The Reverse Summer Readathon starts now! I love the 8pm – 8pm eastern set-up. I won’t be able to read the whole time because I will fall asleep, but there’s nothing else on the calendar since we’re stuck at home recovering from COVID. I’m prepared: I’ve got my snacks, I’ve got my books, plenty of coffee and water, and we’ll order dinner tomorrow. I’ll be posting updates here but probably more on Twitter and Instagram.

I might have started reading a little early today and already finished The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde this afternoon, which had been on my readathon tbr list.

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? Maybe Murder by the Book, a British Library Crime Classics anthology of short stories.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? Cinnamon rolls with ice cream
  4. Tell us a little something about yourself! I love mysteries.
  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 did participate, I think. I won’t really do much different. I do like this timing better. I like being awake at the beginning and end.

Mid-Event Survey:

  • What are you reading right now? A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
  • How many books have you read so far? I finished one last night
  • What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the readathon? Maybe The Game Is a Footnote by Vicki Delany
  • Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Only of my own making – I went to sleep.
  • What surprises you most about the readathon, so far? No surprises so far.

Closing Survey!

  1. How would you assess your reading overall? Really good. I read all mysteries and enjoyed them all.
  2. Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? Nope, no strategy
  3. What was your favorite snack? Fresh cinnamon rolls
  4. Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! Maybe

Books Finished:

  • Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr
  • A Killer Sundae by Abby Collette
  • The Game Is a Footnote by Vicki Delany

Read Part of:

  • 1 hr 30 mins of Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman
  • 84 pages of Murder at the Mansions by Sara Rosett


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