The Reverse Summer Readathon starts now! I love that it’s running 8pm – 8am eastern this time around. I slept in this morning. I don’t have anything in the schedule until Sunday morning. I’m looking forward to a lot of reading time.¬†I’m prepared: I’ve got my snacks, I’ve got my books, I’ve got food for meals and plenty of coffee and pop. Updates will be here at the blog, instagram (@carolsnotebook), and twitter (@carolsnotebook).

I’m starting tonight at the softball field (my husband’s playing a triple-header this evening in the church softball league) but I have the Kindle app on my phone stocked. First up is Picked Off by Linda Lovely. I’m already about 1/4 of the way into it.

Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Eastern Ohio
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I’m not sure. I don’t really have a tbr list set up, so I’m just reading what catches my eye.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? the peach blueberry pie I’ve been saving
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I love mysteries. I’m married and out daughter is heading to college this fall.
5) This is our VERY first Reverse Readathon! How does it feel in your time zone? I think I’m going to like it. I slept late this morning. It might be easier to handle nighttime first.

3:15 am

I’m going to read in bed for a while, which probably means I’ll be asleep soon. I’m planning on waking up in the morning to read some more.

I finished one book so far, Picked Off by Linda Lovely, and two short stories from Mystery! edited by Chantelle Aimee Osman.

10:30 am

I slept a little later than I meant to, but I’m up now. I’m starting the day with some coffee and an audio, American Eden by Victoria Johnson.

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I went to sleep around hour 7.
2. Tell us ALLLLL the books you read! I finished Picked Off by Linda Lovely and Mystery! edited by Chantelle Aimee. I read two-thirds of The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey by J. Michael Orenduff.
3. Which books would you recommend to other Read-a-thoners? I enjoyed all of them.
4. How did you feel about this first-ever Reverse Readathon? Should we do it again? Loved it! Yes we should do it again.
5. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? Would you be interested in volunteering to help organize and prep in October? I will definitely participate again. I would be willing to help in October or host a mini-challenge again.


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