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Dewey’s 24-Hour #readathon: Madeleine

Now that grad school is over, I can join in on something I’ve been eyeballing for awhile–my first ever readathon! Essentially, readers around the world spend the same 24 hours trying to read as much as possible. I don’t know if I’ll make it the full 24 hours, because honestly, I love sleep.

As a BONUS, Nox is also doing readathon, so we’ll be cheering each other on from afar. You can also follow my progress on Twitter: @knsievert.

The Books

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Most of what I read comes from the library. This means that I never read the books I own, because they don’t have approaching due dates. So I’ve decided to read all of my own books this time around. I’ve also thrown a few in the stack that are owned by a friend. In some cases, I’ve had the book over a year! Moral of the story–don’t loan me books without giving me a due date.

Unlike Nox, I don’t have any self control and picked out many books so I’ll have choices tomorrow. I did try to choose a variety of genres, but focused on shorter books. I also threw in the only graphic novel I have on hand that I haven’t read yet.

Titles and authors:

  • Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. Bought in the airport because it had the better UK cover
  • 4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie. Stripped of its cover because I saved it from a bin of mass markets to be pulped.
  • Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai. I, uh, recommended this in a video for work, so now I can read it!
  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Yay happiness?
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I saw the movie first. Don’t hate me.
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. From ALA! Signed!
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Borrowed from a friend since December 2014
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Sartrapi. Borrowed from the same friend since December 2014
  • The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Borrowed from a different friend since–October 2015, maybe?
  • Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. This one is mine. Don’t steal it.

I also have a few audiobooks downloaded from the library, for moments when I can’t have a book in my hand.

  • Armada by Ernest Cline. Narrated by Wil Wheaton
  • Bellweather by Connie Willis. I was going to take a break from reading her backlist, but it was just sitting there in Overdrive!

Snacks

I have all my snacks purchased! I will have to make them tomorrow, but that is what the audiobook is for.

  • Blueberry muffins
  • Crockpot spring minestrone
  • Hummus, carrots, and pretzels
  • Swedish fish
  • Tea, coffee, etc.

I also still have some Girl Scout Cookies on hand in case of emergencies.

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