I believe that this is now my 6th or 7th Dewey’s 24 hr Readathon.
I love them to pieces.
A whole day devoted to reading as little or as much as you can, with a whole bunch of people all around the world who love reading as much as you do. It doesn’t get much better!
Life stuff usually gets in my way of devoting an entire 24hrs to reading, but I do as much as I can.
As per usual I have several half read books cluttering up my bedside table that I would really like to finish & I’m going to use this as my incentive to do it.
I’m also hoping to jump start AusReading month in November by starting a couple of Australian books early.
In an attempt to keep things simple, I will use this post for updates.
In fact, I will try to emulate the remarkably organised, and first time readathoner, Nancy @ipsofactodotme by having a 15 minute social media blitz each hour before returning to the books. (I cannot turn off the wi-fi in our house as the teenage booklet would totally freak out!)
Cirtnecce @Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses and Prejudices is also joining us for the first time after she spotted my readathon twitter flurry late last night. Please help to make her feel welcome.
Thanks to twitter I have pulled together a #TeamOz.
In previous years it has got very quiet on social media during the Australian Sunday afternoon period as those on the other side of the world grab a snooze. I thought it would be good for us folk Down Under to know who we all are, so we can cheer each other on.
Any New Zealand readathoner’s who’d like to be included please let me know & I will add you to our small (but growing every year) group.
Elizabeth @Earl Grey Editing is hosting a mini challenge for this year’s readathon in hour 17. If you only do one mini-challenge this readathon, make it the Aussie one!
(If your page/account was private I haven’t included you, but if you’d like to be added, please let me know below with your preferred url).
New Zealand blogger Maree has now also joined our ranks. Perhaps we should be #TeamANZ ?
Finishing Hot Milk is the one priority before next week’s Booker Prize announcement.
Children’s fiction, 214 pgs (I will be reading from pg 35)
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Fiction, 218 pgs (I will be reading from pg 82)
Eden’s Outcasts by John Matteson
Biography, 428 pgs (I will be reading from pg 260)
Edith Wharton by Hermoine Lee
Biography, 756 pgs (I will be reading from pf 158)
I have been reading this book for over two years.
The print is sooooooo tiny, I can only read a little at a time before my eyes start leaking!
The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton
Memoir/Short Stories, 296 pgs (I will be reading from pg 55)
The Middlepause by Marina Benjamin
Memoir, 205 pgs (I will be reading from pg 189)
I thought this book would be more scientific, with practical advice, but it’s not.
I’ve struggled to finish it.
Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das
Mind, Body, Spirit, 395 pgs (I will be reading from pg 82)
If This is a Woman by Sarah Helm
Non-Fiction, Holocaust, 658 pgs (I will be reading from 179)
This is the easier to read, maybe I will/maybe I wont pile of possibilities.
“the way imagination and reality tumble together and mess things up.”
Hour Two – Midnight Sunday 23rd October
24 pgs of Eden’s Outcasts
‘Where roses bloom and pumpkins squat.’
Hours Three to Nine
Good Night #TeamOz
Hour Ten – 8am Sunday 23rd October
Good morning from Sydney.
What’s been happening while I slept?
Time for breakfast and a chapter of Hot Milk before the next hour rolls on by.
7pgs of Hot Milk
|Buddha’s tears tea|
Hour Eleven – 9am Sunday 23rd October
18 pgs of Hot Milk
“I have more of an ear for the language of symptoms and side effects, because that is mu mother’s language. Perhaps it is my mother tongue.”
Hour Twelve – 10am
27 pgs of Hot Milk
“We were looking at each other with our various points of view.“
|Skim flat white at my favourite cafe|
Hour Thirteen – 11am
My brain was feeling fuzzy so I decided to take my book for a walk and a coffee.
17 pgs of Hot Milk
Hour Fourteen – midday
34 pgs of Hot Milk
Hour Fifteen – 1pm
The sun has come out.
I’m now sitting on our back porch, watching Mr Books clean the BBQ, after its winter hiatus.
B16 is studying for exams & I’m thinking that it could be snack time.
29 pgs of Danny the Champion of the World
Hour Sixteen – 2pm
Snacks – banana, chocolate & Buddha’s tears tea.
A quiet house now that Mr Books and B16 have gone to soccer trials.
The hard part will be to NOT snooze!
Snooze for too long, that is!
29 pgs of Danny the Champion of the World
1pg of Marie Claire’s, Kitchen.
Guess what we’re having with the BBQ skewers tonight?
Hour Seventeen – 3pm
31 pgs of Danny the Champion of the World
Unhealthy afternoon snack to boost my energy levels!
Shhhh don’t tell Mr Books or B16!
Hour Eighteen – 4pm
Oops! Fell asleep whilst reading on the bed!
Hour Nineteen – 5pm
42 pg of Danny the Champion of the World
Hour Twenty – 6pm
Some dinner preparation & a beer slowed me down a little this hour.
49 pgs of Danny the Champion of the World
|Pear, fennel & rocket salad (tomato & rocket salad for B16)|
Hour Twenty-One – 7pm
Hope to see you all again in April.