The spring 24 hour readathon is today and I plan to spend it relaxing poolside with lots of books on my Kindle!
Here’s my proposed reading list.
Start time: 5:15a
End time: 11:15p
# of books read: 5!
Total hours read: 18 hours
Total pages read: TBD
Book: We Can Fix It by Jess Fink, a super cute memoir/time travel comic.
Food: none. I am SO HUNGRY. 30 min left til hotel breakfast starts. UGH, waiting.
Listening: to the people in the room next to me talk very loudly.
Hour 1: Opening Meme
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Ontario, California! I’m on a mini weekend trip. Yay!
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The Clockwork Dagger, I think. It’s steampunk fantasy with airships and such!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
At this point, free hotel breakfast. Which doesn’t start until two hours from now.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Hello, I’m Anastasia! I’m currently working as an elementary school librarian and I am starting library school in the fall. I love cats and coffee and my Nintendo 3DS.
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 actually can’t remember what I did last time that I would change this time! Maybe eat less sugary snacks?
Book: Locke & Key vol. 1-2, a dark fantasy/horror comic series.
Food: breakfast!! Eggs, bacon, home fries, half a bagel, orange juice, coffee.
Listening: to blessed silence. The noisy neighbors have left.
Notes: I only meant to read one volume of this series and then somehow now I’m on the third. It’s good, though I still have no idea what’s going on and it’s weirdly making me miss Sandman for some reason.
Hour 6: Picture It challenge
I’m currently reading Locke & Key volume 3, and this picture reminds me of the characters who opened their heads up and plucked out thoughts and memories and such. I love things like that, especially when the artist/author works in symbolism. It’s fun to try and find any important plot points in the mess. The red background goes with the color scheme of the book, too, which is dark with minimal bright spots. (It also kinda looks like blood, tbh. Locke & Key is a fairly bloody series so far.)
Book: Locke & Key volumes 3 and 4. It’s official. I’m hooked on this series!
Food: fruit and cheese, iced tea.
Notes: I really like how scary this series is! And now that I’ve finished the fourth volume I’m going to take a break and read a novel while walking a bit on the treadmill. I need to burn off some energy!
Hour 12: Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now?
Beth Cato’s The Clockwork Dagger! I’ve been reading it since around 1pm and I’m around 30% done. I keep getting distracted by food.
2. How many books have you read so far?
Five completed. I’m working on my sixth.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
At this point I’d really like to read more Locke & Key. It’s way more addictive than I thought it’d be. I cNt stop thinking about volume 4!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Just ones of my own devising. I started watching the latest season of Bob’s Burgers and spent way too long rummaging for food.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How many people have comic books in their stacks! It’s the most I’ve ever seen and it’s so exciting to see. A few years ago I think there was a stigma against reading a lot of comics–like it was cheating, kinda?–so I’m really happy that more people have embraced graphic novels this year.
Book: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato, a fantasy novel with steampunk elements.
Food: dinner!, oatmeal, coffee (bad), cranberry juice, Oreos, Cheetos
Notes: Got about 43% into the book and then became so tired I couldn’t focus on anything but Netflix for a while. Gave up and went to bed around 11p.
- hopefully. I don’t have my laptop with me and an iPad is tricky to blog on. ↩