It’s Readathon Day! And the only thing on my schedule aside from reading is a work meeting, which should only last about 1 1/2 hours, and lunch with my mom. I’ll be posting updates here but probably more on Twitter and Instagram.

I am in eastern Ohio and am actually starting the readathon on time this year, for maybe the first time ever.

I’ve got several books I’m looking forward to. On Audio, I’ve got A Master of Djinn or The Dogs of Riga. On my Kindle, I’ve got The Woman in the Library and Golden Age Locked Room Mysteries. And physical books, I’ve got Songs of the Dead and The Holdout. Of course, I’ll probably end up reading something entirely different.

Snack-wise, I’m covered. I’ve got pizza rolls, cheese and crackers, and peanut butter-filled pretzels. Or I may take a break and go get ice cream and visit a bookstore. It is Independent Bookstore Day and I love Prime in Weirton, which has both books and ice cream.

Mid-Event Survey

  • What are you reading right now? The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
  • How many books have you read so far? I’ve read/listened to parts of 4, two of which I finished, but didn’t start today.
  • What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the readathon? Either Murder at the Blueberry Festival by Darci Hannah or Golden Age Locked Room Mysteries edited by Otto Penzler
  • Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No, none that I didn’t expect.
  • What surprises you most about the readathon, so far? That everything is actually working out well. Even the dog has been cooperative.

Closing Survey

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? Overall, I was able to read a lot. I did go to bed, mostly because I wasn’t going to be able to take a nap on Sunday.
  2. Did you have a strategy, and if so, did you stick to it? I don’t know if I really had a strategy, aside from alternating between audio and print/digital, which worked well for me.
  3. What was your favorite snack? Apple turnover
  4. Did you add any new books to your TBR/wishlist after seeing what everyone else is reading? I’m always adding books to my wishlist.
  5. What was your favorite book or experience from this readathon? My favorite thing this time around was the weather. I got to spend a lot of time walking the dog and sitting on the porch, which is nicer for me than being cramped up inside.

Books Finished:

  • Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
  • Love in Amsterdam by Nicolas Freeling

Books I started but didn’t finish yet:

  • Murder at the Blueberry Festival by Darci Hannah
  • The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell

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