Saturday, April 25, 2020

April 25th, 2020- Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!

Good Morning Readers! 

I have been looking forward to this Saturday for months now! This is the first readathon I've participated in for a couple of years, but I was determined to make this one work out. :D I'm located in Georgia so my Readathon Start Time is 8AM. 

Stay tuned for hourly updates and feel free to comment! I'll also be posting to my Instagram and Facebook pages, so check out the links listed at the bottom of this post. 

Happy Reading! 

8AM Update: Super excited! I'm starting this day off with Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, the first book in The Last Hour series. Let's get reading. :D

9AM In love with this book already! Chain of Gold is the first in a series about the Shadowhunter generation following those in the Infernal Devices era (my favorite of Clare's series). :)  

10AM One of my favorite things about Cassandra Clare's books is how beautifully quotable they are: 

Memories can be bitter as well as sweet. 

11AM Does anyone else love books that start new parts/ chapters with quotes? I love how Cassandra Clare incorporates literary references and quotes into her works.  There's a lot of Dickens and Wilde in this one. :) 

12 Noon About halfway through my first book of the day! Caught one typo on page 258 (Lucy instead of Lucie). Time for lunch! 

1 PM Another lovely quote: 

All misery passes. Humanity is drawn to light, not darkness. 

2PM Over 3/4 of the way finished with Chain of Gold. What to read next? :) 

3PM My reading buddy is taking a catnap. :)

4PM Less than 100 pages to go! Think I'm going to read The Dracula Dossier next. :) 

5PM Finished Chain of Gold, now on to The Dracula Dossier by James Reese! 

6PM The Dracula Dossier seems promising at roughly 50 pages. :D Cool blending of Dracula and Jack the Ripper! 

7PM Loving The Dracula Dossier. If you like historical fiction, you should check it out! 

8PM Twelve hours in! :) We've reached the halfway mark. 

9PM Callie is snoozing comfortably. :) 

10PM Going to switch over to audiobook for a little while and take a stretch break. :) I'm downloading the first Lore book by Aaron Mahnke. It should be a nice eerie way to go into the late hours! 

11PM Vampires and witch hunters... This is a fun audiobook! Listening to The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke. 

12- Midnight Switching back to The Dracula Dossier.  Less than 100 pages to go. :) 

1AM Completed The Dracula Dossier by James Reese. Awesome book! Onward to my third Readathon book, The June Boys by Court Stevens. 

2AM The June Boys was an excellent decision! A great fast-paced YA Mystery/Thriller to help me stay awake during the last couple of hours. :D

3AM Getting a little sleepy, but not as sleepy as Merlin! :) On page 176 of 357 in The June Boys.

4AM Almost there! Less than 100 pages to go in The June Boys. Super intense book, for thriller/suspense fans. :) 

5AM Completed The June Boys! Kept me guessing until the end. Now, I'm going to switch back to Lore and get some steps in before I fall asleep ;) 

Readathon Wrap-up! I almost made it!  Last time, I checked my phone, it was 5:28 AM... 

I read three and a quarter books and a total of 1,379 pages. 

Did anyone make it the full 24 hours? What was your favorite book? 

Hope everyone had as much fun as I did! :) 

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