This coming Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28, I am joining the 24 in 48 Readathon (click on button at left to be taken to the site). “…this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between, whatever you’d like.” I don’t think I’ve ever actually made 24 hours, but it’s a goal anyway.
I haven’t read anything since my first DNF of the year, but I am hoping to continue my reread of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I already finished the first one, The Fellowship of the Ring, earlier this month and am just starting the second one, The Two Towers, which is my favorite of the trilogy. Beyond that, if I’m lucky, I’ll start The Return of the King during the readathon. I have no other books that I plan to read during the readathon, although I do have plenty of choices on my Kindle, as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago.
As for this weekend, yesterday I worked at the library and today I’m going to my parents, where I’ll be helping them sort and discard “stuff” that belonged to my recently deceased aunt. My sister and brother-in-law already have begun (a large part of) the process, I’m just going to do my (small) part, including taking some clothes to Goodwill when I come home on Monday. My wife Kim would be going, but she worked a 12-hour-shift from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m this morning and then will work another 12-hour shift tonight, from 8 p.m. tonight to 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. So while I might be checking comments on my phone later tonight, then again I might not, but I’ll do my best to respond to your comments sometime this week.
So how is your January going? Reading anything good? Listening to, watching anything good? If you’re participating in the 24 in 48 Readathon, let me know where I can follow you: on your blog, Instagram, or Twitter. I’ll be here and on Instagram.