Friday, April 24, 2015

UPDATES: Dewey's Readathon!


Update: I had a terrific time! I started with Hello from the Gillespies, since I'd enjoyed reading it so much and was hoping it would get me through my April reading slump - it did, and then some.  This also meant that I finished my first book for the ReadingMyLibrary Challenge, thank goodness.

I'd been thinking of reading The Marco Effect next, since Adler-Olsen has been a favorite Nordic crime novelist of mine in the past, but decided to read The River of No Return instead, since it sounded so incredible.  I really loved the first 300 pages, and then thought: Am I getting tired, or is the plot getting more confusing? I finished it on Sunday, and it wasn't just the fatigue.  

Overall, I'm so glad I joined.  I got a ton of reading done, and it felt great.  Throughout, I almost wanted more Saturdays to be like that one - more time reading, more time connecting with others, more time eating snacks :)

Thanks Team Popper for stopping by and cheering me on - I can't wait till next readathon.

Dewey's Readathon is tomorrow, April 25th! It's a chance for readers and bloggers to come together and honor the memory of one blogger, Dewey, who started the readathon, and to read as much as possible for 24 hours.  I'm joining in for the first time - while I'm nervous about how much I'll actually be able to finish, I feel so good about reading alongside fellow book lovers.  Almost all of the joint activities that I've been a part of in this book-blogging world have been so, so fun.

Getting down to it - while I won't be able to post updates or join in the twitter chats until Saturday evening, I will be reading! I'm excited to dedicate my day to eating, reading, and standing around waiting for the bus with a book.

Below are the ones I'll have in rotation, linked to Goodreads.  Will I get through all of them? Nope.  But I like a little variety in my life, and who knows what I'll actually be in the mood to pick up!


Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney (e-book)
Percentage before: 32
Percentage after: 100 

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (e-book)
Percentage before: 14

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Pages read: 346

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough

The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

My Mother's House and Sido by Colette


Are you joining Dewey's Readathon? What's on your list? 

Can't wait to check out everyone's reading tomorrow :)



22 comments:

  1. Glad you'll be joining in - it's such a fun event! It looks like you have a great stack, too...looking forward to following along and seeing how your day goes :)

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    1. It was a lot of fun! I didn't do much updating, but there was a lot of great reading! Hope you enjoyed the day as well :)

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  2. Glad you will be joining! I am cheering you on the. Mr. Popper!

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    1. Thank you - me too! Thanks for cheering and stopping by!

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  3. Oh I loved the Night Circus, it's a great choice! Hope you have a great readathon! #TeamMrPopper

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    1. Yay! I had started it as an audiobook, though I didn't get to it this time, and liked it! Thanks for cheering!

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  4. Great pile of books - happy readathon!

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    1. It was a lot of fun! Thank you for cheering!

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  5. Looks like a great stack of books! Hope your day is off to a great start. Happy reading! #TeamPopper

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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a great day of reading too!

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  6. Hoping your reading is going well. I'm cheering you on from Texas and Team Mr. Popper. Enjoy the rest of your day!!

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    1. Thank you! Reading went really well, hope yours did too!

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  7. Ooooooh The River of No Return! Such a fun book, I hope you're enjoying your Readathon! #TeamPopper is cheering you on!

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    1. It was so fun! Thanks for cheering :)

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  8. Irene from Team Mr. Popper here. I hope you're enjoying the readathon so far. Please remember that it's all about having fun, so if you feel more like snacking than reading, then go ahead. This event is the perfect excuse for snacking!
    I'm sure you'll reach your goal. You can do this!

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    1. Thank you for cheering! Lots of snacking and lots of reading went on :)

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  9. Hope everything is going well and that you are having fun!

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    1. Thank you so much for your cheering! I had a great readathon :)

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  10. Over halfway through, I hope you're still enjoying your readathon!

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    1. I definitely did - thank you for cheering on!

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  11. That's a great list! The readathon has been great so far. We are in the homestretch. Don't forget to move around a bit. Best of luck in achieving your read-a-thon goals. Happy reading! #TeamMrPopper

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    1. Thank you! Lots of moving around happened - most important goal was just to read and have fun, so yes, definitely achieved!

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