Dewey’s Readathon is one of my favourite weekends of the entire year – a whole 24 hours to settle down with a good book or ten and binge read A L L day!
Last October we had 1723 readers participating from all around the world – Australia, Austria, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, US and Wales.
Where Are You Reading?
I now have a lovely surprise birthday dinner to attend for a very dear friend on Saturday night, which involves quite a bit of travelling time. I hope to have an audio book lined up for part of the drive home.
What Do You Hope To Read?
Who Am I?
I love the classics, historical fiction, biography & memoir.
I’m passionate about reading Australian Women Writers.
I also love to travel and I’m an avid admirer of art.
My Readathon Plans?
I will check into twitter, instagram and litsy (@Brona) as I can throughout the readathon, but the actually reading part probably won’t begin until the second half.
I plan to join in Fig and Thistle’s #IGreadathon challenge – here.
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. To help those of us reading Down Under, we have created our own cheer squad #TeamANZ2017.
Our little group is growing every year.
If you’d like to be added to the team, please leave a comment below or message us on twitter.
Here are the members of #TeamANZ2017 – Elizabeth, Rebecca, Elanor, Jade, Louise, Maree, Nikks & Dimitra.
Elizabeth @Earl Grey Editing is also hosting hours 18-20 of the readathon (3-5 pm Sunday AEST).
I started work on this post several days ago.
Since then I have been alerted to some tragic news about one of our #TeamANZ members. Sadly, Heather Croxon died after being involved in an accident in early March.
I only knew Heather via her blog, Bits and Books and her instagram, litzy & twitter feeds, but this news has gutted me.
Her enthusiasm for books, the reading community and her budgie knew no bounds. I loved the time and effort she took to create beautifully styled book pics and I always enjoyed seeing her latest book recommendations and links for #6degrees and #TopTenTuesday.
I cannot imagine what Heather’s family must be going through now, but if they somehow wander onto this post, I would like them to know how much fun and creativity Heather added to the book blogging world. She will be missed.
Heather was only 31.
Thank you also to Julianne and Andi @Dewey’s 24hr Readathon for honouring Heather’s memory in their recent post.