To readathon and chill out

This weekend, I’m chilling both Saturday and Sunday, first Saturday for much of the day with Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and then Sunday afternoon in The Chill Out Tent.

If you are unfamiliar with Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, here’s a description from the readathon blog:

For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.

In the graphic above are what I have selected to read and, in two cases, what I probably will start but not finish on Saturday. They are:

  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Potter’s Field, the 13th in the Inspector Montalbano series, by Andrea Camilleri
  • The Perseverance by Raymond’s Antrobus, and
  • The Complete Stories by Flannery O’Connor.

The two that I’ll probably start but not finish are the Dickens and the O’Connor. I am more likely to finish the short mystery (by Camilleri) and the book of poems (by Antrobus).

I’ve been making my way slowly through the Inspector Montalbano series this year, and I borrowed the book of poetry recently with a few other books of poetry from the Free Library of Philadelphia. I own the O’Connor, which I have read through back in college when I had a class on Southern writers that included her and William Faulkner. And the Dickens, I borrowed via Prime Reading, which also includes audio from Simon Vance if I want to listen to it.

I plan to post updates periodically on my Instagram and every six hours here on the blog. So join me in my journey, if you want.

Then on Sunday, I’ll be kicking my feet back again to chill with chill music with the 13th edition of The Chill Out Tent, starting at 12:45 p.m. where I am, and 5:45 p.m. in England.

Here’s the lineup:

For further explanation, visit here.

With both events, I plan to keep to myself for the most part, yes, partially because I am antisocial (to a degree anyway) but also because I need to escape this weekend. Without going into details, it’s been a slightly rough ride the last couple of weeks and, to mix metaphors slightly, I need some smooth sailing time.

7 thoughts on “To readathon and chill out

  1. Thank you for the Dewey readathon reminder! It’s Friday afternoon and spending a good chunk of the next 24 hours reading sounds really great! Enjoy!

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  2. I am looking forward to joining the readathon this weekend. I have a stack of books (both print and ebooks) so I should be able to settle into something. I will pop by on Saturday and see how it is going. And I will try out the Chill Tent again on Sunday.


  3. It’s been a rough week for me as well. I am needing to escape this weekend but not sure I will be able to. My mind is in overdrive. I hope the read-a-thon goes well for you and that you enjoy your Chill Out time. What snacks will you have on hand?


    1. I also plan on doing some (therapeutic) journaling, which I didn’t mention, but I more than need, especially after learning today our library is “fully reopening” in May. It’s good that we are, but there is a lot to it.


    2. Oh, in answer to your question, besides the normal cracker and cheese, Kim is making a cashew cream to go with strawberries. I don’t think wine unless late in the day. I don’t usually make the full 24 anyway.


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