Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dewey's 24-hour readathon - fall 2013

While I am not reviewing books any more and won't be any time soon, I still read. I have to say it feels so much more relaxing without having the pressure of reviewing everything I read. So I made the right choice :)
But I still like to participate in the readathon! Never heard of the 24-hour readathon? Click here for more info :)

Instead of having a whole pile, I just have these two books. I never finish more than 2 books anyway.
Besides I am not going in for the full 24 hours anyway. I have so many more things I feel like doing, haha. But I am looking forward to reading Alice. Can you believe I never read it before?


Hour 1:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
From Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? 
Alice in Wonderland. It was time I finally read it!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I have bought grapes, which I will dip in cream cheese!
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
This is the first readathon that I will attempt while having a dog!

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 won't read full time. I will keep this nice and simple. Haha. I will only read on Saturday probably. It is 2PM in the afternoon when we start. So I will just read for how long I feel like ;) I like the social aspect of the readathon best so I will check in to see the mini challenges :)

Hour 2: Read 61 pages in Alice in Wonderland

Mini Challenge:
Choose a song that suits your reading :)

The Unbirthday song from Alice in Wonderland is suiting. No idea which version this is though, can't listen to it because my boyfriend has an important Skype meeting.
Hour 5: Read until page 91 in Alice in Wonderland, had dinner and watched the first episode of Once Wonderland.
No mini challenges this round, because I am too lazy to puzzle, or do poetry atm ;)
Hour 7: Finished Alice in Wonderland, but I am not really in the mood for starting my 2nd book. I picked a great day to be in a reading slump. But that is okay, as with all things lately. I just do things for relaxation as long as it feels like fun. So now going to watch TV ;)
And just now I realised why I am too restless to read.. I forgot to take my ADHD meds. Haha. Can't take them this late or else I can't sleep. Oh well ;)
Hours 8 and beyond.
Watched TV, slept, did some baking this morning because I have a friend over later. So I did a lot, except reading. Yeah.... this is the least productive readathon I had like ever. But I am not going to feel bad about it. It is for relaxation and it is what it is.
Updates will be here.


  1. Good luck reading with a dog ;) Already this morning I had to shoo one of my cats off of my book, lol.

    Grapes in cream cheese sounds tasty! I'm going to be making a caramel dip for my fruit later on.

    Have a great read-a-thon!

    Jennifer~ Team Otter Cheerleader!
    The Relentless Reader

  2. What a great picture of your dog. He looks like he wants your attention.

    Enjoy your reading!


  3. Alice in Wonderland is a wonderful choice for the Read-a-thon! I hope you're enjoying it. And reading with a dog.

    Team Otter Cheerleader, Joy
    Joy's Book Blog

  4. I hope you enjoyed Alice in Wonderland! Have fun :)