Last Saturday was the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon and it was my first time participating in this awesome event. I joined the Facebook group a few days early which was the best idea ever. Everyone was getting hyped, showing off their TBR piles, and posting photos of their yummy snacks. It was very inspiring!
I decided to approach this Readathon very casually and actually let myself sleep in a few hours on Saturday morning. When I got up I loaded an audiobook on my phone and took Robin for a walk.
I didn't want to start any brand new books except short stories that I could finish that day, so I spent some time continuing The Lunar Chronicles (currently on Cress).
Snack time included a little bubbly rosé and A Little Life.
The best thing I read all day of The Grownup by Gillian Flynn. Boy does that lady know how to write a sentence! This story totally threw me for a loop, had great twists and turns, and the characters made me laugh out loud the whole time. It's well worth the $2.99 I paid to Amazon for the ebook.
The last thing I read before calling it quits for the night was Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell. She's an all time favorite of mine, and this short story was just so cute.
The challenges that happen through out the Readathon are a lot of fun and a nice way to take a break. I even won the hour 3 challenge with my 5 word story.
The next Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon will be in October and I can't wait. I think next time I'll be a bit more prepared by taking the next day off from everything. I had a serious book hangover on Sunday and it was rough.
Now I'm back to my regularly scheduled slow reading life. I'm still working through Cress, Red Queen (re-read), A Little Life, & Gold Fame Citrus (audio). As always, you can track my reading progress on Goodreads.