Breakfast Time – Dewey’s 24 Readathon

I’ve always envied those who can read for hours on end without coming up for air. I’m not one of them. I get stiff and squirmy. I get thirsty and my water bottle or tea runs empty. I need to pee. And of course, since I didn’t eat breakfast when I woke up today. I’m hungry.

I’m off to a decent start to my own personal challenge of reading 10 hours today. I started at 4:12 AM and so far have managed 3 hours. I got through my reading for the book club and the group. I posted in one discussion and will post in the other when it’s time.

I’m about 100 pages into IT and to be honest I didn’t know a lot about this book. I haven’t the newer movies. I watched the old one in band class (Yes, band class. I was a band geek and we had a horrible teacher) in middle school and I don’t really remember much from it. As always, I enjoy King’s rough voice and the way he gets inside his characters. I’m not even to the ‘good part’ yet and I’m really enjoying this read.

All together I’ve read 234 pages in 3 hours. I need 7 more to hit my goal of 10 hours today. It may be because of how early in the day it is, but I’m hopeful that I’ll get there.

Happy reading!


Good Morning- Dewey’s Reverse Readathon 2020

Since, my mental health upkeep requires a decent sleep schedule – I went to bed really early last night instead of just staying up. Everyone is who started last night will be almost 8 hours into the readathon. I’ll be starting shortly. I’m excited. Usually, I get about 8 hours in during the readathon – which is huge for me! This year I’m challenging myself to try for 10. By 4:30 readathon time I’ll be reading. So, it should technically be possible. We’ll see what happens.

This morning I’ll be starting with a few short stories from Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. It’s the R/bookclub pick this month over on Reddit. It’s a book of short stories from the Vietnam War. I almost sat this one out since I don’t read much about that time period. I decided to give it a chance since I joined the club to read books I wouldn’t normally select for myself. We’re 2 stories in with another 2 up for discussion today. I really enjoyed the first two so far. They’re insightful and the man has a beautiful writing voice.