Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Opening Meme

Where Are You Reading?

Sydney, Australia

What Do You Hope To Read?

As you can see by the late posting of the readathon opening meme, I’m not really on top of anything at the moment.

My plan is to read some cosy crime and maybe finish one of the books by my bed in and around the things I will be doing today. I will save some kids books for when things get hairy tired.

Who Am I?

My name is Bronwyn and I’m a bookseller & children’s book specialist, based in Sydney.(My eldest nephew started calling me Brona when he learnt to talk. The nickname has stuck.)

I’ve been blogging for nearly 12 years and a regular readathon participant for 9. December 2020, I converted my Blogger blog into a WordPress blog. Welcome to my new home!

My Readathon Plans?

Readathon starts at 10 pm EST, Sydney. Therefore most of my readathon will actually occur on Sunday 25th April.

The weather forecast for Sunday is a lovely autumnal 23℃.

Snacks?

I’m not a really a snacky kind of person, but I’m sure that one of my coffee breaks will feature a sweet treat.

Lessons Learnt?

It’s easy to get stuck on social media, engaging with the wonderful #readathon community. I’ve learnt to limit myself to ten minutes every second or third hour.

I’ve also learnt to not get stressed when stuff happens during my day that takes me away from reading. That’s life! I read when I can. The nice thing about the readathon is that it makes me read during those quiet patches throughout the day (rather than play on social media or do housework or sit in the sun doing nothing!)

You can find me on twitter with Team ANZ at #ReadathonANZ

Starting Pages:

  • The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey pg 80
  • Twitch | M G Leonard pg 41
  • Passenger: Japan pg 128

Reading Update:

  • The Satapur Moonstone – 22 pages
  • Passenger: Japan – 10 pages
  • Twitch – 259 pages FINISHED
  • Catvinkle & the Missing Tulips – 162 pages

The Hours:

  • 10pm – 11pm Saturday 24th April – read my cosy crime until I fell asleep.
  • 11pm – 7.30am Sunday 25th April – slept
  • 7.30am – 8.30am – breakfast and blogging
  • 8.30am – 9am – read some non-fiction
  • 9am – 2pm – drove to the Blue Mountains, went for a walk, admired the autumn leaves & had lunch with Mr Books.

  • 2pm – 3pm – gardened
  • 3pm – 4pm – read junior fiction title Twitch. A June release, Walker books. A bit too much telling rather than showing, but a good tense plot with bullying at school & an escaped murderer on the loose in the local woods. Some nice bird watching moments, hence the title.
  • 4pm – 5pm – afternoon sleep
  • 5pm – 6pm – finished Twitch. Terrific mystery, real page turner.
  • 7pm – 9pm – drive home & dinner.
  • 9pm – 10pm – bubble bath with Catvinkle & the Missing Tulips.

The next #Readathon will be on the 23rd October, 2021.

7 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

    1. This is the time it’s hard for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere too, as many of you go to sleep. It gets very quiet on social media!!

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  1. Ah!
    I never understood this #Readathon thing… #SmacksForehead I thought readers had to stay awake for 24 hours and not do anything except read. Even I not contemplate doing that.
    Now I get it, it’s a way of claiming a day for some lovely self-indulgent reading.
    Happy reading!

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    1. I avoided the first few readathons when I started blogging because I also thought I had to read for 24hrs (like those ones we used to do at school). But then one of the moderators said on Twitter to just read what you can, when you can. It was a revelation & I’ve joined in one way or another ever since.

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