Saturday, 27 April 2013

Liveblogging Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon

11:39am GMT

Read-a-thon starts 1pm local time, so it is less than 90 minutes to go. All systems at the ready!

I am about to leave for my first cafe. Nothing fancy, just a local Costa.

Hour #1

Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
London, UK

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
Richard III manga. Because. I also find Towik's Utopia fascinating: near future SF by an Egyptian author. What's not to like?

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
As I am cafe-hopping through the Read-a-thon, I do not have a designated snack stack, but I am looking forward to visiting Camden Coffee House tomorrow.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I read therefore I am. 

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I am a newbie, but I look forward to testing my reading limits.

Hour #2

Ahh, some actual reading.

I am starting with Lynn Flewelling’s The Bone Doll’s Twin, book 1 of the Tamir Triad, which I happened to be reading over the last few days. I am on page 134 and I plan to make it to the halfway point before pausing and switching to another book.

Hour #4

Read-a-thon Essentials

- book
- another book
- sticky notes
- notebook
- coffee
- coziness
- connected laptop
- camera

Hours #5-13

Did not do much blogging or tweeting in this time - too busy reading!

Here’s my progress update:

Read the planned section of The Bone Doll’s Twin and put it aside. Will complete it after the readathon.
Pages read: 85

Started and finished The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. Blame this book for my lack of posting! Literally could not put it down. Treat, an absolute treat. And s-o-o-o satisfying.

Pages read: 383
Read in 5 hours 50 minutes.

Total pages read: 468

Now it is middle of the night in my timezone, I am at home and I am trying to decide what to read next. Find out what I went for in Part II here.

My Read-a-thon Stack

To find out more about Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon you can check out my master post or go to the Read-a-thon website.


  1. I love that you are cafe hopping during the read-a-thon! Enjoy the day! Happy Reading!


  2. Thank you! How's your reading going?

  3. I'm so glad you are joining the read-a-thon. I love read-a-thons and this is my first time participating in Dewey's. Good Luck to you.

  4. Good luck on your first Dewey's Read-a-thon! The Richard III manga looks intriguing.

  5. You were certainly more prepared than I was. Forgot to charge my camera and now all my pictures have to be taken with a crappy cellphone. First thing to remember for the next read-a-thon, I guess!

    Your stack looks very (VERY) interesting, and just because I loved its spine I'll be adding "Just my Type" to my TBR list :P

    Happy reading! Hope you have an awesome day :)

    (A RICHARD III's MANGA?! ashajhsjhajs! I want that in my life!)

  6. This is my first time as well. We're in the same time zone so I'm feeling the pain as it nears midnight. Keep those eyes open and keep reading! Good luck!

  7. I've read the Goose Girl! I've never heard of Shakespeare manga, I may have to check that out! Happy read-a-thon day and keep up the reading!