October 2017 Readathon Wrap-up

Yesterday and into this morning, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. My goal was to read a stack of eight books during 12 of the 24 hours. I finished 4 3/4 books in 8 hours. Here are the books I finished:

  1. Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  4. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

And the one I’m still reading is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Out of the four I finished, my favorite was The Graveyard Book, which was a reread. The others were good, but The Book Thief is proving to be very good. I like Zusak’s writing style, even though I don’t know if I love the story or not.

Unexpectedly, I was able to read outside as it was a rare warm fall day. I sat out on a swing at our neighbors, for whom I and another neighbor are helping take care of their dogs while they are away.

As planned, I didn’t have any wine until the end of the day, but once I did, that naturally made me drowsy and I didn’t last much longer after that. This afternoon I plan on finishing The Book Thief, probably while watching NASCAR, and tonight Kim and I plan on watching the second season of Vicious, a comedy which stars Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a gay couple in London. We watched the first season and have enjoyed it so far.

How about you? Did you participate in yesterday’s readathon? If so, what was your favorite book read? If not, what have you been reading lately that we should add to our own TBR (to-be-read) stacks?

7 thoughts on “October 2017 Readathon Wrap-up

  1. I didn’t participate because I had a paper to write, but I’ve enjoyed seeing people post about it on Instagram. I’m glad you’re reading The Book Thief; it’s in my top five favorites of all time.

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  2. Way to go! You read some amazing books, and yes, the weather yesterday was simply gorgeous. You don’t expect such warm weather for October, but I’ll take it!

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I’ll be watching football and just relaxing because that is what Sundays are for.

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  3. I’ve read all the books on your list except Wonderlust. I, too, really like The Graveyard Book, but LOVE The Book Thief. I am reading as a judge for the Cybils so I am up to my eyeballs in JH.HS Nonfiction right now.

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  4. I think you did very well. I think I told you but the two times I participated, I finished one big book and maybe half of another. Too much time spent posting updates. I’d do it differently if I ever do it again.

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  5. You did so well, I have the Book Thief on my list so happy to hear it’s good. Right now I am having coffee and see our temperatures are the same, 42 degrees at 7:30ish. We are just back from the beach rental ( it was great hearing the water every night) and I am still on The Magpie Murders.

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