Happy Readathon Day! I love readathon days. I don’t have much going on today, so I’ll have plenty of time to read. I’ll be trying to update this post throughout the day/night. I’m also on Twitter and Instagram.

Opening Survey:

  1. What fine part of the world are you reading from today? And what time is it where you are? I am in eastern Ohio. The Readathon started at 8:00 a.m., but I’m starting at 10:00. I slept in a bit.
  2. Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? I’ve been saving The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado for today. I’ve also got a couple of fun cozies from NetGalley I’m hoping to get to.
  3. Which snack are you most looking forward to? I’ve got cinnamon rolls and ice cream, peanut butter-filled pretzels, and oreos. And spaghetti for dinner.
  4. Tell us something about yourself. I love mysteries and cozy blankets and hot chocolate.
  5. What are your goals for this readathon? I don’t really have any goals, just to read.

Half-Point Progress Report

  1. How many books have you been reading? Have you finished any? Are you on track with respect to your readathon goals so far? I’ve read/listened to parts of three books, one of which I finished.
  2. Have you eaten real food today? (Not just junk food, ACTUAL HEALTHY FOOD) What was your favorite food or beverage so far? Do spaghetti and pizza count as real foods? I haven’t broken into my snacks yet.
  3. Have you been participating in any of the activities on our social media (sprints, photo challenges, discussion questions, BINGO, etc.) Not really.
  4. Are you growing sleepy? Do you plan to nap, or stop early, or are you extending the readathon hours to include sleep? I’ll probably stop early since I have stuff tomorrow I actually need to be awake for.
  5. Have you been outside yet today? Have you had much exercise (besides the heavy lifting required to hold your book)? I’ve been outside alot. I took one of our dogs on a nice long walk this afternoon and spent a while reading on the patio.
  6. How is your readathon going, overall? It’s going good, but I always enjoy readathons.

Closing Survey

  1. How many books did you read during this readathon? Did you have any favorites? 4. I enjoyed them all. My list is below.
  2. How many books did you finish? 2
  3. Did you accomplish your goals for this readathon? I didn’t really have any goals aside from reading, so yes.
  4. How did your snacks and meals work out? Are there things you would change about the food and beverages side of your readathon for next time? I should probably include some fruits or veggies.
  5. Did you enjoy this readathon? What was the most successful part of your readathon? What would you change for next time? I would love to have the following day off so I can read as long as possible and take a nap the next day.
  6. What Dewey’s social media sites did you visit during this readathon? What activities did you participate in? Do you plan to complete those activities over the remainder of the weekend? I visited Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads. I’m not much of a fan of Discord. If I have time I might go back some today.

Books Finished:

  • The Murder Wheel by Tom Mead (43 pages)
  • Lament at Loon Landing by Josh Lanyon (212 pages)

Read Portions of:

  • Hard Dough Homocide by Olivia Matthews (215 pages)
  • Still Life in Brunswick Stew by Larissa Reinhart (5 hrs 2 mins)


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