures. You may also be interested in my prep post for the spring readathon, which has some tips for newbies.