I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again – it’s April, which means that Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is FINALLY back! What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon, you ask? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs about our reading, and visit other readers’ blogs. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day and chat to fellow readers on Twitter. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to make a dent in our TBR pile, have fun and make friends at the same time.
After much deliberation, staring at stacks of unread books, chin stroking and pacing around the room, I managed to come up with my number one TBR choice for this year’s readathon. If you’ve been reading my posts for a while you’ll already know that:
a) I’m a bit of a mood reader
b) I’m not the slowest reader ever but I’m definitely not the quickest either.
So I usually try to narrow my read-a-thon TBR list down to a handful of books a few days before the event and then find the one I want to read the most right before the readathon kicks off. I’ve done this readathon quite a few times but I don’t think I’ve ever managed to finish more than two books, so I never have a huge stack of books to choose from.
This time I decided to start with Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl. I’m still a newbie to the RR fandom but I’ve just finished her latest novel, Landline, and absolutely loved it so I couldn’t wait any longer. I HAVE to read Fangirl.
As always, I’ll post regular updates on my Twitter page (@bookswithacuppa) and will be updating this post with mini-challenges and some general updates along the way. If you’re on Twitter and you’re participating too, do say hi – it’s always nice to meet fellow readathoners.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
High Wycombe, England
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
I haven’t decided what my second book is going to be (I’m leaning towards Trouble by Non Pratt but we’ll see) but I’m really looking forward to reading Fangirl. I loved Rainbow’s newest book (Landline) so I can’t wait to read her YA novels.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
PIZZA! Ordering a pizza or two for the readathon has become a tradition of mine during the past few years and I always look forward to that.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
I’m in my mid-20s and I live in the UK. I love crime fiction, drink way too much tea and am obsessed with strawberry cupcakes. I’ve been blogging for nearly three years and this is my fourth readathon.
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?
Try to take short naps during the day instead of falling asleep at Hour 18 and waking up hours later, not having a clue where I am or what I’m doing.