Signed up for #24in48 again


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.

9 thoughts on “Signed up for #24in48 again

  1. I was trying to watch that new show 9-1-1 but oh man is it bad. You should have your Dispatcher watch it and report back. It should a hilarious entry because the show is so, so bad.


  2. I really like the idea of trying to read for twenty-four hours in forty-eight hours. It’s much more do-able than a simple one day read-till-you-drop readathon. I will try to join in next weekend.

    I must admit (and I am not sure what this says about me as a reader and a person) that I loved Hobbit more than Lord of the Rings. I admired the writing of LOTR but I was more caught up in the characterization and the plot of Hobbit. The truth is, maybe, that I like simple more than complex? I am not sure.


    1. I hope you do join in. The more, the merrier. As for your opinion of The Lord of the Rings, I reread The Hobbit last year or the year before and actually didn’t like it as much as I once did. It still was good, just not as good as I recall, for some reason.


  3. Just hearing you talk about re-reading the LOTR series makes me want to re-read it! I could watch the movies but somehow watching the movies feels like a bit of a chore.

    Good luck tonight helping your parents. It is not an easy chore by any means, so I know your parents appreciate all the help they get, no matter how small.

    Have a great week!


  4. I will enjoy hearing about your hobbit reading, I love that series! Lately I have been getting things from the library, both physical books and eBooks. I’m reading Nicci French’s series about Frieda Klein now.
    Good luck with the clean up and that’s kind of you to assist your parents with that. Be careful on the icy roads!


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