Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon has become a staple of the book blogosphere. Avid readers celebrate their love of books by reading as much as they possibly can during one 24-hour period. There are hourly posts from the hosts, plus voluntary mini challenges from various bloggers and a day-long Twitter conversation that typically grows crazier and more involved as the hours tick by.
This year, I plan to read mostly e-books. I've been stockpiling novellas of 130 pages or less in preparation, and hope to get through the lot:
- MISBEHAVING by Tiffany Reisz - romantic comedy
- SUBMIT TO DESIRE by Tiffany Reisz - erotica
- IMMERSED IN PLEASURE by Tiffany Reisz - erotica
- JAQ'S HARP by Ella Drake - SF romance
- FROM AFAR by Ava March - historical fantasy romance
- SLIP POINT by Karalynn Lee - SF romance
- EMBER by Bettie Sharpe - dark fantasy
- LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT by Bettie Sharpe - futuristic fantasy romance
I also have THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater on audio, plus the first five volumes of CLAMP's TOKYO BABYLON, bunches of SAGA, and the first volume of ATLA: THE SEARCH. I'll turn to them whenever when my e-reader needs to recharge.
Once I've read everything on my list (which might be doable this time, as they're all short books in fast-paced genres), I plan to start THE VINTNER'S LUCK by Elizabeth Knox. Lynn and I are rereading it together and it's past time I dove in.
Of course, any successful Readathon also requires a great many snacks. I've laid in some good 'uns this time, including a bunch of dessert-flavoured yogurt, some sweet & salty granola bars, a couple of mangos, a banana, white cheddar rice cakes, fruit & veggie juice, and a candy apple. I've also got Kraft Dinner in both extra creamy and sharp cheddar varieties, though I doubt I'll sample more than one of them tomorrow. And I didn't include 'em in the photograph, but there are a great many black bean quesadillas in my freezer and a fair few chicken sausages lurking around, waiting to help me meet my daily protein quota.
Finally, I'll have this little squirt for company. Murchie enjoys Readathons because they mean he's got somebody to sit with (or on) pretty well all day--the doggie dream. If you follow me on Instagram (I'm xicanti there, as almost everywhere), you're sure to see lots of Murchie + book pictures throughout the day.
Are you participating in the Readathon? What are you reading and eating?