The night before the readathon...

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon starts tomorrow morning and I'm MUCH EXCITE. Unfortunately I have a hair cut scheduled and a work event in the evening, but I plan on trying to squeeze in reading whenever possible. I'm trying to not pressure myself too much like I have in the past. I just want to enjoy the challenges and make some good progress in my books.

I plan on listening to The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy. I've had so many people recommend it and I really can't pass up a good memoir read by the author. On my iPad I have It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover which I started yesterday. I haven't read a lot of contemporary new adult books but everyone on bookstagram has been having emotional breakdowns because of this book.

Readathons can sometimes be discouraging for slow readers like me, so I might end up downloading some comics or graphic novels from Hoopla so I can break up any regular reading.

I think I just need to keep my focus on quality not quantity.

So happy reading to everyone this weekend! Open a bottle of wine, kick back, and read something you love.

Readathon Wrap-Up

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.

How I'm starting my #readathon. Thank goodness for audiobooks! • #bookstagram #booksandfood #booksanddogs #booksandbreakfast #goldfamecitrus

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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).

Cress time! #readathon @deweysreadathon #bookishselfie • #bookstagram #bibliophile #cress #thelunarchronicles #bingereading

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Snack time included a little bubbly rosé and A Little Life.

Pink bubbles and A Little Life. #readathon • #bookstagram #bibliophile #alittlelife #brutrosé #cava #bubbly #champagne

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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.

Very fitting for #worldbooknight & #readathon! • #bookstagram #bibliophile #kindredspirits #rainbowrowell #rosè

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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.

Happy reading!

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon

This Saturday is the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon! I remember first hearing about this readathon last year, but since it wasn't until the actual day of the event I didn't get to fully enjoy a whole day reading. Thankfully since I'm much for involved in the bookish internet world it showed up on my radar a few days ago.

While I don't plan on spending the whole 24 hours reading (because I'd like to sleep in past 5am), I do plan on spending the majority of the day with my nose in a book. I'm excited for an excuse to catch up on some reading since homework and a sick dog have made the past few weeks pretty crazy.

So what do I plan on reading?

I'm currently in the middle of A Little Life, Cress, and my re-read of Red Queen. I'd like to finish Red Queen if possible, and hopefully put a nice dent in A Little Life & Cress. I also have Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell and The Grownup by Gillian Flynn which are both short stories. I figure these will be nice since finishing something will be good motivation to keep going. Not pictured: I also plan on reading some Marvel comics from their Civil War event. I'm trying to finish all 90ish books before the movie comes out in a few weeks. I also downloaded an audiobook (George by Alex Gino) for breaks when I'm walking my pup.

If you're participating let me know in the comments! And if you'd like to follow my progress I'll be posting all over social media:

Instagram: @booksbaconglitter

Twitter: @booksbaconglttr

Goodreads: booksbaconglitter

Litsy: booksbaconglitter

After I finish I'll be sure to update this space with what I accomplished and any tips I have for future readathons.

Happy reading!