Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon – Hourly Updates, autumn edition

Starting a little late here – but hey, with four hours of extra sleep, I have that much more energy for the rest of the readathon!  😉

Going to follow Cirtnecce‘s example and update this post as often as possible.  Stay tuned and check back!

Hour 12 . . . Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?

Well, I just finished Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, which I’ve been reading since June.  His story always gets me…  I got teary near the end.

2. How many books have you read so far?
Two!  But one of those involved 90 pages chock-full of history.  My brain is swimming with information.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I’m still looking forward to Bambi. ^_^  But The Lord of the World also intrigues me!

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
No, it’s been a blissful day at home.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I’m really surprised how fast the day has gone by!

Hour 4:

It’s 8:42 am at my house.  It rained a great deal of the night, but now all is quiet, except for the occasional sound of trains in the valley.  (The sound of a distant train is one of my very favorites!)  My dad is watching a soccer game with the volume low in the next room, which is another favorite sound, and very like a normal Saturday.  I’m typing this at my desk with a clock behind me, under the dim morning light and a warm lamp.  My next plan is to go get coffee, cozy up in the covers, and start my first read of the day.  I think it will be Hero, because I’m so close to finishing this Lawrence of Arabia biography and pretty excited, too!

Opening Meme:

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Washington state, USA

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

Oooh, I’ve got to say, I’m very excited to read Bambi!  Last night I took a peek at the beginning, and it looked just like my kind of book. 

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
I have a stash of chocolate bars and M&Ms.  Don’t tell anyone.

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I live with my sweet and fantastic family, who thinks the 24 Hour Readathon is kind of crazy but supports me anyway. ^_^  I write code for a living.  My favorite “girl’s day out” is going to the local bookstore, Daiso (Japanese $1.50 store), or an opera!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I plan to finish at least two books!

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: TBR, autumn edition

Once again, I’m gearing up for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, starting in five hours!  I enjoyed this event so much last time that, as soon as I heard there was a fall edition, I put it on my calendar.  It’s not so much that I stay up the full 24 hours – no, indeed – but it’s such a great, fun time to read a lot of different books and eat candy (oops).

As before, I’ll be posting updates to Instagram and Goodreads, as well as maybe some reviews here.  Let me know if you’re also participating!

The lineup:

 Finish Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia / Michael Korda
Journey Through the Impossible / Jules Verne
Peter Pan / J. M. Barrie
Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality / Rhett and Link
Bambi (ebook) / Felix Salten
Stretch goals:
The Lord of the World (ebook) / Robert Hugh Benson
Kidnapped (re-read) / Robert Louis Stevenson