Signed up for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon October 2018


In January and July, I participated in the 24in48 Readathon, then in April, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, and in July, the 24in48 again and Dewey’s Summer Reverse Readathon. To date, readathons have accounted for 19 of my 30 books read this year. Now on Oct. 20, I will be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon . For the two readathons in July, I chose to read diversely and also focus on crime fiction. This time around, my potential list is all from books I already own, most via Kindle. Here are the candidates from which I will select:

  1. All Creatures Bight and Beautiful by James Herriot (part of a trilogy I own)
  2. American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (both on ebook and audio)
  4. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (print)
  5. Crocodile on the Sandbank, the first Amelia Peabody mystery, by Elizabeth Peters
  6. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (part of a trilogy I own)
  7. John Adams by David McCullough
  8. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
  9. She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper
  10. We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates (print)
  11. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie

As for this weekend, I took Monday off to give myself another three-day weekend. The plan is for Kim and I to get together with our neighbor Sam(antha) to binge-watch (and drink along with) mine and Kim’s favorite episodes of Drunk History late Monday afternoon and night.

So are you going to be joining in on the upcoming readathon? If so, what are you planning on reading? Even if not, reading anything good or plans to?

6 thoughts on “Signed up for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon October 2018

  1. I don’t think I can join in. That same day is a big theatre festival that I have to work and it’s an all day thing.

    I’m reading Unsheltered which was very good but then took a turn into interesting territory and now I am not so in love with it, but it’s still good. The new Murakami comes out tomorrow so I hope to drop everything tomorrow to get it and start reading but I have my ladies group tomorrow so grrrrr, it will conflict a little.


  2. I don’t know if I will or not yet. There are two other bookish events happening that day and I have to decide which to do. It might come down to money…and staying at home reading is free. 😉 Plus I always love the idea of clearing a whole day to just read.
    Amelia Peabody is awesome. I’ve actually been thinking about re-reading that series. The Good Earth is a favorite, too. You’ve got me thinking about what’s on my Kindle that I’ve forgotten about.


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