The Readathon Is Upon Us!

Come on you guys, the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon is the best blogging event there is. It is the one tradition I’ve made a point to keep up with since I started blogging back in 2010. Heck, I even participated in one before I actually started the blog.  I absolutely love reading “with” my blogging friends and visiting the blogs of people I don’t know.


I pulled a pile of books from my shelves to choose from throughout the day, along with a few options loaded on my Kindle. I know the list is pretty long, but I like keeping my options open. Plus, the majority of them are either juvenile/children’s books or novellas…

2013 readeathon

The Wish List by Gabi Stevens
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade by Diane Lee Wilson
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton
Charlatan by Pope Brock

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
The Second Mrs. Gioconda by E.L. Koningsburg
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt
When We Touch by Brenda Novak
Big Boy by Ruthie Knox
A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan
The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich
Throttle by Joe Hill & Stephen King
Mile 81 by Stephen King

What are you guys planning to read? Do you pick out a huge pool of books to choose from like I do? Let me know in the comments!

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

Norman, Oklahoma

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade. I’ve been saving it!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I got some frosted animal crackers, yum! Also, I splurged on Naked juice, I’ve never tried it before.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I have almost no doubt whatsoever that I’ll be deviating from my reading pool. I’m HORRIBLE at following reading plans.

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 don’t think I’ll be doing anything differently – I have my little system/traditions pretty well nailed down. It’s all about the short reads! Finishing books is super motivating.

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  • April Books & Wine April 27, 2013, 6:57 am

    YES. I love this big giant pile and all the eclectic books and know you will do totally awesome.

    Good luck! And yay for rocking the short reads (me too, and I like graphic novels as well).
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  • CaroG April 27, 2013, 7:05 am

    WOW that’s a big pile of books you have there! Is great to have so many options! Enjoy them all!

  • soleil April 27, 2013, 8:36 am

    I usually do a big stack of books, but the last couple of read-a-thons I’ve been lackadaisical about The Stack. Today I have a small pile of books, mainly books that were given to me this week for my birthday. I figure that’s a good place to start. Enjoy the read-a-thon!

  • Daisy April 27, 2013, 9:18 am

    Ooh! I love your pile! So many books to choose from! I usually just make a list and read in that order, but if something is shiny I’ll grab that instead…
    I hope you get to Enthusiasm, I’ve been meaning to read it for a while now.
    Happy read-a-thon-ing! 🙂
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  • Kristen April 27, 2013, 9:47 am

    It’s always great to have options! Plus, you never know what will appeal to you and keep you reading for the whole day. I have yet to start my first book yet, but I hope you’re getting a lot of reading done!

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  • Amused April 27, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Love your stack of books! I wish you great luck in the readathon today!


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