It’s Read-a-thon time! It’s Read-a-thon time!

I actually probably won’t get to start reading for a couple of hours – because I’m probably still asleep right now. I’m not good at waking up on Saturdays, even for readathons.

Opening Meme

1 What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I’m in eastern Ohio.
2 Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I’m actually winging it today. I’m going to start by finishing The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. After that I’m not sure.
3 Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’m on my own for most of today. I’m having spaghetti and sauce for dinner and maybe an apple turnover. I also picked up some crackers and cheese.
4 Tell us a little something about yourself! I read mostly mysteries, with the occasional romance or fantasy.
5 If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? I have participated before, but I’m kind of going without a plan today. I am hosting a mini-challenge, which is new for me.

I’m not sure how often I’m going to do updates, but you can also find me on Twitter and Instagram today.


10:54 am:  I’m finally up, showered and reading. I threw some laundry and had a lady running for State Representative stop by, but aside from that, the house is quiet. First book – The Big Sleep.

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? Right at this second I’m listening to The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain.
2. How many books have you read so far? I haven’t finished any, but I’ve read parts of two.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m just working on finishing The Innocents Abroad and The Big Sleep. After that, I make pick up a Ngaio Marsh. Apparently I’m having a classic/vintage readathon.
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? We went out to lunch and had to stop at the store, but I knew that was going to happen. Other than that I haven’t had any interruptions, mostly because my husband and daughter are both out today.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? It seems like I’ve made little progress in my books.


11:18 pm: I have finished two books, The Annotated Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. I was in the middle of both of these at the beginning of the readathon, though. I also fell asleep for about an hour. Up next is The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh and some Triscuits and Easy Cheese. (Don’t judge my snack choice.)


2:00 am: Amber’s home from watching the Avengers movie and I’m heading to bed. I might read a bit more before I fall asleep – maybe. I may try to wake up early enough to do some reading, but I have to play at both church services in the morning, so I’m not sure.

I’ll random up a winner for the Artful Covers Challenge sometime tomorrow. Remember, you’ve got til the end of the readathon to enter.

Closing Survey:

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I gave in around hour 19.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I finished The Annotated Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. I got about a third of the way through The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? I think any of Ngaio Marsh’s books would be good. They’re fairly short, easy reads, if you like vintage mysteries.
4. What’s a really rad thing we could do during the next Read-a-thon that would make you smile? I don’t know. You all do such a great job!
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep? I will definitely participate again. I loved hosting a mini-challenge for the first time and would consider helping prep.


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